Hough High School

High school student shines on the world stage of Irish dancing


CORNELIUS – In her mere 14 years on this Earth, Amelia Williams has checked off an astonishing number of life goals – earning a black belt in karate, being crowned a pageant queen, and now being recognized as a world-class Irish dancer. The Hough High School student flew to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, in April to compete in […]

Cornelius seeking remedy for HOA speed bumps near high school


CORNELIUS – Unwanted traffic related to Hough High School has led a nearby neighborhood homeowners association to construct speed bumps, but town leaders are seeking other alternatives. Potts Plantation Circle is the only residential road in the Bailey Springs subdivision under Cornelius jurisdiction. Across Bailey Road from Hough High School, it’s become a popular spot for students and parents to […]

Lake-area ties play out in school project to benefit ‘Blessings’


A classy school project demonstrating close connections among Lake Norman-area communities has provided re-stocked shelves and an impressive new year inventory for an agency dedicated to brightening the lives of area children. A fall campaign at Hough High School in Cornelius, coordinated by a student from Davidson, benefited a Mooresville-based nonprofit serving homeless and underprivileged young people throughout north Mecklenburg, […]

Advice to avoid the pressures of pursuing perfection


Davidson LifeLine was established in 2012 after five suicides and 12 attempted suicides rattled the community. The group’s team includes Atrium Health, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mental Health America of the Greater Carolinas, clergy, mental health professionals, parents and a high school leadership team. In a recent newsletter, Diana Merrifield, the organization’s president, shared a message about studies showing the pandemic has […]

Hough flag football team to play in Panthers stadium

The Hough football team isn’t the only sport getting the spotlight in uptown this fall. The school is among six Charlotte-area school participating in the the Carolina Panthers inaugural Girls’ High School Flag Football Jamboree Saturday. The Huskies will be joined by Chambers, Charlotte Catholic, Nation Ford, Northwestern and South Pointe in a five-on-five tournament at Bank of America Stadium. […]

Hough High School receives bomb threat; investigation ongoing

CORNELIUS – A bomb threat caused the evacuation at Hough High School Friday afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., an individual called the school and stated there was a bomb located somewhere on the property of the school, according to the Cornelius Police Department. Students and staff were evacuated and a search of the inside and outside of the school was completed. […]

Hough gets new principal on eve of new school year

A new principal has been named for Hough High School one day before students begin the 2021-22 school year. David Farley has been the assistant principal at Hough since 2018 and dean of students from 2016 to 2018, following the recent departure of Laura Rosenbach. He was an instructional accountability facilitator at North Mecklenburg from 2015 to 2016 and a […]

Hough principal Rosenbach moves into CMS executive role

CHARLOTTE – Along with a new athletic director, Hough High School will soon have a new principal for the 2021-22 school year. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools named Dr. Laura Rosenbach the executive director for the Central 1 Learning Community at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday. A Davidson College graduate, Rosenbach has been a leader in north Mecklenburg education for the last […]

CMS brings back in-person graduations for 2021

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021. After a year with no official ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS will return to Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium and the Charlotte Convention Center. The district will limit each graduate to two guests, and all ceremonies will be live-streamed. Graduation dates and times are […]

Mask mandate accompanies launch of fall sports


Fall sports competitions finally got underway the week of Nov. 16 for N.C. High School Athletic Association schools. Cross country and volleyball are the first to launch in this delayed, condensed 2020-21 year of athletics. But just before athletes took to the trails and courts, new requirements were passed by the governor, and then the NCHSAA. Though Gov. Roy Cooper’s […]