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THE BUZZ: Halloween festivities, new technology and more
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Forsyth County News

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

Erica Fried, Forsyth Central

Forsyth Central had its very first "Halloween Town" before the football game Friday on the practice field that featured pumpkin carving, games, tailgating, face painting and free food! Parents, students and staff from all over the county met and enjoyed the mini-festival as kids trick-or-treated from booth to booth. Thirty minutes before the game, the herd of trick-or-treaters had a costume parade around the stadium to kick off the game right. The Halloween Town was a major success and full of family fun!

Kevin Lee, Lambert

The entire football season has staged the perfect ending, in my opinion, to our region’s final week of regular season football. Lambert vs. South, old vs. new. The hatred between these two schools never ceases. Friday night my Longhorns will be facing South Forsyth, on Senior night, at the Horn. It doesn't matter if both teams have nothing on the line, this rivalry would still be crazy, but this game has so many different outcomes that could change the playoff outlook it means even more. The halls are truly buzzing about this game as each day passes, and as head coach Louis Daniels put it, "It's just like Georgia vs. Florida last weekend, it's a rivalry game, anything can happen..."

Alli Prater, North Forsyth

North Forsyth students and parents alike were puzzled by the extreme amount of traffic on the way to school last Monday only to find out that our Student Resource Officer, Tony Hodgkins, was struck by a car while directing traffic at Coal Mountain Elementary. Being a familiar face in the halls of North Forsyth, everyone was distraught by the news. He suffered severe injuries and will be out of work for several months. The Coal Mountain community is coming together to raise money for his family in this time of need. Come out to the North Forsyth cafeteria on Nov. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for a spaghetti dinner benefit to raise money for SRO Tony Hodgkins. As always, Go Raiders!

Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy

Our Pinecrest Academy varsity cheerleading team competed at Chestatee High School this past week and came in second place. Despite having cheered in the freezing rain the night before for a home football game, the girls gave definitely it their all. They compete again this Saturday in Valdosta. Let's go Lady Paladins!

Erin Loggins, South Forsyth

This week at South something huge happened. Besides the girls cross country team winning the region, South obtained new computers from the county. Say, ‘Bye bye,’ to the 1980 HP processors that only work 65 percent of the time. Let's also say goodbye to having to wait what feels like centuries for the computer to log on. With these new processors, what used to be an agonizing experience is now a breeze. With this huge advancement in technology, not only are our lives as students easier but the lives of teachers are easier. South is one of the top BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) schools in the county. The new computers just add to the many technological advances happening at South, including the many e-books that will be available in the library to be checked out. Many new innovations and changes being made at South. Go Eagles!

Dori Butler, West Forsyth

While many kids dressed up as scary skeletons to celebrate Halloween, the kids in Honors Human Anatomy at West Forsyth read about, studied and identified the different bones of those scary skeletons in anticipation for the equally frightening test. Memorizing carpals and tarsals, pelvic and pectoral girdles, students buzzed around the school spouting bone structures and identifiers and prepared to take the daunting skeletal system test. The scariest thing from the week preceding Halloween, studying for this exam definitely pushed the students' willpower and study skills. However, sufficient preparation was far from impossible.