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Model UN: A Support Group for Troubled Countries

Written By Jordan Graham

“Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.”

On February 9th through 11th, The High school Model United Nations (MUN) club went to the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. Among the 12 students were three Ninth Graders, myself included. The other two ninth graders were Pranavi Gottapu and Kai Ward. Both decided to share their experiences at MUN.

The first question was what their first impression of Model UN was. Pranavi, always a hard working student and a great friend, decided to give me a detailed reply that reads as follows: “I started Model UN in 7th grade. It was very intimidating because most of the people knew what they were doing and I felt like I didn’t belong there. Later on, I started to get the hang of it, and now I really really like Model UN.”
Kai on the other had said that she, “thought we would be going and looking at the different countries and discussing with other people specific issues in our own respective country that we got.”

For anyone that doesn’t know, in the meeting that we went to, we discussed world problems and debated about them while we represented our own country and its views on the presented subject.
Regarding the other people Kai says that, “at first everyone was really intimidating because they were trying to get me to vote on what they wanted. When we got to know the other delegates I felt more welcome, though.” Pranavi takes a different view point and says that “everybody was very smart and had great vocabulary. They were very nice and they helped the other delegates to feel more welcome. Outside of working on MUN the people were very nice and we all became friends.”

After the second day the delegates, or members, were given the option to go to a ‘social’ and socialize. Both Kai and Pranavi said that this was the best part of the trip.
“[The social]was a time where everybody got together and danced outside of a professional setting,while in professional clothes. For an hour we just got to mingle and hang out with people and not thinking about debating. (Some guy lost his shirt and his mind,” says Kai.
Pranavi followed up by saying, “It was the time where everybody got together and danced and had fun. Everybody forgot about the competition and acted like themselves. We also got to know the people better.”

After all of the praise it just got you wouldn’t think there would be a downside to the trip, but there usually is.
For one Kai says that the, “timing of everything was way off and everything with in our group was handled badly.”
Regarding the weather Pranavi says that, “It was raining the entire time, our feet got wet, our shirts got wet, and everything was just overall wet.”

To Anyone wanting to join Model UN as a club or as a future career (I think you should) Kai and Pranavi each elaborated on their experience with Model UN.

Kai says that “over all, because it was [her] first time, [she] was really nervous because [she] didn’t want to talk but by the second day [she] had made some friends and felt pretty comfortable with what [she] was doing.”
Pranavi, always an overachiever, gives another detailed reply by saying “The experience was very interesting. Every competition is a new experience. I remember when I was in the 7th grade, the experience was different than how it is in high school. High school MUN and Middle School MUN are very different, but correspond in a way. The one good thing is that, the friends you make along the way are there at every competition and you are able to meet them instead of talking on the phone.”

Photo Taken by Jordan Graham

District Honor Band Through the Eyes of two Flutiful Ladies.

Written by Jordan Graham

On February 9th through 10th Lee County High school and Middle School students went to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College(ABAC) for the District Honor Band Clinic.

Two students that represented Ninth Grade are flutist, Ariana Ukaonu and Ashley James. The following is how District Honor Band was for the both of them.

When asked what her first impression of District was, Ashley said that she “thought it was great, because [her] friends who went there before said great things.” Ariana on the other hand said that she was “excited to perform with other great musicians.”

In order to qualify for District certain instruments must make a certain score. Ashley made a 79, while Ariana made an 88 and qualified to try out for Allstate.

District is for talented musicians across the state. That means that a lot of people of different varieties will be meeting in one place. The musicians were “cool and very talented, [although] some people were there to play around and not actually be serious” and “very outgoing and funny.”

The experience for the both of them was ‘great. The people there were good. It was kind of tiring to have nine hours of rehearsal, but I enjoyed most of it.” Ariana says that “overall [she] had a good time, but last year was better.”

A message from Ashley and Ariana for anyone wishing to go to District Honor Band.
Ashley says that “most people know how to play the Etude, but you should mostly focus on scales. Make sure to pay attention on the sit-reading.”
Ariana gives a simple answer by saying to just “know your scales and prepare well for the auditions like your director tells you to.”


Written by Samantha Burrows.

Recently, cadets from ROTC have been practicing for their upcoming AMI. AMI stands for Area Manager’s Inspection, and it’s by far the most important event for ROTC in the year. It takes place at the high school on November 14th, next Tuesday. Our Area 12 Manager, Rustie Hibbard will be there, individually inspecting each cadet on their knowledge and how their uniform looks. Rustie Hibbard comes around schools in Georgia and looks at the ROTC program, talking to each cadet and the principal, seeing how much is put into the program. The importance of this event is immense, so there has been lots of time put into the preparation of the AMI. Just recently, there have been practices so that we are assured things go well. These have taken place during the school day, which stresses how important the AMI is.

     A question that may come to mind is what exactly happens during this event. On November 14th, all cadets will be in uniform at the high school in the morning. They will be separated into their each individual platoons and lined up. Everyone will march out on the football field at the high school and stand at attention with their platoons until it is their turn to be inspected. The Area Manager will grade them on their uniform and test their knowledge. This can be by asking a question, such as one of their Orders to the Sentry. The Area Manager will study each platoon, and afterwards, one platoon will be honored for looking the best. This will be based off of which cadets had the best knowledge and overall look.  Afterwards, there will be a parade open for all people.

     This has been made obvious, but this is a very important event. How everyone acts, looks, and more will all affect how our school looks as a whole, so it is very important that people take this seriously.


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.

March Your Heart Out

Written by Jordan Graham

“Billie Jean”, “Ring My Bell”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and “Mortal Combat”: No this isn’t your dad’s old Ipod playlist, It’s the Superior Lee County Marching Trojan Band. If you asked someone who they were, chances are they’d tell you that they’re the band that got straight superiors at all three of their competitions. Continue reading March Your Heart Out

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 .


Skills USA Competition on February 3,2017.

On February 3rd,  students on the Skills USA team from the 9th grade went to a competition in Moultrie Georgia.  They won the  Quality Chapter Award for successful completion of the chapter excellence program.  Each student that participated earned a medal.  Braden Bell won a bronze medal in the Prepared Speech competition, Hunter Pinson earned  silver medal in the Job Skill Demonstration competition, and Kai Dacalio earned a bronze medal in the Job Skill Demonstration competition.  Hunter Pinson also won the chance to compete in a later competition.


Photo Credits go to Mr.Walker, the head of the Skills USA club.

Jammin’ Janfest

By Jackson Carlstrom,

Last Thursday January 19th through the 22nd, UGA held their annual Janfest event, where advanced students from different bands across Georgia go for four days.

At the event, the band students auditioned and were placed into different bands based on their audition results. From there, they practiced different music until Sunday, where they performed a concert.

While at the event, the band students got to see performances by many different high school, college, and community professional bands, including the McEachern High School Wind Symphony, the Southwest DeKalb High School Wind Symphony, the South Forsyth Wind Ensemble, and the Tara Winds Community Band. The UGA Wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, and jazz band also performed.

9 different band student from Lee County made it into the event, including freshmen Kaden Douglas, Austin Shiver, and Jackson Carlstrom. Upperclassmen students included Alexis Hendley, Joshua Jimmerson, Byron Reid, Mitchell Rosa, Teressa Sizemore, and James West.

Overall, the event was a success for the Lee County band students.


Rehearsal for Janfest at UGA