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[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Junior to attend Washington State | ]
Junior to attend Washington State

By Lauren Henderson
Junior goalie Lindsey Godwin plans on attending Washington State University on a full soccer scholarship next year, but she’s never played for Leon because of a scheduling conflict due to her involvement in band, she said.
She chose WSU over DePaul University, Texas A&M University, Florida State University, Pennsylvania …

From the Paper, News, Sports, Volleyball »

[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Volleyball claims district title | ]
Volleyball claims district title

By Will Rasmussen
It has been four years since the varsity volleyball team won the 7A state championship. This year, the program is well on its way to winning another title.
The Lions had compiled a 20-7 record, nailed down a district title for the first time since 2011 and advanced to …

From the Paper, News, Sports, Volleyball »

[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Seniors make verbal commitments | ]
Seniors make verbal commitments

By Will Rasmussen
Volleyball players Elyse Thompson and Ashley Dodson verbally committed to play volleyball at the collegiate level earlier this year.
Thompson will take her talents to Emory University while Dodson opted for Birmingham Southern College. The two seniors have played a vital role in the success of the Leon volleyball …

Editorials, From the Paper, Sports »

[3 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on It’s all in your head | ]

By Hannah Rodriguez
In sports, the difference between a victory and a defeat can be determined by a single point, a millisecond or a split decision.
But usually the deciding factor, no matter how talented the athlete, is the mental strength you have in intense situations.
Sports psychologists define mental toughness as, “the …

Features, From the Paper, News, Performing Arts, The Arts »

[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 …

From the Paper, News, Performing Arts, The Arts »

[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 …

Chorus, Features, From the Paper, The Arts »

[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 …

Features, From the Paper »

[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 …

Features, From the Paper »

[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 …

Features, From the Paper, SGA »

[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 …