[14 Mar 2016 | 18 Comments | ]
Teacher Rod Durham dead at 52

By John Ike Smith-Schoenwalder
Leon’s very own drama and English teacher Rod Durham has died in his sleep at 52 years old. He was found by housekeepers in his hotel room in Fort Lauderdale, where, according to a friend, he was relaxing on spring break.
“He was the perfect example of a …

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[13 May 2016 | One Comment | ]

By Eboni Newsome
Since the weather has been rising, seeping into the high eighties and low nineties, the heat has been weighing down on HOPE students.
Three weeks ago, a freshman boy experienced heat flashes during his physical education class. The class was outside, running for 20 minutes around the football track. …

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[28 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Kids visit on Bring Your Child to Work Day | ]

by Hannah Wong
Cap and gown deliveries, hallway monitoring and dress-coding sound like everyday occurrences at Leon. However, today, April 28, these duties got a unique twist: they were done by kids in elementary and middle school.
Bring Your Child to Work Day is an annual event in Leon County and counties across …

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[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Spirit Week kicks off with Safari Monday | ]

by Hannah Wong
Today, April 4, marked the first day of Prom Spirit Week. The theme was Safari Monday.
Students dressed up as both explorers and safari animals. Some wore binoculars and khaki hats, while others donned zebra and tiger print clothing.
Several participants chose to go all-out with full-body costumes.
“I was looking …

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[31 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Prom Spirit Week announced | ]
Prom Spirit Week announced

By Sella Kinch
Leon High School’s prom, themed “Night under the Stars”, is having its spirit week from Apr. 4-8. The theme for each day was announced today from the SGA junior representatives.
The order is Safari Monday, Timehold Tuesday, Way Out Wednesday, Hipster vs. Hillbilly Thursday and then Red and White …

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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Administration encourages Spring Break safety at assembly | ]
Administration encourages Spring Break safety at assembly

By Hannah Wong
Today, March 10, the student body was invited to a presentation during fifth period about staying safe during Spring Break. While it was geared towards upperclassmen, there were students of all grades at the event.
Assistant principal Billy Epting shared the story of Julie Bishop. Bishop, a friend of Epting’s …

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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Boys tennis city championships underway | ]
Boys tennis city championships underway

By Caroline Dempsey and Hannah Rodriguez
With a seven-year city championship streak on the line, the boys’ varsity tennis team will battle it out this afternoon and tomorrow to keep their title. Their biggest competition is predicted to be Chiles, who also has yet to be beaten in the tournament.
Out of …

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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Brain Bowl takes second at county competition | ]
Brain Bowl takes second at county competition

By Nadaley Jones
Leon’s varsity Brain Bowl A team came in second place at the Leon County high school brain bowl tournament held at Tallahassee Community College on Wednesday March 9. The team won five out of the six rounds they played in, netting the team a plaque and $500.
Within the …

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[9 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on SGA runs anti-drunk driving campaign | ]
SGA runs anti-drunk driving campaign

By Hannah Rodriguez and Caroline Dempsey
 This week the Student Government class has put on a school-wide campaign for awareness about drunk driving and its consequences. There has been a car parked outside the school that has been dented and smashed as if it had been crashed into by a drunk …

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[9 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Leon spring break safety awareness | ]
Leon spring break safety awareness

By Eboni Newsome
With spring break approaching in just two days, Leon has made it their mission to spread awareness for safety over the next 10 days.
The school has posters along the staircases and others arranged sporadically up to the third floor. The posters warn students to not drink and drive …

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[25 Feb 2016 | Comments Off on School board introduces “floating period” | ]
School board introduces “floating period”

By Hannah Wong and EmmaLea Reed
The Leon County School Board decided to introduce a new start time option for high school students during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The vote was unanimous.
Next year, students can either go to school from first through sixth period or second through seventh period. The first …