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.
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.
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.”
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!
“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→
The Marching Trojan Band is following the beat of a new director, and they are grooving to the music. As of this year, Mr. Ronald Hill ll started to not only teach the high school band classes as a whole, but also started to teach the Lee County Marching Trojan Band. Continue reading There’s a New Sound in Town→
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.
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.
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.
On December 6th, the Lee County band presented their annual Christmas concert at the High School auditorium.
The Christmas concert consisted of performances by the 9th grade and upper campus band. The two bands played the songs “Coventry Carol”, “Canticle at Christmastide” (Hark the Herald Angels Sing), and the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” concert melody, which featured music from the classic Christmas cartoon.
The Lee County High School wind ensemble and Lee County High School jazz band also performed for the concert.
Overall, the concert was a great night and full of Christmas spirit.
The Fall Leadership Conference was a success. After a long ride, they arrived to their destination at around 9-10 p.m.. Once they got there they went and checked into their hotel rooms and got settled in . They then change into their formal wear and when everyone was changed, they headed over to the building where the conference was held. When they arrived, students and the sponsors started to present on stage and distribute out awards amongst the schools in Georgia. Continue reading FBLA FALL Leaders Conference→
Monday, November 14th, and Tuesday, November 15th was the Model United Nation’s first conference of this school year. The Model UN team was composed of four 9th grade campus students, Rhiannon Belcher, Kayla Earley, Hannah Elliott and Vicki Roberts, along with four main campus students. The conference was held at GSU Student Center East, located in Atlanta. Every participating student represented Portugal in their chosen committee. Belcher and Roberts were in the WHO, or the World Health Organization, while Earley and Elliott were in the UNEP, or the United Nation’s Environmental Programme. All four girls did extremely well for their first high school competition. The next high school competition is in February, and new members are welcome.