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[12 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on A quarter of student body performs together on one magical night | ]
A quarter of student body performs together on one magical night

By Caroline Kirk
On Dec 9 and 10 Leon Performing Arts put on their annual Performing Arts Winter Showcase (PAWS). Over 20 acts and 500 students came together to perform a two and a half hour showcase.
Junior Alex LaJeunesse was in a total of ten performances, the most of any student, …

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[9 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Guitar holds school wide sing along | ]

By Nadaley Jones
At lunch on Dec. 7, students in guitar levels two, three and four gathered around the Christmas tree in the lobby and sang seven traditional Christmas carols. All students were invited to participate and sing along, and the event was a huge success, according to guitar teacher Ed Prasse.
The students …

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[6 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Annual PAWS concert approaching | ]
Annual PAWS concert approaching

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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[17 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Mane Event holds first concert | ]
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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[17 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Antigone to premiere Friday | ]
Antigone to premiere Friday

By Nadaley Jones
On Friday, Nov. 18, Leon’s theater department will be holding its production of Antigone at 7:00 pm in the auditorium, with the admission being free. Donations are “strongly accepted,” and along with any donation of $10 or more, homemade Baklava is being provided. Baklava is a traditional Greek desert consisting of …

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[2 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Capital Singers join forces with organist to perform the Faure Requiem | ]

By Caroline Kirk
The Capital Singers performed the Faure Requiem at Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday night, Nov. 1. Alongside organist, Viktor Billa, the chorus performed the 1890 major work.
What was supposed to be a 45 minute performance turned out to be a showcase of over an hour and a half, when …

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[9 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Steel drum’s first concert proves a success | ]

By Caroline Sipple
After preparing almost all school year, steel drums held their first concert in the auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 PM.
The more beginner classes went first. Fifth period performed “Dragon Strut,” by CJ Menge, and “Pyxis,” by CJ Menge. Sixth period performed “Musical Wine,” by Len “Boogsie” …

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[26 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Singing for a cure | ]

By Nadaley Jones
Every year, the Leon chorus department participates in the Cancer Awareness fundraiser. Pink lanyards with envelopes hanging off of them are distributed to students who want to participate that are in a chorus classes.
Students walk around wearing the lanyards, and the envelopes collect the money donated. It is …

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[1 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Mane Event members announced | ]
Mane Event members announced

By EmmaLea Reed
Leon High School’s loved and admired a cappella group, Mane Event, chose its new members this past Friday, Aug. 28.
These members include:
Cannon Haworth
Hannah Prasse
Jon Hoch
Morgan Guse
Bond Peuckert
Daniela Rodriguez
Noah Fuentes
Ashley del Valle
Chrissy Abate
Cooper Smith
Devon L’Heureux
Erin Hill
Jackson Knight
Everett Reed
Grace Lengacher
Hannah Wong
Jaylin Stewart
John Malley
Jordyn Berrian
Julian Lee-Sursin
Kaelin Fabian
Nate Caldwell
Nic Roe
Ryan Carlton
Ansley Garrison
Tyler …

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[29 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Leon introduces sewing class | ]
Leon introduces sewing class

By Caroline Dempsey
You might have heard of the knitting club or the fashion club, but never before has Leon actually had a class for sewing- until this year.
Exception Student Education (ESE) teacher Lori Louwsma has always had a passion for sewing, something she calls a “lost art.”
Three years ago, Louwsma decided to …