Erica Fried, Forsyth Central
Forsyth Central's Erin Tozier was the high school winner for the Time Capsule essay contest. The contest was to honor the opening of the new county courthouse this past weekend. Not only did Tozier earn a cash prize, but she also got to read her essay at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The essay will be placed in the time capsule along with many other artifacts to be sealed into the cornerstone of the courthouse. In 100 years, residents of Cumming will get the opportunity to look back at life in Forsyth County as it is now.
Kevin Lee, Lambert
Since Lambert was established in 2009, the boys’ lacrosse team has always been something to talk about. From making it to the Final Four the first year the doors opened without a senior class to holding the longest win streak in the country, Lambert's boys lacrosse team has always been good. But with a coach who was a four time All-American at Navy, Rich Wehman, how couldn’t you be? This year the team seems hungrier than ever, starting off with a 7-0 record, beating their kyrptonite Northview, and taking down anything in their path. I expect this team to make another deep run into the playoffs and hopefully attain Lambert's third state championship in boys’ sport in six years.
Alli Prater, North Forsyth
The Media Center is putting on a BYOT raffle! All proceeds will stay at North Forsyth to benefit families in need of internet access. The tickets are $10 and will be sold from until March 31. Go buy a ticket from the Media Center for your chance to win $1,000 cash, a Levono laptop, or an iPad Mini. Go Raiders!
Caitlin Randazza and Dani Quintana, Pinecrest Academy
A group of Pinecrest high school girls traveled to New York City last week to participate in the 59th Coalition on the Status of Women United Nations Conference. While they were there, the girls attended three conferences per day, as well as explored Times Square, Grand Central Station, the 9/11 Memorial, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Senior Lauren Downes was kind enough to share some words about her experience: “The personal effort and learning that went into preparation for the trip enabled a life changing experience. Developing the ability to present your ideas and principles in an atmosphere of scrutiny taught me many lessons that I can leverage throughout my life... I had to relate to the women I met and try to understand their perspectives. I met women from all over the world and was blessed with the opportunity to hear their testimonies about the trials they have gone through so far in their life. The conference was a large step in developing personal confidence, appreciation of other points of view, and a passion for social justice.”
Erin Loggins, South Forsyth
Construction causes controversy at South this week. The student body was informed about the beginning stages of South's remodeling project and how this will affect students. Starting after spring break, over HALF of the main parking lot located in front will be covered with mod-pods. But where will the students that paid over $100 park now that they're spot is covered with classrooms? Upset is an understatement, especially from the seniors having their parking spot moved across campus. South has been grading all week adding so called "parking lots" all across any open piece of grass on campus. There will be a meeting on Wednesday during instructional focus to inform the students where they will now be parking after spring break. As always, Go South!
Dori Butler, West Forsyth
A long held tradition of student elections is in full swing at West. Students’ posters are plastered all over the school hallways, getting everyone excited for the day that the student body gets to decide on leadership for next year. The candidates get to demonstrate their creativity, wit, and dedication to winning their campaign through their posters and videos, a welcome distraction for the students and teachers as the weeks wind down before spring break. Whether motivated by a drive to enhance the school or their college applications, these leaders in the school are obviously exuberant in their fights to win their respective titles.