The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

Carmel Yonas

Carmel Yonas, Opinions Editor and Sports Editor

Carmel Yonas is a junior at South Forsyth High School, and is so thrilled to start her third year of journalism. She is currently the Opinions and Sports Editor for The Bird Feed. In her free time, when she’s not running, Carmel loves to read, write, and draw cartoons. She's addicted to the Harry Potter series, as well as murder/mystery novels, a huge fan of the TV show Friends, and enjoys binge-watching anime. Additionally, she is on the cross-country and track team, and hopes to win the XC state champion title again! You can contact her at [email protected].



Varsity girls. As the varsity girls get ready to run, their teammates hold up signs to cheer them on. Junior varsity (Jv) runners along with returning alumni helped make signs for each varsity runner.

SOFO Cross-country Heads Into Another State Championship

November 10, 2021

On Saturday, November 7th, South Forsyth High’s Cross-country team officially made it to the Georgia High School Association state championships and competed in Region 7A events. The sunny and windy...

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War in Tigray. Tigrayan citizens are leaving the region because of military forces occupying the village. A young girl carried her infant sibling out of the village and fled to Sudan.

The Devastation In Africa: War Between Ethiopia and Tigray Disrupts Millions of Lives

November 1, 2021

Ethiopia is currently in a state of chaos, and its citizens are facing political upheaval, humanitarian issues, sexual violence, and imbalances between the Tigrayan and Ethiopian governments. The factions...

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Boys varsity meet. Junior Ben Bergey leaps to the finish, leaving Nate only a few seconds behind. Bergey excitedly pointed his fingers up, and showed the sign for number 1 milliseconds before he crossed the line.

Pickens Preview XC: Sofo takes the dub

September 8, 2021

On Saturday, August 21, the South Forsyth Cross-country team arrived at the bus early in the morning with their eyes struggling to stay open. As they departed from school, excitement and uneasiness filled...

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3200 (2 mile-8 laps). On Friday, March 12, freshman Isabel Yonas takes on the mile and battles through the intense competition. Yonas achieved a PR (personal record) of  11:40, and finished first with no hestitation.

Welcome to the Ranch! South’s 5th Track and Field Meet

April 29, 2021

South Forsyth’s Track and Field athletes competed in their fifth meet at Lanier High School on March 12. This meet consisted of only eight teams, which raised the bar of competitiveness for South athletes....

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4x8 (2 laps: 4 people run) relay. Senior Ansley Rogers is sprinting down the last 100m straight as she competes in the 4x8 relay. Senior Madi Butler, Senior Katelyn Mclean, and Sophomore Emily Barnes competed with her as well.

South starting Track and Field season strong at Archer Invitational

April 13, 2021

The first Track and Field meet of 2021 took place on February 27th at Archer High school. Out of 15 schools, South placed third. However, it wasn't easy to celebrate the victory, the earliest meet began...

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Black Lives Matter. Over the summer of 2020, a student from South Forsyth participates in a Black Lives Matter protest near the Forsyth County Courthouse. They advocated for freedom, and a revision in Americas justice system. Throughout the protest, a large gathering of diverse individuals, congregated in Cumming.

The Reality of Racial Inequality Towards the Black Community

April 2, 2021

I can still vividly remember my mom turning on the news to the last seen footage of George Floyd. As I locked eyes with the CNN correspondent, I couldn't help but feel beyond enraged. There aren't enough...

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A tale as old as time. A person meets a person, and sometimes it feels as if all the pieces fall together. Developing feelings was a challenge every couple had to navigate at some point in their relationships.

Behind the butterflies: why we develop crushes and how to deal with them

February 11, 2021

When you see them, your palms grow sweaty. You try to stabilize yourself, but your knees begin to wobble. Your stomach twists in knots. This person makes your throat dry, and you struggle to find the proper...

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South boys cheering. In Carrolton, Sebastian Elisan(senior), Chris Wilusz(senior), Devin Schmuckal(senior), Aadi Jain(senior), Sam Gullo(senior), Andrew Wilson(senior), Ben Bergey(sophomore), and Josh Wilson(freshmen) surround the finish line. They screamed at the top of their lungs for Carmel Yonas(sophomore), and motivated her at the last 100 meters.

SOFO XC State Championships 2020

November 30, 2020

GHSA State Championships finally arrived for SOFO nation. On November 7th, they attended a statewide meet in Carrollton with Georgia’s best teams in the region. Every year, the chance to stand up on...

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Varsity girls at start line. Carmel Yonas(sophomore), Isabel Yonas(freshmen) Emma OConnor(senior), Madi Butler(senior), Molly Hanlon(freshmen), Janisha Patil(sophomore), and Siena Brennan(sophomore) are preparing to begin their race. The girls stretched, and did strides before they jogged to the start.

Georgia’s best of the best XC: Meet of Champions

November 30, 2020

On Saturday, November 14th, only the best runners from all regions in Georgia arrived at Meet of Champions. That's right, not everyone is invited. This race is what distinguished great runners from elite,...

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Celebrating Hispanic cultures. South Forsyth students and teachers honor their Hispanic peers during Hispanic Heritage Week. Faculty and students had the opportunity to participate in multiple events and presentations.

SFHS celebrates the Hispanic Heritage

November 9, 2020

This year, the month of October is dedicated to celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Throughout the month, many organizations...

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A community comes together. During the height of the social justice protests of summer, hundreds of people gather at the Forsyth County courthouse to protest. Forsyth County residents felt it absolutely necessary to voice their anger over recent killings of Black people. “It really helped me to feel more understood and valued in the community” said a SFHS student who wants to remain anonymous.

Social Justice in Forsyth County: A conversation with Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at the Root

August 24, 2020

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this piece belong solely to their respective author(s). They do not necessarily represent the opinions of South Forsyth High School or Forsyth County Schools. Over...

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3 varsity girls. On August 22, Carmel Yonas (Sophomore), Emma OConnor (Senior), and Isabel Yonas (Freshman) finish the race smiling as they take a group picture. The girls wore a green ribbon in memory of Trevor Lockhurst who went to South, and was on the Cross-country team.

South’s 2nd Cross-country meet: Cherokee County Classic

August 22, 2020

On a Saturday morning in late August, the sun glared down and humidity filled the air. Despite the oppressing heat, South was full of energy and anticipation for Cherokee Country Classic . Cherokee Classic...

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South girls. South Forsyth Cross- country girls warm-up, and are getting ready to race. Seniors Megan Milstead and Madi Butler hype the team up with music, and get in the groove of racing in Souths first meet. This past weekend, the Lambert Tri-meet was hosted at Chattahoochee Pointe Park.

South’s First Cross-country meet of 2020: Lambert Tri-meet

August 15, 2020

On Saturday, August 15th, Lambert High School gets ready to host the first cross-country meet of the season, the Lambert Tri-meet. It’s early in the morning, and Chattahoochee Pointe is packed with cars...

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Senior students at last years graduation file up along one another, eager to finally be able to claim their diplomas. Ms. Duff and one of her former students, Jamal, took one last photo together as she wishes him only the best for his future career ahead of him.

South honors their 2020 Senior Graduates

July 31, 2020

Senior year, a time of excitement and laughter, but also exhaustion and anxiety too. It's the year of opportunities, life-changing decisions, and a chance to enjoy the little bit of high-school left. As...

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Souths final meet of the season ended with excitement and good vibes. They worked hard all the way from start to finish for the team and always worked together.

Track and Field 7th Annual Longhorn Stampede

March 26, 2020

On March 7th, 2020, Forsyth county track teams prepared to run with the sun shining above them. Teams warmed up side by side and coaches talked with their runners before events started. Longhorn Stampede...

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Bella Rhone, Emma OConnor, Carmel Yonas, Sophia Baker, Sydney Copeland, Madelynne Cadeau, and Caroline Patterson sit together covered up. On the morning of state on a Saturday, varsity girls warm themselves up to be ready for the race. They are determined to do well and are going to rely on all the training theyve had to prepare for state.

GHSA State Cross-country Championship

December 19, 2019

South's runners walked onto the field, already hearing applause and cheers early in the morning for State Cross-country Championship. The day consisted of cold weather and layers of clothes. Tension filled...

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Runners High. Foot Locker’s southern regional championship was held on Saturday in Charlotte North Carolina. Runners competed in a team and individually for a chance to get first place.

Foot Locker Cross-country championships

December 19, 2019

Foot Locker is a well-known championship race in different regions of the United States. On November 30, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina on a Saturday, races took place early in the morning and ended...

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Bundle up. Mark Martin, Ansley Rogers, Emily Barnes, and Ashley Hunt cuddle up in the pouring rain. October 19th on a Saturday, runners from  South take on the speediest course and dominate it. The day being a mixture of rainy, and windy didnt stop them from running their hearts out on this meet.

South takes the lead in Area 3 Championships

December 6, 2019

Area 3 championships excites the South Cross-country team every season because of how well they do. This year, everyone was pumped up and ready to hit the course, knowing that a real show was about to...

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Varsity girls awards. on Saturday October 23rd, parents stood and snapped photos of everyone together after awards. Each runner led the team to a third place win. This pre-state race only adds to Souths excitement for the state meet in November.

FSU Invitational Cross-country

November 8, 2019

On Friday October 11, South runners prepared for the FSU invitational in Tallahassee, Florida. Races started on Saturday at 7:50 in the morning and continued all throughout the day. Teams from all over...

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Girls team gathers around. On August 24, Saturday, South wins 3rd place at Saucony Battle of Atlanta. Even though our outcome wasnt the way we wanted, we still kept our heads high and continued throughout the season. I was proud of the effort we all put in,  Emma Oconnor stated. (Used with permission by Sara Aylay)

War Eagle Cross-country takes the lead in the season

October 22, 2019

The War Eagle Cross-country team lines up at the start while their peers gather around to support them. As the gun is fired, the runners take off. Parents and friends stand around the track, cheering on...

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Colors in remembrance. Students at SFHS dress up in honor for 9/11. The Spanish National Honors Society encouraged their members to wear red, white, and blue in memory. I am dressing in support for both the society and 9/11, freshman Angelica Conde says.

Dressing for the memory of 9/11

September 13, 2019

South’s very own Spanish National Honors Society dressed in patriotic colors to commemorate the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers. As part of the Spanish National Honors Society [SNHS], students...

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