The Chant

Kat Shambaugh
Katherine Shambaugh currently serves as Copy Editor and Photo Editor for the North Cobb High School news website The Chant.

Kat, a senior in the International Studies Magnet Program, hopes to attend either Columbia University or Georgia Tech.

Kat aspires to become a journalist or a private detective, but surely to continue to pursue her passion for writing. Her drive was not deterred over summer vacation as she wrote for the online journal Odyssey.

Aside from her journalistic talents, Kat excels in every subject of school. “Kat is the smartest person I know. Her intelligence extends to another level. Kat does not just try hard and therefore understand information, but she understands topics right as the teacher explains it,” Bethel Mamo, Magnet senior, said.

It is rare to find people of same intellectual capacity that Kat encompasses. Kat is constantly a positive and bright person to interact with, as her friend, senior Audrey Widmier said, ”Kat is the most trustworthy and genuine person I know.”

Drama fascinates Kat: musicals, plays, and Broadway showtunes all strike her focus and attention, leading to her decision of joining drama at North Cobb. She has acted in roles ranging from Maureen O'Rourke in The Lost Boy to Alice Beineke in The Addams Family. Jacob Jones, one of Kat’s fellow drama members says that “you can tell that she works hard and truly loves theatre. She has a real appreciation for the arts. It’s nice to see someone working so hard towards something that they love.”

Kat is obsessed with a Disney and even has her own blog, The Happiest Blog in the World, where she discusses all things Disney including Magic Kingdom, Disney movies, Disney-themed venues, and even Disney-designed food and drinks.

Overall, Kat is a well rounded individual who cannot be pinned as only intellectual, talented, or creative; she is all of the above. Kat has wisdom and experience beyond her years and The Chant is lucky to have her as an editor.

Profile written by Denise Thomas

Kat Shambaugh, Photo editor, Copy editor

May 01, 2017
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S (Story)
May 01, 2017
Tweet goes viral, helps AP Physics students (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2017
The dream of Atlanta: Historic Leo Frank case provides lesson for Marietta today (Story/Media)
Apr 21, 2017
Students recognized at annual Honors Night for academic and athletic excellence (Media)
Apr 12, 2017
Memory lane: The Chant compares historic photos of Acworth, Kennesaw, and Marietta to now (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2017
That’s So Raven: Nevermore gives life to Edgar Allan Poe, involves clairvoyant raven (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2017
The truth behind NC construction (Story)
Apr 01, 2017
Autumn and Melissa in the a.m.: Coffee break (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2017
Spoilers: Disabilities (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2017
Rat-a-Teacher: A furry friend helps out a teacher (Media)
Mar 20, 2017
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast successfully revamps a “tale as old as time” (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2017
The Chant’s complete guide to prom (Story/Media)
Mar 15, 2017
Warrior Wednesday rocks out (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Chorus and drama unite at regional Literary Meet (Story/Media)
Feb 28, 2017
Spoilers: Speed round (Story/Media)
Feb 27, 2017
Mischief managed: Community library presents Harry Potter exhibit (Story/Media)
Feb 17, 2017
Back to the future: Standing Ovation draws laughs with black box show (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Thescon in 12 minutes (Story/Media)
Dec 06, 2016
An interconnected society: The ease of learning languages in the 21st century (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2017
Watch me: Horror sequel Rings brings murder-mystery into modern era (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2017
Spoilers: Canned food drives (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2017
Local journalist Jim Galloway visits NC, discusses media and politics (Story/Media)
Jan 30, 2017
13th annual senior presentations take place at NC (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
A “Split” second: New horror movie goes from best to blah (Media)
Jan 24, 2017
SocStud Pod episode one: Trump’s Cabinet picks (Media)
Jan 20, 2017
Spoilers: Sadie Hawkins (Story/Media)
Jan 19, 2017
City of Kennesaw unveils 2016 Comprehensive Plan (Story/Media)
Jan 19, 2017
NC Standing Ovation holds auditions for spring musical (Media)
Jan 17, 2017
Newk’s Eatery opens in Kennesaw, serves up piping hot comfort food (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2017
Construction causes traffic in NC parking lot (Story)
Jan 09, 2017
A world full of color: Down with exclusivity in artistic media (Story/Media)
Jan 08, 2017
Snowed in: Activities for inclement weather (Media)
Dec 26, 2016
Nobody ties: NC senior embraces disability, achieves in basketball (Media)
Dec 15, 2016
#tbt: Civil War (Media)
Nov 30, 2016
Autumn and Melissa in the AM: The Chant makes holiday treats (Media)
Nov 28, 2016
We know the way: Disney’s Moana enchants with Polynesian culture (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2016
NC takes D.C. (Story/Media)
Nov 14, 2016
NC visited by Holocaust survivor (Story/Media)
Nov 11, 2016
New COSIGNO wifi system creates more internet problems (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Cogbill takes home fourth annual chili cook-off (Story/Media)
Nov 07, 2016
A guide to the four proposed amendments to Georgia’s constitution (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2016
BREAKING: Graduation rates released, NC rate skyrockets with five percent increase (Media)
Nov 01, 2016
NC earns standing ovation at One-Act Play Competition (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2016
The Chant triumphs at Georgia Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference (Media)
Oct 28, 2016
Auburn commit Wooten prepares for life after high school (Media)
Oct 28, 2016
Lindsay Theaker celebrates as 2016-17 NC Teacher of the Year (Story/Media)
Oct 18, 2016
Warriors tear North Paulding Wolfpack to shreds in Homecoming face-off (Media)
Oct 14, 2016
Autumn and Melissa in the a.m.: The Chant tries Buzzfeed Videos (Story/Media)
Oct 13, 2016
#tbt: Growing strong (Media)
Oct 13, 2016
Kat tastes the seasons: Fall 2016 (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2016
Always forward, forward always: Netflix’s Luke Cage celebrates Harlem, but writing falls flat (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2016
Bring your own disappointment: Cobb BYOD network frustrates students (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
The Chant’s fashion blast from the past (Media)
Sep 24, 2016
Sink or swim: NC Standing Ovation takes on competition with The Diviners (Story/Media)
Sep 22, 2016
#tbt: Toddler terrors (Media)
Sep 21, 2016
Ninth annual Warrior Way 5K promotes health, unifies community (Media)
Sep 20, 2016
New season of American Horror Story impresses with haunting sights (Media)
Sep 12, 2016
Warrior Cross Country fights for championship (Story/Media)
Sep 08, 2016
Extraterrestrial shenanigans (Media)
Sep 07, 2016
The Chant takes DragonCon 2016 (Story/Media)
Aug 30, 2016
Pigs and Peaches festival enamors guests with hometown charm (Media)
Aug 29, 2016
iOS 10 hides helpful features behind gaudy updates to Messages (Story/Media)
Aug 25, 2016
#tbt: “to glory we go” (Media)
Aug 18, 2016
Great responsibility: Senior Jacob Jones gains experience on set of Spiderman: Homecoming (Story/Media)
Aug 17, 2016
Running the show: New head coach Huff inspires cross country team (Media)
Aug 11, 2016
NC plans renovations for 2016-17 school year (Story/Media)
Aug 11, 2016
#tbt: True colors (Media)
Aug 01, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child helps fans return to Hogwarts (Story/Media)
May 23, 2016
Cross country head coach Bowling steps down after two years (Story/Media)
May 23, 2016
Podcast: Welcome to North Cobb episode 2 [audio] (Story)
May 13, 2016
Warrior Wednesday set in stone for 2016-17 school year (Story/Media)
May 09, 2016
Captain America: Civil War visually appeals, otherwise disappoints (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Target’s gender fluid bathrooms stir controversy (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Poblano’s serves flavorful, traditional fare despite above average prices (Story)
Apr 22, 2016
Pulitzer Prize winners show progress for female journalists (Story/Media)
Apr 15, 2016
Disney’s live action Jungle Book adaptation does justice to original (Story/Media)
Apr 15, 2016
An insight into the tedious, emotional GHP process (Story/Media)
Apr 12, 2016
Suffering or salvation?: A universal guide to Lent (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2016
Stairs to Narnia appear in courtyard (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2016
Gossip Squirrel first episode seems nuts to viewers (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2016
Superhero, unmasked: Elsey aka Professor Proton fights justice (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2016
Podcast: Welcome to North Cobb [audio] (Story/Media)
Mar 25, 2016
Anabel Tastes the Seasons: “Egg-cellent” Easter (Media)
Mar 08, 2016
When the curtain falls: Franks reflects upon acting career (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2016
Anabel Tastes the Seasons: Valentine’s Day 2016 (Media)
Feb 09, 2016
Cobb safety village teaches youth life skills (Story/Media)
Jan 28, 2016
An arm and a leg: College summer programs too expensive for students (Story)
Jan 25, 2016
Book of Mormon enlightens at Fox Theatre (Story/Media)
Jan 20, 2016
Obama’s executive order useless (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
Tribal Connections entertains students in Hoopcoming pep rally (Story)
Jan 11, 2016
Magnet seniors conclude ASR presentations (Story/Media)
Jan 06, 2016
Cogbill wins second annual teacher chili cook-off (Story/Media)
Dec 14, 2015
Drama’s Tracks impresses in black box performance (Story/Media)
Dec 14, 2015
Anabel Tastes the Seasons: Winter 2015 (Media)
Dec 10, 2015
Have a little faith (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2015
Instagram contest spreads awareness (Media)
Nov 13, 2015
Yearbook check (Media)
Nov 12, 2015
Merit scholarships attract bright students to prestigious universities (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Magnet freshmen visit cultural landmarks (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2015
Say “adios” to block scheduling and allow students to take languages (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Cross Country’s season ends at Regionals (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2015
NC invaded by adorable trick-or-treating preschoolers (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Kennesaw Youth Council hosts NC jacket drive (Story/Media)
Oct 28, 2015
Kennesaw Police unveils emergency text messaging system (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2015
Apple’s new emojis enhance texting (Media)
Oct 15, 2015
Community members honored for Positive American award (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
GHP tips from two past attendees (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2015
McEachern pink out (Media)
Oct 08, 2015
Mango Tree Smoothies too creative for own good (Story/Media)
Oct 07, 2015
Down with Planned Parenthood: Defund the immoral industry (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Fall into these TV premieres (Media)
Oct 02, 2015
PTSA president discusses Awtrey’s anniversary celebration (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
NC hosts Georgia Public Broadcast series [photo essay] (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Warrior Way 5K enhances cross country program [photo essay] (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2015
Online classes provide education alternatives (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2015
Paul’s Pot Pies serves Kennesaw area (Story/Media)
Sep 04, 2015
Warrior Way 5K (Media)
Sep 07, 2015
DragonCon takes over Atlanta Labor Day weekend (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
New “Spearhead” program aims to enrich academia (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
The most charming town in America (Media)
Aug 24, 2015
Rebuttal: “Welcome to the most backwards town in America” (Story/Media)
Aug 24, 2015
First cross country meet at Allatoona Creek Park (Story/Media)
Aug 18, 2015
Creativity is Key: Buckert pursues media specialist position (Story)
Aug 10, 2015
KBA member Everhart meets with Tribal Connections (Story)
Aug 04, 2015
Kennesaw City Council meeting discusses upcoming events (Story)
Aug 03, 2015
Governor’s Honors Program inspires academic-minded [photo journal] (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2015
Bonjour, mon ami: French exchange students reflect upon time in America [photo gallery] (Story/Media)
Jan 12, 2015
Getting to know you (Media)
Dec 17, 2014
Pre-exam breakfast (Media)
Dec 11, 2014
Bring your kid to work day (repeat 180 times) (Story/Media)
Dec 10, 2014
How do Governor’s Honors Program candidates feel about moving on to State interviews? [audio] (Story/Media)
Dec 04, 2014
Marvel collaborates with Disney in the epic Big Hero 6 (Media)
Dec 02, 2014
Media Center closed (Media)
Dec 02, 2014
Stefani’s new single may appeal to dance crowd, but her usually powerful lyrics just miss (Story)
Nov 27, 2014
Nuclear power speaker Mark White energizes science students (Story/Media)
Nov 11, 2014
Veteran’s Day ceremony honors those who have fought, shows appreciation for every soldier (Media)
Nov 10, 2014
Cross country varsity boys compete at Carrollton’s state meet (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2014
Talk of the Town: Ebola update demonstrates how Americans respond to crisis (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Urban legends from Marietta, Kennesaw, and Roswell explored (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Legacy Park’s new beach volleyball court seems ill advised and unwanted (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2014
Talented class clown billed as newest anchor for Tomahawk Today (Media)
Oct 27, 2014
Choral fall concert showcases world languages and music (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2014
Alicia Asks: Who might win senior superlatives? (Media)
Oct 21, 2014
World Series: Sports commentator roundtable discussion on winner vs. loser (Media)
Oct 20, 2014
Legacy Park Pumpkin Fest draws in residents for 19th annual celebration (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2014
The Walking Dead season 5 opens with shock, awe, and cannibals (Media)
Oct 06, 2014
Seventh annual Warrior Way 5K success on September 27 (Story/Media)
Oct 06, 2014
Need help in college planning? Visit The Future Shop (Story/Media)
Sep 24, 2014
Tour through Universal Studios’ Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2014
Varsity volleyball furthers hot streak (Media)
Sep 11, 2014
Harry Potter fans may simulate Hogwarts experience in “Hogwarts is Here” academy website (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Bert and Boo’s Bake Shop livens local sweet tooth cravings (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2014
Fifth annual Awtrey middle school Walk-A-Thon fundraiser promotes healthy living (Story/Media)
Sep 05, 2014
Get On Up makes viewers want to mimic James Brown’s energy (Media)
Sep 03, 2014
Cross Country competes at Kennesaw Mountain High, beating heat and hills (Story/Media)
Aug 27, 2014
Java Junction closes doors, looks towards future enterprises (Story/Media)
Aug 19, 2014
Varsity football scrimmage against Lassiter amps hype for new season (Story/Media)
Aug 14, 2014
New cross country head coach Massey aims to unify team (Story/Media)
Aug 12, 2014
Talk of the Town: Ebola patients land in Marietta (Story)
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