[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Epting and police crack down on reckless driving

By Hannah Rodriguez
Principal Billy Epting came on the announcements today, Nov. 18, during fifth period to inform the student population that he has received numerous calls and complaints from surrounding business and neighborhoods close to Leon.
“Reckless driving has become a big problem, ” Epting said.
Furthermore, he has received a call …

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[20 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Sella Kinch
On Nov. 19, the Guitar 3 class held its first individual concert of the year.
There are typically three main guitar concerts each year along with small individual class concerts throughout.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the guitar class played a total of ten songs, starting with the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Deciding to test his …

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[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Girls varsity soccer takes win against Chiles

By EmmaLea Reed
Last night, Nov. 17, the Lady Lions varsity soccer team took a huge win over Chiles with a final score of 3-0.
The game was hard fought and an inspirational win for the team overall.
“Games like last night make the conditioning and hard practice days worth it,” junior Ashley Conrad …

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[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Fundraising begins for second annual Dance Marathon

By Lauren Henderson
Leon High School’s second annual Dance Marathon will be held on Jan. 30, from 4-10 p.m.
All money raised will go to the Children’s Miracle Network. The first fundraiser for the marathon was today.
Students apart of the program wore red shirts and carried balloons that said “Why I DM …

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[17 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Lions support Paris after attacks

By Maribeth McClenny
Today, Nov. 17, all Leon students were encouraged to wear red, white or blue in support of France after the terrorist attacks that occurred over the weekend.
Students who participated were invited to be in a picture taken by the Tallahassee Democrat.
The photo was taken right before lunch on …

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[14 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Underclassmen lead donations in DiSalvo’s new flag project

By Caroline Dempsey
Student Body President Carlton DiSalvo started up a project the week of Nov. 9 through Nov. 13 to raise money for veterans along with junior Caroline Kirk.
The goal of the project was to see which classes could raise the most money and the winner was to be rewarded …

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[9 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on DiSalvo heads Veterans Day fundraiser | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
Student Body President Carlton DiSalvo is heading a project this week, Nov. 9 through Nov. 13, to spread awareness for Veterans Day. For the rest of the week during lunch, there will be two flags set up in the lobby. Students can pay $1 to put their name on a …

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[9 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on ‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ receives mostly positive feedback | ]
‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ receives mostly positive feedback

By Sarah Merkhofer
Freshmen Maya Levy and Gracie Lindquist performed in Prospect High: Brooklyn’s stage readings on Friday (Nov. 6) and Saturday (Nov. 7).
At the end of the show, the cast  and the director, Bryan Mitchell, held a “talk back” with the audience members.
“The talk back… it took the audience a while to …

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[6 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Lady Lions volleyball to host State Semi-Finals | ]
Lady Lions volleyball to host State Semi-Finals

By Lauren Henderson
On Sat. Nov. 7, the Leon varsity volleyball team will face Tampa Plant High School in the State Semi-Finals. The game will be held in the Lion’s Den at 2 p.m.
This is unusual because this is the first time a state match has been held at a high …

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[6 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on ‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ to have stage reading | ]
‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ to have stage reading

By Sarah Merkhofer, Kesi Jackson and Katherine Gundersen
Leon’s drama program will be putting on a stage reading of Prospect High: Brooklyn  Friday (Nov. 6) and Saturday (Nov. 7) at 7 p.m.
The actual play will be performed in February.
The stage reading will have all of the actors in the play on stage …

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[6 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Beyer chooses Penn State for wrestling | ]

By Paulette Jordan
Leon senior Gabe Beyer is committing to Penn State to continue his journey with wrestling.
Beyer, who has been wrestling for two and a half years, practices for three to four hours a day, five to six days a week. The titles and awards he has received are: three-time …