By Caroline Frey
The community is coming together to support a Red Lion graduate, Brooks Argento, who is currently battling a brain tumor.
Brooks, a 2016 graduate, was a former football player for the Lions, co-host of Hall Talk and an honor roll student.
He was just starting his freshman year at Pennsylvania State University when something did not seem right with his vision. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Since then, he has been staying at Hershey Medical Center on the road to recovery.
While he is there, the community has stepped up and is helping in every way possible.
By Shawn Gunarich
News and Features Editor
Meredith Kunce, senior cheerleader and track athlete, was crowned homecoming queen during the pep assembly in the Fitzkee Center Oct. 13.
Meredith was chosen from a court that also included, Gillian Orwig, Olivia Riggs, Lindsay Wilhelm, Paige Shingler, Kelsi Hess, Jayda Francisco.
The pep assembly kicked off the Class Cup competition, with class-divided games, including tug-o-war and musical chairs. The sophomore class landed on top with a total of 40 class point after the winning of musical chairs and the victory chant.
Not far behind, the juniors hold 35 points after taking a win in the limbo contest, which garnered them 20 points and 15 points for students wearing class color.
The freshman tug-o-war squad dominated the rope, pulling in the win against the junior and senior class for 20 points.
And rounding out the bottom, the senior class holds zero points after coming up short in every event losing to the freshman at tug-o-war and not able to handle the juniors flexible limbo skill.
By Ali Kochik
Social Media Editor
Following tradition, high school homecomings draw a fairly large crowd. People enjoy things like picking out dresses or suits, going out to eat, and dancing with a date or with friends.
So when the possibility of having a second homecoming in the winter popped up, many people responded positively. In an informal survey conducted by The Leonid during lunch, 84 percent of people said they would go; 16 percent said they would not.
Despite the predominantly positive feedback, Red Lion High School will not have a winter homecoming, or a “SnoCo”, as it would have been called.
By Helen Zeidman
Editor in Chief
Student Council is firing up their time machine for a one night only. Drive-in diners, poodle skirts, and Elvis’s classic rock and roll are making a comeback at this year’s homecoming dance on October 15. This year’s theme is “The Sock Hop,” which embodies the energy and fun of the decade. Student Council is hoping to “rock your socks off and swing it back to the 1950s.”
With a new DJ from Klock Entertainment and decorations to match the hopping 50’s, this year’s homecoming is definitely going to be a kick.
On Saturday Sept. 26, Red Lion students attended their 2015 Homecoming Dance. Student Council picked the theme Vintage Hollywood.
The Homecoming Court consisted of Melody Nelson, Rachel Groff, Mariah Linden, Macy Owens, Marissa Linden and our 2015 Homecoming Queen Rachel Clark.
From wearing certain types of shoes, to going to the same place for dinner as previous years, and even going to the same place for pictures or spending the evening with the same friends, many students have their own way of celebrating Homecoming.
Senior Genna Palmeri expressed that one of her Homecoming traditions was very special for her this year.
“For the past few years, me and some friends have eaten at The Great American Saloon before homecoming, and this year we made it a little special,” Palmeri said. “We gave a toast to Nick Mankin, a classmate we lost in June this year.”
Mankin had attended a pre-Homecoming dinner with Palmeri’s group the previous year at the Saloon.
“We thought it would be a way of honoring him,” Palmieri said. “I made sure we got the same table we sat at last year, and left his seat empty as if he was sitting their with us celebrating one of our last milestones as seniors.”
Long-standing traditions mix with the latest trends, one of which being Converse shoes worn with the ladies’ dresses. However, there are a few unanswered questions. Is it for the comfort, or is it for the look?
Junior Morgan Elliott explains why wearing Converse to Homecoming Dances is such a trend.
“Some girls like to go classy with high heels, but then there's people like me and my friends,” Elliott said. “We’re just basic girls that like to be comfortable, look good and have a good time. Converse just express our style.”
High school is a very prominent part of life, and an event like homecoming is something that can be treasured for years to come, whether it’s before, during or after the event.
Senior Lily Lee said, “Pictures are amazing treasures that last a lifetime. Being in my senior year of high school and most of my friends going off to college, I like having the memories.
“They remind me of the amazing things we have experienced together, it’s just something I like to keep with me, as if it’s a good luck charm,” Lee said.
Many students have their own styles and express it in many different ways. Some like taking pictures with their groups or dates, and others don’t. Some like heels, but some would rather wear Sneakers, Vans or Converse. It just depends on the type person you are.
No matter their trends, traditions and treasures, the Homecoming festivities this year brought fun, dancing, and memories that will last a lifetime.
By Claire Krackow
Affected by the football schedule, Student Council works on organizing Homecoming, which is occurring earlier than usual.
Ladies, better start shopping for those fancy dresses and gentlemen start brainstorming how you’re going to ask that special somebody to the homecoming dance. That’s right, Red Lion High School’s homecoming is right around the corner.
Homecoming is taking place on Sept. 27, which is earlier than other past Red Lion homecomings.
“Because of the football schedule, it has to be earlier depending on what teams they play.” Senior Student Council Representative Paige Baublitz said. “There is a certain game that makes it “the Homecoming Game.”
“Since all of the football games are earlier this year, that would make the homecoming game earlier. We started planning it at the end of last school year rather than the beginning of this school year,” Senior Student Council Representative Emma Snyder said.
“Homecoming is organized by the Student Council as far as the theme, the election of queen, and the bonfire.” Student Council advisor Mrs. Jane Dennish also said. ”What we do not have control of is the date. That is determined by the football schedule of home games. Most of the games have a special title and that is the same schedule every year. We just happen to have a lot of home games early this year. We had this situation about 11 years ago.”
Homecoming has a circus theme and tickets will be on sale on Sept. 15. Singles are $20 and doubles are $30.
Nominations took place on September 2 and 3. Seniors Paige Baublitz, Taylor Bosley, Allie Burd, Kendall Lookingbill, Morgan Reider, Johnnie Tamny and Paige Taylor are on the court. The school-wide vote for Homecoming Queen will be on Sept. 25 and the winner will be announced during the pep rally in the Fitzkee Center the same day.
The Homecoming parade will be Sept. 24 at 7.
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