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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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[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 …

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[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Spirit week in full swing | ]

By Maya Levy, Alena Nash and Ava Jackson
This week, from Monday, April 24 until Friday, April 28, is spirit week. This is a school wide event that promotes unity within our school’s community. Students are encouraged to dress up according to each day’s theme.
Friday is the last pep rally of …

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[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Student body president candidate speech causes uproar | ]
Student body president candidate speech causes uproar

By Caroline Sipple and Christna Hoffman
In the midst of student body elections, Landon Coles, candidate for student body president, has been accused of plagiarizing his speech.
Many students and teachers are under the impression that Coles has plagiarized the majority of his speech from notable sources, such as Michelle Obama and …

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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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[24 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Interact makes changes to Calendar Girls | ]

By Cristina Williams
The Interact club made changes to avoid hazing during their Calendar Girls selection process.
The club as well as Principal Billy Epting decided to outlaw the dressing up aspect of the selection process of the calendar that could be considered as “hazing” the new Calendar Girls by current members …