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[28 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Lion’s United showcases their talent in an inaugural concert | ]

By Caroline Kirk
The Lions United group teamed up with the band to put on the inaugural “Lions United Band Concert” during fifth period on Thursday, April 27.
The entire auditorium was full, and Principal Billy Epting had to make an announcement for people to make room in the aisles.
Band Director Lee …

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[28 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Epting cracks down on pep rally behavior | ]
Epting cracks down on pep rally behavior

By Gray Kinch
The Neon Leon pep rally in February ended on a sour note when a senior “mosh pit” got out of control, leading Principal Billy Epting to end it early and send everyone home.
During fourth period on April 27, Epting made an announcement describing the consequences for students if they …

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[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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[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Spirit week in full swing | ]

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 | Comments Off on Student body president candidate speech causes uproar | ]
Student body president candidate speech causes uproar

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 | Comments Off on Senior balances two sports and school | ]

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 | Comments Off on Interact makes changes to Calendar Girls | ]

By Cristina Williams
The Interact club made changes to avoid hazing during their Calendar Girls selection process.
The club as well as Principal Billy Epting decided to outlaw the dressing up aspect of the selection process of the calendar that could be considered as “hazing” the new Calendar Girls by current members …

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[24 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Leon celebrates Earth Day | ]

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 | Comments Off on Junior places first at Key Club DCON | ]

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 | Comments Off on Good Little Chickens at The Moon | ]

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 …