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For schools of a similar name, see North High School (disambiguation).
Westerville North High School
Address
950 County Line Road
Westerville, Ohio, (Delaware County), 43081
United States
Coordinates 40°7′58″N 82°53′51″W / 40.13278°N 82.89750°W / 40.13278; -82.89750Coordinates: 40°7′58″N 82°53′51″W / 40.13278°N 82.89750°W / 40.13278; -82.89750
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Opened 1975
School district Westerville City Schools
Superintendent John Kellogg [1]
Principal Kurt Yancey
Vice principal Stephanie McGeorge
Asst. Principal Scott Gaddis
Grades 9-12
Color(s) cardinal and Gold[1] ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Athletics conference Ohio Capital Conference[1]
Mascot Warrior
Team name Warriors[1]
Rival Westerville South High School
Website

Westerville North High School is a public high school in Westerville, Ohio in Delaware County, Ohio. It is one of three high schools in the Westerville City School District. The school's current principal is Kurt Yancey.

Background[edit]

The high school has been open since 1975. Westerville North's colors are cardinal and gold and its mascot is a representation of a classic Roman "warrior." Students follow a moral code known as "The Warrior Way" which focuses on respecting each other, their parents, their school and their community. There are many traditions that are part of the school including Seniors painting "The Rock" and walking around the Warrior logo in the front lobby for good luck.

The high school is one of three in the Westerville school district.

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school's mock trial team is one of the most successful in Ohio. They've qualified for the state tournament for 16 straight years, and won the state championship in 2015.[2]

In the media[edit]

Westerville North has occasionally received national press attention, usually for unusual events taking place at the school. An incident involving marijuana-laced Rice Krispies treats sold at a bake sale was mentioned on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[3] Many news networks featured a story involving Taylor Killian, a student who oiled himself down, went streaking throughout the school, and was subsequently tased twice by Westerville police officer Doug Staysniak.[4] The school was also mentioned in a March 2008 episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, after Democratic presidential candidates appeared at rallies on the same day at Westerville North and Westerville Central.

Westerville North has also received local media attention for its service to the local food bank, WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry).[citation needed] The school regularly raises over $20,000 each year to support local families in need of food, clothing, and gifts for the holidays.[citation needed] It also was recognized as one of Fox 28's Cool Schools. Highlights for this recognition focused on the Hydroponics program in which WNHS raises plants and herbs to donate or sell to local businesses, the show choir called the Notables, and school spirit.[citation needed]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State championships[edit]

  • Boys Basketball – 1994
  • Boys Track and Field – 1998*
  • Boys Soccer – 1995,2003
  • Girls Soccer – 1990,1992[5]
* Tie

Individual Wrestling State Champions 2008 Jesse Dong, 152 Pounds & Chris Kline, 160 Pounds 2009 Josh Demas, 152 Pounds 2010 Josh Demas, 171 Pounds

Academic honors[edit]

Westerville North is listed #1205 on Newsweek's list of "America's Top High Schools" for 2010[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Westerville North Wins Mock Trial State Championship". Ohio Center for Law Related Education. OCLRE. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. ^ John Petrick (February 26, 2003). "A popular cereal keeps its crackle". The Record (Bergen County, NJ). 
  4. ^ Associated Press (January 20, 2007). "Cops Taser Student Running Naked Through High School Cafeteria". Fox News. 
  5. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  6. ^ "America's Best High Schools: The List". Newsweek. 

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272 news items

ThisWeekNews

ThisWeekNews
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:55:59 -0700

Westerville North High School sophomore Daniel Mayotte will be the school district's only competitor in the Division I boys tennis district tournament Friday, May 22, at Hilliard Davidson and Saturday, May 23, at Upper Arlington. The top four finishers ...
 
ThisWeekNews
Wed, 06 May 2015 07:37:30 -0700

A 16-year-old Westerville North High School student is believed to have committed suicide April 22, and the body of a missing 14-year-old Walnut Springs Middle School student was found in a Columbus pond April 28. Suicide also is suspected in that case ...

Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch
Tue, 12 May 2015 10:20:48 -0700

Walter E. Dixon was driving a pickup at 80 mph in a 65-mph zone when he drifted onto the berm and slammed into the car, killing Smith, who had graduated from Westerville North High School just two months earlier. Dixon told a police officer that he ...
 
ThisWeekNews
Wed, 13 May 2015 06:18:45 -0700

In a season of ups and downs, first-year Westerville North High School boys lacrosse coach Adam Beasley didn't think he would have difficulty motivating his team this week. The Warriors played Central on May 13 and visit South on Friday, May 15. "We've ...
 
ThisWeekNews
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:48:45 -0700

Students and staff at Westerville North High School are mourning the loss of a 16-year-old sophomore who authorities believe committed suicide April 22. Parents of North students were notified by an email from Principal Kurt Yancey before any formal ...

ThisWeekNews

ThisWeekNews
Wed, 06 May 2015 10:07:44 -0700

The Westerville North High School softball team began the week by snapping a two-game losing streak as it prepared for the Division I district tournament. The Warriors were 17-6 overall and 10-3 in the OCC-Cardinal Division before playing Westerville ...

ThisWeekNews

ThisWeekNews
Wed, 06 May 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Enlarge Image Buy This Photo JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEKSPORTS Reese Nguyen placed first at third singles to lead North to victory in the annual Bob Raica Memorial Tournament on May 2. The Warriors were 9-4 overall before playing Hilliard Darby ...

ThisWeekNews

ThisWeekNews
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0700

... Jamal Mohamed, Sarah Leonard, Josh Himes, Reese Farrow, Myles Bumgarner, Marissa Banks and Micah Thomas. The evening also included special recognition of 10 students from Westerville Central and 10 students from Westerville North High School.
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