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THE BUZZ: Christmas break nears for high school students
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Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

Tell us who should win by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter (@forsythnews). See the results in Friday’s paper and on

Kevin Lee, Lambert

As the final week of the semester is upon us at Lambert High School, stress levels are at all-time highs: Seniors realizing they're a few tests away from their final semester of high school, freshman trying to understand the ridiculous mid-term system and schedule, and sophomores and juniors cramming to study for the most important years of their academic careers. During this week is when many students pull all-nighters to finish mid-term projects or are stuck at home studying all day/night. This is crunch time for most to get on the latter side of those bubble grades. In other news, the Lambert food drive came to an end Monday, and Dr. Davison came over the loud speaker to congratulate the school on providing over 15,000 food items for the hungry.

Alli Prater, North Forsyth

Previously seen on The Buzz were the auditions for Catch Me If You Can. This past weekend, the show was held and received tremendous feedback from the North Forsyth community. Brody Grant, Jason Gardner and Alexandria Bagwell starred as Frank Abegnale Jr., Frank Abegnale Sr., and Paula Abegnale, respectively. The drama department did a phenomenal job at blending the true life interactions between Abegnale and the FBI with several musical numbers and dance routines. The production was under the direction of Mary Ernst, Addison Walden and John Hutchinson. Congratulations to the drama department on the successful performance, and Go Raiders!

Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy

This past week, Pinecrest Academy hosted their annual winter art festival. It featured artwork created by the high school students and featured performances by the drama department. Each drama class put on its own performance. It definitely added to the excitement of the night. The show was set up and put together entirely by high school students. A massive "Thank you" goes out to Mrs. Batley and Ms. McGraw for giving the art and drama departments a fantastic semester!

Erin Loggins, South Forsyth

Breaking records seems to be a prominent trend for the 2014-15 Lady War Eagles basketball team. Breaking school and even county records last season, it is only right that they continue this trend into the current season. In a region game against Northview, the War Eagles broke the school record for most wins in a row at nine. In that win, offensive powerhouse Sarah Meyers scored 21 points and sophomore Caroline Diem scored 11 with final score being South Forsyth 59, Northview 41. Big things are going to come from this team, just wait. Go South!

Dori Butler, West Forsyth

A few weeks ago, West challenged the high schools in Forsyth to donate as much food as possible, and collection was this week. Every day, students were pushed to bring in food items – freshmen brought peanut butter, sophomores brought tuna fish, juniors brought mac and cheese and seniors brought soup cans. The food cluttered the main hallway all week until Friday when it was all taken away to different organizations. Students and staff went all out for the door decorating for every fourth period class and Tacky Christmas Sweater Day on Friday, showing off their clever, creative and impressive skills and sweaters, and taking advantage of the week before mid-terms to have a little fun.