Raider Nation News

Volume 3 Ed. 13

NFHS received Duck Dive Grants - Chance to also win $10,000!

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Jamie Summerour FCS TOTY Finalist

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STAR Student Cody Skinner - STAR Teacher Mr. John Brock

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Artemis Eaton State Wrestling Champion

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Dmitriy Vostrikov State Wrestling Champ

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Dance Team Finishes 3rd in State

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Girls Basketball Region Champs - 6th straight year

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Game Day Cheer Places 7th in State

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Literary Team Region Champs

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Literary Team Region Champs

The NFHS Literary Team had an amazing day yesterday at Lanier HS! I’ve included the results below. From Gene Seese a big shout out to Colleen Martin for her assistance in prepping our Oral Interpretation and Extemp team members! State qualifiers will compete on March 18th at Buford High School. If you know any of these students, please congratulate them!

Quartet – JR Banitt, Noah Colwell, Adam Norton & Ethan Thompson 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Trio – Anna Grace Martin, Natalie Hamm & Anniston Boyanton 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Girls Solo – Anna Grace Martin 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Boys Solo – JR Banitt 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Literary Interp. Duo – Emma Treece & Emma Keith 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Literary Interp Comedic – Sophie Jerry 3rd place

Dramatic Interp – Anna Skrip 4th place

Domestic Extemp – Jacey Hudson 2nd place

International Extemp – Sydney Johnson 2nd place

Essay Argumentative – Avery Pineda 2nd place

Essay Analysis – Avery Whitling 3rd place

Essay Personal – Thomas Wise 5th place

Overall Team Score – 54 points, 1st Place DISTRICT CHAMPS!

NFHS Named AP Honor School 2023

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Fishing Team Carter Hicks & Jake Miles Qualify for State

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Governor's Honors Semi-Finalists

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Good Citizen Award - Cheyene Hencely

DAR Chestatee River Chapter - Good Citizen Award- one chosen from each high school - NFHS Cheyene Hencely

NFHS ROTC with Congressman Rich McCormick

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Family Fest March 23rd

Join us March 23rd for North United’s Family Fest! In addition to food trucks, inflatables, and fun for the whole family, each of our schools will be on site showcasing the best of our community. From elementary choruses to middle school pep bands and high school pathways, we can’t wait to see you for a night of community and celebration. Come out to North Forsyth High School and stop in to your family’s school sites to say hello! #northunitedfcs #forsythconnects #northunitedconnects

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Science Ambassadors hosting STEAM Nights

Science Ambassadors hosted a STEAM Night at Silver City ES on February 7. Many thanks to our members who exhibited kindness, patience and enthusiasm while inspiring young learners to pursue their interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. We are looking forward to our next event on February 28 at Poole’s Mill ES!

“Las cosas que llenan mi corazón”

“Las cosas que llenan mi corazón”

Ms. Spencer’s Spanish 2 students celebrated Valentine’s Day by reflecting and creating “stained glass” visuals to represent their hearts full of the things they hold dear.

Multicultural Night

French Honor Society and Slavic Languages Club participated in Multicultural Night at Silver City Elementary school on Friday, February 24. Students enjoyed sharing and learning about cultures of the world.

Novel Speed Dating Activity

Honors 10 students participated in a Novel Speed Dating activity on Valentine's Day. Students went on mini dates with five different novels, and then created a Valentine for the novel they wish to pursue for a group Literary Circle. It was a high interest activity to build interest and foster literary.

Ms. Transue

Ms. Younghouse

Class of 2023 News/Updates

Class of 2023 Families –

There is a lot of information in this email about upcoming events and deadlines. Please make sure you read this message in its entirety.

Yard Signs – Our PTSO is selling custom screen printed 18” x 24” yard signs. The cost is $30 per sign. Or you can buy 2 and get 1 FREE! The PTSO will use all proceeds to support the students and staff at NFHS. Visit our PTSO page to order. Questions? Contact Amy Anderson,

Graduation AnnouncementsFamilies can start ordering graduation announcements. These are a great way to share with family and friends that your student is graduating from North Forsyth High School on May 21st, 2023! To order your Class of 2023 graduation announcements, please visit, choose your school, and then click on the Graduation Announcement Icon. Graduation Announcement orders will be shipped directly back to your home. Order now so you can receive them with plenty of time to send them out! Please be sure to share this information with your parents or guardians. If you have questions or concerns about your graduation announcements, please contact them directly at or 770-594-8155.

Scholarship ReportingIt is an exciting time of year where we start tracking the monetary amount of scholarships our seniors have received for their post-secondary plans. If your senior has earned an academic-based scholarship, please have them fill out this form. Please do not report the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship or any athletic-based scholarships. These will not be included in the grand total. All students that have reported academic based scholarships by May 5th will be invited to our Senior Awards Night on May 16th.

Pathway Medallion ApplicationEvery year we recognize students that have met the requirements to be pathway completers. Students must meet a variety of criteria in order to earn a medallion for graduation. All requirements can be found on the NFHS FCS Pathway page. Students must submit a medallion application in order to qualify to be a pathway completer. However, students that have only earned a CTAE medallion will not be required to fill out the form. They will need to speak with their CTAE teacher to confirm they have met requirements. The application can be found here.

Senior Letters Letters have started to be turned in already for our newest Raider Tradition. We will collect letters from now until April 28th, 2023. This is a hard deadline as we will need ample time to sort letters. Letters can be dropped off in person, or mailed to the school directly. All letters must be put in an envelope. Senior letters will be distributed on May 17th at Senior Sunset. More information can be found here.

Senior Dues Senior Dues must be paid in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony at Gas South Arena on May 21st, 2023 at 2pm. Senior Dues cover the cost for cap/gown, the diploma/diploma cover, rental of the Gas South Arena, the Senior Picnic, and Senior Breakfast. Dues are $170 and must be paid ASAP. Dues must be paid online at 3rd Ascent here.

Senior Week Senior Week will be held April 24th – April 28th. Cap and Gown Distribution will be held on Wednesday, April 26th during 2nd period and then students will head to Coal Mountain Field for the Annual Senior Picnic during Raider Time and Wellness. On Friday, April 28th, we will host Senior Bingo in the cafeteria during Raider Time to win fun prizes sponsored by Student Council.

Theme days are as follows:

  • Monday: Adam Sandler Day (Dress the way this celebrity dresses in public…very iconic!)
  • Tuesday: Anything But A Backpack Day (Ditch the backpack and put your stuff in something else!)
  • Wednesday: Future Day (Rep where you are going/what you are doing after high school…career, college, military…etc.)
  • Thursday: Throwback Day (Dress in what you would have worn on your first day of Kindergarten!)
  • Friday: Senior Citizen Day (Grab your gray wig and a walker, let’s play bingo!)

May Events

  • Senior Final Exams will be held between May 9th and May 11th. This allows final grades to be submitted before graduation. All graduation requirements must be completed in order to participate in graduation.

  • Senior Awards Night is Invitation Only and will be held on May 16th. This night is to honor students that have been awarded academic based scholarships and a variety of school-based awards. It will be held in Raider Arena.

  • Senior Sunset will be held on May 17th. Details will be sent out soon and shared via social media and the Senior Class News page. At this event, students will be able to pick up their senior letters and yearbook.

  • Senior Breakfast will be held at 9AM on Thursday, May 18th. We will provide food and drinks for students starting at 8:30 and the meeting will start at 9AM. We will also distribute graduation tickets and graduate parking passes with their regalia. During breakfast, we will go over expectations for graduation. If any student is unable to attend, the presentation will be available on the senior class news page and tickets/parking pass/regalia can be picked up in the front office after the breakfast.

  • Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 6pm. It will be held at First Baptist Church Cumming. Graduates are expected to wear their graduation gown, but not their cap. This is an optional event. A reception will follow the short ceremony.

Graduation Tickets - Graduation will be held at Gas South Arena at 2pm on Sunday, May 21st, 2023. All guests will need a ticket. Graduates will be given 12 tickets and a student parking pass on the morning of the senior breakfast. Dress code and expectations will be shared on May 18th at Senior Breakfast. If your family needs additional tickets, please fill out a ticket request form here by May 1st. We will do our best to accommodate additional tickets.

If you have any questions regarding the senior class, please reach out to the senior class sponsors!

Liz Smith –

Mary Garner –

Yearbook Sales Update

Books are selling fast! Have you purchased yours?
With less than 200 books remaining in inventory, now is the time to buy! Visit and input job number 15157.

If you would like to spread out your purchase over multiple weeks or months, check out with Paypal for other payment options.

Senior Ads--Last call!
We have a few slots left for senior ads. If you would like to celebrate one of our graduates, a friend group, club, or organization,-visit and scroll down to the "Share Your Love" graphic.

Complete your yearbook collection!

We're getting a jump-start on our spring cleaning. If you would like to purchase a yearbook from previous years (at super low prices!), please contact Anna Huffman at: This would be a great gift for a graduating senior!

2022-2023: That Was Then, This Is Now - $100 (very limited supply)

2021-2022: Conquer The Chaos - $50

2020-2019: Find Your True North - $50

Copies are limited to what we have in over-runs. First come, first serve.

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Counseling News

Rising 9th-12th grade students

The counseling office has been working hard on cleaning up schedules for the 23-24 school year. The view only portal will be open from Friday, March 3 at 8am- Tuesday, March 7 at 4pm. During this time, students will be able to review their courses to ensure everything is correct for the 2023-2024 school year.

Sycamore Learning

We are excited for Sycamore Learning to host the SAT Prep during Raider Time beginning on March 1 and March 8. They will also host an ACT Prep program March 29 and April 12 during Raider Time and Wellness. Students can register online at or by calling 866 223 9691. Students registering online will need to put in their zip code to search for seminars in their area. You will scroll to the bottom and select North Forsyth High School link at the bottom.

Here is a link for the SAT & ACT registration page.

Register For Seminar - Sycamore Learning (

Counseling Newsletter

Check out our counseling newsletter here!

Counselor/ Admin Pairing

A- Ca- Mason/ Beard

Cb- G- Cannon/ Nelson

H- Ma- Smith/ Graham

Mb- Sc- Mattie/ Thomas

Sd- Z- Balog/ Garner

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DECA at Atlanta Hawks Game

DECA had a field trip to State Farm Arena on February 24th. DECA Students heard from a Sports Speaker Series Panel that included Marketing, Sales, & other members of the Hawks business operations staff. DECA students also participated in a Sports Marketing Competition that was judged by Marketing and Sales staff for the Hawks and our very own North Forsyth Group won first place for their "Atlanta's Got Talent" Idea Pitch. The North Forsyth DECA Chapter will receive $1,000 for winning the competition- along with a coveted Peach Edition Hawks Jersey. Students played knockout on the State Farm Arena court and one student was selected to greet the players as they come back from halftime. DECA members stayed for an exciting night game against the Cavaliers.

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Career Tech

Healthcare students enjoyed a presentation from Central EMS of Forsyth County this week.

Thank you to our Healthcare Heroes🚑 WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU DO‼

NFHS HOSA members held their American Red Cross Blood Drive this week and collected 31 units of blood. This can potentially save the lives of 93 people in need! Every blood donation counts, and we appreciate the students & staff that served!!

Healthcare Pathway students and HOSA members had a great time visiting the University of North Georgia- Gainesville Nursing SIM Lab this week!! They even participated in a mock birth and "delivered" a beautiful baby 👶🏻🍼

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Art Day

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Indoor Drumline Places 3rd at Lambert Invitational

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Fine Arts

Chorus Events:

3/7 - District 9 Choral LGPE FoCAL Center

4/18 - Choir Spring Showcase 7:00 pm PAC

4/25 - Choir Spring Concert - Location TBD 7:00 pm

5/15 - Choir Banquet/Awards 6:00 pm NFHS Cafe

Band/Drumline Events:

2/25 - Indoor Drumline @ Lambert

3/11 - Indoor Drumline @ Alpharetta

3/14 - 3/16 - Band LGPE @ Dawson HS

3/18 - Indoor Drumline @ North Forsyth

3/25 - Indoor Drumline @ South Forsyth HS

4/1 - Indoor Drumline State Championship (location TBD)

4/20-4/22 - Indoor Drumline World Championships @ Dayton, Ohio

4/ 27 - Spring Band Concert @ NFHS PAC

Winter Guard:

3/18 - @ Creekview HS

3/31 - 4/1 SAPA Championships, Chattanooga, Tenn

Drama/Theater Events/Performances:

4/20 - Shuler Awards 8:00pm

The Addams Family, the Musical - Shuler Show

March 3rd, 4th, 9th, 11th 7:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy. This is our Shuler Award submission show. Teachers can use their email to receive 2 complimentary tickets when ordering at

Pride and Prejudice:

April 14th & 15th 7:00pm

Newsies Jr:

May 11th, 12th, 13th 7:00pm

May 13th 2:00pm


Go to . Use your school email address ( and it will automatically comp you two tickets!

North Forsyth High School Theatre

NFHS Theatre Wellness at Coal Mt ES

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Girls Hoops Falls to Sequoyah in State Sweet 16

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Boys Basketball Falls to Blessed Trinity in State Rd 1

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Baseball Defeats Lambert 10 - 4

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Track - Raiders represented on the track and in the field events with many PRs throughout the meet! Gold medal performances were had from Zanai Conway, Lexi Durban, and Santiago Walker. The future is bright for Raider T&F!

Game Day Cheer - Game Day qualified for State Finals (top half from the qualifying round) for the first time in program history, and in just the second year of that team’s existence. They finished 7th overall in a loaded field. While there is no region comp for this format, we ended up de-facto region runner-up behind Lanier as almost all of our region attended qualifying.

Boys LAX - Defeated both Cherokee, Whitfield Academy and East Forsyth

Girls LAX - Defeated Forsyth Central 15 - 3

Boys Soccer Wins 2 - 0 over Lumpkin

Girls Soccer beats Region foe Lanier 3 - 0

Gymnastics Captures 2nd and 3rd Place Finishes

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The Lady Raiders defeated Chestatee HS and St. John Bosco

Track Competes at Forsyth Central

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Collective Commitments


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