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The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Izzy Valenzuela

Izzy Valenzuela , Staff Reporter

It all started in the eighth grade after transferring to Lovejoy from the seaside city of Huntington Beach, California, when Izzy became a writer for her school newspaper at Willow Springs. Mrs. Sanders made her an offer to be a writer and editor in the school paper. That’s where her journey of taking photos and spending nights typing away on her computer began (with her dog curled up next to her, of course). With her favorite subject in school being English and a love for writing, it’s not hard to see why she joined newspaper. Campus life is mainly what she writes about. However, the latest story in the community always interests her. When it comes to after school the most common words when others ask to make plans are “I can’t I have soccer.” Throughout the year she enjoys playing soccer with Meja in Dallas and the Lady Leopards. Although, in her free time you can probably find her binge watching Gossip Girl or One Tree Hill. In the mornings you’ll find her at the local Starbucks (she’s a proud gold card member). Traveling is one of her favorite things in the world. She spends summers on the beach in California and Florida and the winters visiting her sister in Chicago.

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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.

Canines on campus

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2016
Willow Springs principal Kent Messer sings and plays guitar outside during the middle school lunches two to three times a year.

Schoolhouse rock

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2016
The girls bowling team advances on to state for the second year in a row.

Girls bowling heads to state

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2016
Junior Zoe Kahana is a member of varsity choir and is also involved in the theatre department. Her most recent performance was as Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical.

Leopard Look: Zoe Kahana

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
February 4, 2016
Maddie Tober is using her Canon digital SLR camera to capture senior portraits for her senior project.

Passion for pictures

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2016
To honor those who have served, student council hosted a banquet Monday night in the commons for Veterans Day.

Student council honors veterans

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2015
For some dancers an eight period school day and their dance hours dont mix, so Alyssa Watson decided to take her dancing off campus.

Off the school stage

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2015
Like many Leopard volleyball players before her, senior Avery Arellano has committed to play volleyball at TCU.

TCU to gain Leopard outside hitter

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
October 16, 2015
Just go with it

Just go with it

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2015
Students joining the Gaming Club will have the opportunity to play Rails, Settlers of Catan, Rails, and other tactical games with peers.

Game on

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
September 15, 2015
The state mandated tests will be different for students in the upcoming school year.

State standardized testing gets revamped

Izzy Valenzuela, Contributing Writer
August 15, 2015
Senior Gracie Berrett plays rugby for Plano Rugby Club, a primarily male dominated sport.

Rugby: not just for boys

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
May 14, 2015
Within the community gardens, many plants are grown. It is up to the renter to decide what they want to grow. This tenant decided to grow cabbage, beans, lettuce among a few other things.

Village Gardens take root

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2015
Einstein Bros Bagels in under construction in a new strip mall in Allen.

Bagel bistro added to Allen

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2015
Through April 5, Cotton Patch Cafe is offering patrons the chance to donate to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The purchase of a $25 gift card corresponds to a $25 donation to the hospital.

Gift cards for charity

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2015
This week is Green Week, there have been things measures such as reduced lighting usage and teaching students environmental factors.

Student Council sponsors Green Week

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2015
When deemed necessary, the administration can place students into in-school-suspension or ISS. This is the room used by the administration to carry out ISS.

ISS fits individual punishments

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2014
The Leopard football team hopes to have more treats than tricks as they take on Wylie in a District 10-5A game Halloween night.

Friday night Halloween lights

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
October 31, 2014
As a result of the extremely low water levels at Lake Lavon, surrounding communities have had to restrict their water usage to once every two weeks.

Less water for Texans

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2014
The community rallies around the Leopard football teams and clubs by coming to the courtyard before footballs game against Lake Dallas.

Community wide event set to kick off

Izzy Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
September 12, 2014
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