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  • All-School Assembly rescheduled for Feb. 23

Speech qualifies for state

Speech qualifies for state

Mary Okkema, Assistant Online Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusives

Ten LT Speech Team members competed at Sectionals School on Feb. 10 at Elk Grove High. LT’s sectional is known for being the most competitive in the state. The entire tournament was a rollercoaster of emotions, because for some students this would be their last high school competition.   Four ...

Principal Waterman offers reflection on recent events

Principal Waterman offers reflection on recent events

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

At the beginning of third period, LT Principal Brian Waterman offered a reflection on the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The text is available on the LT website and in today's District 204 email blast. The Pulse section of the March 2 issue of LION will highlight issues surrounding school shootings and safety at LT. Dear LT Families, Today, many of us are reflecting on the role...

Do It For Dominic to hold annual fundraiser

Do It For Dominic to hold annual fundraiser

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Do it for Dominic Hero Fund’s annual event at the MAX McCook is taking place this Friday, marking the end of the organization’s main fundraising season. The fund commemorates La Grange Park resident Dominic Cairo, a student at Ogden Elementary school who died of cancer in 2011 when he was 8 years old...

All-School Assembly rescheduled for Feb. 23

Harper Hill, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under News

During fifth period on Feb. 13, Principal Brian Waterman sent out an email to LT staff announcing the new date for the All School Assembly: Feb. 23. Many people were involved in this tough decision, including Waterman, Student Activities Director Peter Geddeis and the entire central office. There are ...

All-School Assembly postponed due to inclement weather

All-School Assembly postponed due to inclement weather

Harper Hill and Lars Lonnroth, Reporter and Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The day before LT’s All-School Assembly was poised to take place, NC Associate Principal Kevin Brown went over the intercom Feb. 8 to deliver a message to students: the assembly has been postponed. The provider of bus services for LT, First Student, notified the school that—due to expected adver...

Level Up: Lyon Con Shines in Debut

Level Up: Lyon Con Shines in Debut

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In the Spring of 2017 Bill Allan, advisor for LTTV, pitched an idea that would set itself apart from any other event in LT history. His idea: a comic con-style event, featuring tournament gaming, open tabletop gaming, video games, cosplay and cosplay contests, photo ops and more. With the collaboratio...

Trivia Night held at Via Bella raises money for LT

Harper Hill, Reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under News

Via Bella was crawling with community members dressed head to toe in elaborate costumes and eager to participate in a Trivia Night fundraiser to benefit the LT school district. The colorfully decorated tables were filled with different varieties of food and beverages, corresponding to the themes of each...

Philadelphia Eagles bring vision to students

Philadelphia Eagles bring vision to students

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Many LT students will watch to the Super Bowl this Sunday with a new pair of eyes as a result of LT alumnus Jake Elliott ‘13 playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. For 70 students from both NC and SC, it won’t just be Elliott on the field changing their view of the game: their physical ability to watc...

Speech team prepares for regional competition

Speech team prepares for regional competition

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Parents, friends teammates and interested community members gathered on Jan. 31 in the SC PAC from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. to support the LT Speech Team in its regional performance entitled “Connect.” Twelve speech team members participated in performing 14 different events ranging from humorous...

Suburban crime escalates, unsettles community

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2018


Filed under News

While walking north along Ashland Avenue toward Cossitt Elementary School on Sept. 14, 2017, La Grange resident Laura Reilly suddenly heard the faint sound of sirens approaching from the distance. Soon enough, bright police lights were flashing far up the street, and it was not long until Reilly spotted...

Speech team approaches higher level competition

Speech team approaches higher level competition

Georgia Dougherty, Business Manager

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

As the end of the season approaches, speech team is working hard to prepare for regionals in hopes that it will move onto sectionals and possibly state. “The season’s been going pretty well,” speech team Head Coach Kirsten Manthei said. “We’ve had some really tough tournaments in the beginning...

LT alumnus covers Olympics

LT alumnus covers Olympics

Mikaela Larson, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News

The Olympics are one of the most exclusive events in the world. A competition of the best of the best from 93 countries begins in two short weeks in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and LT graduate Jack Patel ‘14 will be taking part for a month, not as an athlete but an intern for the official broadcaster of t...

ASL educates first responders

Grant Campbell, News Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Two years ago, American Sign Language became a pilot class at LT.  The program sought to gain as much student interest as possible, hoping that it would be able to sustain a full class at NC.  ASL teacher Colleen Gibbons taught incoming freshman and current LT students over the summer to get a feel...

MUN goes to Michigan, new members build confidence

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under News

LT's Model UN team took 20 students-mostly sophomores and juniors-to the University of Michigan for a conference between Jan. 11 and 14. This new conference was added in lieu of LT's attendance at a Northwestern University conference. In addition to the Michigan conference, MUN added two new day conferences...

LT Science Olympiad future burns bright

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News

While Science Olympiad may have little name recognition among students, they deserve to be talked about as this year’s team may deliver LT its first state finish in April. Confidence comes from a new change in the team structure combined with a particularly intelligent cohort that appears promising. “Science...

LT honors MLK Jr. with assembly, student presentation, speakers

Grace Dekoker, Copy Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News

Eighty-seven years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was born. Throughout his life,. The first federally recognized commemoration of King and has legacy occurred in 1986, and has been celebrated on the third Monday of January every year since. This year, LT honored the famous activist’s memory with more...

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