[7 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Seniors nominated for Wendy Heisman award

By Caroline Dempsey
Seniors Caroline Kirk and Justin Peters were chosen from all student-athletes in the senior class to be nominated for the Wendy Heisman award.
The Wendy Heisman scholarship is given to 10 students across the country, but two students are nominated from more than 29,000 high schools to be considered for this scholarship. …

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[7 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Cristina Williams
Brain Bowl has been hard at work and participating in many different competitions this year.
The club has taken part in tournaments at Northwest Florida State College, Gateway College in Lake City, and at Rickards High School.
They will be competing in upcoming tournaments at Bainbridge High School this Saturday as well …

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[6 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

By EmmaLea Reed
One of Leon’s most beloved traditions is making its way back to the stage. This coming Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, the Performing Arts Winter Showcase will be held in the Leon auditorium at 7 pm.
PAWS includes a wide variety of performing groups and individuals. From chorus, …

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[2 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

“It’s called a walkway for a reason,” principal Billy Epting said as he came over the intercom to announce the issue of people blocking sidewalks before school, during lunch, and in between classes.
Frankly, we agree. There have been numerous occasions in which we have tried to walk down the sidewalks but …

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[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

By EmmaLea Reed
Leon’s student government association has teamed up with Boys Town Tallahassee to ensure that children in need are able to enjoy this coming holiday season.
Boys Town Tallahassee is an organization across the United States that is dedicated to providing life-changing care to children and families. There are a …

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[30 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Christna Hoffman
Thanksgiving Break came to a close as students returned to school on Monday, Nov. 28. As they reenter school they are preparing for midterms, which are coming up in a few weeks and will conclude the second quarter and lead into the winter break.
According to the 2016-17 school calendar, only nine full …

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[30 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Maya Levy
Sherry Rasul is a sophomore was diagnosed at birth with lymphangioma. Lymphangioma is a vascular disease that causes your lymph nodes to enlarge. The veins then release lymph fluid internally and externally.
Rasul had her first surgery to remove the lymphangioma when she was one year old.
After the surgery she had …

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[21 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Caroline Sipple
Sophomores Will Bullen, Jackson Henry, Cameron Curry, Clay Baker, Liam Fineout, Max Caskie, and JD Varn hope to introduce the first ever ping-pong club to Leon this school year.
They are hoping to present this idea to the inter club council at the next meeting, in December.
“We are hoping …

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[17 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Mane Event holds first concert

By Alena Nash
The 2016-2017 Mane Event acapella group had their first performance of the year this past Tuesday, Nov. 15.
The concert was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and doubled as a fundraiser for the chorus department. Multiple Leon chorus groups performed alongside Mane Event, including Tempo, Cantabile, Vivace, Madrigals and …

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[15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant
Leon’s Dance Marathon club members are selling bake goods today, Nov. 15, in order to raise money for the Children Miracle Network. The money made from the bake sale will start an initial fund for the club’s ongoing fundraiser that will continue up until the marathon. Some goods being sold …

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[15 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

By Caroline Sipple
On Friday, Nov. 18, Leon’s first ever pie eating contest will be held at Leon on the lawn at lunch.
The community service committee of SGA, headed by Gibson Howard, will be organizing this event. For an individual it’s 5 dollars to participate and for a team it is 10 …