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Dr. Gottlieb speaks at the career fair. Photo courtesy of Alex Schuler.

Leesville’s first career fair

On Tuesday, March 22, Leesville’s Business Alliance Commitee hosted an informative career fair. Julie Pennington, CTE teacher and a co-chair of the Business Alliance Commitee…


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First Annual Caring4Congo 3k

On March 19, the Caring4Congo foundation hosted their first annual three kilometer fun walk/run. The Caring4Congo foundation was recently created by Andrew Byrum, Gene Kim…


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ITS members compete in State Festival

Members of Leesville Road’s International Thespian Society recently attended the North Carolina Thespian Festival at UNC School of the Arts on March 25 and 26….





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Leesville holds Writing Test

On Tuesday, March 8, LRHS sophomores took the North Carolina Writing Test. This writing test is a North Carolina curriculum assessment. WCPSS issues this assessment…


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Wendt saves the day!

“It was a big spider… but my shoe is bigger.” These were the words that would etch Jonathan Wendt, senior, into Leesville’s history as the…



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Senior council puts together slideshow

The senior slideshow is often one of Leesville seniors’ favorite parts of the senior assembly. Featuring photos of all 559 people in the senior class,…





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A Winterfest wrap-up

The Winterfest assembly took place on Friday, February 11, 2011. Students worked audio and sound, worked on the sets, and did hair and make-up. Actors,…



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Pope joins LRHS staff

On February 28, Robert Pope joined the ranks of the Leesville Road administration staff. Pope was hired to replace Mrs.Jackson, who left in December. Pope…


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Little old lady sues Taco Bell

January 19, Californian Amanda Obney filed a consumer rights class action lawsuit through an Alabama law firm against Taco Bell. Obney said that the Mexican…




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Online class registration

An online method of class registration is being employed for LRHS students signing up for classes next year. The administration of Leesville Road High School…




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Facebook now gay-friendly

On February 18, Facebook added two new relationship status options—“Civil union” and “in a domestic partnership,” to allow gay and lesbian Facebook users to correctly…


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“Weapons of mass destruction”

A group of Leesville students including Gene Kim, Gabriel McNair, Bilo Hoese and Andrew Byrum recently co-founded a humanitarian group called Caring4Congo.   Caring4Congo is…


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McGrath joins front office staff

Christine McGrath joined the front office staff at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year as the official front desk lady. “Mostly I just answer…




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Leesville hosts blood drive

On March 4 Leesville will host an American Red Cross student blood drive in the auxiliary gym.  In order to participate one must be at…


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AP exam registration approaching

Starting February 21 and ending March 4, students who spent their school year suffering through AP classes will have the opportunity to sign-up for AP…


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Lyons makes changes since LRHS principal

Students and staff know Mr. Lyons as the cheery, perpetually smiling principal who replaced the previous principal, Dr. Gainey. Since his arrival in March of…


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Cafeteria table rule more lenient

As of the new semester, LRHS administrators have significantly increased tolerance for seating arrangements during lunch. The new changes will be applicable as long as…


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Sports: finding a balance

High school is difficult within itself, but for some students sports can add additional stress.   Teens are encouraged to get involved in sports and…


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Prom planners broaden musical horizons

Leesville’s 2011 prom planners are diversifying the dance’s soundtrack by asking students to request the songs that they would like to hear. Puja Patel, junior,…


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Leesville’s best kept secret

It is not uncommon to see students strutting up and down the stairs of Leesville Road High School empty-handed, complaining of menial, tedious tasks and…


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Exam schedule changes to come

Exam week at Leesville has followed the same schedule for many years: One exam a day for four days. After the exam is completed, students…


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Winterfest dresses: Cheaper is better?

Most underclassmen females go all out for Winterfest–this is their only chance to deck out in long, uber formal dresses and get their hair done….




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ITS fall inductions

Twice a year, aspiring Thespians don silly hats and do whatever ridiculous things their theatrical predecessors demand in the hopes of becoming International Thespian Society…


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PA Cafe coming soon

On Feb. 25, The Leesville Choral Department will be hosting its fourteenth annual Performing Arts Cafe for the Leesville community in the cafeteria (time to…


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Tabernacle offers free lunch to students

Starting on Thursday, January 27, the Youth Ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church, or TBC, will be hosting weekly off-campus lunch get-togethers for LRHS students. Some…



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Step team faces obstacles

Leesville’s Step Team will be performing at the Winterfest Assembly on Friday, Feb. 11. The Pride Step Team will be staging what Diyana Howel, senior,…


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Leesville wins Brain Game thriller

On Saturday, January 15, Leesville Road High School defeated Jordan and West Johnston in the WRAL Brain Game quarterfinals.  With the win, Leesville earned a…



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Seniors drop second semester classes

As college acceptance letters arrive in the mail and first semester recently came to a close, many seniors are dropping their “filler” classes in lieu…



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Latin Club holds coat drive

Through Dec. 17, the Latin Club held a coat drive.   The donations were not limited to coats, however.  Students and faculty were also allowed…



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Spanish classes adopt a family

Since the start of December, the Spanish classes at Leesville have been collecting gifts for their third annual ‘Adopt A Family’ service project. Students in…