North Oconee High School

North Oconee High School’s History

Because of the various accomplishments of North Oconee High School (NOHS), it’s hard to believe that it was constructed only three years ago (2004). In starting out as a wood of pine trees, the school doesn’t have much history to use as a mold for future traditions. We’re in the process of creating history. From softball championships to literary competitions, from building a band to building a football team, and from creating classrooms to expanding minds, NOHS has already made its mark in Oconee County.

North Oconee High School

North Oconee High School

Titan faculty, staff, and students can chatter on and on about the wonders and the hardships of building this high school from scratch. Most veteran teachers can recall the days when North Oconee was still undergoing construction and hard hats were more than just a fashion statement. People can also be assured that no senior or junior will ever forget the rains of ’04: a series of rain showers that left the walls of NOHS soaked and in need of reconstruction. Along with the physical frustrations, students’ schedules were a regular irritation because with only three hundred students to teach, many classes weren’t yet available. The titans have already had three principals during the first year and two purposeful fires within the second. However, the Titans have prevailed.

Along with historical frustrations, NOHS has had its many wonderful events as well. We have already won a state softball championship and a region literary competition. Along with these the Titan athletes have racked up just as many if not more wins than losses. Community service is a given for NOHS; in the past two years we’ve hosted Rock’N’Relief and have participated within the county wide Relay for Life. The history for North Oconee looks very bright indeed.

North Oconee High School Diploma

North Oconee High School Diploma

In growing from 300 to 750, North Oconee has just begun its ascent in numbers but in heart it’s already bursting with pride. To quote a well known senior, “We’ve created the mold and the canvass but it’s up to everyone else to fill it in.” Principal John Osborne says, “While this senior class has been responsible for laying the foundation, it is my hope that they will continue to come home and participate in our school. Be it one year from now or twenty years from now this will always be their school.” In short, North Oconee High School may be new, but its epic journey has just begun.