The Growl

An American Experience Class Is The First Of Many

Heavenlee Walker, Editor In Chief

September 27, 2019

A wall, locked doors and windows shielded with blinds separate this group from the rest of the school. People walk by and peer between the blinds, curious to what’s going on inside. But to preserve the sanctity of the discussions...

Elijah Miller Opens Up About His Adoption Story

McKenzie Hoskins, Editor

September 24, 2019

The last time senior Elijah Miller saw his parents was when he was an infant.   Miller jumped from family to family for 16 years, where he battled the mental struggles of not having a sense of permanency and where his...

Q&A: Assistant Athletic Coordinator Talks About Expectations, Goals

Taylor Crosby, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2019

Meet Jennifer Womack, the new Assistant Athletic Coordinator and Head Girls Soccer Coach.   How long have you been coaching and playing soccer? “I have been coaching soccer for what will now be my seventeenth year and I have bee...

Darling’s classroom vs the field

Heavenlee Walker, Editor

October 31, 2018

As soon as the bell rings, students are preparing for the next 90 minutes. With their materials in hand, they huddle to discuss the game plan, then practice both inside and outside of school. Constantly learning new things and strateg...

Hawkins’ goals for first year as AP

Heavenlee Walker, Editor

September 26, 2018

Freshman AP Vincent Hawkins went from working at the bank in his three piece suit to strolling down the hallway in his suit with a big smile, waiving to every student he sees. Hawkins is a new staff member who had a career change from banki...

AVID makes applying for college easier

Briana Ramsey, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2018

Junior year is coming to a close and the college-orientated group, AVID is preparing its students for what’s to come in the upcoming year. The college application process is scary but the AVID students are being provided ...

Literature Club, space for minds to roam

Layla Smith, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018

Flexible meetings are held every Tuesday for all students who love to read and write. Whether it be poetry short story, novel or biography, the Literature Club welcomes any new members willing to join. Originally, Literatur...

First year in theatre, wins Best Actor

May 7, 2018

Taking risks, trying new things and learning about your new interests, despite the fear of failure, is important. Instead of being afraid of doing something as time consuming as theatre, or hanging out with new people, one of our...

Inside LEO

Heavenlee Walker, Editor

May 3, 2018

Students walk through a metal detector into a threadbare building with off-white walls and harsh fluorescent lights. Nothing but the sound of footsteps is heard as students walk in stick straight lines with their heads down to ...

Mia Mohler’s nationals journey

Lily Villarreal, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018

The room was filled with piercing eye contact from the crowd. Anticipation was building higher and higher waiting for the starting whistle-everyone on the edge of their seat-watching and waiting who will walk away with a win. ...

From first to third world living

Hannah Stedman, Editor

February 21, 2018

On a trip to Costa Rica with Young Life International, Spanish teacher Joe Haus learned a new language, found a passion in teaching and built a family. Haus applied to go to Russia with Young Life wanting to use his knowledge o...

Mackenzie James goes green

February 21, 2018

If someone looks at the list of clubs and extracurriculars at our school, chances are sophomore Makenzie James is in most of them. James is an extremely active student. She balances a shocking total of six clubs and all adv...

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