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

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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

Kat Shambaugh

Kat Shambaugh, Photo editor, Copy editor

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

All content by Kat Shambaugh

Spoilers: Speed round

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor
February 28, 2017

Thescon in 12 minutes

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor
February 13, 2017
Spoilers: Canned food drives

Spoilers: Canned food drives

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor
February 5, 2017

Spoilers: Sadie Hawkins

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor, Photo editor
January 20, 2017
The open house asks visitors to place legos on a map of Kennesaw where they would like to see more residential (yellow) and business (red) development.

City of Kennesaw unveils 2016 Comprehensive Plan

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor, Photo editor
January 19, 2017
Parking inconveniences forces students to find any spot to put their car, whether it be a parking space or not. NC’s new construction project leads to a shutdown of the second student lot and over 20 designated student spaces occupied by staff, causing daily chaos in the student parking lot.

Construction causes traffic in NC parking lot

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor, Photo editor
January 11, 2017
Students in 1989 gather together for the Civil War Club.

[Photo] #tbt: Civil War

December 15, 2016

NC takes D.C.

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor, Photo editor
November 22, 2016
As the release of COSIGNO rolls out, students begin to to use its services as their primary WiFi connection during school hours as an alternative to using data, but fail to find reliability with it.

New COSIGNO wifi system creates more internet problems

Kat Shambaugh, Photo editor, copy editor
November 11, 2016
NC faculty Jenna Essenburg and Matthew Tener sample the options at the teacher chili cook-off.

Cogbill takes home fourth annual chili cook-off

Kat Shambaugh, Photo editor, copy editor,
November 10, 2016
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