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Amazon’s Weirdest Products.

By Madeline Conger

Everyone knows amazon sell a variety of products on its website. You can buy appliances, furniture, clothes, games, electronics, well basically anything. Not only does amazon sell great useful generic items but it also sells some, very interesting products as well. Let’s take a look at some of Amazon’s weirdest products available for
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Get Leesburg Moving Again

By Madeline Conger  

     Students at Lee County 9th Grade Campus have concluded that the city of Leesburg is in need of sidewalks. There are no sidewalks leading students or residents of the county from one school to another or to any of the small businesses and buildings.

     The SGA has multiple examples that further extend the need for sidewalks in Lee County. The first example is the need for student safety. If students wanted to walk from one school to another, they would have to walk along the side of the roads which could be dangerous and cause potential harm to students. Also included in the petition is the reduction of over crowded buses. Many parents do not allow their students to walk from one school to another due to the lack of sidewalks causing transfer buses to be overcrowded. The third reason that prompts the need for sidewalks in Leesburg is convience of the community. There are absolutely no sidewalks present in the central area of city of Leesburg, causing community members to walk along roads or in the grass. Also, without sidewalks, bike riders are forced to ride on roads, which can lead to tragic accidents. The last reason listed in the petition for sidewalks is to promote the physical wellness in the community. Sidewalks encourage people to walk thus leading to an improvement in physical wellness throughout the community.

     LCHS 9th grade SGA would greatly appreciate it if you would sign our online petition which can be found at .


February Student of the Month

At LCHS 9th grade campus, eight great students were recognized as students of the month. In the Top row, from left to right, the students recognized are Jacob Blankenship, Marly Smith, Walker Pinson, Blaine Pollock, and Madeline Conger. Students in the front row are Jayla Mike, Hillary Kwarteng, and Kristen Carter.


Jacob was recognized for student of the month by Mrs.Dexter.  Mrs. Dexter recognized Blaine’s efforts for bettering himself academically and personally:“Jacob is a well-mannered student who is very conscientious about his academics. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to his peers and teachers. Jacob approaches each day with optimism, and he demonstrates excellence in every aspect.”


Mrs.Tomlinson recognised Kristen Carter for Student of the month. Mrs. Tomlinson would like to recognize Kristen’s efforts for bettering herself academically and personally: “Kristen has had such a great transition into my room. Since being in my class, she  has blossomed! She is always prepared for class and is a hard worker.”


Madeline Conger was recognized by Mrs.Hyslop for Student of the month. Mrs. Hyslop would like to recognize Madeline for efforts of bettering herself academically and personally:“Madeline is always willing to go above and beyond what is asked of her in class. She approaches everything with a positive attitude and brings joy to those around her.”


Mrs. Scarmalis recognized Hillary Kwarteng as February’s Student of the month. Mrs. Scarmalis says that “Hillary is one of those silent yet deep thinkers.  She is one of my most reliable students, always willing to please.  Hillary sets very high standards for herself and strives to meet her goals.”


Jalaya Mike was recognized for student of the month for the month of February by Mrs. Edwards. Mrs. Edward wanted to recognize Jalaya because “Jalaya is a hard worker who is focused on all her school work and she never gives up.  Even though Biology may be a challenge for her sometimes, Jalaya never makes excuses! She completes ALL her work with a 110% effort and is a joy to have in class.”

Mrs. King recognized Walker Pinson for February’s student of the month. Mrs.King says “Walker is academically minded, has a positive attitude with everyone, brings great energy to class discussions and is always willing to participate in any activity. ”

Blaine Pollock was recognized for student of the month for February by Mrs. Perkins. Mrs. Perkins wanted to recognize Blaine because “Blaine enjoys learning whether it is in the classroom or out of school. Whenever we cover a concept that piques his interest, I know he will come in the next day with even more information and a greater understanding of this topic to share. Blaine gets along well with his peers and he shows a willingness to help them when they are in need. Also, Blaine is always ready, willing, and able to help me in class however he can.”

Marley Smith was recognized by Mrs. Rice for student of the month. Mrs. Rice says “Marley pushes herself in body-sculpting.  She gives 100% effort every day and does all the workouts without any complaining.  She has been extremely focused this semester on improving her health.”


Congrats to LCHS 9th grade campus Student of the month.

Tennis 02/16

On Thursday, February 16, the Lee County Tennis team played their first home game at Darton. A total of 10 matches were played by many talented tennis players. Four of the five matches were won in by the girls. Girls playing singles were Lauren McClure , Riley Caldwell, and Carlee Daniel. Lauren McClure won her match 6-2 and 6-1. Riley Caldwell Won her match 6-0 and 6-1. The final singles match was played by Carlee Daniel. She won the match with a score 6-0 and 6-2. The winning doubles team was played by Taylor Bates and Emily McClure. The final score of the match was 6-0 and 6-2. Just like the girls, the boys won four out of five of their games. The singles games that were won were played by Justin Seo and Nick Barlow. Justin won 6-2 and 6-4. Nick Barlow won 6-2 and 6-2. Both of Lee’s boys doubles teams won their matches. Boys doubles were played by Milan Patel and Jon Snyds, and Jimmy Creamer and Jared Lee. Milan Patel and Jon Snyds won 6-0 and 6-0. Jimmy Creamer and Jared Lee won 6-1 and 6-2. Lee County Tennis Won a total of 8 matches at their first home game on February 16. Great job Trojans!

LCHS Tennis Match 02/07

By: Madeline Conger

On February 7, 2017, the Lee County Tennis Team played their first tennis match of the season against Tifton. The match took place at Tift County High School. Matches were won by Kaitlyn Haas, Riley Caldwell, Justin Seo, and Nick Barlow. Kaitlyn Haas won her match against Tifton’s strongest female tennis player. The scores were 6-1 and 6-0. The win added to her amazing winning streak which impressively is now at 37 wins in a row. Riley Caldwell won her match 6-2 in the first set and and 6-4 in the second. Justin Seo played hard against Tift and brought the win with a score of 6-2 and 6-2 in both sets. The final win came from Nick Barlow. In the first set, Nick won 6-4, but in his second set he trailed behind 5-7. Nick’s victory in the tiebreaker match brought Lee’s winning matches to 4. Great Job Lee!



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Flavors Of Christmas

By Madeline Conger 

Some people hear Christmas and the first thing they think of is presents, lights, and decorated things.  Hearing Christmas I think of those things but first I think food. I decided I would find various Christmas and Christmas related flavored foods.

    The first thing I tried was Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Doughnuts. Who goes through Christmas without having a cup of hot coca? When I opened the bag I could immediately smell that well known hot cocoa smell. I took a bite of the small doughnut and tasted chocolate but not hot chocolate. And there definitely was no hint of marshmallow.  My score out of Christmas flavor was a 3 because it just didn’t taste like Hot Coco.

    It is not a Christmas without Christmas cookies, and who better to try that delicious flavor than Peeps. They came in a package of three and had tiny silver and gold colored sugar sprinkles. The iconic Peeps did taste mostly of sugar (like many other peeps, flavored or not) but they did have an actual sugar cookie smell. The pastel yellow Peeps also were dipped in a smooth white chocolate around the bottom. My Christmas score for the sugar cookie Peeps was a solid 4.

    The next thing to try on my Christmas food list was candy cane pop rocks. The little candy rocks were red and white colored and smelled like candy cane. However taste was a whole different story. The Pop Rocks actually tasted like cherry… Like NO candy cane flavor at all. I was sadly disappointed to have cherry pop rocks and not candy cane pop rocks. Due to my disappointment, the Pop Rocks only received a 1 in my Christmas flavor score.

    The Minty Ho Hos were up next. The chocolate cake rolls were filled with a mint colored and flavored frosting. The cake had was very moist and had a strong but delicious chocolate taste. The Mint Ho Hos were also covered in a smooth milk chocolate shell. My Christmas flavor score for the Minty Ho Hos is a 6 because the cake was good but the filling could of been a little bit more minty.  

    Hershey has two versions of peppermint chocolate.  The first is the peppermint Hershey kisses and the second is the Hershey Candy cane bar. The peppermint kisses were white with red candy bits and peppermint stripes on top. The majority of the kids was white chocolate and the stripes were the only peppermint part of the candy. The candy bits were only only those tiny red round sprinkles but they gave the kiss a little crunch from the soft white chocolate. The kisses had a pretty good peppermint flavor so I gave it a score of 7. The Hershey candy cane bar was only similar to the kisses in few ways. The bar was white chocolate with red candy bits like the kisses, but the bar had no peppermint flavor. At all. It was just white chocolate with red sprinkles in it. It looked like a candy cane but did not taste like a candy cane. Due to the lack candy cane flavor, I am only awarding the candy cane bar with a 6 score.

    One of my favorites of all the foods I tried, was the Hot Cocoa cotton candy. Yes… Hot Cocoa Cotton candy. The color of the candy made it appear gross because it was a weird light brown color, but it was actually really good. I was almost tempted to finish the whole tub. The cotton candy had a great hot chocolate flavor that was sweet and bitter sweet at the same time. I scored the Hot chocolate cotton candy a 8.

    The Oreo company has invented several varieties and variations of their Oreo cookies and of course there is a limited edition peppermint Oreo. The cookie was the same delicious chocolate cookie. The filling however was different in many ways. The filling was a vibrant pink/red color and was very peppermint. The peppermint was not too strong and not to faint, it was just right. If you like peppermint and you like Oreo this Christmas snack is just right for you. My Christmas flavor score was a 10. 

   Last but certainly not least I tried the Dove dark chocolate peppermint bark. The small round candies were individually wrapped in a shiny silver wrapper. The inside of the wrapper has a small, short, message on the inside for each and every candy. The candy itself had a dark chocolate bottom layer and a white chocolate top layer. The white chocolate layer was filled with real pieces of peppermint. The Dove chocolates were also in my top picks for Christmas Flavors so I scored it as a 10.

   Since I could not choose one favorite between the two, my top two favorite Christmas flavored foods were the Dove Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark as the Peppermint Oreos.