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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Security footage shows a student entering and leaving a teacher's classroom shortly before she realized her keys, phone and $28 in cash were missing.
Updated: March 26, 2013, 8:30 p.m. Police say that the suspect, 16, was arrested Tuesday after admitting to stealing the car to administrators, according to Norcross Police Sgt. Bill Grogan. "He was apprehended at about noon today by our officers after obstructing the officers' initial attempts at a peaceful arrest at his home in the Hunter's Ridge apartment complex," said Grogan. The residence is on the access road off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Jimmy Carter Boulevard outside city limits. He also is being looked at by Gwinnett County Police for several other major theft crimes in the area. Because he is a minor, police have asked to keep the suspect's name confidential. ----- A teacher at Norcross High School believes a student …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The accident occurred on Spalding Drive after school Thursday, one student reported his neck hurting.
Two school buses were involved in an accident Thursday afternoon at Norcross High School. The wreck occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Spalding Dr. near the school, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesperson Jorge Quintana. No serious injuries were reported, but one student did report his neck hurting. He was evaluated by paramedics and not transported. The district dispatched another school bus which transported students home. Patch will have updates on this story as it develops. Like to keep up with what's going in in your community? Subscribe to the free Peachtree Corners Patch newsletter and have news, events and more emailed every morning.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Norcross High School Foundation of Excellence held its annual Winter Celebration gathering to highlight this year's successes and its future plans for the high school.
The Norcross High School Foundation of Excellence gathered for its Winter Celebration of Excellence on Wednesday at the Neely Farm clubhouse in Peachtree Corners. The event was open to the community. The gathering included the foundation's board members, school teachers, coaches, a former and the present school principal and parents who have children attending the high school. "We come here to celebrate Norcross High School," said Chris Saunders, this year's foundation president. The Foundation, which was founded in 2001, was created by forwarding thinking parents and supporters who wanted to find ways to provides funds each year to enhance the school's academic and athletic programs. At the gathering, and still basking in the school's …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Blue Devils beat the Hawks to win the Georgia High School Association boys Class 6A basketball championship.
Check our photo gallery of the game, compliments of Bob Chadwick. Is any other high school in Georgia having a better year than the Norcross Blue Devils? Perhaps not, after seeing what happened Saturday night in the Georgia High School Association basketball finals at the Macon Centreplex. Norcross completed an amazing sweep after the Blue Devils beat Hillgrove 60-48 to win the Class AAAAAA boys basketball championship. See Also: The win gave Norcross High championships in Football, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball in the same school year, believed to be the first time that's happened in GHSA history. Brandon Goodwin scored 22 points to lead Norcross, which pulled away late after the game had been tight most of the way. The win came …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Norcross boys basketball team won 59-54 in a Saturday night thriller in AAAAAA high school action.
The Norcross boys basketball team defeated North Cobb in an exciting game that went down to final minutes of the game. The Blue Devils held just a 2-point lead at half time and kept it throughout the remainder of the game according to an online AJC report. The win sets up the Blue Devils to the state finals next week to be played in Macon.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Norcross girls beat the Fairburn school 62-16 in the Class AAAAAA basketball game Saturday.
The Lady Blue Devils defeated Langston Hughes 62-16 in the state semifinals Saturday at Georgia Tech, according to GHSA. The Norcross High girls now are headed to the state finals, which will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Macon Coliseum. They will compete against North Gwinnett for the Class AAAAAA title.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Present the flyer in the article when dining in at Peachtree Corners California Pizza Kitchen and 20 percent of your check goes to the Norcross High organization.
Saturday, February 23
Norcross Relay for Life have announced that the organization now has a partnership with California Pizza Kitchen at The Forum in Peachtree Corners. Every Friday until Relay for Life (on May 10-11,) patrons can donate 20 percent of their check at CPK to the Norcross High organization and the American Cancer Society. Just print out the flyer attached to this article and show it to the server, or present it via cell phone when dining. "Our students are very excited and passionate to support Relay for Life and help fight cancer and would love your support in any way, shape, or form," said Doug Maloney, the co-chair of Norcross Relay for Life. See also: Keep up with Peachtree Corners news - sign up for the free Peachtree Corners Patch …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Video: Watch the NHS boys team do the latest Internet dance fad.
It may be time to get those serious hats on for Norcross basketball in the state playoffs, but not before the boys team has a little bit of fun. In light of the latest Internet dance fad, the Blue Devils have made their own Harlem Shake video, shown above. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.