Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked Kennesaw Mountain High School as the 728th high school in the country. North Cobb High School was named the 1601th high school in the country, and Harrison High School was named the 641st high school. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Kennesaw Mountain High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Deangelo Damond Harris was booked into the Cobb County jail on a charge of sale of marijuana.
A 17-year-old Harrison High student spent part of Friday and Saturday in the Cobb County jail after he allegedly sold marijuana to a 15-year-old student on campus. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, someone reported their suspicions about Deangelo Damond Harris and the 15-year-old male student to an assistant principal. The administrator met with the 15-year-old boy. "While walking to (the) principal's office, the 15-year-old was asked if he had anything he should not have on campus," according to the warrant. "The student responded, 'Yes, I have drugs in my bag.' " From a bag, the student removed a plastic prescription bottle containing less than one ounce of suspected marijuana, records show. "The 15-year-old student said he …
Friday, March 15, 2013
"We won't have any comment," a man who answered the door at Michael William Cook's home said today.
The Acworth teen who allegedly posted naked photos of at least eight children on pornographic websites created a company to gain the trust of the juveniles. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said today that authorities believeHarrison High School senior Michael William Cook operated under the company name Maxi Focus Photography between Nov. 1, 2012, and Jan. 1, 2013, the time frame that he allegedly posted to pornographic websites "naked" or "erotic" photos of people that he obtained through fraudulent means. The children depicted in the images are all under the age of 18, records show. One was 14 years old at the time the photo was taken. The children attend "several high schools," according to WSB-TV. "He was using Maxi Focus …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
They received multiple honors.
Four North and West Cobb-area high schools this week were named 2013 Georgia Advanced Placement Honor Schools. Harrison, Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb were designated AP Merit Schools because at least 20 percent of the student body at each school took AP exams and at least half of all AP exams received scores of at least a three. Students can earn college credit with scores of three or higher on AP subject tests. A five is the highest possible score. Additionally, Harrison, Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb were named AP Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Schools and AP STEM Achievement Schools. AP STEM Schools have students who tested in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses. At least 40 percent of…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fellow Mustang Rene Gutierrez finished in fourth place in the 170-pound weight class.
Two Kennesaw-area high schools had strong finishes at Saturday's Class AAAAAA state wrestling championship in Macon. Kennesaw Mountain High's wrestling team finished in the top 10 and had one individual champion. Justan Rivera took top honors in the 182-pound weight class, his second consecutive individual state title. He was the 170-pound state champion in 2012. This year, fellow Mustang Rene Gutierrez placed fourth in that weight class. While Harrison High was the 28th-best team of the day, two Hoyas had top 10 individual finishes. Patrick Mannella and Anthony Fiacco each placed sixth in their divisions. Mannella competed in the 160-pound weight class. Fiacco was in the 152-pound division. Elsewhere in North Cobb, Allatoona was the 18th-…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Players from North Cobb and Harrison High Schools are on the roster.
Two local football players have been selected to play in the AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl. Cameron Albright of North Cobb High School will play in the East division while Keegan Karim of Harrison High School will play in the West division. The all-star game is designed to showcase the top high school junior football players in Georgia. The game will stream live on ESPN3 and be available on demand shortly after the event at PlayOn! Sports’ Georgia portal: http://ghsa.playonsports.com. But first, Albright and Karim will go through a developmental program known as RisingSeniors that begins today. “It should be mandatory for all potential college athletes to go through something like the RisingSeniors program," said Chase Roberts, veteran …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Until Wednesday, the district offered no explanation for Marty Galbraith's departure.
When Harrison High head football coach Marty Galbraith resigned last month, at least six women had complained to Cobb County School District officials that Galbraith had allegedly made unwanted sexual advances, gestures or remarks toward them. That revelation surfaced Wednesday in the Marietta Daily Journal, which obtained the information through an Open Records Request. Until Wednesday's report in the MDJ, the district offered no explanation for Galbraith's sudden departure. “All I can confirm is that he’s no longer employed in the district,” Cobb County Schools spokesman Doug Goodwin told Patch last month. Galbraith was hired in the spring to turn around a struggling program that went 3-7 in 2011 under head coach David Hines, who …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Marty Galbraith, who was as an assistant special teams coach for the Tennessee Titans from 2005-11, resigned from the Cobb School District last week.
Reasons remained unclear Monday on why first-year Harrison High head football coach Marty Galbraith resigned last week. Citing this being a personnel matter, Cobb School District spokesman Doug Goodwin couldn’t provide details other than Galbraith quit Wednesday and that the physical education classes he taught are being covered by a “supply teacher.” “That’s all I can confirm is that he’s no longer employed in the district,” Goodwin told Patch. Galbraith left the Hoyas with a 4-3 overall record—and 3-2 in Region 4-6A play—that includes wins over Woodstock and region rivals Campbell, Pebblebrook and Kennesaw Mountain. They’re now 4-4 after Friday’s loss to region opponent Hillgrove, and are sixth out of Region 4-6A’s nine teams. Most …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Harrison High royalty named.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Ryne Sieracki and Lauren Hackney are now royalty after they were named the new Mr. and Miss Harrison High on Wednesday. The school posted a photo of the pair on Harrison's Facebook page.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Get a rundown of high school football action in and around Kennesaw.
While Harrison has a bye this week, the Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs hope to rebound against the Marietta Blue Devils after last week's 17-14 loss to the Hoyas. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Kennesaw Mountain. In nearby Acworth, Allatoona also has a bye. However, Acworth's other public high school will be on the field. Like Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb is looking for redemption after last week's overtime loss against South Cobb. The Warriors will take on Hillgrove at home. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Are you a registered user of Kennesaw Patch? Planning to attend any of tonight's games? Upload pictures to the Kennesaw Patch photo gallery. Click here to start posting your snapshots. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to …