[17 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Thespians take Niceville

By Nadaley Jones
On Thursday, Jan. 8, and Friday, Jan. 9, Leon’s thespian troupe 1429 attended their district competition in Niceville, Florida. They took acting, musical scenes, ensemble scenes, duet musicals, solo musicals, small group and large group musicals, pantomimes and tech events such as costume, makeup, set design and student directing.
They …

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[19 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Caroline Sipple
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Leon hosted a cheer competition in the Lion’s Den.
This is the first time this cheer competition has ever been held. In previous years, Chiles has held a showcase, but this year it was decided that there should be a real competition. All cheer teams in …

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[17 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Kesi Jackson
On Thursday, Jan. 12, the varsity girls soccer team played Maclay, a city rival team, for their senior night.
This game was big because last year Leon lost 0-1 to Maclay, so this was the team’s chance to even out the playing field. 
“We lost to Maclay when we should’ve beaten them and …

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[13 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant and Maya Levy
Saturday, Jan. 21, Leon will be holding its second annual Sadie Hawkins dance from 7 to 10pm in Conley Commons which is located outside between the auditorium and cafeteria. Tickets will go on sale Monday , Jan. 9, at lunch and after school in the lobby. Single tickets will be …

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[28 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Ava Jackson
Leon students started a new cub that only one other school in Tallahassee has. Sophomores Will Bullen and Jackson Henry got a ping pong club approved by the ICC last Wednesday.
Currently Sail is the only other school in town with the same type of club.
“We hope to hope to …

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[28 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

With exam week coming to an end, a lot of students speak their mind about what they like and dislike about exams.
A variety of students have had mixed emotions about how teachers handle exams and how they are run.
“I feel like this time, teachers gave out less study guides, which …

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[13 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Best and Brightest announced | ]
Best and Brightest announced

By Hannah Rodriguez
On Friday, Dec. 9th the Leon Best and Brightest recipients were announced. The winners are as follows:
Art- Gabby Reams
Athletics- Justin Peters
Business- Craig Mitchell
Career/Techincal- Robert Skrob
Drama & Performing Arts- Jordyn Berrian
English and Language Arts- Leta Ashebo
Foreign Language- Savannah France
Journalism- Julia Chodyla
Leadership- Caroline Kirk
Mathematics- Hannah Bryson
Music- Hannah Prasse
Public Speaking- Piper …

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[13 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Cristina Williams: Getting off topic in class | ]

It is OK to get a little distracted in class every once in a while, but when everyone in class, including the teacher, is off topic the entire class period, this can become a problem.
In my opinion, getting off topic in class is fine as long as we are not …

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[12 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on A quarter of student body performs together on one magical night | ]
A quarter of student body performs together on one magical night

By Caroline Kirk
On Dec 9 and 10 Leon Performing Arts put on their annual Performing Arts Winter Showcase (PAWS). Over 20 acts and 500 students came together to perform a two and a half hour showcase.
Junior Alex LaJeunesse was in a total of ten performances, the most of any student, …

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[12 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Leon teacher charged with sexual battery | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
Leon teacher and offensive coordinator Brad Casalvieri has been charged with 24 counts of sexual battery and accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17 year-old student over the course of six months. The incident occurred at Lincoln High School, where Casalvieri is a former teacher.
Documents have …

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[9 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Guitar holds school wide sing along | ]

By Nadaley Jones
At lunch on Dec. 7, students in guitar levels two, three and four gathered around the Christmas tree in the lobby and sang seven traditional Christmas carols. All students were invited to participate and sing along, and the event was a huge success, according to guitar teacher Ed Prasse.
The students …