Articles by Hannah Comeskey, staff writer 2017-18




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The LRHS Drumline

Leesville’s drumline members reflect on their experiences and memories as members of the band. Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of drumline…


Addison Bordeaux (left) and Camryn Brockman (right) pose with a person dressed up and working at panic point. They decided to go to panic point on opening night-- nearly 4 weeks before Halloween-- to take advantage of the shorter lines.

Leesville Students Take On Panic Point

In high school, students may feel like they’ve grown out of dressing up and trick-or-treating. A fun alternative to the scary tradition is going to…



The T-shirt pictured above has last years Cap-8 team’s logos printed on the back. After some changes, three schools have left the conference and two different schools have filled their place. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Cap-8 becomes “Cap-7”

  In years past, Leesville’s athletic conference has involved the same eight schools. Over the summer the Wake County Athletic Association met to discuss a…




A few Leesville students view the display of Relay for Life posters in the main lobby. They consider participating in the relay this June. (Photo Courtesy Hannah Comesky)

Relay for life

  On Friday, June 9 members from and outside of the Leesville community will join together to participate in the Relay for Life, Leesville’s annual…



Pictured above is an action shot of Elise Hall pole vaulting in the NCHSAA State meet. Her jump landed her on the podium, taking third place. (Photo used by permission of Elise Hall)

Elise Hall Vaulting to Success

After finishing the state meet with a new personal record (PR), Elise Hall is ready and nervous with anticipation for New Balance Nationals this June…


Pictured above is a baby goat named Zeke that lives on the McDaniel’s farm. Zeke had to be bottle fed about four times a day. (Photo courtesy of the McDaniel family)

Goats: Your Not So Average Puppy

The McDaniel’s farm has multiple different animals including cats, dogs, horses, chickens, and goats. Lots of goats. As if forty adult goats weren’t enough, there…


Leesville’s outdoor track team started off their season February 23. With a whole season ahead, the teams are ready to work hard in order to meet their goals this season.

Outdoor Track Springs Into Season

With the men’s and women’s indoor track team closing off their strong season of racing, there is much excitement over the endless possibilities for the…


Hard work is an essential aspect in a person’s personality. Recent studies have shown that hard work is more effective than being talented when it comes to school, work, sports, and other hobbies.

Hard Work: The Key to Success

In today’s society, the ‘best of the best’ succeed and everyone else falls beneath them in the order of who has the most talent. Inevitably…


Fences stars Denzel Washington playing the role of Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as Troy’s wife Rose Maxson. The newly released movie was adapted from it’s original form-- a play by August Wilson. Photo credit to fencesmovie.com

Fences Review

Before you start reading this article, fair warning, there will be spoilers! If you plan on going to see Fences at some point, I don’t…


Nathan Bowyer, speed reader at Leesville has been reading since the age of three. Bowyer said that he eventually gained the ability to speed read. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Speeding Through Reading

No doubt most students would love to be able to read textbook chapters or books assigned to us as homework in minutes. Among our busy…


Leesville now has new laptops for students to use during classes. The new ThinkPad Ultrabook laptops are a significant upgrade to the classroom.

Leesville receives new laptops

On Tuesday January 3, Leesville received eighty-four laptop carts — one for each non-CTE class. After a much needed improvement to the technology in the…


The men’s and women’s varsity cross country team run at the regional meet. After running a strong race, the men’s team placed fourth and the women’s team placed third.

Cross Country Season Overview

As cross country season comes to a close, no one can deny the incredible progress the men’s and women’s cross country teams have made since…


JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem opened in 2011 to host track meets. The Leesville indoor track and field team has been traveling to the track facility to continue racing during the period between cross country and outdoor track.

A Look into Indoor Track and Field

Leesville’s indoor track and field team has been working hard to prepare for upcoming competitions. Because there is not an indoor track in or near…


Many seniors who ordered their class rings, went to the main lobby to pick them up. Collin Dail tried his ring on after picking it up. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Class Rings are In!

On Tuesday, December 6 during SMART Lunch, seniors lined up in the lobby of the main building to receive the senior rings ordered at the…


Spanish club held a clothing drive to benefit families in need. All clothes donated will go to a clothing closet in Durham. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Spanish Club Organizes Clothing Drive

To benefit the community during the Thanksgiving season, November 14 through the 21, Spanish club held a clothing drive for a clothing closet in Durham. Sponsored…


Luke Lisowe is driving the Jordan Driving School car for driver’s ed. Lisowe’s first time driving was during the behind-the-wheel portion of driver’s ed. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Students Go Behind the Wheel

After taking the in-class portion of driver’s education, one of the most nerve-racking things for new student drivers is finally sitting behind the wheel for…


Artwork is hung up all over the walls at Flying Burrito to decorate the restaurant. Among the display are many of Carson Rainey’s works of art.

Carson Rainey’s Art is INKredible

Based on her involvement, Leesville could consider Carson Rainey to be one of their most outstanding students. Aside from being senior class president, stage manager…



Mary Miller (left), Ainsley Duke (middle), and Brenna Murray (right) are officers in the Food Bank Club. The team of girls are working together to donate to local food banks.

Leesville girls start Food Bank Club

A group of Leesville sophomores are making an impact in their community by starting the Food Bank Club, a new club to support local food…



Leesville girls show interest in attending the Powder Puff interest meeting. The meeting was held to discuss the details of this year’s powder puff game.

Powder Puff Interest Meeting Held

  On Wednesday, September 7 the Powder Puff interest meeting was held. All girls — freshman to seniors — can sign up for the football…