Highlight of the Week

By: Mackenzie Briggs

This week Gray’s Anatomy is putting on their regional winning performance on Tuesday and Wednesday night. In other news, Lee County High School is going to Valdosta.  Also the Abany Fair is in town this week from November 3-7. Wednesday and Thursday is McDonald’s night. This means that you can get a wristband for $16 with the coupon and $20 without. The wristband itself is a pass for unlimited rides. That is all that is going on this week. Have a great week!

10 Things To do in The Month of October

Written by: Lindsey Ethridge

It’s fall y’all! Since we are now well into October, I took this as an opportunity to share with you, the top 10 things to do in the month of October.

  • Pumpkin Carving

          This one may be the most obvious, but it still needs to be mentioned. Carving a pumpkin can serve as great seasonal decorations, or it can be used as a type of therapy to get out all your anger by stabbing something, but whatever floats your boat.

  1. Hayrides

         This is a great activity because you can do it with all of your friends and family! This can also be a great activity for a Halloween/Fall themed party. You could even go on a haunted hayride or make one of your own.

  1. Bonfires

         Since the weather is cooling down a little, it is the perfect time for nightly bonfires. This also can be a great time to eat as many jumbo marshmallows as possible, (because they shrink when you roast them).  You’ll have the best time sitting with your friends and/ or family while sitting around a fire.

  1.      Haunted Houses

        If you are into all things creepy and scary, this one is for you. It is getting closer and closer to Halloween each day. This means that there is an abundance of haunted houses for your scaring needs. Although I would recommend going with friends so you can have a bit of fun and have someone go inside before you.

  1.      Find the perfect Halloween costume

        Whether it’s for a costume party or trick or treating, your costume is the most important part. It is necessary to have a killer costume that really wows people. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a group, duo, or you’re flying solo, your costume needs to be amazing. First you just have to decide if you want to be cute or creepy.

  1.      Tacky Halloween decorations

    

         Decorations are a huge necessity to get in the October spirit. It is also necessary to have the tackiest Halloween decorations in your neighborhood. This lets your neighbors know that you love Halloween and it also tells them that you aren’t afraid to show it. Your decorations should reflect your true feelings of Halloween.

  1.      Stock up on candy corn

         Since it is once again fall, that means candy corn is back! This is the one time a year when you can go to any store and find this Halloween staple. I suggest buying as much of it as you can to hold yourself over until the next seasonal candy arrives.

  1.       Stock up on all pumpkin flavored treats

          Pumpkin bread, pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice latte, these are only a few of the pumpkin flavored foods that are in stores right now. This seasonal flavor is practically in every food imaginable! If you’re in love with pumpkin this is the time for you.

  

  1.       Trick or treating

          If you think that there is no age limit for trick or treating then read on. As humans, we have the right to go out on October 31st, dressed in a costume, to receive free candy from different strangers. Whether you’re 5 or 15, you should go trick or treating.

  1.      Enjoy the season

          October will come and go, and before we know it, it’ll be Christmas. Right now is the best time to enjoy the last few weeks to go outside without completely freezing. Just enjoy October and the fall season before it’s gone.

   

   

Southwest Georgia Buddy Walk

By Abby Wilson

This year, in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Kayla Luckie and Danielle Roberts are having their 4th Annual Buddy Walk.

The Buddy Walk is an event to show awareness for Down Syndrome. This event not only shows awareness, they also use the funds they raise to create items for the mothers of Down Syndrome children. This includes things like information packets and welcome bags filled with baby items to congratulate the mother for her baby, which is not often done.

Photo by A. Wilson Jamie and his mom, Donna, as they start walking toward the starting line.
Photo by A. Wilson
Jamie and his mom, Donna, as they start walking toward the starting line.
Photo by A. Wilson Jamie, Donna, and Joey, Jamie's brother, as they stand at the starting line, waiting for the walk to start.
Photo by A. Wilson
Jamie, Donna, and Joey, Jamie’s brother, as they stand at the starting line, waiting for the walk to start.

There are many different things that are done at the Buddy Walk. The first thing is the one mile walk. We then spend the rest of time having a fair type of set up with games all over the place! You buy the tickets, which you use to play games. The tokens you win from the games can be redeemed to get prizes. They also recently, at Legacy Park, put in a playground for the kids.

Photo by A. Wilson Jamie after the walk, having loads of fun on the playground!
Photo by A. Wilson
Jamie after the walk, having loads of fun on the playground!

Last year, I volunteered and it was almost life-changing. Just to see the expressions on the kids’ faces made me smile. I would pay anything to see those same expressions again.

In the years past, this event has gotten better every year in the outcome of people, the game booths, and just in general.

A First Person View about Breast Cancer

Written by: Jillian Branham

Breast cancer. Cancer alone is a very terrifying word. “Breast” cancer however, just makes it feel more real. About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. However, women are not the only ones who are able to be diagnosed. It is also possible for men to develop breast cancer. Although men carry very little of women’s hormones, it is still very possible. Many families are losing loved ones left and right because of this cancer. It is proven that breast cancer is the highest ranked diagnosed cancer in the United States besides lung cancer.

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Sound of Silver Invitational

Written by:Hannah McLeod and Taylor Bates

The Superior rated Lee County High School Marching Trojan Band attended the Sound of Silver Invitational on Saturday, October 17,  in Pierce County, GA. The band received straight superiors. That means they got a score of 85 or higher. Auxiliary (Color Guard, Danceline) placed 1st overall. The band placed 3rd in class AA, Drumline placed 2nd in class AA, and the band placed 6th overall out of 24 bands. Continue reading Sound of Silver Invitational

Luella Drill Competition

Written by Abby Wilson

Submitted Photo. Our NJROTC cadets, also known as the Trojan Battalion, were lined up, practicing for our personnel inspection!
Submitted Photo.
Our NJROTC cadets, also known as the Trojan Battalion, were lined up, practicing for our personnel inspection!

This past Saturday, October 24th, our very own NJROTC unit’s Color Guard, Unarmed Drill team, Armed Drill team, Academic team, and our SEALS, also known as our athletics team, had their very first competition. We traveled up to Luella High School to compete against 15 other NJROTC units. There were supposed to be 16, however, one did not show up. Continue reading Luella Drill Competition

Jillian and her Anti-Bullying Campaign

By: Raine PhilipsEdited

Spread the word! Jillian Branham has taken upon herself to take a stand against bullying as her community service project. In honor of anti-bullying month, on October 22nd, she encourages students and staff to wear colors blue and orange, representing Unity Day.

So far, she has came up with ideas to spread her message by generating posters to put up across the campus. She has even taken the issue to the hands of social media by creating an Instagram account: @antibullying.campaign. Students have already become supporters of the account by posting a picture of themselves with their hand over their mouths with the words written: “words hurt”. This symbolizes the emotional defect of being on the downside of bullying and how sometimes it doesn’t leave a physical scar, but a mental one.

Jillian will then travel class to class in hopes of educating other students on the importance of the awareness, and the prolonged effects of treating other students with disrespect. Branham stated after the interview that, “I want lower the instances in the school of people that are bullied and harassed. I also wish to make people aware and hopefully change the way a person handles this situation.”

PBIS Celebration

Written by: Madison Gadt

The end of the 9 weeks has just passed and with good behavior comes good rewards. This Friday, October 16th, we will be having a PBIS reward. You are already eligible for this party if you have not gotten a referral to the office. This event will take place during 7th period, at the end of the day. At this gathering, you will be able to buy your favorite snacks and candy at the concessions stand! Make sure to bring your money and keep up the great behavior so you will be able to attend more events such as this one. Times like these are what make this year fun and memorable, keep your head up and stay positive!

photo by L. Hyslop. On Friday, the 16th of October, everyone from our campus who has not gotten a referral to the office, was able to play games such as kickball!
photo by L. Hyslop. On Friday, the 16th of October, everyone from our campus who has not gotten a referral to the office, was able to play games such as kickball!