Students take over Leopard Friday


Jordan Toomey, Staff Reporter

In a little more than 24 hours, the school’s clubs and teams will be taking over the courtyard for the community-wide event, Leopard Friday, which begins at 5:00 p.m. Friday.  Taking place every year, it’s a little different this time – because almost every single booth will be manned by students.

“This is your school,” assistant principal Kristen Kinnard said.  “We want to actively involve students in this program, we want to involve them in all things done at the school. Everything we do here at Lovejoy is done for the students, so we feel that they should be included in a big thing like Leopard Friday as much as possible.”

Booths and stands from almost every organization and team in the school will be set up in the courtyard.  Yearbook, soccer, band, choir, NHS, and many more will have something set up to represent their organization.  These stations, manned and run by the students involved with the program, will be providing information and activities for anyone who stops by.

“We’re going to set up a laptop and have the Josten’s add showing,” yearbook editor Kassidy Cox said. “We’re also going to sell the yearbook there, to give people more opportunity to buy it.”

Parents help out as well, striving to be part of their children’s lives.

“The choir booth is run by students and parents,” associate choir director Chris Mason said.  “The parents really want to get involved, but really, it’s all the kids.”

Click here to see a Leopard Friday map.