Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Blue Devils won the Class AAAAAA state championship Monday, adding another win to the high school's 2013 state titles.
Norcross High has earned another state title in sports, and this time it's for boys golf. The Blue Devils won against Peachtree Ridge on Monday in the Class AAAAAA state golf championship at Spring Hill Country Club, according to Gwinnett Prep Sports. The title win is Norcross' fourth this school year. The Blue Devils also earned the AAAAAA title in boys basketball, girls basketball and football, which was the first time the team had ever played in the finals. Read more about the golf tournament in the Gwinnett Prep Sports article. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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 …
The former Peachtree Corners resident stars in "Days of Our Lives," and has been nominated for a third time.
For Peachtree Corners former resident, Chandler Massey, life keeps getting sweeter by the day. The former drama student at Norcross High has made it to the big league. He stars in the long-running daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives," and has been nominated for an Emmy for the third time. The awards take place on June 18. Massey, whose parents Lewis and Amy Massey live in Peachtree Corners, won his first Daytime Emmy in 2012. This year is the third time he's been nominated. "It feels great," said 22-year-old Massey in a report published by PEOPLE. "It's a huge honor and I'd love to have another piece of hardware but we'll see what happens in June." Massey, who also has a movie to add to his credits ("16-Love debuted in January 2012), plays a…
Sunday, April 21, 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 …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Security footage shows a student entering and leaving her classroom shortly before she realized her keys, phone and $28 in cash were missing.
A teacher at Norcross High School believes a student stole her car last week after her phone, cash and keys went missing. According to the Norcross Police report, the teacher called authorities from the school late one afternoon. She told the officer that she noticed her white sedan was missing from where she parked that morning. When talking to police, she backtracked to 12:45 p.m. when she left her classroom to attend to other business within the school. Her door wasn't locked, and when she returned, she noticed her iPhone and $28 were taken from her purse. Security footage shows a male student entering and leaving the classroom in that time frame. The teacher believes he is the one who conducted the theft since she used her phone before…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
No serious injuries were reported.
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.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mizuno Golf, located in Peachtree Corners, gave the "gift of golf" - brand new golf bags for each Blue Devil team member.
The 24-member Blue Devils Golf Team recently received an unexpected gift - a brand new bag for each golfer this season - thanks to a generous donation by Mizuno Golf. When the season started a few weeks ago Chris Hall, the school's golf coach, began looking into the cost of getting bags for the school's two dozen players. But even discounted, the bags would be around $100 a pop he estimated. He had a contact at the Mizuno Golf manufacturing plant in Peachtree Corners, Curtis Brown, and decided to place a call. "I called him and said 'I'd really like to get bags for the team, can we work out a deal?'" Hall remembers. Brown, who has a daughter attending NHS, did better than that - he arranged to have Mizuno donate 26 brand new golf bags to…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Blue Devils beat Hillgrove to win the Georgia High School Association boys Class 6A basketball championship.
After seeing what happened Saturday night in the Georgia High School Association basketball finals at the Macon Centreplex, it's clear no other high school in Georgia having a better year than Norcross High School. Gwinnett County is doing pretty well, too. Norcross completed an amazing sweep by beating Hillgrove 60-48 to win the Class AAAAAA boys basketball championship. The win came after the Norcross girls beat North Gwinnett 63-42 for the 6A championship. See Also: Norcross High has won championships in Football, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball this 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…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The boys basketball teams for Greater Atlanta Christian School and Norcross High played and won in their games Saturday.
Tuesday, January 29
Two Norcross-area boys basketball teams, Greater Atlanta Christian School and Norcross High, came out on top in last Saturday's Hilton Invitational, a series of games involving 12 teams from local Georgia schools and numerous states. It was a close game for Norcross High School, who also hosted the fifth-annual event. The Blue Devils defeated Dematha High, from Maryland, with an end score of 68-67, according to HoopSeen.com. Calling it the "best game of the Hilton Invitational," the website gave special notice to senior Brandon Goodwin, who finished with not only 21 points but also the game's winning goal with seven seconds left. Read the rest of the article on Norcross Patch. Information from this article came from HoopSeen.com. and the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tuesday evening the Norcross High School state championship team and coaches were presented a "Resolution of Recognition" from Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.
After winning the school's first state football championship title in December 2012, the Norcross High School varsity football team was in the spotlight again on Tuesday night. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners invited the team to its monthly meeting and presented a Resolution of Recognition to the Blue Devils for the win. "I was so excited watching the championship game," Commissioner Lynette Howard told the coaching staff and team. "It was a magical time, everyone was so excited. We believed ... and you won," she said. It was a magical season for the Norcross team who finished up the season 15-0, capturing the state title with a comeback 21-14 win over Lovejoy High School at the Georgia Dome and earning the rank of 16th in the …