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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.

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith, Sports editor

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

All content by Michael Smith
Marietta plans to set a man coverage defense against the Warriors four receiver formation.

Senior night preview

Michael Smith, Sports editor
October 21, 2016
Shambaugh gathers all of the fall-themed goodies to try.

[Photo] Kat tastes the seasons: Fall 2016

Kat Shambaugh, Copy editor, Photo editor
October 13, 2016
A preview at the defense the Falcons plan to bring towards NC

Pebblebrook preview: Are they legit?

Michael Smith, Sports editor
September 23, 2016
The defense that Harrison plans to bring towards NCs offense, showing a 3x1 defensive set.

Inside look at NC vs. Harrison

Michael Smith, Sports editor
September 2, 2016
Last Friday, Etowah traveled to Emory Sewell Stadium to face off against the NC Warriors. Ranked 72 in the state, the Eagles definitely presented a challenge for the Warriors. Seniors Kevin Johnson (#2), Drew Tejchman (#1) and Jamal Kuku (#5) tackle Etowah running back Tyray Devezin (#5).

Warriors endanger the Eagles

Michael Smith, Sports editor
August 30, 2016
Middle schoolers work practice their skills in a mock conference setting, practicing public speaking and resolution writing skills from workshops earlier in the day.

Middle schoolers prep for Model UN

Michael Smith, Reporter, Photographer
April 27, 2016

Flag football on the field

Michael Smith, Reporter, Photographer
April 12, 2016
Atlanta, you beautiful champions!

A Love Letter to Atlanta Sports

Michael Smith, Reporter, Photographer
March 31, 2016
Kennesaw’s mayor, Derek Easterling, took time to discuss leadership and his own definition of community with The Chant’s own Dylan Kellos. Mayor Easterling discussed his role as a leader of Kennesaw and how the Kennesaw community affects him.

[Photo] Community more than just a word

Dylan Kellos, Reporter, photographer
March 29, 2016
NC and The Learning Island team up to prepare students SAT and ACT spring semester. Classes occur from 3:45-5:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays for the SAT, and at the same time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All classes take place at NC with a registration fee of $399.

[Photo] SAT help

December 15, 2015
Michael predicts how the Warriors will fare against the other time under the Friday night lights.

What to expect: Valdosta playoffs

Michael Smith, Photographer, Reporter
November 13, 2015
Michael predicts how the Warriors will fare against the other time under the Friday night lights.

What to expect from North Paulding

Michael Smith, Photographer, Reporter
November 2, 2015
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