[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Leon Football tackles 600th win

By Ava Jackson
The Leon Lions football team pushed their way to victory last Friday, Aug. 26, defeating Suwannee 31-0 and receiving their 600th win.
Within the first-quarter of the game, receiver Alonzo Waheed scored the first touchdown using a deep pass play with help from quarterback Tyhran Glasco and wide receiver Jacob Owens.
“When Waheed …

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Leon Football tackles 600th win

By Ava Jackson
The Leon Lions football team pushed their way to victory last Friday, Aug. 26, defeating Suwannee 31-0 and receiving their 600th win.
Within the first-quarter of the game, receiver Alonzo Waheed scored the first touchdown using a deep pass play with help from quarterback Tyhran Glasco and wide receiver Jacob Owens.
“When Waheed …

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Alena Nash
This Thursday the Leon volleyball team is looking to get their third win of the season in a game dedicated to tennis coach and journalism teacher Kevin Record. They will be facing the Maclay Marauders in the Lion’s Den at 7 pm.
This year the varsity players are each dedicating a home game …

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[29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Caroline Dempsey
You might have heard of the knitting club or the fashion club, but never before has Leon actually had a class for sewing- until this year.
Exception Student Education (ESE) teacher Lori Louwsma has always had a passion for sewing, something she calls a “lost art.”
Three years ago, Louwsma decided to …

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[13 May 2016 | Comments Off on Students fainting during hope | ]

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 …