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[9 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on ‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ receives mostly positive feedback | ]
‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ receives mostly positive feedback

By Sarah Merkhofer
Freshmen Maya Levy and Gracie Lindquist performed in Prospect High: Brooklyn’s stage readings on Friday (Nov. 6) and Saturday (Nov. 7).
At the end of the show, the cast  and the director, Bryan Mitchell, held a “talk back” with the audience members.
“The talk back… it took the audience a while to …

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[6 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on ‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ to have stage reading | ]
‘Prospect High: Brooklyn’ to have stage reading

By Sarah Merkhofer, Kesi Jackson and Katherine Gundersen
Leon’s drama program will be putting on a stage reading of Prospect High: Brooklyn  Friday (Nov. 6) and Saturday (Nov. 7) at 7 p.m.
The actual play will be performed in February.
The stage reading will have all of the actors in the play on stage …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Mitchell takes the stage | ]
Mitchell takes the stage

By Maribeth McClenny
Drama teacher Bryan Mitchell is now on his third year at Leon after taking Rod Durham’s place in 2013. Mitchell replaced Durham when Durham left Leon to participate in The Extreme Makeover Body Edition.
“I took [Mitchell’s] drama class his first year of teaching and I was very impressed …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Drama to debut New York play | ]
Drama to debut New York play

By EmmaLea Reed
This year, Leon High School Performing Arts was selected to present the world-renowned play Prospect High: Brooklyn.
Over the summer, drama teacher Bryan F. Mitchell received an email from Roundabout Theater in Brooklyn, New York.
They notified him that Leon had been selected to perform the play.
“We’re the only school …

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[13 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on A first look at chorus | ]
A first look at chorus

By Hannah Wong
Oct. 13 marked the first full chorus concert of the 2015-16 school year.
The concert took place in the auditorium at 7 p.m.
All of Leon’s  seven choirs performed. Girls Chorus, Concert Chorale, and Melodears sang under the direction of conductor Tabitha Peck, while Dr. Judy Arthur directed Leon Men, …

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[7 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Steel Drums classes show their talent at homecoming concert | ]
Steel Drums classes show their talent at homecoming concert

By Sella Kinch
As the entertainment on the second night of homecoming week, the Steel Drum classes were met with a packed auditorium on Oct. 6.
Beginning at 7:30, the concert went on for an hour and a half, all seven classes playing.
The concert was free, unlike a multitude of the events …

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[14 May 2015 | Comments Off on Mane Event prepares for final concert | ]
Mane Event prepares for final concert

By Caroline Zapert
Leon’s elite pop A cappella group, Mane Event, will showcase their talent at the final spring concert on Sat. May 16 at 7:30pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.
Many are looking forward to this event, as the students have been preparing for the …

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[11 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Teachers showcase skills at talent show | ]
Teachers showcase skills at talent show

By Michael Manias
On Tuesday, Feb. 10 the Teacher Talent Show began where teachers performed various acts in the auditorium to showcase their individual talents, at 6:30 p.m. There were nine total acts.
The entry fee could be paid with either two dollars or two cans of food. The talent show was …

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[26 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Guitar students experience field trip for the first time | ]
Guitar students experience field trip for the first time

By Sella Kinch
In the Guitar 2 classes today, Jan. 26, Mr. Prasse presented a surprise to all of the students in his first and fifth period classes.
An annual field trip for the more advanced guitar classes, i.e. Guitar 3,4 and so on, has now been opened up for the Guitar …

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[23 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Thespians on the road to state | ]

By Hadley Ritcher
This year Leon’s thespian troupe 1429 will be competing in a statewide competition in Tampa, FL.
The group of roughly 50 members will leave on March 25.
The members will be competing with four different performances.One of the large group musicals “Gold” will be performed during the opening ceremonies of …