The 54th Annual Commencement Ceremony
was held at 2:00 p.m. in the Northwest High School Gymnasium
on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The Best of the Class of 2012 was
Valedictorians: Amber Montavon, Alexis Gambill, Holly Eichenlaub,
Jodi Bapst, Taylor Burchett and Sarah Cremeans; and salutatorian
Jordan Nickles. This year's senior class received over $307,644
Congratulations to all seniors on a successful school year
and good luck in all your future endeavors!
Picutres | Superlatives
Northwest Says Goodbye To Two Teachers!
more than three decades of teaching, beloved educator Michael
Glenn will be retiring at the end of this year. Mr. Glenn
has been a Social Studies teacher at Northwest for 37 years
and has also led the Quiz Bowl team through many years of
success. In honor of his retirement, members of the quiz
bowl team gave a speech and presented him with a scrapbook
at this year’s Honor’s Banquet. Thank you for all you have
done for us, Mr. Glenn. You will be greatly missed! Happy
will be losing a great Algebra teacher next year. Mrs. Henry
is going back to her homeschool Green to teach 7th and 8th
Grade math. She has taught at Northwest High School for
three years and Northwest Middle School for one year. She
also coached JV Volleyball this year. Mrs. Henry is a very
loving teacher and will be greatly missed. When asked what
she will miss the most is all the students and the welcoming
faculty that accepted her when she came here. We will miss
you Mrs. Henry and thank you for everything and good luck!
2011-2012 Relay Team Breaks School
Jordan Gambill, Chambers McClay, Linus Schnack and Dustin
Seaman broke the 4 x 200 relay record at the district track
meet in Oak Hill. The previous record holders were Darren
Sandlin, Steven Cable, Nick Pertuset and Nathan Brannan.
They set the previous record in 2004. (Not pictured Dustin
The Northwest High School Prom was held on Saturday, May
5. Grand March started the evening with couples strutting
their stuff in the school gymnasium in front of a full house
of family, friends and classmates. Couples then headed to
eat at various places in Portsmouth, Ashland and Chillicothe.
The Prom was held in the high school gymnasium until midnight
followed by an After Prom sponsored by the Northwest Parents.
- Prom Main Page
Friday, May 11th, the Northwest High
School held the finale for the 2012 Mohawk Idol Competition.
The competition was close with only a 9 vote difference
separating the winner and 2nd place. Both Carly Harness
and Brooklyn Jones performed beautifully during the finale,
but in the end the title of Mohawk Idol fell to sophomore
Preston Hall with a work he had written himself. The first
showing of this year’s senior video and some humorous renditions
from the immediately local “band”, The Replacements
wrapped up the performances. The production of Mohawk Idol
was produced, sponsored, and made possible by the Northwest
Art and Media Club advised by Mr. Chris Enz.
1 | round
2 | round
3 | round
Also, take a look back at the
Evening With The Arts
The 27th Evening With The Arts was held on Tuesday, May
8, 2012. Vocal Performances started the evening with singing
in the courtyard by the Chorus under the direction of Mr.
Patrick Colegrove. A variety of instrumental and vocal performances
could be heard as visitors browsed the art displays in the
cafetorium organized by instructors Chris Enz (highs chool)
and Shelley Tackett (middle school). Also displayed were
projects created by the family and consumer sciences, industrial
technology, and the multiple handicapped and special programs
unit. To top off a great night with the arts, the instrumental
music department presented its annual Spring concert under
the direction of Christina Stephan and Callie Huff.
See Pictures: High
School Art | Middle
School Art | Chorus
The annual honor's banquet was
held on April 30, honoring students with outstanding academic
achievements as well as recognizing our quiz bowl team.
Members of the quiz bowl team gave a speech and presented
Mr. Michael Glenn with a scrapbook in honor of his retirement.
17th Annual Northwest Alumni
Northwest graduates are invited to attend the 17th annual
Northwest Alumni Banquet to be held July 14, 2012 at the
high school. Social hour will be from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.,
dinner from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and the program from 8:00 -
All NHS graduates, attendees, staff and board members past
and present are invited to attend. This would be a great
opportunity to visit with former classmates, teachers and
friends from our high school days. If any class wishes to
meet in another room for a class reunion before the meal,
just call Pat Moore for a location.
~ more information and reservation form~
For the past year, Northwest High School has made accessible
a community ‘closet’ for students to have access to anything
they may need. The Clothes Closet has everything from toiletries
and school supplies to shoes and prom dresses available
and all completely for free! In the past, the Clothes Closet
has also organized giveaways for special occasions where
students could come and receive items for themselves or
as gifts for others. Donations of supplies, clothing or
money to the Clothes Closet are welcome and a great help
to the school and students. See Mrs. Arnett at the high
school for access, information or donation drop-offs.