Awards and Recognition


Our students and staff do amazing things. We are unable to host large events with everyone, but would hope others can view their accomplishments here.

arts recognition


    ~Artwork by Mina Sun


    You can find T-wolf talent showcased at Crystal Court in Costa Mesa from May 15 - May 23.  The following students were selected for the OC Art for All Showcase and are proudly representing Northwood!  Please congratulate them for channeling their creativity during this time:

    • Taylor Bolton
    • Evan Cheng
    • Ayushi Das
    • Sanika Kolur 
    • Tvisha Patel 
    • Maryam Quraishi
    • Mina Sun
    • Paula Zhang

    charter oak awards

    PART ONE: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    A recording of the event is available here.

    A copy of the presentation can be found here.





    Photos for Sale: We are so excited that your child received a Charter Oak award in recognition of their hard work and academic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. What better way to commemorate this honor than with two photos of the evening taken by our very own Yearbook photographers. Two to three weeks after the event, you will be emailed edited, high-resolution images to enjoy and print at your leisure.  Please make your purchase through the NHS Web Store.




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    Virtual Distinguished Timberwolves Award Ceremony


    Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Distinguished Timberwolves Awards Ceremony! The Distinguished Timberwolves Award Ceremony was created to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of our Northwood High School community with an emphasis on leadership and service to the school. 




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    pcl student athletes

    The Pacific Coast League is excited to celebrate our Senior Student Athletes and our recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards. Below is a description of the awards that were given out and the recipients of those awards. Below is a description of the awards, or you can also watch a video celebrating each athlete here.

    The Scholar Athlete award goes to seniors who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher over the course of their high school careers and have made significant contributions on the varsity level for their respective sports. The Class of 2021 NHS recipients were Matthew Keith, Kamryn Scott, Nathan Maloney, Emily Odom, Henry Jia, Lauren Arnold, Gabe Mirigian, and Erin Halle.

    The Sportsmanship Award goes to two senior student athletes (one female, one male) who serve as role models and outstanding citizens both in and out of the fields of play. The Class of 2021 NHS recipients were Rayan Garzan and Charlotte Sakamoto.

    The Athlete of the Year Award recognizes two senior scholar athletes who exemplify the vision and mission of the Pacific Coast League and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The Class of 2021 NHS recipients were Nathan Maloney and Lauren Arnold.


    pARENT volunteer recognition

    Parent Volunteer

    Special Recognitions



    A very special thank you to all of the dedicated and talented parents who dedicate their time, energy, and finances to allow NHS students to create unique and special memories during their time here.  NHS staff thanks you and on behalf of the kids who only sometimes know all you do, thank you!

    A huge thank you to the leaders of each of our amazing parent support groups!



    Each year at Northwood’s parent volunteer breakfast, PTSA recognizes those who have volunteered their time and energy through the years. Please honor and congratulate the following very special PTSA 2020-2021 service awards:



    Administrator of the year 

    Admin of the year

    In early March, our very own Dr. Roach received the Marcus Foster Memorial Award for the southern California region!!  She was nominated by her staff for this honor that is awarded to administrators who demonstrate outstanding leadership and significant contributions to education. For more information, visit the IUSD website.