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Ninth Grade Campus Journalism

Go See Big Fish!


Big Fish concluded its Broadway run on Dec. 29, 2013,

but it’s back at Lee County high school!


“Big Fish tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life—according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about meeting witches, kissing mermaids or joining the circus. He doesn’t even believe the story of how his father proposed to his mother, Sandra, in a field full of daffodils. When Edward’s health begins to decline, Will visits his father and tries one last time to find out the truth behind the tall tales. As Edward and Will’s relationship becomes increasingly strained, Will must decide whether to accept his father’s wild stories as fact or risk losing him completely.” – Big Fish

“Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. ” –

“For the most part, though, Big Fish finds theatrically inventive ways to reel audiences into its central love story. In this case, it isn’t boy-meets-girl but father-hooks-son. And Edward Bloom is quite a catch. B+” –‘Big Fish’: EW review Thom Geier@thomgeier

Come see the magnificent tale of Edward Bloom at the Lee County High School in the Clay Auditorium!

Show Times:

LCHS Theatre – Big Fish
Fri, March 10, 7pm – 9pm
LCHS Theatre – Big Fish
Sat, March 11, 7pm – 9pm
LCHS Theatre – Big Fish
Sun, March 12, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
LCHS Theatre – Big Fish
Fri, March 17, 7pm – 9pm
LCHS Theatre – Big Fish
Sat, March 18, 7pm – 9pm


A Letter to Trump.

Dear, Mr. Trump (POTUS),

I am a fourteen year old girl who is scared of my future and what’s to come of it for the next four years. Why would I think that? Because I am uncertain and it pains me to say that I don’t trust my new president. My reasons-in my opinion-are credible. I live in a small town in South Georgia where majority of my peers are uninformed and ignorant ‘republicans’ who, I say this with respect, only follow on their parent’s beliefs and not their own and rarely look at both sides of the politics they think they know. So one would say there is not much breathing room for me to speak without any backlash. But I don’t let it stop me because fortunately unlike many underprivileged and dispossessed countries, the United States of America allows freedom of speech. I wonder if that is something you are aware of.. or freedom of press, religion, assembly or petition. If you don’t know, \those are our rights given to us as a part of the first amendment in the US Constitution which was supposed to be our saving grace with few flaws, and it was really, right up to January 20, 2017.

Mr. Trump, I may be young but I am aware of my surroundings and what is going on in the world as any other should be. Please, I beg of you to open your eyes and walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. You are the president of a country now. It is a privilege. You not only have to walk in garish shoes but you have to RUN in America’s. Be disposed to this and know that the refugees you’re trying to rid this country of have been running a great deal longer than you have or ever will because of course you only have four years. They have gone through so much to find a safe haven you’re now trying to take away from them.

I am worried for myself and many others in our GREAT country. Not because of “radical-Islamic terrorists” but because of the president behind it. I am a small portion of a huge community uncertain of their forthcoming years. That being said we are prepared for the lowest and will be watching every step our government makes for the next four years. Be smart about the decisions you make because there are people out there waiting to jump at them. DO NOT think of yourself any more but your people, including foreigners because they will never not live here whether you like it or not. Respect everyone. The United States of America is not a business but is a family where everyone is loved.

Good luck,

Hayleigh Clark


The 8th Grade Deliverance Speech



enhanced-19894-1463052379-4McKinzie Mctyiere, Braden Bell, and myself went to the middle school campuses late in January along with Mrs.Mills (school counselor) and delivered speeches to the future ninth grader’s of Lee County and told them what to expect as a freshman and what to prepare for. Proffering the speech was eye-opening not only for the 8th graders but us as well. We did not realize how acute and potent freshman year truly was until we said it aloud.

That being said, the speeches given were well received by the eighth graders and was veritably interactive with the wisecracks and queries asked. I enjoyed performing the speech as did Kinzie and Braden, along with Mrs.Mills. I assume the kids of eighth grade were informed with the right knowledge and any questions they might have had, were resolved by one of us from the ninth grade campus and expectantly were able to determine their classes for 2017 and quite possibly prefer a career pathway.



What Was The Point of the Women’s March?

Written by Hayleigh Clark
I take a journalism class at the Ninth Grade Campus in Leesburg, Georgia and was asked to write this blog. That being said, why is this even a question?
Women’s March 2017

Image result for women's march 2017Each and every woman marched because a voice needed to be heard for the rest who couldn’t attend. This voice was powerful and will be heard continuously for the next four years and will not be stopped.

Donald Trump, this is not your time, it is ours. Women marched because things needed to be said. But we are not done talking. Not now, not ever. The Women’s March in Washington D.C alone drew roughly 500,000 people. That’s around three times as more than Donald Trump’s inauguration

Mission & Vision

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. [Women’s March Website]

They protested because we believe in an acceptable America which allows-no-welcomes anyone with open arms. Race,Gender,Age,Disability, etc. are not the issue even though the wrong people make it out to be. The voice of women are not done talking. Whether you like it or not, your going to listen,

.This is a message for those who aren’t listening to us; this is only the beginning.