It’s all good news at North Forest High School this year. Most recently, their track team won the District 20-5A championship, and earlier this year, the undefeated football team—the Bulldogs—was district champion. The Bulldogs also were the UIL bi-district champions, with five players receiving all-state honors. Coach Mike Ferrell won District 20-5A coach of the year, and 30 of his players were all-district.
The North Forest boy’s and girls’ basketball teams qualified for the playoffs, and Sonny Cousin was nominated for McDonald’s All-American team, an honor bestowed only on the nation’s best high school basketball players. The volleyball team had the best season in school history, and the inaugural North Forest wrestling team had four students qualify for regionals.
Consequently, the largest number of athletes in school history have been offered athletic scholarships.
Ninety-five percent of North Forest seniors have applied to college, up 54 percent over last year, and two EMERGE students—Jhebre Warren and Charlotte Ayala—will be attending Wesleyan and Brandeis universities next year all expenses paid. Six students have full rides to the Houston Fire Department Training Academy, and five students are serving as interns for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office.
In other honors, the North Forest High Biting Bulldog Band took first place in the Texas Southern University 2015 Homecoming Parade, and three students received police commendations for stopping a crime at the local Fiesta.