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 Sunday’s paper and on forsythnews.com.
Erica Fried, Forsyth Central
This Friday is Central’s first ever "Domecoming.” It’s a combination of Homecoming and senior night for our basketball program. Instead of hosting the game in the Arena as we have in previous years, we are having our homecoming in the dome gym to start a new tradition. We have invited alumni, guests, students, teachers, family and friends to come and pack the dome this Friday. Come out to support our Dawgs, see who gets crowned and celebrate our senior players’ contribution to the school.
Kevin Lee, Lambert
Winter sports are in full swing at this point in the year and tryouts for spring sports began this week. Spring sports are where Lambert has found its largest success with state titles in boys soccer, baseball and multiple in boys lacrosse. A little known fact about Lambert boys lacrosse is that the Longhorns have made it to at least the state semifinals every year since the school was opened. The first year Lambert opened, the school didn't even have seniors and still made it to the semifinals. It's an exciting time of the year for Longhorn sports fans so expect a lot of buzz on Lambert sports coming up.
Alli Prater, North Forsyth
Stephen Nelson, a biology teacher at North Forsyth, has been honored with the 2015 High School Georgia Science Teacher Association's Teacher of Promise award. Each year, the GSTA recognizes a teacher that displays the beginnings of excellence in a teaching career. Congratulations, Mr. Nelson, and Go Raiders!
Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy
Monday night’s basketball game against Kings Ridge was definitely a hyped one. After previously playing them, both student bodies took to Twitter and began engaging in "Twitter wars.” This only amplified the excitement for the game! At the previous game, Kings Ridge had a boisterous student section. Pinecrest knew they had to retaliate. Displaying a theme of "Yacht Club" (where students dress excessively preppy), the Paladin student section was absolutely crazy. The game ended with a score of 50-45, with Pinecrest taking the win!
Erin Loggins, South Forsyth
Too early to be thinking about prom? Not at South. This past Friday, South held its annual DECA Prom Fashion Show put together by our fashion marketing advisor, Nancy Ruff. This year’s charity that was chosen was the Brian Parks Foundation. Brian was a former student at South that died of a brain tumor during his college years. The prom fashion show definitely did not disappoint. From the models to the entertainment, it was a very well put together show. Even some of our very own kids from the Special Needs program got the chance to strut their stuff. A nice round of applause to our DECA chapter for a great show! As always, Go South!
Dori Butler, West Forsyth
West Forsyth High School has been abuzz with homecoming fever. Voting for their chosen candidates, students of every grade level came together and nominated this year’s court. This third year of basketball homecoming promises to be as successful as the first two and as the football homecoming. The voting process is beneficial both for the students in general to be able to partake in a real election, but also for the Student Government Association, as they learn what it takes to organize and execute elections. They work with an established and frequently used election company, facilitating real political experiences and connections for the students. As for the nominees themselves, it is an honor to be nominated, congratulations!