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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[1]
Vice principal Stephanie McGeorge
Asst. Principal Lea Coburn
Grades 9-12
Color(s) cardinal and Gold[1]         
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 Latin Club (now currently shut down) functioned as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[2] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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[6]
* 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]

In 2004 the in the Know team won the WOSU TV in the Know Tournament Championship. This was the first time that a Westerville North team had won this honor.[citation needed]

In 2009 the Science Olympiad team advanced to the state tournament, medaling in Elevated Bridge and Write it-Do it.[7] In 2010 the Science Olympiad team won 1st place at regionals and advanced to the state tournament, medaling in Its About Time.[8]

Westerville North is listed #1205 on Newsweek's list of "America's Top High Schools" for 2010[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". OhioJCL.org – June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "OJCL Constitution". OhioJCL.org – July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. "... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL." 
  4. ^ John Petrick (February 26, 2003). "A popular cereal keeps its crackle". The Record (Bergen County, NJ). 
  5. ^ Associated Press (January 20, 2007). "Cops Taser Student Running Naked Through High School Cafeteria". Fox News. 
  6. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  7. ^ http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/docs/Snippets%20Issue%202.pdf
  8. ^ Lisa Aurand (April 28, 2010). "Westerville North Science Olympiad team advances". Westerville ThisWeek. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  9. ^ "America's Best High Schools: The List". Newsweek. 

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ThisWeekNews
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Coach Jim Kloepfer will not have his contract renewed after 11 seasons leading the Westerville North High School girls basketball program. The Warriors finished 19-6 overall last season after losing to Pickerington North 50-47 in a Division I district ...
 
ThisWeekNews
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:33:01 -0700

Eight days later, July 20, former Westerville North High School principal and district administrator Curt Jackowski died after a lengthy battle against a rare form of cancer. He was 48. "There is so much loss and, as you can tell, I am struggling ...

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ThisWeekNews
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:52:30 -0700

In his 15-year career with Westerville schools, Jackowski was the assistant principal of Walnut Springs and Heritage middle schools from 2000 to 2002; associate principal at Westerville North High School from 2002 to 2003; principal of North from 2003 ...

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ThisWeekNews
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:11:15 -0700

While schoolmates opted to participate in sports with less contact, Sarah Wilson decided to tackle one that's much more physical. Upon the urging of a friend, Wilson began playing rugby during her junior year at Westerville North High School as a ...

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Columbus Dispatch
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:46:07 -0700

Several students were initially dubious about working with balloons, including Isaac Olexio, who will be a senior at Westerville North High School in the fall. The 17-year-old thought he'd have to make balloon animals or toys usually seen at a fair or ...
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