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For schools of a similar name, see North High School (disambiguation).
Westerville North High School
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
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]         
Athletics conference Ohio Capital Conference[1]
Mascot Warrior
Team name Warriors[1]
Rival Westerville South High School

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.


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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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:39:35 -0700

Westerville North High School boys cross country coach Dave Weaner's biggest challenge this season dealing with top runner Matt Parkhurst might be reining him in. "He is much more physically aware of himself this year, acutely aware," Weaner said of ...

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:40:36 -0700

Transitioning from Westerville North High School to Georgia Tech meant Cooper had to adjust to the faster pace of the college game and to the greater raw strength of his teammates and opponents. “You can just be athletic in high school, where in ...

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:56:15 -0700

The Westerville North High School senior had one headache last school year that spanned 10 days and sent her to the emergency department, said her mom, Rocky. Sleep deprivation, nutritional changes and stress are among the factors that contribute to a ...


Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Westerville North High School football coach Rodger Elander welcomes the chance for his Warriors to open their season against perennial playoff contender Marion-Franklin. But the Red Devils team to which the Warriors will play host Friday, Aug. 28, isn ...


Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:04:37 -0700

In numerous ways, the Westerville North High School girls volleyball team has a new look this season. Aaron Hastings, who led the program from 2008-10 as well as the past three seasons, stepped down in the offseason to become an assistant coach at West ...


Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:45:00 -0700

The bride graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 2001 and received a bachelor's degree in art from Ohio State University. The groom graduated from Westerville North High School in 1999. He is employed in commercial sales for Habegger Corp.

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Stillwater News Press
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:35:02 -0700

Elizabeth is a graduate of Westerville North High School. She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Mississippi. The groom is the son of Dr. Nadine Robles and Dr. Richard Day, of San Francisco, California. Greg is a graduate of Peabody High ...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:48:33 -0700

Jocelyn Sharpe is an incoming freshman 400m runner from Westerville North High School in Ohio. Sharpe is a two-time outdoor district champion in the 400m, winning the event as a junior and a senior during her high school career. During the indoor ...

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