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

Grace Drawdy

Grace Drawdy, Editor-in-Chief

Grace Drawdy is a senior and has been a part of The Bird Feed for four years. After taking on the role of the Associate Editor, she is excited to be the Editor- in- Chief. She hopes to finish out her final year with a bang, and lead the staff to reach new goals. You can find her making a splash at the Swim Atlanta Sugarloaf location where she is a year-round, competitive swimmer. Grace loves to live life loud. Her heart beats for kids fighting pediatric cancer, and she wants to heal them all. She loves spending time with her friends. In a rare moment of downtime, you can find Grace having a solo dance party or binging Netflix. You can contact her via twitter or email.

 

The SFHS administration team pose for a picture. Mrs McKee(back row, far right) is moving to East and Mr Schreier(back row, fourth from left to right) is moving to Central. Mr Wolff(back row, fifth from left to right) and Ms Espy(front row, right) are staying and taking on new roles. They are all very excited about their new positions.

The 2021-2022 school year brings changes to SOFO admin

April 2, 2021

If this school year has taught South students anything, it is to be flexible to change. In this time of uncertainty, we will sadly have to say goodbye to two of our highly appreciated administrators in...

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Shots fired. While we are unsure of the long term science behind the shot, researchers are adamant about vaccinating as many people as possible.  The vaccination process began in February and March, and hopefully will continue throughout the year. We don’t know yet, says Nurse Ceniceros. We’re going to know soon- whether the vaccine actually stops the spread of COVID. It’s a short study, not a long study. I’ve gotten both my shots and Im still wearing my mask. And something really cool is that this time last year, I was at another school and we were counting the number of kids that had the flu daily. We’d be like, “Okay, slash-mark A, A, BB, AB, A,” and this year we’ve only had one flu.

The effect of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Forsyth County

March 1, 2021

In March of 2020, the battle with the deadly Coronavirus started in Forsyth County. Now, almost a year later, the battle that has taken the lives of millions of individuals across the globe is still ongoing....

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Taking home the gold. Senior Grace Drawdy and Sophomore Charlotte Tully share a moment after they beat their rival, Lambert High School, in the 4x100 yard freestyle relay. The win came unexpectedly, as the Lady War Eagles placed 3rd overall in the previous relays earlier in the morning.

Sofo swim and dive begins to wrap up their season at the Forsyth County Championships

February 1, 2021

On a crisp Saturday morning, swimmers from all high schools in Forsyth County filled the stands, excited to see what the day held. Bouncing legs of nervousness and colored tech suits filled the stands...

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Fight For Faith. Varsity high school swim teams, Lambert and South Forsyth, show their support for a fellow swimmer and teammate Faith Johnson who is battling leukemia. Faith has been apart of Lamberts varsity team for 4 years and has consistency helped the team place well at both the Forsyth County Championships and GHSA 6-7A state meet which takes place in February.

Sofo Swim and Dive Fights for Faith

December 14, 2020

On November 24th, 2020, South Forsyth Swim and Dive competed in a quad-meet with Lambert High School, Tift High School, and Pinecrest High School. This meet was in honor of Faith Johnson, a student and...

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Homecoming 2020. Spirit Week, a pinnacle football game, and homecoming court filled South with festivities the week of 10/25. Despite the changes that COVID-19 brought to the school year, homecoming remained a shining constant.

[Photo] SOFO HOCO 2020: War Eagle Spirit perseveres through adversity

November 11, 2020

Homecoming 2020. Spirit Week, a pinnacle football game, and homecoming court filled South with festivities the week of 10/25. Despite the changes that COVID-19 brought to the school year, homecoming remained...

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Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in. On October 26, 2020, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court. Republicans were content with this decision, but Democrats were frustrated. This frustration comes from Ginsbergs wish on her death-bed: My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.

Supreme Court nominates and confirms judge Amy Coney Barrett

November 9, 2020

Throughout the month of October, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been through four days of hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee; this is the first of many steps of the lengthy confirmation process...

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Save our Future. With the Presidential election fast approaching on November 3rd, US citizens wonder whos hands the future of the country will fall. Many people felt the hostility given the turmoil that developed over the past few months.

An open letter to politics as a moderate

November 1, 2020

Dear United States Politics, This election year is one of the most important election years, as it can bring huge waves of change in our nation, both positive and negative. As we all know, politics...

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Testing positive. On October 2nd, President Trump and the First Lady went public about their positive test. Due to this new information, many citizens feared the future of the 2020 Presidential Campaign. Thankfully, the President returned to the Oval Office this week returned to his duties.

Breaking News: Trump tests positive for COVID-19

October 13, 2020

On October 2nd, 2020, the President of the United States, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19.  Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine...

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Fighting Covid in the Classroom. While it is not a requirement for students to wear masks at South Forsyth, many students prefer to wear masks to protect themselves and others from exposure. While was different experience going to school last year when compared to this year, many students are thankful for the opportunity to attend face to face school for the 2020-2021 year.

Restart Forsyth helps the start to in-person school

August 29, 2020

 As summer came to a close this year, county and school officials faced a crucial decision: in-person school or virtual learning. With the pandemic reaching a slight resurgence around the back-to-school...

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Staycation during the pandemic. During quarantine, many people feel cooped up and long for more activity in life. Many families are also learning to overcome different dynamics with the whole family at home for an extended period of time.

How I stay busy during the extended break

May 20, 2020

Given the unforeseen circumstances the world is experiencing right now, it can be very hard to find things to do while at home. While the extended school closure across the nation and the implementation...

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Dirt roads and pretty girls. One of the genres of music on the rise is Country Music. Country music has deep roots in the South where it is the main center of inspiration for the genre. Top artists for this genre include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, and Zach Brown Band.

A hot take on the country genre

May 4, 2020

Country music is the heartbeat of America. Built on pillars of American nationalism and roots of hard work and determination, country music is one of the staples of not only the South, but the nation that...

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Clash of credits. Students are questioning the differences between Dual Enrollment Courses and AP Courses. Many misconceptions have circulated the SOFO community regarding both of these courses.

Explained: Dual enrollment course vs AP classes

April 16, 2020

Over the past few years, students have struggled with choosing which higher level class pathway is right for them. Some of these options include the Dual Enrollment and AP (Advanced Placement) pathways....

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Swimmer ready stance. After achieving the times required to compete at the state meet, senior Emory Betzer prepares to swim her final race of the high school swim season.

SOFO Wet War Eagles wrap up their championship season

March 12, 2020

This past February, South Forsyth Wet War Eagles competed in a few significant meets throughout the end of the competition season: the Forsyth County meet and State meet. This is where all teams in the...

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Moving waters. South Forsyth swimmers swiftly swam to the wall earning many state qualifying cuts. The meet prepares incoming swimmers for the competitive atmosphere of swim and dive.

SOFO Swim and Dive kick-start the season

December 2, 2019

People could hear the splashes from dives and flip turns from across the Cumming Aquatic Center on Saturday night as the beginning of the winter Swim and Dive season started. Swimmers cheered on their...

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South Forsyth commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

November 18, 2019

Students filled the hallway, ready for another normal week at school. However, they didn't know the amount of excitement soon to come, all caused by a few boxes. As students entered the Main Hall Atrium,...

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An enchanted night. Students from the SOFO student body gathered in the blue gym for the dance. Everyone danced and sang to the trendy music all night.

Homecoming week: An “Enchanted” Night

October 21, 2019

Girls crowd the mirror, makeup covering the table. Curling irons and straighteners clutter the floor. Dresses hang from hangers, ready for the evening. Students arrive at the school, minds wondering what...

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School Spirit. This year South celebrated its homecoming bigger and better than ever. Along with the annual traditions of homecoming week, the school also invited back its alumni to help celebrate its 30th anniversary.

[Photo] SOFO HOCO: War Eagle spirit

October 17, 2019

School Spirit. This year South celebrated its homecoming bigger and better than ever. Along with the annual traditions of homecoming week, the school also invited back its alumni to help celebrate its...

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Chilling in the cafe. The culinary students work so hard to make the cafe an enjoyable experience for everyone. The Chef dedicated a lot of time to the cafe and making it as professional as possible. I work with Chef, and I know she puts a lot of effort into the programs, so I hope people  love [the cafe] as much as she does, says junior Dawn Tomasko.

585 Cafe

September 17, 2019

    Along with the addition of FlexTime during the student’s school time, the culinary pathway opened up an all-new coffee shop: The 585 Cafe. The 585 Cafe is South’s on-campus “Starbucks” that...

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Coffee with friends. 585 Cafe is open during FlexTime for students to purchase coffee and nutritious foods.

Flex time additions for the new school year

August 27, 2019

FlexTime is one of the numerous changes South Forsyth is implementing this year.  It was made specifically for students who opined that they need more time to relax during the school day. There are many...

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[Photo] Sadie Rawlings

July 4, 2019

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Daydreaming, Lower levels of sleep can be detrimental to a teens emotional, cognitive, and physical health - brain activity is proven to lessen with less sleep. Students have often bragged about how little sleep they received the night before, often times without knowing the dangerous effects.

[Photo] Don’t sleep on this: How sleep levels impact the lives of teens

May 16, 2019

Daydreaming, Lower levels of sleep can be detrimental to a teen's emotional, cognitive, and physical health - brain activity is proven to lessen with less sleep. Students have often bragged about how little...

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Taking over the story. Shows like Black Mirror and Man Vs. Wild have been adapted to interactive stories on Netflix. Now, viewers can choose how the story lines go.

[Photo] Taking over the story on Netflix

May 20, 2019

Taking over the story. Shows like Black Mirror and Man Vs. Wild have been adapted to interactive stories on Netflix. Now, viewers can choose how the story lines go.

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Sweet Tooth. Sugar is everywhere around us, and can be hard to avoid. By eating minimal amounts of added sugars in processed foods and desserts, you can lower the risk of having diabetes. You can replace desserts with sweet fruits, such as strawberries and mandarins.

Diabetes: the silent killer

May 13, 2019

Every day, we try to eat right. We try to avoid sugar - which can be hard for people now that it is in most foods - and attempt to exercise daily. Even with all of this effort, the International Diabetes...

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This is Mocha. Mocha lays down tiredly after greeting many students on their way to lunch. Even with a hurt paw, Mochas was able to love every person that she saw that day.

[Photo] Therapy dogs in South Forsyth High School

April 30, 2019

This is Mocha. Mocha lays down tiredly after greeting many students on their way to lunch. Even with a hurt paw, Mochas was able to love every person that she saw that day.

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Participating in internet courses. Students are swarming to take online courses. Online classes help you create flexibility in your schedule or help get pre-requirements for other courses.

Technological takeover: the rise of online classes

April 23, 2019

Students spend each and every day wishing for the time that they can get out of school and go home. Most people sit in their classes, listening to the teacher lecture for hours on end. But what if there...

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Students becoming the teachers. In this class, students can be shown speaking to their peers. Groups of students created a lesson and review quiz for the rest of their class. This involved the entire class in a way that connected students through academic discourse.

[Photo] More than a day for books: SFHS Literacy Day

March 12, 2019

Students becoming the teachers. In this class, students can be shown speaking to their peers. Groups of students created a lesson and review quiz for the rest of their class. This involved the entire class...

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Team Victory. The South Forsyth Girls celebrate their victory by doing their favorite War Eagle cheer. We were nervous during the whole meet because we knew it was going to be close, said Kate Whichalonis

South Forsyth Swim and Dive team break the streak

February 5, 2019

This past Saturday, the SFHS swim and dive team competed alongside every other Forsyth County school in the Forsyth County Swim and Dive championship meet. All teams had a great spirit of competition and...

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Dont crack under pressure. Students strive to give the best care for their egg babies to give them the best childhood. They scramble to get every part of the project done. Neomi Mendoza, a junior, replied, The egg project has been a fun experience.

[Photo] Cracking parenting: AP Psych students raise “egg” babies

February 8, 2019

Don't crack under pressure. Students strive to give the best care for their egg babies to give them the best childhood. They scramble to get every part of the project done. Neomi Mendoza, a junior, replied,...

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Circling the media. This post cannot be egg-bored since it beat Kylie Jenners post by almost 3 times. Kylies post with her new child on got 18 million likes!

Cracking the World Record

January 25, 2019

At the beginning of the new year, history was made. A new world record was set for the most liked Instagram post. It wasn’t a celebrity and it wasn’t an event; it was a stock photo of an egg. “I...

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Team Spirit. South Forsyth swim and dive team gather for their first team cheer of the season. The team continued this spirit throughout the meet and continued to work hard.

South swim and dive makes their debut at the first meet of the season

November 16, 2018

On November 2 and 3, 2018, South Forsyth's Swim and Dive Team competed in North Forsyth’s 11th annual swim and dive meet. Four teams competed in the dive competition: North Forsyth, Forsyth Central,...

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Las Vegas was so different from everywhere I have been to before. It was such an eye opening experience to visit a place completely different from where I live and where Ive been.

Seeing the Strip: my trip to Las Vegas

October 31, 2018

       The art of traveling is both exciting and exhilarating. Traveling to new places gives you perspective and a better insight into what it's like in different areas of the country, and...

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German foreign exchange, Lara Herrmann, gives a presentation to the journalism class on the popularity of Schlager Music in Germany.

German students take on SFHS

October 17, 2018

Students arrive at the Atlanta airport, 4,671 miles away from their homes in Leipzig, Germany. This is their first tour of America, visiting Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks before. They meet their student...

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[Photo] Music Midtown is a hit for Forsyth students

September 19, 2018

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Transitioning from high school to college can often be a hectic and chaotic time. Below, a college student can find the perfect style for his or her dorm room.

Dorm room decorating made easy

May 17, 2018

Graduating seniors take a new and fresh step into the beginning of adulthood when attending college. Harder classes, new friends, tight money budgets, and less time for friends and family come with the...

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Prom makeup tutorial: natural, glam, and superglam

April 10, 2018

Learn how to do 3 glam makeup looks for prom with Brooke and Grace! The first look we did is a natural look. This is the easiest and simple of the 3 and gives you a nice dewy finish with a natural glow...

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Reese Warta is more than a swimmer, she is  a witness of cancer and its awful effects. She and her family will stop at nothing to see cancer be eradicated.

[Photo] Reese Warta swims for a cure

March 27, 2018

Reese Warta is more than a swimmer, she is a witness of cancer and its awful effects. She and her family will stop at nothing to see cancer be eradicated.

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The German language interests me because I have strong German ancestry and that Germany is an intriguing place with wonderful people and a wonderful culture says Junior Alex Albrect.

[Photo] South Forsyth High School German students compete in the National German Exam, earning recognition

January 20, 2018

"The German language interests me because I have strong German ancestry and that Germany is an intriguing place with wonderful people and a wonderful culture" says Junior Alex Albrect.

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The state qualifiers prepare for the last team cheer of the season.

South swim and dive wraps up their season

February 7, 2018

Smiling and excited swimmers walk through the hallway, high fiving cheering onlookers as they head to the bus that will take them to the state championship meet at Georgia Tech.   South Forsyth...

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Keeping yourself relaxed and down to earth is a great way to achieve the New Me for the new year.

Making New Year’s Resolutions Last

January 27, 2018

     “New Year, New Me” is a common phrase almost everyone lives by, but not many people succeed in finding and achieving their “NEW ME”. It’s an understood concept that when the clock strikes...

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A picture of personalized learning up close and personal, and at its best.

Personalized learning evolves at South

December 13, 2017

     Schools in Forsyth county have begun to explore the topic of, “Personalized Learning”. South Forsyth High School, along with Piney Grove Middle School, and Shiloh Elementary, are the pilot...

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South Cheerleaders practicing in the Arena.

South cheerleading takes the win at state

November 17, 2017

    2017 GHSA State Finals: South Forsyth (7A) pic.twitter.com/NvvV1InBFn — Nam Nguyenvu (@NamNam91) November 12, 2017     South takes the win at the GHSA 7A state finals in Columbus, Georgia...

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Swimmers (Top Row: left to right- Will Thomas,  Daniel Eberbach, Cooper Gilson, John Ryan, Charlie Hale, Jessica Fisher, Courtney Carden, Jonathan Burt, and Matt Strong. Bottom Row: left to right- Maddison Riner, Reese Hammond, Kelsey Henry, and Caroline Carden) get together for the first swim meet of the sofo swim season.

South takes a dive into their first meet of the season

November 14, 2017

South Forsyth Swim and Dive team takes the win of their first meet of the season. All of the athletes were anxious to get in the pool and race for their high school. They were competing against North...

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Mrs. Burnell and Ms. Frankel stand in front of wings constructed in the counselors office from the feathers students made for Red Ribbon Week . The two counselors worked together on the events that occurred October 23 through the 30th.

[Photo] History of Red Ribbon Week

November 8, 2017

Mrs. Burnell and Ms. Frankel stand in front of wings constructed in the counselor's office from the feathers students made for Red Ribbon Week . The two counselors worked together on the events that occurred...

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Notifications can often distract students from what is really important. By turning off your notifications, you are tuning out unwanted distractions.

No Notifications Day

November 10, 2017

On October 13, 2017 teachers and students of South Forsyth High School were encouraged to participate in No Notifications Day. The goal of this day was to see if you control your technology, or if your...

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Hurricane Irma looms over the South Forsyth High School campus.

[Photo] Hurricane hits closer to home than expected

September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma looms over the South Forsyth High School campus.

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