North Henderson had a busy weekend, and a successful one. Catch up in a weekend roundup:
Track performs well at Polk:
North Henderson’s track teams got the chance to compete with teams from across the region at the Times-News Invitational on Saturday at Polk County.
On the boys’ side, North Henderson placed 4th overall. Additionally, they placed first out of Henderson County schools and second out of teams in Western Carolina. Mooresville took home the trophy with 123 points. The Knights finished out with 54 points.
Individually, Hunter White finished second in the 1600 meter run, with a time of 4:28.92. In the 4×100 meter relay, North finished second with a time of 44.78. Miguel Lammons brought over his success from the Indoor season and finished 3rd in the Long Jump. His brother, Darren Lammons, finished tenth in the same event. In the Triple Jump, Darren Lammons placed 4th, while Darien Pachacos nabbed a sixth-place finish.
For the girls’ team, Odyssey Ganies placed fifth in the 100-meter dash, Alexis Baldwin finished tenth the 200-meter dash, and Maya Phillips finished eighth in the 300-meter hurdles.
Band travels to Disney for competition:
North Henderson’s band program spent the weekend in sunny Orlando to compete at Disney World.
Both the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble earned superior ratings and best in their class in competition at Disney World. The Wind Ensemble received the coveted Gold Mickey (first place), while the Concert Band was awarded a Bronze Mickey (third place). Twenty-three bands from across the country were in attendance.
Senior Josie Cameron obtained a top soloist award.
Science Olympiad travels for competition:
For the first time, North sent a Science Olympiad team to compete in regional competition on Saturday. Participants competed in events such as Chem Lab, write it DO it, Ecology, Astronomy, Microbes lab, Anatomy/Physiology, and Code-Breakers.
The group placed second, third, and fifth in different categories. Li-Chu Wong, Sara Kate Connor, Lexie Siegel, and Erin Norton all placed as individuals.