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[24 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

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 …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Junior shines in performing arts program | ]
Junior shines in performing arts program

By EmmaLea Reed
Among the artistic side of Leon High School’s student body, junior Hannah Prasse is no stranger.
Prasse has played a key role in the music program since her freshman year.
Recently, one of Leon’s choirs, Mane Event, was entered into a nationwide competition sponsored by Macy’s. Its task was to …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Junior utilizes interests to educate peers | ]

By Maribeth McClenny
Junior Audrey Dilmore takes interest in many topics that are not typical of high school students. Dilmore already has her sight set on majoring in psychology and minoring in philosophy.
Dilmore would like to be a psychologist because she would like to help in bettering the lives of others.
“The …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Student Body President helps veterans | ]
Student Body President helps veterans

By Julia Chodyla
Student Body President Carlton DiSalvo is completely in love with Leon.
“If there is one message I want people to receive from me,” DiSalvo said, “it’s to never take this high school experience for granted. If you visit other schools, you will see that they don’t even begin to …

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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Huffman: national champ | ]
Huffman: national champ

By Hannah Rodriguez
Although her sport is not particularly well known, sophomore Katie Huffman finds a way to shine as one of the best competitive junior in-line speed skaters in the country.
A two-time national champion, Huffman holds a national record in the 200-meter time trial.
As a member of the U.S. Junior …