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Congratulations, Class of 2024!
Mallory Cook

Congratulations to the Northridge High School Class of 2024 on your graduation! Wishing you success in everything you do in the future. 

To view all 2024 graduation photos, click HERE. 

NHS senior to attend U.S. Navy aviation program
Lydia Avant

While some high school students will spend this summer doing odd jobs or hanging out with friends, Grace York, a senior at Northridge High School, will complete an intensive eight-week U.S. Navy Summer Flight Academy aviation program at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, achieving her FAA Private Pilot’s license upon completion of the training. The program takes place from May 31 – August 3.

Grace is one of just 28 high-ability 11th and 12th graders throughout the United States selected for the elite program, which was established in 2021 by the Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) to promote interests and careers in Naval aviation. The Navy partners with select universities throughout the country to provide flight training to the participating students. The cost of the program is approximately $28,000/student, but is offered at zero cost to the student and with no obligations. Upon completion of the program, each student earns a private pilot certification/license and five college credits.

The Department of the Navy sponsors the Summer Flight Academy program for students participating in Navy and Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The program is a new STEM initiative that was selected for funding by the Naval STEM Coordination Office – located at the Office of Naval Research – which oversees investments in STEM education, outreach, and workforce initiatives.

“This is a tremendous opportunity available to all of our JROTC cadets that we are learning about quickly,” says Major J.D. York, Senior Marine Instructor for Paul W. Bryant Marine Corps JROTC (and father to Grace). “Grace applied to the program last year and didn’t make the cut, but we learned a lot about how to make her more competitive, and she put in the work and not only was she selected this year, but we had a second cadet who was also selected as an alternate, and may still get in.’

Besides JROTC, Cadet York participates in track, cross country and is a member of numerous Honor Societies. During the eight-week Summer Flight Academy, she will receive a minimum of 32 hours of classroom aviation academics and more than 40 hours of flight training in either a Vulcanair V.10 single-engine aircraft or Piper Warrior (PA-28). As part of the certification process, Cadet York will be required to complete 17 hours of solo flights.

Cadet York has been accepted to both the University of Alabama and Auburn, and she is currently debating which school to attend. “Aviation was not a career I was looking for—I eventually want to be a veterinarian—but I couldn’t pass up the chance for such a great opportunity,” she says. “I’m really excited about flying now that it is going to be a reality, and could see myself pursuing an aviation career, or at least have a unique skillset to augment whatever path I choose.”

Spring Signing Day- April 17, 2024
Mary Humber

Northridge High School held a signing day on Wednesday, April 17 to honor 8 student athletes who have committed to play their sport at the collegiate level next year. We are so proud of these Jaguars!

Elise Fulgham-AUM (Volleyball)

Jonas Wilkin- Alabama (Basketball)

Mason Jones-Jefferson State (Golf)

Tre Turner-Webber International University (Football)

Hayden Wiley-Alabama (Track)

Ellis Dykes-Milsaps (Soccer)

Dom Hart -University of Tampa (Soccer)

Taylor Chambers-Jefferson State (Golf)

Spring Signing Day- April 17, 2024

 

Elizabeth Rosenstiel wins NHSCA Wrestling Nationals
Mallory Cook

Congratulations to NHS junior Elizabeth Rosenstiel for winning the National High School Coaches Association's High School Nationals in the 132 lb weight class. Elizabeth was one of 48 wrestlers in her weight class and had a 6-0 record over the three-day event to become the first national champion from Alabama. Elizabeth also won a 6A state title in January.

NHS students in transition department serve coffee
Mallory Cook

Students in the transition class at Northridge High School are learning life skills that may lead to employment in the future as a rolling coffee bar is being introduced at the school. Faculty and staff placed orders and students stocked the cart, delivered the coffee to classrooms, collected money and made change. Teachers say it's a way that students can learn to interact with adults and practice their communication skills.