Friday, May 30, 2014

We Can't Do This Without YOU!

Success Kid - We can't DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! Hey Wildcat Family...we need your help!   

In order to 
administer our state exams, we need proctors! There are no skills needed, just your presence in the room! You can volunteer for any day that is convenient for you from June 9th-13th. You can volunteer for one, two, three, four or all days!  

Any senior parents who proctor will receive two tickets 
to graduation! Here is the link to sign up


Information can also be found on the NHHS PTSA page. 

Tyler George named Killian Family Old Well Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler George named Killian Family Old Well Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill

Tyler George, a senior at New Hanover High School, has been named the 2014 Killian Family Old Well Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is the son of Chris and Melissa George of Wilmington, N.C.

Tyler was selected from a very qualified pool of applicants based on his outstanding achievements in academics, athletics and leadership.  At New Hanover High School, he reached the top of his class in academic standing, was elected vice president of the National Honor Society, captained the soccer team in his junior and senior years, and also earned his Eagle Scout rank.

The Killian Family Old Well Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1999 by Thomas W. Killian of Summit, N.J. to honor his parents, Bill and Betty Killian, who were longtime residents of Wilmington but passed away in 2011 and 2009.  Tom and his siblings, Rick and Cindy Killian, have strong ties to New Hanover High School and UNC as all are graduates of New Hanover High School (Rick ’73, Tom ’75, Cindy ’81) and earned undergraduate degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (Rick ’77, Tom ’79, and Cindy ’85). Bill Killian was a 1949 Carolina alumnus.   

Originally intended to give preference to students from New Hanover County, The Killian Family Old Well Scholarship was recently amended to give specific preference to graduates of New Hanover High School in recognition of the Killian siblings’ connection to New Hanover High School.   Eight Carolina undergraduates have received Killian Family Old Well Scholarships to date, including Anna Fleck, who graduated from New Hanover High School in 2006 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Carolina in 2010.

The Killian Family Old Well Scholarship awards $4,500 annually and its total value is $18,000. Eligible candidates are chosen based on academic excellence, athletic ability and demonstrated leadership. Killian Scholars are service-minded, both at school and in the community, and demonstrate strong character through leadership. The selection process is highly competitive. Each applicant submits an interest letter and resume, and answers a series of essay questions. A committee of faculty and staff from New Hanover High School reviews each application and selects finalists for interviews.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

National Honor Society Induction

           National Honor Society held its induction on May 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Activity Center.  New Hanover inducted 94 new members.  
           On June 25, 1926, eighty-eight years ago next month, the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools granted New Hanover High School our original charter.  The National Association was only founded five years earlier in 1921, thus making New Hanover one of the oldest chartered members in the nation.
This years officers presided over the ceremony.
Lily Herring-President
Tyler George- VP
Elizabeth Cartrette-Sec.
Catherine Lipps-Teasurer
Jesse Vassos-Historian

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Senior Yearbook Signing Day

We will have our Senior Signing Day on Thursday, May 29 during 2nd Block in the cafeteria. This is for seniors only. 

Yearbooks will be distributed next week. We still have a few for sale- $65, cash or check made payable to NHHS. 

Please congratulate members of the yearbook staff, especially our editors, Julia McPherson and Patrick Peoples. This staff has worked for countless hours to produce a very high quality book. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Class of 2015 Informational Meeting 5/28

There will be an informational meeting next Wednesday, May 28 for all rising seniors and their families from 6-7 pm in the Library. 

We will be discussing important items such as college applications, senior portraits and other vital information for making your senior year successful. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

This I Believe Essay by Brandy Moore

This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 125,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow. Visit the website at

Mrs. Flynn's classes recently wrote their own This I Believe essays. Here is a taste of why a student thinks respect will help "you later in life."

                 Just A Little Respect         

         Brandy Moore
            I believe in showing respect to those in authority over me and to those I encounter in my life. What is respect? How do we learn to respect others and how do we earn respect? This is the question that these young children ponder today. I had to learn it just like you. One example would be that when I was young my Aunt or Uncle would call my name. I usually replied saying, “What?” or “Yes?” They always reprimanded me for not saying “Yes ma’am?” or “Yes sir?” Having respect for others will not only honor them but will also help you later in life.                                                   
     Other examples of showing respect would be when people show kind gestures such as opening a door for you, be sure to thank them. If someone pays you a compliment, be sure to thank them. If you are a visitor in someone’s home, abide by their rules. I guess you could say that one definition of respect is to esteem others greater than yourself, being kind and thoughtful to all people. There once was a song written that said R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, take care of TCB. So respect means looking out for other people.    
      When children are not taught proper respect by those in authority over them, they will not have as many opportunities opened up to them. We all want to be respected; you must exemplify respect in order to earn respect. It is rewarding to have respect for others and those in authority over you, which includes all adults. If children have not been taught how to give proper respect, they are missing out on one of the valuable lessons of life.

     So listen up, if someone is giving you constructive correction in your life, consider this valuable.

Cultural Day in Mrs. Burdette's Spanish Class

Sophomore Riley Ferguson learned the

Mexican hat dance and played two versions of it for Mrs. Burdette's class!

Graduation Project Takes Over NHHS!

Gates Ryan
Andrew Stoycos
Congratulations to all the seniors who successfully presented to our community judges on May 20th. Here are some pictures from the evening. Way to go and see you at GRADUATION! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bellamy Mansion Tour

The following students visited the Bellamy Mansion with Mrs. Coonradt
Ronnie Beatty

Nolan Craven
Andrew Croom
Skyler Davidson
Callie Hill
Taylor Holland
Cameron Howard
Luke Ingle
Jacob Koehler
Shannon Martells
Andrew Norris
Will Parker
Holly Pennington
Paige Pottle
Michael Poulson
Carter Price
Hollis Rogers
Foster Slagle
Gus Sonne
Uli VanHout
Keaun Wallace
Tra'Guan Wesley
Ashley Woodward
Libba Zimmerman

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mrs. Ebbinkhuysen's Students Attend

Mrs. Ebbinkhuysen's class attended the 14th Annual Cape Fear Fishing Tournament, and even though no NHHS attendees caught any fish, everyone had a great time! 

Sponsored by Got-Em-On Live Bait Club the tournament, "provides a day of fishing, food and fun for those with disabilities on the Kure Beach Pier. There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the event for participants. Over the past 14 years this event has grown such that we accommodate about 275 participants with the only limit being the size of the pier! The CFDST has attracted the attention of groups such as Coastal Rehabilitation and Easter Seals." 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mrs. Huffman's AP Biology Students Visited Cape Fear Museum


Rising Senior Night

Class of 2015

This will be a meeting to discuss college applications, graduation information, senior portraits, and other vital information for having a successful senior year. Rising seniors and their families should attend. 

Wednesday, May 28, 6-7 pm in the Library

Monday, May 19, 2014

Honors Service Learning Opportunity ACT QUICKLY - one more informational meeting left!

Wildcat families, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Honors 

Service Learning course that will provide Juniors & Seniors an opportunity 

to apply to be involved in a 4th block class with both a classroom and field 

placement component, focused on community service and responsible 

citizenship. There will be open information sessions in the NHHS library 

from 12:15 to 1:45 Tuesday May 20th and Thursday May 22nd that will 

provide applications.  All applications are due by May 30th to Mrs Elizabeth 

Felts in Room 205 (or her mailbox in the front office).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mrs. Flynn's Creative Writing students CREATE, WRITE and ILLUSTRATE their own graphic novels!

Creative Writing at its best! 

Mrs. Flynn's class had a lot of fun creating, writing and illustrating their own graphic novels. 

Amazing work! 

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Pictured Chloe Ryan and Jamaica McLucas (not pictured Keantae Graham and Rayeisha Jones)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

FREE Sports Physicals! BOYS 5/22 and GIRLS 6/5. Check locations here!

For Immediate Release: Free 2014-2015 School Year Athletic Pre-Participation Screening Exams

Offered for New Hanover County Middle and High School Athletes and Cheerleaders

Each year, all North Carolina students who plan to participate in athletics or cheerleading must
undergo a state-mandated screening examination.  Physicians in the New Hanover-Pender County
Medical Society, in concert with New Hanover County Health Department and the school systems,
have, for many years, offered free screenings for New Hanover County athletes and cheerleaders at designated times. Exams for the Boys will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014Girls’ exams will be Thursday, June 5, 2014. Exams are at the Health Department, 2029 South 17th Street. These are the free screening dates/times for 2014-2013 school sports:

Boys:  6:00 PM    May 22   Boys: 6:45 PM                           
Ashley HS                                 Myrtle Grove MS                                                                 
D. C. Virgo MS                         New Hanover HS                                                       
Hoggard HS                             Noble MS                                                                
Holly Shelter MS                     Private Schools                                                     
Laney HS                                 Roland Grise MS                                 
Murray MS                              Trask MS                                                                               
Williston MS                                                    

Girls: 6:00 PM   June 05   Girls: 6:45 PM
Ashley HS                                 Myrtle Grove MS
D. C. Virgo MS                          New Hanover HS
Hoggard HS                              Noble MS
Holly Shelter MS                      Private Schools
Laney HS                                  Roland Grise MS
Murray MS                               Trask MS
Williston MS

*Note: Boys may not be screened on girls’ night or girls on boys’ night.*

The waiting area for students is the Health Department’s parking lot, near the Auditorium entrance.  The students from each school are called in, as a group, in the order listed. There is no need to arrive more than 15 minutes early.  Before beginning an examination, physicians are required to see the two-page medical history, emergency information, and parental permission forms which are available in the schools and at the Board of Education. These forms must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian before the exam is begun. Forms may also be downloaded at (Go to Parents > Athletics > Athletic Pre-Participation Form).  Rising ninth graders should list the high school that they will attend in the fall.

If there are questions, contact the student’s school, the Medical Society’s Executive Director, Bonnie Brown (910-790-5800; E-mail:, or the NHC Schools Lead Athletic Trainer, Matthew Triche (910- 251-6100 x 270;  Please note that it is inappropriate to call the Health Department for information.

The Medical Society and Health Department physicians, staffs and administrations are pleased to be able to donate their time, expertise, and facilities to serve the community’s children – and their parents.  However, the volunteers unanimously caution, “Parents, please remember that athletic screening exams are just that.  Screenings.  Not complete physical check-ups.  It is important for junior high and high school students to have their own primary care physician and to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with him or her. Moreover, if there are known health concerns, it is absolutely imperative that the young person’s personal physician be on board.”
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Casey Anderson: Winner of the Teacher Trot T-shirt Design Contest

Please congratulate Casey Anderson for winning the design contest of the t-shirts for the

 2nd annual Teacher Trot. We are so proud of her!

Cr. Chris Fonvielle of UNCW's History Department visited an Honors American I classroom to Guest Lecture on Wilmington in the Civil War.

Cr. Chris Fonvielle of UNCW's History Department visited an Honors American I classroom to Guest Lecture on Wilmington in the Civil War.

Monday, May 12, 2014

AP Language and Composition Review with Mrs. Talbert & Mrs. Meyer

Mrs. Talbert and Mrs. Meyer combined their AP Language and Composition classes on Thursday, May 8th, to review for the AP Exam on Friday May 9th. Fun was had by all.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mr. Moore's Class' NHCS TV Clip

Mr. Moore's engineering class designed and built adaptive furniture for Ms. Coley's students. Awesome video clip with student interviews.