By Ali Kochik
Social Media Editor
Advanced Placement tests: Decision maker of what college courses students may or may not have to take; seemingly synonymous with stress and anxiety. However, one particular teacher at Red Lion consistently does a good job of putting student’s minds at ease when it comes to the AP Calculus test.
Head of the math department and AP Calculus teacher, David Hively, has a highly commendable track record regarding the types of scores his students receive on the exam year after year.
On a scale from one to five, one being the worst and five being the best, any score above or including a three is considered passing. According to the Total Registration website, about 24.4% of students score a five, nationwide. 17.4% score and four and 17.6% score a three.
By Helen Zeidman
It seems like everything has happened this school year. Trends have appeared, flourished, and then disappeared. New teachers came into the school and others had their final year. There were victories and triumphs as well as defeats and failures.
Throughout everything, The Leonid has covered, written, and photographed all the events that made this year unique. As your student newspaper, we provided news, coverage, and even a little bit of entertainment, in the hopes of making the year even better.
This is our compilation of the events of the 2016-2017 school year as we covered it.
By Carly Guise
On April 21, rainbow banners and flags hung from the doorways and walls of the auditorium.
Students filed quietly through the double doors, keeping their vow until the very end. Members of the Gay-Straight Alliance stood inside, ready to lead their classmates to the breaking of the silence.
Soon, yells erupted from the seats and students’ voices were heard for the first time all day. Stories of personal struggles were shared and the group of students was united over a cause that was important to them all.
The National Day of Silence has been held every April since 1996. “It’s a pledge of silence for schools to participate in where everyone stays silent,” GSA president Jillian Smith said, “in remembrance of LGBT people who are bullied and the silencing effect that bullying has.”
By Paul Jones
In past Fourth Grade Environmental Days, one would be able to find high school and elementary school students working together at a Felton area farm, learning about the world around them. One group would be sitting in an area learning about reptiles, while another group would be staring at a teacher in wonderment as she presents some amazing creature.
This year, the event, put on by senior high students with the help of teachers, was held inside due to weather. But in no way did that get in the way of the students who were determined to educate our much smaller friends.
By Paul Jones
As hard as it might be to believe, Russia, Tokyo, and Red Lion all have an important similarity between them. All of the previously mentioned locations have all been selected by certain governing bodies to hold very important gatherings.
Fifa voted on having Russia host the next World Cup, the Olympic Committee chose Tokyo to hold the next summer games, and the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils allowed for Red Lion and its Student Council to hold the next Pennsylvania state conference.
Last year, members of Student Council had to travel to Altoona High School and give a presentation on why they should host the conference. Altoona High School is the home of the PASC and also where it was founded in 1932.
By Carly Guise
Back from the bliss of Christmas break, the harsh realities of January began to settle in for many Red Lion Senior High students.
The stressors of studying for midterms and the beginning of a new semester, however, have nothing on the daunting task that faces many Honors and AP science students: the Science Fair.
The project, often assigned within the very first few weeks of the school year, had a due date that lurked closer and closer. Despite this, many students procrastinated and didn’t finish the projects in weeks or even days leading up to the project.
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