FCCLA Leadership Conference
Our NNHS FCCLA students had a wonderful time in Greensboro at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. These students worked really hard on their projects and represented Northern Nash well. Please congratulate these students if you see them today.The following students won silver metals for their projectsBeniaih Dickens, Ashley Cox, Timmy Price, Shalia Hedgepeth, Angel Battle, Kiara Pulley, K'Shayla Richardson, Tianna Avent,Anniqua Sawyer, Haley Hedgepeth and Shania Robinson won bronze metals for their projects.Timmy Price, Anniqua Sawyer, Beniaih Dickens and Ashley Cox all qualified to attend the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN in July.Please congratulate these students on a job well done!
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Teacher of the year, Susan Wollett
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teacher of the year, Mrs. Susan Wollett! Mrs. Wollett has been a valuable member of our Family and Consumer Sciences department for seven years. She was born in Washington, NC and has always lived in the Tarheel state. She strives to instill a love of learning in her students and encourages them to master life skills they can use after graduation. She is an FCCLA Advisor here at Northern, the District 3 FCCLA advisor, a member of the Prom Committee, Senior Picnic Committee, and the FACS Departent Chair. Mrs. Wollett loves making a difference in her students' lives and will make us proud as our 2017-18 Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to our 2017-18 First-Year Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Elaina Ingram!
Mrs. Ingram is from Kansas, and she comes to Northern Nash after attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She tries to bring energy and practicality to the classroom: "I'm a very lively person. I understand that not everyone is good at math, but if you organize and prioritize, then the math will come."
Mrs. Ingram is very involved in the school community: she volunteers at sporting events and her daughter is in the school day care. "I feel like a parent to all of our students. I care about bringing out or finding what makes a student want to do their best." Congratulations, Mrs. Ingram, we are lucky to have you!
Spring Musical April 7 & 8!!
Northern Nash High School will be presenting The Sound of Music with Music by RICHARD RODGERS, Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II April 7 and 8, 2017 in the theatre at the Imperial 107 E. Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC.
Set in 1938, the story follows some events from the real life of Maria Augusta Trapp who wrote about her experiences as a nun turned governess, turned mother, turned immigrant in pre-WWII Austria. Interlaced with Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s beautiful script are the unforgettable songs known to so many.
Maria, a young and energetic Abbey postulate is given a post as governess for a wealthy widower and his seven children. Maria brings music into the lives of the children and eventually falls in love with their father. In real life Maria and her family traveled out of Austria before the war began, finally settling in Vermont, USA. Her family toured as a singing troupe all over the world for many years. But setting the history aside, this story and its music will bring joy into your life. You will leave the theatre singing My Favorite Things, Doe A Deer, and even the title song The Sound of Music, but it is the Act I finale, Climb Every Mountain that will remind you of the value of life, love, and opportunity. That is the gift that The Sound of Music brings to theatre.
The cast includes upwards of twenty-five Northern Nash Students on stage and another fifteen in the musical pit. Additionally eight students from Nash County elementary and middles schools also join the cast.
Performances will be Friday April 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Saturday April 8, 2017 for a 1:30 PM matinee and again at 7:30 PM. Adult ticket prices are $10.00. Student/Senior Citizen tickets are $7.00. All audience members must have a ticket. Tickets are available in advance through a cast member or the drama department directly. Tickets are also available at the door on day of performance.
NN Students Recognized by Optimist Clubs
Tuesday, March 21st the Evening and Breakfast Optimist Clubs recognized students from surrounding high schools at their annual Youth Appreciation Celebration. Selected to represent Northern Nash were Jacob Bernat and Katie Grischow. Katie was unable to attend due to the All County Band concert. Congratulations to Jacob and Katie!
Lady Knights Soccer Visits Trinity Villas
Our Soccer team went to visit and have a Spa Day with the ladies in Trinity Villas in Nashville 3/15/17 as a Community Service project.The girls spent time getting to know the ladies, Massaging their hands and shoulders, painting their nails. The ladies in the home and the employees as well as the soccer team had a great time together. The team even took it upon themselves to bake cookies and provide a goodie bag for each lady in the home. We have already been invited back by the ladies because they had so much fun!See picture close-ups at our Facebbok page: https://www.facebook.com/NorthernNashHighSchool/
Attention All Seniors:
The senior trip for the Class of 2017 has been finalized. The seniors will be going to Busch Gardens on April 13. The cost of the trip is $85. This includes a ticket to the park and bus ride. You are responsible for all of your meals on this day. This year trip is limited to the first 150 seniors that come and pay their money. You can stop by Students Services or Coach Drake's room to pay your money. The last day to pay is March 10. Please do not wait until the last minute because space is limited.
Isaiah Gay signs with the University of Illinois!!
Congratulations to senior Isaiah Gay who signed a full scholarship to play football with Big 10 Division One school the University of Illinois. Way to go Isaiah!!
Knights Athletic ClubKnights Athletic Club meets at 7:00 on the 2nd Monday of each month in room 217 in front of the Media Center.The next meeting is this Monday, Feb 13.
Relay for Life t-shirtsNHS has kicked off its 2017 Relay for Life T-shirt Sale! You can pre-order your shirts now through March 17th. Email Jennedy Clayton firstname.lastname@example.org with size and number. We can put you down for one, two , or ten!!! If you order from a NHS member, you do not have to email the size.Cost:YS-AXL- $10A2XL-A4XL- $12All proceeds will go to Relay for Life!! Thanks for the support!
Varsity Cheerleaders are Conference Champions!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Varsity Cheerleaders for winning the Conference Championship Title on Saturday!! Mrs. Boyette was chosen as the Conference Coach of the Year as well!!
PTO Interest Meeting
We were excited to have our first Parent Teacher Organization interest meeting on Jan. 12. Attendees were greeted by Senior Ambassadors Dabria Bullock, Savannah Bridgers, and Jacob Bernat.
Congratulations, Women's Swim Team!Congratulations to the NN Women's Swim team for their 3rd place finish at the Conference Championship yesterday!! and to Coach Tracy Dodrill for being selected as the Big East Coach of the Year!!! Way to go swimming Knights!! We are proud of you!!
Foods II students receive ServSafe Certification
Northern Nash Foods II students recently took the ServSafe Exam. Eleven students received their ServSafe Certification.
Front row (left to right) Sara Watson, Destinee' Wilson, Cynthia Parker. Back row (left to right) Kareem Khalil, William Winstead, Camree Lowman and Hunter Melvin. Not pictured - Lauren Layton
From left to right -Alaina Nunez, Lauryn Pittman, Leanna Hill
Sports this Week UpdateMon - Swimming (Sr. night) - CANCELLED - will combine Sr. Night with the final Big East Conference meet on Jan 25thTues - Basketball @ SN - MOVED to WednesdayFri - Basketball @ NCSat - Track @ NC - 11:00Wrestling @ SN - 8:00V G Basketball - 6:30 - Hosting Wakefield HS, Arlington, VA.$5 admission/doors open at 5:30**The Big East Basketball games scheduled for Tuesday (Jan 10) have been moved again. Due to conflicts with Wilson Co. exam schedules (they start exams on Thursday) those games will be moved to Monday, Jan 23. So NN will travel to SN on Monday, Jan 23rd to make up these games.
Auditions for the NNHS Spring Musical, The Sound of Music, will be next Tuesday
1/10, Wednesday 1/11, and singing auditions Thursday 1/12.
Sign up sheet for Thursday's singing auditions AND audition information packets are in Ms. Bortner's room. See Ms. Bortner in room 112 for details.
Bunn TournamentOur Varsity Boys will be playing in the Bunn tournament. Their first game is scheduled for Dec 27th at 3:00 pm at Bunn High School. (A Loss means they play 12/28 at 3:00, a Win and they play at 6:00 on the 28th) Consolation and Championship games on the 29th.Our Varsity Girls will be playing on Dec. 29 at 2:00 pm in the Bull City Holiday tournament ( Durham) The game sites are Mt. Zion Christian Academy and Hillside High School. (No brackets available at this time on the website.)Depending on their results, this will determine the time they play on Dec 30.
FCA Bell Ringing
4 Members of the NN FCA volunteering for the Salvation Army. Great job, guys!!
NHS Stockings for Children
NHS organized and delivered stockings to children today and the Bassett Center. Great Job!
Christmas TournamentOur JV Girls will be taking on Southern Nash in the Nash County JV Christmas Tournament Saturday (12/10) morning at 9:30, our JV Boys will follow them at 11:00 also playing Southern Nash. This all takes place right here at NN. Admission is $7.No passes will be honored on Saturday as this is a County event.Next week our Varsity teams will be playing in the Christmas Tournament at Nash Central. Our Varsity Girls play against SN at 5:00 on Tuesday and our Boys will play SN on Wednesday at 8:00.Go Knights!!
ROTC Toys for Tots
The NN ROTC cadets are collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Program and we need your help. Toys can be dropped off in the ROTC Classroom, the main office or the media center. THANK YOU!
NN Band Receives Record-Tying 3rd Grand Champions Title!!
For their final performance this season the NNHS Marching Knights traveled to Topsail, NC to compete at the Pirate Classic. They swept first place in all captions and were grand champions, tying the school record for three grand championship titles in one season. Awesome job, Knights!!
NN Marching Knights are Jacksonville Grand Champions!!
The NNHS Marching Knights traveled to Jacksonville this weekend to compete at the White Oak Band Classic. They received first place music, visual effect, color guard, percussion and drum major, as well as first place in class 3A and overall Grand Champions for the entire event. Great Job, Knights!!
Knights Ambassadors Receive Donation
The mayor of Red Oak, Levell Langley, presents a donation to the new Knights Ambassadors Program. Students are chosen to represent Northern Nash in this program based on their character, leadership, responsibility, dependability, and service. Students from left to right are Zach Langley, Savannah Bridgers, Floribel Gonzales, Tamiyah Braswell, and Jacob Bernat.
Congratulations to Daniel Belton for running to All-State honors at the State Championship by finishing 7th. The men's team placed 9th in the finals and the girls were 12th. Good job Knights!
The NNHS Marching Knights traveled to Chesapeake VA this weekend to compete in the Tidewater Festival of Marching Bands. They received first place music, visual effect, color guard, percussion and drum major, as well as first place in class 3A and overall Grand Champions for the entire event. Great Job!!
Winter Sportsmanship meeting has been set for Tuesday night at 6:30 in the cafeteria for those who are playing a Winter sport, but did not play a fall sport. This meeting is required by the NCHSAA and is for athletes and their parents.Please plan to attend.Also please put the Fall Sports Awards night as Monday, December 5 at 6:30 pm in the Main gym. All Fall athletes must attend if they want to receive their awards.
Congratulations to the Men's Cross Country team for winning the East Regional Championship on Saturday in front of 1700 spectators. All- Region Runners were Daniel Belton and Jordan Richardson. They will be joined by Joseph Dees, Sam Page, Tyric Hill, Connor Davenport, and Matt Wright this Saturday in the State Championship.
The Women's team also advanced to the State finals as Mackenzie Proctor, Halie Huffman, Sophia Atkins, Caitlyn Cooke, Miranda Griffin, Kelsey Hutchison, and Alexis Lucas all ran their fastest times of the year at Regionals.
Great job, Running Knights!
We are very proud to announce that your "Running Knights" are the Big East Conference Cross Country CHAMPIONS!
NHS Hurricane Supply Drive
The NN chapter of National Honor Society will be conducting a supply drive to help our surrounding area schools that were affected by flooding/damage due to Hurricane Matthew. We will be accepting school supplies or monetary donations so that we can help stock some of these rooms back for the children and teachers. All donations can be dropped off at NN, or I will be more than happy to come pick them up. If any local businesses would like to contribute, I can come by also. We appreciate any and every donation. Pencils, crayons, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, construction paper etc. As always, Knight Nation appreciates the support.
If anyone knows of a school/teacher who is in need, please pass that info along to me also.