The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

Isabella Keaton

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor

Senior Isabella Keaton is features editor of The Chant as well as vice president of NC’s Theatre Thespian troupe 4225. Throughout her childhood, Keaton dreamt of one day taking the stage and becoming a theatre actress as well is conquering the world through her power of words. Her dream has led her down many paths at school, and she has tackled numerous plays and productions in NC’s Drama department. Isabella joined drama her freshman year and performed in her first production, “The Diviners,” her sophomore year. Her favorite production that she has been a part of was titled, Hands On a Hardbody which followed the story of a group trying to win a truck contest by keeping one hand on the vehicle throughout the entire show. Keaton is now a member on the drama board and has the honor of helping make major decisions that affect the program. She continues to build her resume in hopes of receiving an admission into the University of Georgia or Georgia State to study both journalism and theatre performance.

Over the summer, Keaton attended Governor's Honors Program with a theatre major and journalism as her minor. She gained experience by working with theatre professionals and the top one percent of students in the state of Georgia. She intend to help this experience guide her through college and the rest of her high school career.

In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her friends, reading, and occasionally wake surfing on Lake Acworth. Her favorite novel is Tuesdays with Morrie because of the profound, but simple, life lessons that it teaches. This year in Newspaper, she wants to focus on reporting and building her resume while also expanding her knowledge in photography.

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Music festivals also provide an opportunity to socialize and have fun with friends, seniors Esteban Alarcon and Sam Barnhart enjoy great music and company. “[Music festivals] are fun because you get to meet so many people and make so many memories in only one weekend,” Barnhart said.

[Photo] Music festival season approaches

Lainey Devlin, Reporter, Photographer
March 13, 2019
Varsity Boys Basketball coach Terry Gorsuch accompanies senior player Kevin Hester during senior night, saying a farewell to a significant part of his 2018-2019 season coaching basketball. “Each Senior group is special—these four seniors have been awesome and I will truly miss them. Shota Suzuki, Kevin Hester, Josh Moten, and Tyrese Crawford have done so much for the program the last four years,” Gorsuch said.

[Photo] 300 wins and counting for Gorsuch

Julyana Ayache, Reporter, Photographer
March 1, 2019
Two love birds give a quick goodbye kiss to each other on the way to their next class. PDA allows students to learn how to act appropriately but also how to show others they care for their significant other. Keeping it simple makes it far more acceptable.

PDA: Not such a bad thing after all

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
February 13, 2019
At around 4:15 this morning, students felt an unexpected rattle during their sleep. The earthquake originated near Decatur, Tennessee with a magnitude of 4.4 and an aftershock magnitude of 3.3 15 minutes later. With the possibility of more aftershocks in Georgia later in the day, students stay aware of the possible of upcoming tremors.

Why is my bed shaking?

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
December 12, 2018
Freshman and junior students avidly study and prepare for their English End of Course Tests (EOC). Students remain hopeful that their performance will either bump up their grades to an A or B, or prevent them from falling to a lower grade. The tests began on Wednesday, November 28 and will continue until Friday, November 30.

I’m ready for you, EOC!

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
November 28, 2018
Boys Fall Lacrosse ends their last practice before going to their final tournament. The team leaves everything out on the field to prepare themselves for hard competition. The bittersweet end of fall lacrosse kicks off the beginning of spring lacrosse where teammates remain hopeful and excited for prosperity.

Wrapping up fall lacrosse

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
November 26, 2018
Seniors Skye Farmer and Makyha “Keys” Guy performed their dancing/singing duet to Jealous by Labrinth. While Farmer danced around the stage, Guy sang with her amazing voice. The two dominated the stage as they told the sad story of a couple breaking up through the song.

NC shines with a variety of fun

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
November 12, 2018
NC Standing Ovation will host their second annual Variety Show this Thursday and Friday in the Performing Arts Center. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. and doors will open 30 minutes before for audience members to find their seats. The students performing will prepare after school this evening for their last rehearsal before the show opens.

They’ve got talent, come see!

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
November 7, 2018
Senior superlative voting-season excites students as they approach graduation.

Senior Superlative season is here!

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
October 23, 2018
While walking the halls of NC during class, mentorship, newspaper, or—like senior Alex Martinez’—students find all kinds of ways to amuse themselves before heading back to class. On his way to take the government EOC, Martinez relieves his stressful frown by—literally—turning it upside down. Giving himself a boost of confidence and a smile, Martinez walks back to class ready to pour his hand-stand energy into his test.

[Photo] Handstands in the hallway

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
October 18, 2018
Meme Day

Meme Day

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
September 30, 2018
College commonly stresses students out, but they can avoid overwhelming themselves by keeping up with important dates and college information in a calendar or notebook. Students should note which colleges they plan on applying to, as well as events such as counselor meetings and college visits in their planner.

Stressed about college? Read this!

Isabella Keaton, Reporter/Photographer
September 14, 2018
NC Standing Ovation released their list of students who made the technicians list, these students will help build the set and work the lighting and sound for NC’s first production of the year. Theatre director Candice Corcoran chose the show Suit Surrender by Michael McKeever about two diva actresses in the 1940s who cannot manage to act civil around one another. The set includes an early 1940s style hotel suit with many working doors. The tech students will begin working on set design at their first rehearsal this Thursday, August 24.

Hear ye, hear ye!

Isabella Keaton, Features Editor
August 22, 2018
While students sit outside during their lunch period, they roll up their sleeves in attempt to keep themselves cool in the sun. The temperature reached an astonishing 88 degrees outside and the weeks forecast says nothing but rain will come after this past sunny weekend.

What time is it? (Summer time)

Isabella Keaton, Photographer, Reporter
May 14, 2018
Beginning the season of advanced placement (AP) testing, students partake in the AP psychology test today in hopes of receiving college credit for their hard work. Psychology teachers, William Hargis and Melonie Shelnutt, help guide their students to prepare for this end of the year exam. On Tuesday May 7, students will either take the AP Spanish language, algebra-based physics, or art history exam.

‘Tis the season…

Isabella Keaton, Photographer, Reporter
May 7, 2018
Students jump into Kindergarten day as they start the senior dress up week. Seniors Chelsea Scarborough and Maddy Bilbrey dress up with sandals, high socks, and pigtails. The two school children play leap frog during lunch in the courtyard. Students will lay out their outfits for tomorrows theme of purple out, in memory of the student Arielle Sterrett.


Isabella Keaton, Photographer, Reporter
April 30, 2018
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