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The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Oldest daughter Alexis Vera, son Noah Vera, and Spanish teacher Amanda Vera all welcome newborn twins Alyssandra and Victoria Vera to the family. During maternity leave Vera had shared everything the class would need on Google Classroom, she also shared the Zoom links for class and tutorials for Spanish teacher Jose Madrids class.

Double trouble

Calla Patino, Section Editor May 20, 2021

She starts on the couch, but the pain of her organs being pushed up as her babies grow causes her to move to the bed, then desk, then table. Soon, her goal is achieving comfort while she teaches on Zoom....

Junior Dinah Thadikonda and her mother Suma Joseph stands wearing a saree with her daughter Dina, who is wearing her kuchipidi dance costume. Joseph served in the Indian Navy and shared with Thadikonda lessons of trials she faced.

Words of wisdom

Calla Patino, Section Editor May 13, 2021

Indian men and women stand in rows dressed in white or black as the orange, white, red and green navy flag flutters above. Behind them, ships rest in the port and the smells of sea salt and iron travel...

Courtyard Conversations: Assistant Principal Bruce Coachman

Courtyard Conversations: Assistant Principal Bruce Coachman

Mathias Alling, Section May 13, 2021

Editor’s note: Courtyard Conversations is a monthly series, which features the school’s staff members, and a topic that is relevant to their lives or work at the school. TRL staff members speak with...

Senior Amelia Flinchbaugh was recognized as Jostens Photo Contest 2021 winner for outstanding photography. She serves as co-editor-in-chief on the 2021 Leopard yearbook.

Leopard Look: Amelia Flinchbaugh

Angelina Mapes, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Amelia Flinchbaugh was introduced to photography from a young age and won a top placement in the Jostens Photo Contest. At A Glance:  Favorite song: “If I Died” by Alex Boniello Favorite Photographer:...

Beatriz Wilkinson instructs her Spanish II class during third period. Previously a dentist, Wilkinson is the replacement teacher for Amanda Vera and has no prior teaching experience.

Pursuing passion

Alissa Chang, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

After her children graduated from high school, Spanish II and III substitute Beatriz Wilkinson wanted to find something to do that she enjoyed. “When it came to decide what I would love to do after...

Senior Kristina Marshall will be attending the University of South Wales. Marshall plans to major in forensic science.

Overseas, over-enthusiastic

Calla Patino, Section Editor May 7, 2021

The flight attendant’s endless tiny bagged peanuts and beverage cart make the over ten hour flight bearable, but amidst the long plane trip, Wales waits. It’s historical arches and clear cut edges....

Senior Julia Brochu is in the top 50 in the state for spike ball. Julia attends tournaments on a regular basis.

Leopard Look: Julia Brochu

Angelina Mapes, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Julia Brochu is a senior, and currently is ranked in the top 50 for spikeball in the United States. At A Glance: Favorite fast food: Chick-Fil-A Favorite song: “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder Favorite...

Geometry teacher Crystal Smith started her own woodworking business in 2011. Smith continues woodworking as a passion project for herself, and close family and friends today.

Build, make, restore

Hannah Cole, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The rhythmic buzzing of a wood saw as a piece of lumber is cut in half. The slish-sloshing of paint and stainer as buckets are moved from project to project. Hammering, hammering, hammering, until the...

Sophomores Chloe Schaeffer, Bella Landrum and  Amy Morefield, as well as freshman Kelly Littlefield qualified for state in the 4x400 meter relay race. This is the first year this team is going to state.

Fantastic four

Lily Bouldin, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Four girls gather together and prepare for the last event of the day. They hold their personalized purple leopard baton between the four of them. This is their weapon. The sun is set, and the pressure...

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