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In the Alumni Spotlight

Alumni spotlight

Annie Kraner PantzisAnnie (Kraner) Pantzis 
Class of 2015
 
Annie graduated from Northland Christian School in 2015. She attended Harding University located in Searcy, Arkansas. Annie graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and is currently an RN in the mother/baby unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands. Annie married Trace Pantzis, a pilot for United Express, in March of 2020. Annie and Trace live just north of The Woodlands.
 
When talking to Annie about her experiences at NCS she shared the following. Mrs. Downey was one of her favorite teachers. Annie recalls that Mrs. Downey always had a smile on her face and made everybody laugh. If Annie was to describe Mrs. Downey in one word it would be “Joyful”. One of Annie’s favorite memories was Fall Festival and how it brought the whole NCS community together. Annie is very thankful for NCS as everything she learned put in place a foundation that helped her succeed in college and in her current job as a nurse. Annie appreciates that NCS not only gave her an excellent academic foundation but also helped reinforce her character and values.
 
Annie shared that she is fulfilling her passion for serving others through nursing as she works with newborns and their mothers. She is also fulfilling another passion through the avenue of worship as she serves as a worship leader at her church. When asked if she had any words of advice for our current students she said, “Never take for granted what NCS has given you.” We are proud of Annie, Class of 2015!

PAST ALUMNI IN THE SPOTLIGHT

 
Mycah Hatfield
We are pleased to feature Mycah Hatfield, Class of 2010, as Northland’s first Alumni Spotlight. Mycah is an award-winning journalist who reports for ABC13, and, last February, we welcomed Mycah back to Northland as the Master of ceremonies for our annual Black & Gold fundraiser.

Mycah began her time at Northland in kindergarten. As a Northland student, Mycah represented the school at academic meets, was a member of the debate team, yearbook staff, and cheerleading squad, and was elected class president and president of the National Honor Society.

After graduating from Northland, Mycah went on to study at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. She was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority where she held several leadership positions. During college, Mycah interned with KOCO and News 9-KWTV in news, KPRC in sports and the Oklahoma City Thunder in their broadcast department.

After graduating from OU, Mycah reported in Tulsa, Ok and Lafayette, La covering countless natural disasters, the Baton Rouge Police Officer shooting, the Grand Theatre shooting and, all nine days of the historic Oklahoma Teacher Walk Out.

Mycah has been part of Emmy-winning coverage of the 2017 Oklahoma tornado and won first place awards from the Associated Press and Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists for a story highlighting athletes’ battle with opioids. Mycah was also given the Golden Heart Award from the Louisiana Humane Society for her work with animal cruelty cases. Most recently, she was given the Oklahoma Governor’s Disability Employment Excellence Awards for a series of stories highlighting adults with disabilities in her area.

Reporting is a passion for Mycah. She loves to be in the know and the first one to know. More importantly, she loves the chance to meet people in her community she otherwise might not cross paths with. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and watching the Oklahoma City Thunder and Sooner football and basketball.
 
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