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[24 May 2017 | Comments Off on Leon pride healthcare club | ]

By Nadaley Jones
Next year Leon will be welcoming yet another new club to the ICC list. Sophomore Aniya Scarlett has started Leon’s first medical interest club, which will be officiated next fall. The name of the club is the Leon Pride Healthcare club, and it is a club designed to …

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[24 May 2017 | Comments Off on New students inducted into chorus groups | ]

By: Ava Jackson
On Wed. May 23, the newest members of chorus groups Melodears (Melos), Madrigals (Mads) and Capital Singers (Caps) were inducted.
The inductions included current members of the groups dressing the new inductees up in crazy outfits, giving them goodies and bringing them down to the lobby, sitting them down by the lion …

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[22 May 2017 | Comments Off on School year winds down | ]

By Christna Hoffman
This being the last week of the 2016-17 school year, everyone is starting to cram for exams and crave summer.
Due to many unexpected events this school year, such as Hurricane Hermine, the last week has been altered to ensure that Leon meets the required amount of time in …

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[22 May 2017 | Comments Off on My hopes for next year | ]

By: Maya Levy
As an upcoming junior I have several goals that I hope Leon will be able to meet next year.
I have noticed since the beginning of the school year how crowded the hallways, classrooms, and parking lots were. Getting to class proved a challenge as well as finding a …

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[21 May 2017 | Comments Off on Five Lions win at Best and Brightest Awards | ]

By: Alena Nash
On May 17, five Leon students won first place at the annual Best and Brightest Awards, more than any school represented.
In each of the 15 different categories, a winner, runner up and honorable mention are rewarded. Leon had 8 seniors honored with five winning first.
The first place winners …

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[18 May 2017 | Comments Off on Freshman excels in multiple sports | ]

By: Kesi Jackson
 
Freshman Sophie Hightower is not only a player on both the varsity golf and soccer teams, but also a member of the flag football squad.
Furthermore, outside of school, she participates in basketball, softball and lacrosse.
Hightower wants to continue playing sports in college and is interested in attending the …

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[18 May 2017 | Comments Off on New band creates buzz around Leon | ]

By Caroline Sipple
The Happenings, a new band at Leon, has been gaining notable recognition around school, especially after performing at the Positively Post-It campaign.
The band was originally formed because the students wanted to be apart of Rocktoberfest.
The band is made up of Erin Hill as lead singer, Alaina Stephens who …

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[2 May 2017 | Comments Off on Sophomore boys chosen for elite Youth Leadership Tallahassee | ]
Sophomore boys chosen for elite Youth Leadership Tallahassee

By Caroline Kirk
For the first time in five years, the group of Leon students selected for Youth Leadership Tallahassee (YLT) is dominated by boys. Of the ten sophomores accepted into the competitive YLT Class for next year, seven happen to be boys.
Brought together by a sense of compassion and understanding …

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[28 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Lion’s United showcases their talent in an inaugural concert | ]

By Caroline Kirk
The Lions United group teamed up with the band to put on the inaugural “Lions United Band Concert” during fifth period on Thursday, April 27.
The entire auditorium was full, and Principal Billy Epting had to make an announcement for people to make room in the aisles.
Band Director Lee …

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[28 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Epting cracks down on pep rally behavior | ]
Epting cracks down on pep rally behavior

By Gray Kinch
The Neon Leon pep rally in February ended on a sour note when a senior “mosh pit” got out of control, leading Principal Billy Epting to end it early and send everyone home.
During fourth period on April 27, Epting made an announcement describing the consequences for students if they …