Friday, May 17, 2013
The Gwinnett County school's fund-raising efforts go to the American Cancer Society for its fight against the disease that affects so many lives. The NHS team came in second highest in the county in the amount raised.
By Doug Mahoney, Norcross High School It was a soul stirring night at Gwinnett Relay for Life last Friday and we are so appreciative of all of your support as we pushed, prodded, emailed (again and again and again...) in our advocacy and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. The result: The Norcross High School Relay for Life team raised a total of $86,275.99. Those of you who attended on Friday witnessed how incredible our kids are at Relay. Their support during the survivor lap was heartwarming, their spirit during our school lap (and all night long) was inspiring, their emotion and reverence during the luminary lap (a silent lap by candlelight remembering those who have lost their bout with cancer) was powerful. Other …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Allison Fisher and Robert Hensey, both from Peachtree Corners, have been named as the top in their class of 2013.
Gwinnett Public Schools recently released the names of the valedictorian and salutatorian from Norcross High, both students are from Peachtree Corners. The title of valedictorian is typically given to the student with the highest GPA, and salutatorian is given to the student with the second-highest GPA. Photos of the honorees are included with the story. Valedictorian: Allison Fisher, daughter of Diane and Jeff Fisher, plans to attend Princeton University in the fall and majoring in engineering and computer science. Her career goals is to contribute to sustainable infrastructure worldwide. She also had scholarship offers for Georgia Tech Stamps Leadership Scholarship Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rose-Hulman …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Norcross High School teams are big fund raisers for the 2013 event scheduled for this weekend in Lawrenceville.
The 2013 version of the Gwinnett Relay for Life is near, and Norcross High is coming up big in fundraising. NHS ranks second in the most monies raised, with more than $38,300 pledged so far (as of midday May 8), according to the Gwinnett Relay website. Among participating teams, North Gwinnett High takes the top spot with about $72,000. Mill Creek High is in third place with more than $25,300 raised. Relay for Life, which is a function of the American Cancer Society, will be held at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville on May 10-11, beginning at 7 p.m. It's an organized, overnight fund-raising walk to raise money for cancer patients. Teams of people camp out around a track, and take turns walking around a track. Also, food, games and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ten Gwinnett high schools were among the nation's top schools.
Ten high schools in Gwinnett County have made Newsweek's 2013 list of the nation's top schools. Newsweek released the rankings May 6. The Gwinnett County schools making the list are: The rankings are based, in part, on graduation rates, college acceptance and SAT scores. To see the full methodology, click here. -- Want to know how Gwinnett County schools ranked in the recent U.S. News & World Report? Click here for that list. --
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Students from Duluth and Norcross high schools will be among 96 GCPS students who will spend four weeks on the campus of Valdosta State University, where they will be able to study subjects of their choosing.
Nearly 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students - including eight from Duluth High School and 10 from Norcross High School - will spend part of their summer taking a rigorous, in-depth look at an area of their interest. The 96 students were selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), earning a spot in this summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. Representing 14 of the district’s high schools, the Gwinnett students will learn from the most qualified Georgia high school teachers in this challenging and enriching program. Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees, 690 finalists…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Three honorees were also recognized at the Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence fund-raising event.
On a clear spring evening Norcross High School supporters crowded the registration table to collect their tickets and name tags for the Annual NHS Foundation's Spring Gala held at The Fields Club on Friday. It's the biggest event of the year for the NHS Foundation of Excellence which raises funds to support the school's academic, athletic and art departments. Some 465 people attended the outdoor event that was staged under the stars at the Peachtree Corners subdivision's pool and recreation area with live music provided by resident Terry Evans and his six-piece band, Terry Lee & the GT's. "It was a very successful event Friday," said Weare Gratwick, one of the foundations board members. "We raised over $96,000 this year; a significant …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame to honor Norcross High School for its athletic program in June.
Norcross High School is receiving a special award for its athletic program from the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, the award comes after a a successful year for the school. NHS became the first school in the Georgia High School Association program to win the Class AAAAAA titles in football, boys basketball and girls basketball in the same academic year. Norcross will be recognized at the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 22, which will take place at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Check out the GDP article for more details. For tickets, visit www.atlantasportshalloffame.org. See also: Keep up with community news - subscribe to the free Peachtree Corners Patch newsletter for news, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students, faculty, parents and school supporters gathered Tuesday afternoon to officially dedicate the newly constructed student courtyard.
Norcross High School students now have a new after-school place to hang out - and it's been designed just for them. Located in the area surrounding the flag pole on the front right of the school, the "Blue Devil Plaza," which was named by Jazmine McDonald, a NHS senior, was officially dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. It features a paved area with a number of outdoor benches and large rocks for sitting and newly planted trees for shade. The former grassy area went un-used before Bob Chapin, former co-president of the Norcross High School Foundation of Excellence (a non-profit fund raising group for the school) and several other board members decided to put their heads together to see if they transform …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Norcross High graduate Charles Tumulak became paralyzed from the neck down after being injured in an obstacle course run in South Carolina. He arrives at Atlanta's Shepherd Center this week, where he will receive further treatment.
Family and friends will welcome a Lilburn man back to the area this week, as he begins the next phase of recovery following a traumatic injury more than two weeks ago. Charles Tumulak, 46, was competing in an obstacle course run on March 23 in South Carolina when he lost his balance on a cargo net climb and fell 15 feet -- head first -- on the ground below. Now, the avid runner is paralyzed from the neck down. Since that fall, Tumulak has been at the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C., receiving treatment. This week, he is expected to arrive at the Shepherd Center here in Atlanta, where a team of doctors specialized in spinal cord injuries will work with him. "Having him in Atlanta and at Shepherd Center is the next phase …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Come enjoy the Wild West Carnival at the high school. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life fund raiser.
Thursday, April 4
Norcross High is hosting a Wild West Carnival and Movie Night this Friday to benefit Norcross Relay for Life. The event, which is open to students and their families, will be filled with carnival games, food and music. Attendees will have access to booths with games and activities including a moonbounce, an obstacle course, face painting and a dunk tank. Once nightfall hits, guests will have the chance to watch the Wild West movie "Rango" on the school's practice field. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and while no coolers are allowed, food trucks will be available. Movie tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Carnival admission is free, with varying prices for booth activities. All proceeds will be donated to the school's …