The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

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

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith, Editor-in-Chief

Caroline Smith is a senior who loves to travel, drink coffee, and eat snacks. Her favorite hot tea is Harney and Son’s “Hot Cinnamon Sunset, which she loves to enjoy while wrapped up in a warm, fuzzy blanket and eating a blueberry scone warmed up. This past summer, she lived in Swaziland for a month and had the adventure of a lifetime (even though her house was ant infested). She has two rabbits, two puppies, and three siblings, so rest assured that her home is never boring. Ever. Caroline hates free time, so she instead fills her days with choir, newspaper, Younglife, PALS, her part time job as a barista at Saxbys, and Netflix. Previously known as the glorious managing editor (and eternal freshman) for the past three years, Caroline is super excited to return for her final year on staff as the Editor-in-Chief of this lovely website.

All content by Caroline Smith
In order to graduate, all seniors must complete a multistep senior project to prepare students for a professional atmosphere while pursuing a topic of interest.

[Photo] Project designed to inspire passion

Kassidy Litchenburg, Special to The Red Ledger
March 22, 2017


Caroline Smith, Editor-in-chief
December 15, 2016
This past summer, senior Caroline Smith spent the month of July working as a missionary in the third world African country of Swaziland.

Life beyond borders

Caroline Smith, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2016
The 2017 prom committee will be selling Steel City Pops during lunch each Friday in attempts of offsetting the costs of the event.

[Photo] Pops for prom

Lulu Butler, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2016
Junior Katie Sawyers with the guide dog named Salem. Salem will stay in Texas for basic training until he is 14-18 months old and then will complete his training on a Guide Dogs for the Blind campus.

[Photo] Canines on campus

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2016
Social studies teacher Homa Lewis grew up in multiple places throughout the Americas, and after changing career paths multiple times, has now been teaching for more than 20 years.

The not-so-secret life of Homa Lewis

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
January 26, 2016
Whether it be because of school work, a lack of snow, or other responsibilities, students often find themselves lacking Christmas spirit.

[Photo] Column: Where’s the spirit?

Nick Smith, Staff Reporter
January 5, 2016
Students spent 3 weeks constructing the set for The Book of Everything, this years production show. However, within an hour of the closing of the show, the set had been completely torn down and put away, a process called striking.

[Photo] A ‘striking’ turnaround

Rachel Jackson, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2015
Fields of Faith is a student-led, national event started by Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes area leader, Jeff Martin.

[Photo] Fields of Faith

Brooks Lescher, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2015
Twelve debate students competed in the Hallsville/Van Swing tournament on August 27-28.

Debate takes the Hallsville/Van Swing

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
September 1, 2015
After the first Ebola case in America, the school board immediately met to discus the disease control protocol.

School district on alert for Ebola

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
October 20, 2014
Starbucks will soon begin offering a free college education through Arizona State Universitys online campus.

Starbucks gives employees a chance

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
September 29, 2014
Students at this years Freshman Founders day inquire about the various clubs. There are now more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus.

Clubs and organizations on campus

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
September 4, 2014

Red bull air race lands in Texas

Caroline Smith, Managing editor
September 4, 2014
The National Honor Society meeting dates have been set for this semester. Meeting will always be held before and after school in the lecture hall.

[Photo] Meeting dates set for NHS

Sophie Starnes, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2014
Over the weekend, on August 29 and 30, some debate students competed at the first tournament of the year.

Debate earns points for state

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
September 2, 2014
Freshman Elizabeth Howell enjoys designing and sewing her own clothes in her spare time. Above is a sundress she recently made.

Sewing a new wardrobe

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
May 12, 2014
Senior Reed Walstad was surprised by his roommate with tickets to Jerry Jones suite for the Final Four games.

Senior wins roommate lottery

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
April 8, 2014
Many students who are under a great amount of pressure academically have started taking stimulants in order to help them focus and stay awake.

[Photo] Studying with stimulants

Julia Vastano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2014
OAP travels to Denison to comete in the zone competition.

OAP travels to zone competition

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
March 25, 2014
The downside of Pre AP

The downside of Pre AP

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
March 11, 2014
The construction of a new HEB will cover a local field.

New store changes local scenery

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
March 10, 2014
Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9. At this time, clocks will move an hour ahead.

Spring forward Sunday morning

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
March 8, 2014
The Red Ledger will be holding Tweet to Eat, a twitter promotion beginning January 20.

[Photo] Tweet to eat

Nathalie Kroll, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2014
In a recent drunk driving case, North Texas teen, Ethan cough killed four in a drunk driving accident. He avoided jail time due to affluenza, a mental illness that seems to be an epidemic for the region.

Affluenza: a suburban epidemic

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
December 31, 2013
Grant Woodruff’s wood carving titled Beyond Creep.

Student’s art at the DMA

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
December 25, 2013
Sometimes buying gifts for friends can turn into a stressful experience when it should be a joyful time.

[Photo] Gift giving etiquette

Michelle Leddon, Staff Reporter
December 23, 2013
The Fairview Town hall is hosting a community Christmas event on Saturday, December 7

Fairview creates Christmas community

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
December 5, 2013
Freshman Hannah Lawson is ranked as number 26 in her age division nationally for fencing.

Fierce freshman fences

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
November 13, 2013
Gas prices are currently down by 30 to 40 cents in the Collin County area.

A little less to pay at the pump

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
November 12, 2013
Substitute Joel Summers underwent Gastric Sleeve Surgery and has since lost 117 pounds.

[Photo] Same substitute, new look

Claire Peralta, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2013
In the effort to expose AP Human Geography students to different cultures, teacher Homa Lewis brought in guest speakers including parent Anton Mattli who spoke to the classes about life in Switzerland.

Bringing foreign cultures to class

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
November 4, 2013
Orchestra performs tonight in the auditorium.

Orchestra to perform tonight

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
October 10, 2013
New Big Tex unveiled

New Big Tex unveiled

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
October 1, 2013
The choir rehearses for the upcoming UIL competition under the instruction of Chris Mason.

Choir coffee house to showcase talent

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
September 18, 2013

New schedule change procedure

Caroline Smith, Managing Editor
September 4, 2013
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