Category Archives: Academics

SOTM Spotlight: Joan Barber

Written by Haley Wells.

Mrs. Dexter chose Joan Barber as her Student of the Month and stated that “It [was her] pleasure to nominate Joan Barber as student of the month. Joan is an excellent student who is hard-working and serious about her education. With confidence, she asks questions to get more understanding in class. Her work ethic and focus on doing well in school is an inspiration to her classmates. Joan is always willing to help her peers without being asked.  These attributes make Joan a wonderful example to all. Great job, Joan!”

Barber doesn’t join in on many school activities, but said she likes to go outside and play with her puppy.

When asked what advice she had for her classmates regarding Trojan Pride, she replied with “do your work and be nice to others.”

Barber said that Mrs. Dexter was her favorite teacher because Mrs.Dexter inspires her to learn this year and not to play around.

SOTM Spotlight: Micheal Davis

Written by Zion Mcgee

Thumbs up to Michael Davis on becoming student of the month, at Lee County 9th Grade Campus.

Davis, along with his family and friends is honored to have this type of exposure and feels that he deserved it because of his ”hard work and focus.”

Mr. Whitman can also agree to that. He added that, “Michael is an outstanding student in the classroom.  He is always prepared and is respectful to all he encounters.  He has shown leadership and dependability throughout the time that I have known him.  It is because of these characteristics that I have nominated Michael.  He truly demonstrates the behaviors that we at Lee County High School 9th Grade Campus wish to express to others in our school and community.”

Even though Davis hunts, runs, and enjoys other hobbies, he still encourages his peers to put their academics first.

This behavior is what a true student of the month displays!

Photo Taken by Zion Mcgee

SOTM Spotlight: Harry Meritt

Written by Carlin Garey

During the month of November, there were several students who were elected of Student of the Month (SOTM) for various of reasons. From being a great student in school, too doing a helpful task on a day to day basis is why the students achieve the honor of having the opportunity of having SOTM. Harry Merritt -one of the few who earned SOTM- has and will do many great deeds for the sake of the school and everyone as a whole.

Photo Taken by Carlin Garey

As far as grades go, he has, “average C-B’s” (Merrit, 9) overall so he can maintain a even and balanced GPA and whatnot. Grades do not have an effect on whether or not a student obtains SOTM, but rather what they do to others in the community.

Merritt’s thoughts on the school in general is different considering, “that I came from a private school so coming to this school is way better.” Private schools are very different from public schools (obviously) and Merritt entering Lee’s school system is important that we have a student like him around.

Every student sets certain people and objects different from the others because they know they have a favorite. Harry finds, “construction” and “Mr. Walker.” to be his class and teacher that he classifies (no pun intended) to be his dearest. This does not mean every student has their most cherished teacher or class, but it is common for most students to have one.

Anyway, Merritts future consist of going “to FSU” (Florida State University) for his education as a “science teacher.” Harry’s education now will/can help him throughout all the years until he leaves to go to college. Obtaining knowledge now is important for everyone so they do have the option to do great things in the future.

In summary, Harry is the student that every teacher would want to have in their class. Maintaining his grades and helping others, will lead him to a great high school career and lead to others being assisted by him.



Written By Alexis Wells

Colleen Coleman was recognized as one of LCHS 9th grade campus’ students of the month. Colleen was specifically chosen by her teacher for bettering herself personally and academically. Mr.Ledford commented that she “does well in math all the time.  She also serves as a peer tutor during PRIDE time and is willing to lend a helping hand.” Continue reading SOTM SPOTLIGHT: COLLEEN COLEMAN


Written By Willa Dyer.

Ever since Lee County’s intense and exciting win against Coffee County last Friday, everyone has been hyped up about the upcoming game. The Trojans had a tough loss the Friday before but the guys had an outstanding comeback with a win of 23-7. The team has spent many hours preparing for this moment in the season and they played outstandingly throughout the whole game and not once gave in. The Trojan Spirit and determination was without doubt pumping through the whole team’s veins.

Photo Taken By Willa Dyer

This Friday October 18th, @ 7:30 the Trojans are going up against Richmond Hill High School. The fans are ready to watch and the players are even more ready to get out on the field and play. Our very talented Outside Linebacker, Baron Hopson says, “We are really excited for this game man. It’s a big stage and it’s time to do big things.” The guys are ready to go out and play like they know how to play. Magwood and Hopson says that, “We have no doubts. We have faith in our team. Our team always provides us with a great scout book and we are definitely ready for this Friday.”

Photo taken By Willa Dyer

Hopson says, “Richmond Hill is a great team but I don’t think they match us physically. We definitely have the potential to go out there and win.” Magwood knows, “As long as our defense plays like they know how to play we should be good in the long run.” The Trojans are 100% ready for game day Friday and we all can’t wait to go out and support our boys at the big game!


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Photo Taken by Willa Dyer.


Written by Riley Alewine

Marlee Brown was recently recognized as student of the month by Mrs. Emerson because “she is a sweet, easy-going, and friendly student. Marlee is always kind and respectful to others and is a joy to have in class.”

Taken By Riley Alewine

Marlee’s classmates say that her sweet and funny personality is why she was chosen as student of the month . Some of their favorite things about Marlee are that “she has great boots and a great style” and she likes to give high fived.

Overall Marlee is a very easy-going, kind, student. She truly represents PRIDE everyday in the classroom.


Written By Samantha Burrows

“Haley is simply a joy to teach. She comes to class daily with a bright and cheery attitude and she is always ready to work. She is eager to participate in class and gives 110% daily.” These are the words Mrs. Edwards used to describe Haley Wells, our recent student of the month. When walking into school, Haley always seems to have a positive attitude and ready to work. She is always nice to others. That is, if they have to same attitude towards her. Continue reading SOTM SPOTLIGHT: Haley Wells