[26 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Fink steps in line to lead student body | ]
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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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Nadaley Jones
Next year Leon will be welcoming yet another new club to the ICC list. Sophomore Aniya Scarlett has started Leon’s first medical interest club, which will be officiated next fall. The name of the club is the Leon Pride Healthcare club, and it is a club designed to …

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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By: Ava Jackson
On Wed. May 23, the newest members of chorus groups Melodears (Melos), Madrigals (Mads) and Capital Singers (Caps) were inducted.
The inductions included current members of the groups dressing the new inductees up in crazy outfits, giving them goodies and bringing them down to the lobby, sitting them down by the lion …

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Christna Hoffman
This being the last week of the 2016-17 school year, everyone is starting to cram for exams and crave summer.
Due to many unexpected events this school year, such as Hurricane Hermine, the last week has been altered to ensure that Leon meets the required amount of time in …

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By: Maya Levy
As an upcoming junior I have several goals that I hope Leon will be able to meet next year.
I have noticed since the beginning of the school year how crowded the hallways, classrooms, and parking lots were. Getting to class proved a challenge as well as finding a …

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[21 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By: Alena Nash
On May 17, five Leon students won first place at the annual Best and Brightest Awards, more than any school represented.
In each of the 15 different categories, a winner, runner up and honorable mention are rewarded. Leon had 8 seniors honored with five winning first.
The first place winners …

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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By: Kesi Jackson
 
Freshman Sophie Hightower is not only a player on both the varsity golf and soccer teams, but also a member of the flag football squad.
Furthermore, outside of school, she participates in basketball, softball and lacrosse.
Hightower wants to continue playing sports in college and is interested in attending the …

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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Caroline Sipple
The Happenings, a new band at Leon, has been gaining notable recognition around school, especially after performing at the Positively Post-It campaign.
The band was originally formed because the students wanted to be apart of Rocktoberfest.
The band is made up of Erin Hill as lead singer, Alaina Stephens who …

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[8 May 2017 | One Comment | ]

By Elizabeth Brooks
Senior Caroline Kirk has had the opportunity to be this year’s Student Body President. Kirk has been a part of the volleyball team and student government association since she first started as a freshman. She is also a member of the Pierian Honor Society.
As a senior, she …

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[8 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Manna Robertson

Junior Hubert Chason, nicknamed Hub, is the lead guitarist for “The Good Little Chickens.” He was one of the founders of the band and is still a member. He has played guitar for about five years and also likes singing. Chason is in Guitar 4 and in Jazz …

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[8 May 2017 | One Comment | ]
A look in to the life of principal Billy Epting

By Elizabeth Osterhaus

When Billy Epting took the job as principal at Leon High School, he had no idea how much the job would come to affect him.

Epting grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended Wolfson High School. He later went to college at Stetson University in Deland, Florida where …