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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 | Comments Off on Guitarist has impact on Leon | ]

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 …

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[8 May 2017 | Comments Off on Freshman heavily involved in the arts | ]

By Lindsey May
Freshman John Malley has been acting since he was in sixth grade, but he had not become heavily involved until he came to Leon. Malley is mostly known for playing Atticus Finch in Leon High School’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
“I’ve had multiple people just call me Atticus …

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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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[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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[17 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Student hits 1.4 million views on YouTube | ]

By Lauren Henderson
Freshman Danny Killeen and his brothers made a YouTube video, “The Captain America Kid,” that has over 1.4 million views. It was posted on July 24, 2011 and has over 500 likes.
“My tactic was to release it when the very first Captain America movie came out,” Killeen said.
At …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Jones uses size and speed to excel | ]
Jones uses size and speed to excel

By Caroline Dempsey
Senior wide receiver J’Air Jones, who has been on varsity for four years,  hopes to play at the Division I level next year.
Jones has the rare combination of size and speed. The 6-foot, 196-pounder has run a total of 265 receiving yards so far this season.
“[Jones] is good …

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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 Beloved chorus teacher to retire at end of year | ]
Beloved chorus teacher to retire at end of year

By Maribeth McClenny
After being at Leon for 38 years, Dr. Judy Arthur will be retiring from her position as Director of Choral Activities at the end of this school year.
However, Arthur will not be fully vanishing off of the Leon chorus scene. She will continue to be involved with the …