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

Grace Nguyen

Grace Nguyen, Section Editor

Fueled daily by three iced vanilla coffees, standing at 5’2”, Grace Nguyen will walk into the E103 door with no problem. Grace is entering senior year, and the only reason she is believed to have survived high school is because of the napping couch in the photography studio. During her time on staff, Grace has been to almost every football game, win or loss, and wouldn’t have changed a thing. Yes, Grace has been tackled by football players, run over by coaches, and body slammed by referees. Nonetheless, Grace will confidently walk on the field this year, bruises and all, alongside her sideline media team. Stepping outside the newsroom, which is rare, Grace enjoys playing softball, hanging out with family and friends, and finding excuses to go to every $3 Pazookie Tuesdays at BJ’s. After high school, Grace hopes to pursue a career in sports photojournalism, so watch out for her still getting run over by athletes on ESPN in the years to come. Although it’s bittersweet to leave newspaper upon graduation, Grace is thankful for all the opportunities that she’s had on staff. Through The Red Ledger, Grace created long-lasting friendships and won a lot of awards that she never imagined was possible. Grace hopes that current and future staffers will think of this national-award-winning publication the same way as she did–a second family and their home away from home.

All content by Grace Nguyen

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May 18, 2020
The Leopards defeat the 2019 6A state champion Flower Mound 1-0.

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January 10, 2020
Junior Gavin Moore celebrates with senior Michael Branch after Branch scores the game winning goal.

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January 10, 2020
Junior Cade Novicke kicks the ball up field after a set play during the second half.

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January 10, 2020
Sophomore Michael Beaney takes the ball up the field during the second half.

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January 10, 2020
Junior Riley O'Donnell plays a ball off of his chest during the first half. The Leopards went into halftime 0-0.

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February 21, 2020
Sophomore Michael Beaney takes the ball from Flower Mound's Kristian Hernandez.

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February 21, 2020
Junior Riley O'Donnell leaps over Flower Mound's Sebastian Palma to avoid a tackle.

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February 21, 2020
Junior Michael Myers battles for possession against Flower Mound's Sebastian Palma.

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January 31, 2020
The volleyball team poses for a picture for friends and family on the court.

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November 6, 2019
Junior Cecily Bramschreiber elevates from the back row and hits the ball past Frisco Centennial's defender.

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November 7, 2019
Senior Emma Johnson dives after Centennial tipped the ball over to keep the ball in play.

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November 7, 2019
Sophomore Grace Milliken hits the ball from the middle position.

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November 7, 2019
Junior Kylee Fitzsimmons passes the ball to sophomore Averi Carlson during the second set.

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November 7, 2019
Junior Kylee Fitzsimmons, Callie Kemohah, and senior Emma Johnson celebrate after junior Cecily Bramschreiber gets a kill. The Leopards won their second set 25-11.

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November 7, 2019
Sophomore Averi Carlson rushes out of bounds to pass the ball and keep it in play.

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November 7, 2019
Junior Callie Kemohah defends the ball from a serve passing it to sophomore Averi Carlson. The Leopards won their first set 25-15.

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November 7, 2019
Senior drum major Lily Hager leads the band for the last time in their last performance of 'Juliet' on the field.

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November 5, 2019
Junior Chief Collins elevates up to catch the ball during the first quarter of the game.

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November 5, 2019
State representative Candy Noble flips the coin as Lovejoy and Denison athletes watch. The coin flipped to the heads side.

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November 5, 2019
After the Lovejoy alma mater, senior Tyler Beidleman celebrates at the endzone with his teammates. The Leopards won in overtime against Denison 31-24.

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November 7, 2019
Sophomore Noah Naidoo receives the ball from a punt return and attempts to get past Denison's defense.

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November 7, 2019
Junior Cecily Bramschreiber successfully blocks the ball from Sherman's right side hitter.

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October 31, 2019
Senior Jentry Allen receives a set from sophomore Averi Carlson and hits the ball from the middle hitter position.

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October 24, 2019
Sophomore Averi Carlson receives the ball from junior Ellie Jonke and sets the ball to junior Cecily Bramschreiber.

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October 24, 2019
Junior Ellie Jonke defends the ball from Sherman's right side hitter during the first set. The Leopards won their first set 25-9.

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October 24, 2019
Junior Cecily Bramschreiber elevates up to hit the ball past Sherman's blockers from the outside hitter position during the first set.

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October 24, 2019
Senior Mckenna Franks leads the team as they high five their Sherman opponents before the game.

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October 24, 2019
Senior Mckenna Franks walks out with her family and psychology teacher John Baker as she is recognized during the volleyball team's senior night on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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October 24, 2019
Senior coach Quinn McDermott cheers on the team after a good play.  McDermott has been one of the coaches for the senior class since the 2016 LPPL games.

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October 21, 2019
Junior Coach RW Rucker laughs with Referee Coach Hernandez during the final round of powder puff football.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Max Lynch waves a flag from the stands.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Carsen McFadden and Junior Delaney Walker fight for the ball during the second quarter.

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October 21, 2019
Junior Hannah Dunlap carries the ball down the court, outmaneuvering seniors Leah Taylor and Mallory Adamson.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Ian Cook dances in a dance battle against junior Peter Godipelly during halftime.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Benjamin Nopper is crowned as Mr. Lovejoy during halftime.

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October 21, 2019
The senior student section expresses their support during the game. Students created signs and painted faces before the game earlier that day.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Reagan Matacale is attended to by an athletic trainer after sustaining a minor head injury. Matacle returned to the game moments later.

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October 21, 2019
Junior Callie Kemohah attempts to pull the flag of senior Mackenzie Mitchell as Mitchell heads down the court.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Addison Hand evades junior defensive player Grace McLaughlin as she makes her way down the court.

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October 21, 2019
Senior Addison Hand intercepts the ball from freshman quarterback Hayley Trunks.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Reagan Matacale runs out of bounds before freshman defense could catch her.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Carsen McFadden runs into the endzone for a touchdown as the senior class celebrates from the stands.

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October 18, 2019
Freshman Trista Tippin grabs a hold of senior Reagan Matacle's flags.

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October 18, 2019
The senior class packed the stands with signs and posters including a banner for the freshman game saying,

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October 18, 2019
The seniors huddle around the middle of the court to get hyped up before the game.

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October 18, 2019
Seniors Dalton Liles, Grace Urbin, Kirsten Lee, and Mckenna Franks stand in the front to watch the senior class play the freshman in powder-puff.

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October 18, 2019
Freshman Hannah Gonzalez attempts to keep the ball in her hands while seniors Mallory Adamson, Abigail Omobogie, and Carsen McFadden grab for her flags.

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October 18, 2019
Seniors Mckenna Franks and Halle Meyer cheer for the seniors on the home side of the court.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Carsen McFadden jumps in excitement after scoring the last touchdown of the game. The seniors won 21-56.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Mackenzie Mitchell receives the ball from senior Lily Herran and runs past the freshman defense.

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October 18, 2019
Senior coaches Harper Pool, Quinn McDermott, and Leighton Archer write out game plans on the gym floor during halftime.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Michael Walters shoots out a material resembling spider webs for his talent piece in the Mr. Lovejoy competition.

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October 18, 2019
Seniors Brady Laboret and Zane Edwards perform to 'Breaking Free' from the movie High School Musical.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Derek Burton prepares to eat a ghost chili pepper and recite jokes with his competitor Christian Cortez.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Nick Dodda, junior Hayes Anderson, senior Matt Piccirillo, and sophomore Jake Piccirillo perform the Mean Girls dance for Matt Piccirillo's talent piece.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Benjamin Nopper presents a slideshow about why he should be Mr. Lovejoy. Nopper made sure to include a learning target and a Kagan excercise in his presentation.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Michael Walters rows onto the stage and waves to the crowd as he is introduced as a Mr. Lovejoy contestant.

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October 18, 2019
Senior Christian Cortez takes off his shirt and waves it around as he is introduced as a Mr. Lovejoy contestant.

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October 18, 2019
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