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Happy Days Are Here Again !

Written By: Zion McGee

  It’s a wonderful day at Lee County 9th Grade Campus! Why? Because we’re celebrating Amiya Welch for being student of the month.

  News such as this, are surprises to most people, but for Amiya, she knew she was nominated for student of the month because of her “dedication to her schoolwork , and studying for her tests”.

  The biology teacher, Mr. Edwards, agrees and says,”Amiya is a student who constantly strives to do her best in Biology. She is a joy to teach and seems to always have a positive attitude even in the midst of other negative things that may be going on around her. Despite any challenges that she faces, Miya will always seek to complete all her assignments for all her classes”.

  With all her schoolwork studying, Amiya manages to enjoy herself with her favorite hobbies such as dancing, be active on social media, hanging out with friends, and “be a teenager”, and still she maintains good grades, and behavior.

  Amiya is not only a honors and well behaved student, but she is also a role model  and encourages all of her peers to “study hard, be attentive in class, and strive for the best “!

Photo By: Zion McGee

Freshman Tennis Star

Written By: Willa Dyer

  POW! That’s the sound of Jordan Davis hitting all the tennis balls being thrown at him at tryouts. He did an outstanding job at tennis tryouts and secured his place on Lee County’s Varsity Tennis Team. He said he felt, “very honored to be a part of the varsity tennis team and to receive the opportunity to play with the talented Varsity team.”

  He is not only an exceptionally talented tennis player but a very bright student as well. He continuously strives to do his best in school and he always has a positive attitude with everything he does. He loves his new coach and team. He has had a very successful first few tennis matches. He has played extremely well and has continued to grown as a player and a student athlete.

  Jordan has a very bright future ahead of him and has a lot of great things coming his way in the future. Jordan loves to play tennis and he is really passionate about making progress in his future in varsity tennis and school.


Photo By: Willa Dyer

Why Was Mr. Trivette Chosen as Teacher of The Month?

Written By: Riley Alewine

  Recently Mr. Trivette was chosen as teacher of the month for February.

  Mr. Trivette believes that he was chosen as teacher of the month because of the positive relationships that he has with his students.

  His favorite thing about being a teacher is that he is able to create “informed competent citizens and [build] relationships.”

  He says that one of his major weaknesses is that he doesn’t give every student enough attention.

  His strengths include “holding kids accountable, being compassionate, and being motivated to come to school everyday and make a positive difference.”

  Mr. Trivette wanted to become a teacher because he wanted to be able to make a positive difference in kids’ lives.

  Some of his hobbies include traveling and spending quality time with his family.

  He hopes that “learning in [his] classroom is student centered, positive, and even fun.”

  Mr. Trivette would like his students to know that him and his wife “have been to six continents and are planning on traveling to Antarctica at some point to conclude [their] goal of visiting all seven.”

  Overall Mr. Trivette is very deserving of teacher of the month.


Photo By: Riley Alewine

Get Set, Go!

Written By: Willa Dyer

  Runners take your mark, get set… GO GO GO! Coach Payne is not only an amazing teacher but an even better track coach. He has been training the Junior Varsity and Varsity track team like the proper and determined athletes they are. They have an upcoming track meet in Americus-Sumter on Thursday, March 8th after school. Coach Payne added in an extra JV meet so Lee County can come out and support all of the runners.

  The runners are very excited about the meet. Landria Rollins said, “We have been training really hard to do our absolute best at our meets.” The kids have been training everyday after school and continue to get better everyday. Khila Bradford said, “Even though it is hard work, we know it’ll pay off in the long run. We want to prove to these other schools that we are a team to watch out for.”

  The runners are hoping to run well at the meet this Thursday and hope to make a good name for Lee County at the Americus-Sumter meet.


Photo By: Willa Dyer

Jacob Heading out to All State

Written by: Carlin Garey

  Jacob Carlstrom is the only 9th grader who made it too Allstate for band for two years in a row. To get to this event/occasion is, “you gotta get a score that is high enough to qualify for the second round (which is Allstate auditions). The score you gotta make will vary based on the instrument when you audition”(Carlstrom 9). Jacob tends to go on rants about things he enjoys (which is a good thing) therefore, his love for band is something that will never end. Every year (from basic knowledge) there tends to be a wide number of trumpets that audition every year, therefore, increasing the score you have to make too get to the next round.

  Other than the “grind” (Carlstrom) and the time it took to get good enough just to be able to go, Jacob says, “it was pretty fun and it was cool seeing some of the best players from around Georgia unite to play music” (Carlstrom) not only that but, “the sound of the band is 10/1. There are no players that are ‘bad’” (Carlstrom). This is important to him so that he can catch a glimpse of what it might be like when he continues to grow in his path of talent.

  Of course, Jacob did not simply wake up one day and become the trumpet player he is, it took practicing, “every morning, every night, and every time I came home from school” (Carlstrom). To put this much effort and work into his skill, he was confident that he was going to get Allstate for the second time (which of course he did).

  Besides all the effort, practice and hard work to get where he is, in the end, “it was totally worth it” (Carlstrom). Why was it worth it you may be asking, well, “some of my favorite things about Allstate are some of the we play are fun, cool, etc., chilling with my dad, talking meeting other people who love the same thing I love: band. It’s like we are all one big family” (Carlstrom). As if this was not enough for him, then just doing band in general is all he could ever ask for.

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Lee County Baseball AA

Written By: Cooper Ray



Last Tuesday, AA competed with the Cairo Syrupmakers in what was an eye opening game for the AA club.

AA got behind early, giving up 6 runs to the syrupmakers. They then tried to get the bats going, and Jeffrey Bryan, Chandler Cannon, and Cooper Ray all contributed with 2 hits a piece. But, that turned out to be not enough as the Syrupmakers then took a 11-5 lead.

Cairo later scored two more runs to defeat the Trojans 13-5.

Catch AA back in action this Saturday against the Lowndes County Vikings at 11:00.

Lee County Baseball AAA

Written By: Cooper Ray

  The Tuesday before last, AAA took on the Bainbridge Bearcats in what made out to be an eye opening game for everyone.

  Lee County started off great taking the early 3-0 lead, and things then became evident that Bainbridge wasn’t going down without a fight.  Hill Corley toed the rubber for AAA and pitched great. He later had to come out of the game, but made his presence felt for the innings he pitched.

  Chase Somers then came on in relief and walked 3 batters to load the bases. He was then taken out and Hunter Gill was put in. He ended up giving the bearcats the 4-3 lead, and we came up short on a comeback.

  Catch AAA in action this Saturday at home against the Lowndes County Vikings at 1:00.

All State: The Second Round

Written By: Talli Styck

  Recently, our two ninth graders, Ginny Head and Jude Mullins, returned to all state for the second round. According to Head and Mullins, the first round was nerve-wracking, but this time was a lot better.

   Head stated that “It was a great experience for chorus and for us freshmen to see how the upper campus chorus works.” Both of them agreed that the second round was very fun overall, getting to participate in all state.

    Mullins said that he “felt more prepared and wasn’t as nervous as the first round.” That was a statement both of them could definitely agree on.

    Head and Mullins both said they had a great time and it was very exciting experience.


Photo by: Talli Styck

Trojans Got Talent

2-15-18 Thursday Article Deadlines (Feb 15, 2018 at 10_33 PM)After a beautiful performance, I captured a photo of the singer and her mom.

2-15-18 Thursday Article Deadlines (Feb 15, 2018 at 10_36 PM)Another amazing performance on stage.

2-15-18 Thursday Article Deadlines (Feb 15, 2018 at 10_37 PM)A pictured captured of a dancer and her dad celebrating.


Written By: Riley Alewine

  Lee County’s Trojans Got Talent was very eventful and included many incredible acts.

  I can say that everyone there had a whole lot of talent.

  Pranavi Gottapu says that before participating in the talent show she felt very nervous and wasn’t sure what’d it’d be like, during the talent show she felt very confident and felt like she was alone in her room dancing.

The talent show included tons of diversity as far as acts go. The acts included singing, dancing, comedy, piano, and jam skating.

  Katie Blaise, Rachel Ward, Deserae Boos, Katlyn Simmons, Kyle King, Taylor Gill, Gabrielle Yarbrough, Justin Creamer, Tanner Dziedzic, and Chase Graham all participated in the singing portion. The singing portion of the talent show included all types of music from country to pop to theatre.

  In the dancing portion of the talent show, Pranavi Gottapu and Addy Angira participated in an Indian dance duo.

Isabella Sauls was an absolutely hilarious stand up comedian.

  The Pianists included Galen Graff, Maggie Nguyen, and Michael Johnson.

Aaron Barnett was a very talented jam skater.

  Overall everyone that participated in the talent show did very well and put in their upmost effort.

Photo By: Riley Alewine

Freshman Kobe Bailey competes at state wrestling meet

Written By: Maria Cerrone

  The Lee County varsity wrestling team recently competed in sectionals and state.

    Kobe Bailey was one of the only freshmans able to compete. Tom Matheny commented that it is rare for a freshman to be able to compete in these two meets. “Normally they are too busy learning and competing for a back up position on the team.  However, this year we had an opening at 138 lbs and Kobe Bailey held that spot” (Matheny). Bailey placed 8th at sectionals and qualified for state.

    We asked Matheny to explain the process for state and sectionals. He explained that sectionals is the big meet right before state to see who will qualify for state. Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 competed at Alexander High school while regions 3, 6, 7, and 8 competed at Lanier High School. Lee County went to Alexander High school. The top 8 teams from each competition move onto state. Bailey placed 8th at sectionals and qualified for state.

   Bailey explained during his interview about the surroundings during state. He explained that it is very tense. The wrestlers are basically by themselves. They don’t have a coach to supervise and tell them when they wrestle so they have to pay attention.

    Wrestling ended their season with top 10 at state. Kobe Bailey did not place at state but made a huge accomplishment by competing in state as a freshman.

Photo By: Maria Cerrone