Loy Norrix High School is a diverse place with a variety of looks and personalities. We collectively enjoy a rivalry with Kalamazoo Central, but the things students like, however, differ greatly. Oftentimes, groups of teenagers develop similar interests. In a school where those interests are diverse, so are the groups. The school has many cliques and niches that students fall into. There really isn’t any one set “in-crowd.”
That’s the true beauty of Loy Norrix High School. We are all so different yet we come together to form the community that is this school. There are so many clubs, like each grade’s executive board or the theater, or sports like soccer or cross country for example. Participation in the community creates lasting friendships that, in turn, create these friend groups.
Having a group to fall back on is such a comforting thing. Friendship is important, since you have each other’s back through anything. That’s critical in high school.
Left to Right: Freshman Addy Alexopoulos, sophomores Karis Clark, Will Keller, and Joel Nicolow. “My friend group is very diverse, we joke around and play soccer a lot,” said Keller. Photo Credit / Sidney Richardson
Left to Right: Sophomores Ellie Nagel-Bennet, Izzy Best, Dustin Keltsch, Marliegh Vandenbusch, Nick Thompson, and Tristan Wheeler. “We’re silly but serious. We make fun of each other and we’re always there for each other,” said Nagel Bennett. Photo Credit / Sidney Richardson
Left to Right: sophomores Tre Collins, Xavier Palm, Leondre Snell, Richie Sackett, Nmeso Nnebedum, and Kavon Conley. “We basically come to each other for advice on things that we can’t talk to anyone else about and talk about our day,” said Collins. Photo Credit / Sidney Richardson
Left to Right: Sophomore Will Carrier, seniors Giovani Diaz, Sidney Richardson, and sophomore Rowan Mathieson. “We’re like one big happy family, and we like going out and hanging out watching movies outside of practice and normal [Cross Country] team things,” said Diaz. Photo Credit / Emma Whitehead
Left to Right: Seniors Cameron Wilke-Flowers, Destinee Mabon, Morgan Hawkins, Tavier Jones. “We’re not friends, we’re like family,” said Mabon. Photo Credit / Sidney Richardson
Left to Right: Senior Noel Cavey, sophomores Jackson Rinehart, Chase Wagner, seniors James Rinehart, Tajh Smith, Gabe Runyon, juniors TJ Powell, and Alex Johnson. “We’re very creative, we like making stuff. We bounce energy off each other and have a good time,” said Rinehart. Photo Credit / Sidney Richardson.