[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Fink steps in line to lead student body

By Caroline Dempsey
On Tuesday, April 25, it was announced that junior Cameron Fink will be taking over the student body president position for the 2017-2018 school year.
After a cut throat election against opponent Landon Coles, Fink admitted to feeling relief at the results of the elections.
“All day I was really …

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[25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Maya Levy, Alena Nash and Ava Jackson
This week, from Monday, April 24 until Friday, April 28, is spirit week. This is a school wide event that promotes unity within our school’s community. Students are encouraged to dress up according to each day’s theme.
Friday is the last pep rally of …

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[25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Caroline Sipple and Christna Hoffman
In the midst of student body elections, Landon Coles, candidate for student body president, has been accused of plagiarizing his speech.
Many students and teachers are under the impression that Coles has plagiarized the majority of his speech from notable sources, such as Michelle Obama and …

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[24 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant
Senior Michael Zhu is a natural leader both in the classroom and on the playing field.
Zhu has had a passion for sports since a young age. He began participating in track, soccer and football in middle school.
During his time at Leon, Zhu has been involved in track, football, …

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[24 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Christna Hoffman
With Earth Day coming up on April 22, many clubs put on a celebration during lunch on April 21.
The Garden Club, Peace Jam, and the World Geography Club worked together to put together this Earth Day celebration. The clubs provided blankets on the hill, music and free snacks & …

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[24 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Cristina Williams
Key Club took five members to the annual District Convention in Orlando (DCON), and they had their president Landon Coles place first in the Oratorical Contest.
The convention was from Thursday March 30 to Sunday April 5.
Coles participated in the Oratorical Contest, which is a speech contest based off …

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[18 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By EmmaLea Reed
Leon’s very own “The Good Little Chickens” were provided the incredible opportunity to host a benefit concert at The Moon.
This benefit, however, did not come together overnight. In fact, the band has been working to plan this event since this past summer.
During a post-practice luncheon, the TGLC began …

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[14 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By: Kesi Jackson
On Friday, April 7, The Happenings performed at The Tallahassee Democrat as a part of Tallahassee’s music week,  a nine day long celebration of music and the talent of local performers.
“We would love to play with Tallahassee Music Week again,” said junior Erin Hill.
She said that they’ll …

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[24 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Art program ‘chalks’ up another win | ]

By Gray Kinch
The annual “Chalk Walk” is an event that celebrates high school artistic talent along with drawing attention to the importance of funding for educational art programs.
On March 22, Leon attended the event for the second time and won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for their recreations of art …

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[21 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Thespians return from state competition | ]

By Kesi Jackson
The state competition for Thespians took place Wednesday March 15 to Sunday March 19.
Leon sent six acts to the competition- two large group musicals, costume design, large group ensemble for acting, a student directed scene and a solo song.
To go to this competition, the acts had to receive a superior at …

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[21 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Maya Levy: Year round school is better | ]

In the US, from the time they first begin school, children learn to worship summer vacation. But what if that legendary two month break went away? I am a firm believer in year round school.
This different school schedule is not as terrifying as it seems. Students with a year round …