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5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

By Ray Jason, Intern

February 4, 2019


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Math teacher Kelly Maisel has only ever wanted to make her family proud. Graduating in the top tenth percentile of her high school class, Maisel became the first in her family to go to college. To her, attending college was what would make her family the proudest. “I wanted to make sure I was able to do th...

Teacher Diane Montgomery named 2018 Regional Coach of the Year

By Sofia Ketels and Brooklyn McWhorter

November 23, 2018


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Well into her first year as an English teacher in Georgia, track and cross country coach Diane Montgomery has helped to rebuild the two teams, kicking off her career as a both a teacher and coach. After her first year teaching in 2002, she immediately began coaching, and became the boys and girls head ...

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

By Amelia Nowicki and Sarah Shanley

May 16, 2018


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For the past two years, class of 1978 alumnus Mike Nowak has run the GPN Gone But not Forgotten FaceBook Group. This page began on December 31 2016, in order to honor Nowak’s high school friends who have died. Recently, it has been revamped by Jeff Rinke, another member of the graduating class of ...

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018


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Member of the German Winter Olympic Team and North graduate Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble details her life before, during and after the Olympics and how it has helped her so far in her extraordinary life. Schneble sat in a salon chair at 8 years old, discussing her dream of going to the Winter Olym...

Meet The Rua

Meet The Rua

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 30, 2017


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Comprised of elements similar to that of Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries and The Corrs, siblings Alanna, Roseanna and Jonathan Brown make up The Rua. An up-and-coming band from Windsor, England, their sound is a mix of pop and folk, giving them an upbeat yet whimsical sound.  One of the band’s identifyi...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017


Filed under Fall, Features, profiles, Showcase, Sports

Last week concluded many fall sport seasons at North, freshman and JV volleyball being one of them.  Their final games were last Thursday, Oct. 26 against South. Practice started in August for players on the freshman team after school, from 4-6 p.m. Ryan Eskuri, the coach of the freshman team, had...

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

November 29, 2016


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Miles of beaches line the coast and sail boats skitter up and down the sea shore. Sounds a lot like a Michigan, right? Maybe, but this place is 10,000 miles away and where sophomore Polly Fitzgerald was born: Melbourne, Australia. “It’s happy. It’s friendly. It’s warm,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s...

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2016


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Editor’s note: This is an extended version of the Faces in the Crowd on Sexton in issue 13 of North Pointe. Junior Grace Sexton learned to love the piano after another student performed at a recital. Since then, she has performed at concerts, weddings and school events, and has been taking lesson...

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Charlotte Duus

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Charlotte Duus

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016


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Church isn’t only a safe haven for prayer and worship for sophomore Charlotte Duus, but a place for teaching and learning as well. Duus decided to teach kindergarteners at Grace Community Church after her older sister inspired her. “I teach them the Bible stories each time, we play games and t...

Freshman utilizes diverse performance outlets

Freshman utilizes diverse performance outlets

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2016


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“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, “Yesterday” by The Beatles, “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty, these are just some of the songs freshman Sam Salisbury has covered on his Youtube channel. “I sing mostly acoustic songs,” Salisbury said. “(The song) doesn’t have to be like that in the original...

Sophomore capitalizes on athletic lifestyle

Sophomore capitalizes on athletic lifestyle

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2016


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A shiny blade shoots across the ice leaving a lasting mark, followed by a spiral spin and then a jump. This is a daily routine for sophomore Natalie Barstys, who has been figure skating since she was six years old, and her passion for the sport has afforded her many opportunities through her efforts. Barsty...

Faces in the Crowd: Senior Joey Bejin

Faces in the Crowd: Senior Joey Bejin

By Darcy Graham, Intern

December 8, 2015


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While he’s interested in all kinds of science, senior Joey Bejin seems to have taken a particular interest in the Red Planet. “I like the fact that science pulls all of the stuff that you learned the year before and combines it with math and has real world applications,” Bejin said. Two y...