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Preparing for a Picture

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May 26, 2011 - Senior Leeana Gentry puts on her blue graduation gown, as her class prepares for their Cap and Gown picture, taken Friday morning in the high school gym. - Betsy Blevins staff photo


2011 grads enjoy luncheon at First Baptist

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On Thursday, May 19, the 2011 Leonard High School graduates were invited to First Baptist Church of Leonard at noon for a luncheon of baked potatoes with chicken or beef fajita meat, and lots of other toppings. After the meal, the graduates gathered around the bell tower on the southwest corner of the church property for a photo shoot.


Many honored at band banquet

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May 26, 2011 - The Leonard Tiger Band Boosters and Band Directors organized the annual Band Banquet this past Monday evening. Attendees enjoyed a barbecue dinner, the recognition of several groups for their successes throughout the year, the presentation of awards in both the high school and junior high, the announcement of next year's leadership team (see pictures at left) and a slideshow highlighting the year's activities.


Eighth Grade Top of Class

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May 26, 2011 - During the eighth grade awards assembly on Friday, May 20, school officials announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the eighth grade graduating class. Valedictorian is Sarah Wilkinson (center) with a 97.65 grade-point average (GPA) and Co-Salutatorians are Chyenne Baker (left) and Nayla Gomez (right), who tied with a 97.5 GPA. - Betsy Blevins staff photo


Senior Spotlight: Haley Brunson

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May 26, 2011 - Haley Alicia Brunson is the 17-year-old daughter of David and Patti Brunson. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Leonard and has attended Leonard schools seven years.

Haley has been active in Drill Team three years, golf three years, FCA four years, student government four years, yearbook staff four years, BETA Club four years and UIL three years. Her honors include the following: drill team officer two years; golf medalist one year and varsity member two years; FCA officer four years, including huddle coordinator one year, secretary two years and president one year; student government secretary one year; yearbook layout designer four years; and the National Who's Who Journalism award for two years.

Some of her favorite things are as follows: food, Taco Bell; drink, Diet Dr. Pepper; color, blue; place, her room; movie, Something Borrowed; actor, Ian Somerhalder; actress, Reece Witherspoon; song, Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rea; person, her sister Kelsie; and book, Harry Potter Series.

Haley's favorite thing at LHS is being a cheer coordinator for powder puff. Her advice for underclassmen is "Follow your dreams." In her free time she likes to watch movies. If she could do anything, she would go to cooking school in Paris. If she had the power to change anything, she would stop child abuse. He pet peeve is listening to people chew.

After graduation, Haley plans to attend TWU and get a degree in Culinary Arts.


Senior Spotlight: Heather Blevins

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May 26, 2011 - Heather Marie Blevins is the 18-year-old daughter of David Blevins and Amy NeSmith. She is a member of First Baptist Church and has attended Leonard schools eight years. She has been active in FCA, FFA and Beta Club.

Some of Heather's favorite things are as follows: food, Mexican; drink, Coca Cola; color, blue; place, the beach; movie, Goonies; athlete, John Cena; song, Lean on Me; person, mom; and sport, football.

Her favorite thing/memory at LHS is Ms. King's class. Her advice for underclassmen is "Enjoy it while you have it." In her free time she likes to hang out with friends. If she could do anything, she would buy her own island. If she had the power to change anything, she would not change anything. Her pet peeve is two-faced people.

After graduation she plans to attend Grayson County College.


Senior Spotlight: Nathan Hansen

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May 26, 2011 - Nathan Andrew Hansen is the 18-year-old son of Troy and Stephanie Murphy. He has attended Leonard schools 12 years.


Pirate Play

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May 26, 2011 - The first and second graders presented their annual play last Tuesday, with each dressing as a pirate for the part. Pictured are (top) the adorable pirates with pirate snarls, eye patches, and bandanas as they perform hand motions to the music; and (bottom) a duo as they battle out during a sword fight. - Betsy Blevins staff photos


Field Day Fun

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May 26, 2011 - Leonard Elementary Kindergartener Aiden Chesne puts on a plastic fire hat during Field Day last Friday, handed out by Leonard Volunteer Firefighter Billy Wayne Martin. Martin was on hand with the department's First Responder vehicle for the children to see, as well as an ambulance from Bonham Fire Department EMS. The children enjoyed taking turns climbing inside the ambulance for quick tours, in between bouts of drizzling rain.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2011 09:27 )

Spring Sing

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May 26, 2011 - Students in the fourth through eighth grades participated in the first ever Spring Sing at Leonard ISD last week. The students are choir members and were encouraged to get in small groups and put together performances for the event. Pictured are (above left) a group of girls as they provide choreography for a song with a cup routine, and (above right) a performance to the Bobby Darin classic "Splish Splash". - Ava Barlow staff photos

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