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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 …

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[24 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on First ever black light pep rally ends early | ]
First ever black light pep rally ends early

By Caroline Sipple
On Friday, Jan. 20, Leon held Tallahassee’s first ever black light pep rally, which ended ten minutes early because of “moshing” by juniors and seniors which resulted in injury.
Moshing is a trend that has been going on at previous pep rallies, which involves students jumping on top of …

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[9 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on First pep rally of the year concludes spirit week | ]
First pep rally of the year concludes spirit week

By Maribeth McClenny
On Friday, Oct. 9  the end of Homecoming spirit week was marked with the first pep rally of the year.
Like always, the red and white boys were running around school all day to get the students pumped up.
As students filed into the gym to the bleachers, the marching …

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[13 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Video: Tommy Curtis’ jersey retired | ]

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[13 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Leon’s Tommy Curtis recognized in jersey retirement | ]
Leon’s Tommy Curtis recognized in jersey retirement

By Will Rasmussen
The Leon High School basketball team retired Tommy Curtis’ number 33 jersey last week on April 10. Curtis was a 1969 graduate of Leon  and a 3-year letterman on varsity for the Lions.  In his senior season Curtis was named Florida’s Player of the Year, earning All-State, All-Southern and All-American …

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[10 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Historic pep rally concludes spirit week | ]
Historic pep rally concludes spirit week

By Michael Manias
Spirit week finished today, April 10, with a lively pep rally in the gymnasium. Near the end of the pep rally, former basketball player Tommy Curtis’ jersey was retired.
During the ceremony, Curtis stood in the center of the court with the current basketball team.
After shaking each of the players’ …

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[13 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Leon pride continues in today’s pep rally | ]
Leon pride continues in today’s pep rally

By Chloe Patterson
After spending an afternoon with senior boys painted in red and white and bursting into classrooms, sixth period ended and the classes all headed to the gym for the pep rally.
The marching band blasted the gym with their spirit as students piled into the bleachers.
The pep rally began …

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[10 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Head shaving and fundraising | ]
Head shaving and fundraising

By Michaela Westmoreland
On Friday, Nov. 7 we had a pep rally that included head shaving and fundraising.
During the pep rally, we found out that the Leon student body raised $15, 124.70 for the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital foundation for fighting cancer, which also met our goal of $15,000 for the cancer …

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[8 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Leon celebrates its efforts against cancer | ]
Leon celebrates its efforts against cancer

By Cassie LaJuenesse
For the past six years, Cancer Week has been a huge tradition at Leon High School. The Pink Out Pep Rally has always been the closer for this week of fundraising. On Oct. 4, the gym was decked out with balloons and extra decorations. The students were all …