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Michael Smith
Michael Smith is a senior in the International Studies Magnet Program at North Cobb High School and holds the position as Sports Editor in The Chant. Michael discovered his love for writing in seventh grade biology, an interesting subject to find a passion for writing in, but he enjoyed the projects and having the chance to write for a fun teacher. As a magnet student Smith had the opportunity to travel to Belize his freshman year, where he snorkeled and met many new friends in the program. Along with being a part of the magnet program, Michael also is a part of Model United Nations and has helped host middle school conferences. In Model UN Michael debates world issues with other peers and together they decide solutions for countries that are represented. This organization has allowed for Michael to learn about international issues and also apply his debate tactics to other courses in school. Dylan Kellos, a close friend of Smith’s said, “Michael is one of the most dependable and reliable people I know. If you give him something to do he will get it done as soon as he can. He’s a great friend and student.” Smith’s drive to get work done is what allows for him to succeed in school as a magnet student. His friends from The Chant say that he is sarcastic, intelligent, and a straight forward person. He joined staff last year and quickly made friends and showed his dedication to the growing Chant family. Outside of The Chant Smith plays football for our Warriors, where he dedicates himself to becomes a better player on the field. Football is by far the favorite sport of his. Other small favorites of Michael’s include, grilling, playing with his two dogs, bonding with his three sisters , and listening to the band Queen. After graduation in May, Smith hopes to attend the University of Georgia, a large school with close to 27,000 students, where he will discover new passions to pursue a career. Hopefully by then Smith’s reputation among teachers of having bad handwriting will fade. Profile written by Mackenzie Union

Michael Smith, Sports editor

Apr 20, 2017
Boy’s varsity soccer clinch playoff spot with win over Wolfpack (Story/Photo)
Apr 01, 2017
Atlanta finally get back hockey: Unveil the “Atlanta Peach” (Story/Photo)
Mar 17, 2017
Warrior lax falls to Hawks in 14-4 defeat (Photo)
Mar 15, 2017
JV soccer destroys Blue Devils 4-0 (Story/Photo)
Jan 30, 2017
13th annual senior presentations take place at NC (Photo)
Jan 18, 2017
Varsity Lady Warriors demolish Mustangs in 52-22 route (Story/Photo)
Jan 13, 2017
The Chant predicts the NFL playoffs: Who moves on? (Story/Photo)
Nov 15, 2016
Warriors advance to second round of playoffs (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
NC vs Tift: A preview of the opening playoff game (Story/Photo)
Nov 07, 2016
Varsity Warriors pave their way into playoffs (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
What to expect from the Civil War Classic (Story/Photo)
Nov 02, 2016
Warriors snatch win away from Hawks (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Warriors travel to Hillgrove in must-win region matchup (Story/Photo)
Oct 24, 2016
Warriors punish Blue Devils in Senior Night victory (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Senior night preview (Story/Photo)
Oct 18, 2016
Warriors tear North Paulding Wolfpack to shreds in Homecoming face-off (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Varsity volleyball takes down Milton: On to Lassiter (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Kat tastes the seasons: Fall 2016 (Photo)
Oct 11, 2016
Warriors fall to Indians in first region matcup (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Preview for the game of the year: McEachern (Story/Photo)
Sep 23, 2016
Pebblebrook preview: Are they legit? (Story/Photo)
Sep 20, 2016
Warriors spear the Indians in fierce battle (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
NC Football preview versus East Coweta (Story/Photo)
Sep 13, 2016
JV Football team drops Thursday night thriller (Story/Photo)
Sep 09, 2016
The Chant’s 2016-17 NFL Preview (Story)
Sep 06, 2016
Varsity football takes their first L of the season (Story)
Sep 02, 2016
Inside look at NC vs. Harrison (Story/Photo)
Aug 30, 2016
Warriors endanger the Eagles (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
Football preview: NC takes on Etowah (Story/Photo)
Aug 22, 2016
Cherokee Warriors surrender to NC in 44-26 rout (Story)
Aug 19, 2016
Warriors expected to trample Cherokee (Story/Photo)
Aug 15, 2016
Varsity football starts off season with a bang (Story)
Aug 12, 2016
NC predicted to win first football scrimmage against East Paulding (Story/Photo)
May 20, 2016
Defying expectations: NC junior “Trumps” critics (Story/Photo)
May 17, 2016
Terry pulls White team over Orange in football spring scrimmage (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
Middle schoolers prep for Model UN (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Powderpuff competes (Photo)
Apr 12, 2016
Flag football on the field (Story/Photo/Video)
Apr 01, 2016
A Love Letter to Atlanta Sports (Story/Photo)
Mar 29, 2016
Community more than just a word (Photo)
Mar 22, 2016
Kovel wins NC Teacher of the Year (Photo)
Mar 03, 2016
Super Tuesday indicates Trump, Clinton showdown inevitable (Photo)
Feb 23, 2016
Add your knowledge to the NC math team (Photo)
Feb 09, 2016
Rapid reaction: Broncos defense wins Sheriff’s last ride (Story/Photo)
Feb 05, 2016
Super Bowl 50: What to expect (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Magnet t-shirts for sale (Photo)
Jan 14, 2016
CFB National Championship secures Saban’s legacy (Story/Photo)
Dec 15, 2015
SAT help (Photo)
Dec 01, 2015
Art show next week (Photo)
Nov 19, 2015
Readers, weep! Oxford English Dictionary chooses emoji as Word of Year (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
What to expect: Valdosta playoffs (Story/Photo)
Nov 12, 2015
Veteran’s Day ceremony honors NC community members who served (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Interact Cobb Christmas (Photo)
Nov 06, 2015
What to expect: Kennesaw Mountain Civil War Classic edition (Story/Photo)
Nov 02, 2015
What to expect from North Paulding (Story/Photo)
Oct 27, 2015
Faith, trust, and pixie dust ()
Oct 26, 2015
Model UN hosts successful New Delegate conference (Story/Photo)
Oct 16, 2015
What to expect from Marietta’s Blue Devils (Story/Photo)
Oct 13, 2015
PSAT preparation ()
Oct 09, 2015
What to expect: Warriors take on McEachern (Story/Photo)
Oct 01, 2015
Sports analysts update picks for NFL’s week 4 [video] (Story/Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
ASVAB (Photo)
Sep 18, 2015
What to expect: Warriors take on Hoyas (Story/Photo)
Sep 08, 2015
Thirsty (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Week One NFL Predictions [infographic] (Story/Photo)
Sep 11, 2015
NC looks for elusive first win against Monroe Area (Story/Photo)
Sep 07, 2015
As Warriors visit Cartersville, who prevails? (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
What to expect from N Gwinnett (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
Opposing viewpoints: Are the Atlanta Hawks’ new uniforms ugly? (Story)
Aug 25, 2015
Physical education (Photo)
Aug 24, 2015
Families connect foreign exchange students to America (Photo)
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