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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 …

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[21 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Cupcake wars in culinary | ]

By Nadaley Jones
On Friday, March 10th, the judging was held for culinary two and three’s second annual “Cupcake Wars.”
The class assignment is made to mock the show aired on Food Network that shares the name. The second and third level students are given a theme and given basic recipes to work with …

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[21 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Ultimate frisbee club on the rise | ]

By Caroline Sipple
Students in the sophomore class have successfully revived the Ultimate Frisbee club, which was previously an inactive club at Leon.
The president is Drake Bishop and the vice president is Mason Becker.  They got the idea when chemistry teacher Mr. Green and his students were talking about the sport.
“We …

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[21 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Music benefit to help Leon’s performing arts | ]
Music benefit to help Leon’s performing arts

By Cristina Williams
The Leon High School Music Benefit is being put on by the members of the Good Little Chickens to raise money for the music and performing arts programs at Leon.
The show will be at The Moon on Wednesday March 29. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Hannah Rodriguez: It’s just one week | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
I am as ready as anyone to get out of school for spring break. This has felt like the longest week of my life as well. While I’m ready to get out and have fun, I just want to remind everyone that spring break is one week. One …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Sophomore takes talents to Florida Senate | ]
Sophomore takes talents to Florida Senate

By Alena Nash
Sophomore Liam Fineout has spent the last week at the Florida Senate participating in the Page Program. The Page Program selects students from all over the state to become pagers for the Senators.
A friend of Fineout’s mentioned the program to him as something Fineout could use to add …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Canned food drive successful | ]

By Cristina Williams
Senior Gibson Howard put on the annual Canned Food Drive for Second Harvest, collecting over 2,800 cans, which surpassed the initial goal of collecting 2,000 cans.
The drive took place from Feb. 13 to March 3. To encourage students to bring in cans, they would be allowed to be …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Flag football team starts season with a win | ]
Flag football team starts season with a win

By Alena Nash
Leon’s flag football team kicked off their season March 8 with a 19-0 victory over East Gadsden.
The win came as a slight surprise to some of the players because of all the new players on the team.
“The team just clicked like we had all been playing together for years,” …