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STUDENT LIFE PAGE 4 IN THE CLASSROOM PAGE 18 ATHELETICS PAGE 36
STUDENT LIFE PAGE 4  IN THE CLASSROOM PAGE 18  ATHELETICS PAGE 36
PEOPLE PAGE 72 CLUBS PAGE 122 COMMUNITY PAGE 148
PEOPLE PAGE 72  CLUBS PAGE 122  COMMUNITY PAGE 148
ALPHA OMEGA 2016 2017 ST PETERSBURG FLORIDA PHONE 727 893 2916 FAX 727 893 1387 1092 STUDENTS 123 STAFF PCSB ORG LAKEWOOD HS 1400 54th Ave S St Petersburg FL 33705 VOLUME 51 1
ALPHA-OMEGA  2016-2017  ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA  PHONE   727  893-2916 FAX   727  893-1387  1092 STUDENTS 123 STAFF  PCSB....
There s more to 0 OUR STORY Each individual at Lakewood High School has a unique story to tell As a collective we have a perspective that others don0t have of our Spartan pride Each of our daily interactions with one another adds to the narrative The scene that Lakewood sets may sometimes be hectic eccentric or even raucous but that doesn0t tell every side of what our school is about Lakewood on 54th Avenue S in St Petersburg Fla is the smallest public high school in Pinellas County with a student body of 1 092 The students are split among four academic routes traditional Aquatic Management Systems and Environmental Technology Center for Journalism and Multimedia and the Center for Advanced Technologies Traditional students learn and work as regular high school students AMSET students focus on marine science and environmental restoration CJAM students work as student journalists and learn about the fundamentals of reporting and multimedia CAT students are taught various components of science and technology There have been debates over which program or magnet is the 1best 2 but it0s the entirety of each of our programs and the connections between us that make us greater as we work in unison to form Lakewood A lot of crazy things can happen on a weekly basis and days at Lakewood can vary from good to bad but that depends only on the perspective As you look back at the year you0ll notice that each interaction and moment has shaped your story every lunch with friends every sporting event we attended and every minute detail in between There0s more to it than that of course but that0s what this yearbook is for Enjoy the entirety of OUR STORY Keyont0e Howard 2016 17 Alpha Omega Yearbook Editor 2
There s more to 0  OUR STORY... Each individual at Lakewood High School has a unique story to tell. As a collective we hav...
EYE ON THE BALL First baseman and pitcher senior Sean Thornton watches the Lakewood High and Northeast High away game diligently from the dugout on Sept 20 2016 during the fall baseball season 0Playing at Lakewood has been a very good experience It1s a different feel to be on a high school field rather than a Little League field 2 Thornton said JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN 3
EYE ON THE BALL First baseman and pitcher, senior Sean Thornton, watches the Lakewood High and Northeast High away game di...
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ROCK GODS From left seniors Michael Froid Charlie Langer and junior Eli Richardson celebrate after they won the fan vote during the talent show on Nov 18 2016 Their band called 0No Hope Kids1 performed the song Hula Hoop by Wavves which recieved outbursts of laughter and cheering from the audience RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 5
ROCK GODS  From left, seniors Michael Froid, Charlie Langer and junior Eli Richardson celebrate after they won the fan vot...
1 SENIOR CITIZENS Seniors from left Quashana Morant Sabrina Marquez Kindle Lovett My A Griffin and Latana Williams dress as senior citizens on Generation Day Freshman dressed as babies sophomores as teens juniors as adults and seniors as senior citizens ANGEL MAY SNN 2 3 6 4 5 6 7
1  SENIOR CITIZENS  Seniors, from left, Quashana Morant, Sabrina Marquez, Kindle Lovett, My A Griffin and Latana Williams ...
Hyped for Homecoming By AYANNA FOWLER and GABRIELLA CHARLES Alpha Omega D uring the week of Oct 10 2016 Lakewood students were dressed from head to toe with school spirit 0Homecoming week is fantastic We all get to express ourselves with different costumes showing everyone1s personality in a way I also enjoyed representing my class during the Battle of the Classes 2 said sophomore Tanya Chery a member of the cheerleading team Monday was Generation Day and students were dressed according to their class Freshmen were babies sophomores were kids juniors were adults and seniors were senior citizens Tuesday was Twin Day when students came to school in matching outfits Students had Wednesday off and Thursday was Class Color Day when students dressed according to their class yellow for freshmen blue for sophomores green for juniors and red for seniors During break seniors marched around the school shouting 0Class of 2017 2 For days afterward all you could see around school was red glitter meaning the seniors marked their territory 0This was a Class Color Day no one will ever forget 2 senior Rachel Brown said Also on Thursday was the Battle of the Classes in the Lakewood auditorium the last period of the day Students and teachers had a lipsync and dance contest as well as a talent show Friday was Black and Gold day when students dressed in all black and gold to show their Spartan pride That night the Spartans played rivals Gibbs High School beating them 44 8 Saturday night was the Homecoming dance Midnight Moonlight A Black and White Affair 0It was nice to see everyone dressed up Everyone looked really good 2 junior Paris McDougle said 8 1 Reading teacher Anthony Lawrence raps at the Battle of the Classes in Lakewood s auditorium on Oct 13 2016 HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 2 Sophomores Samuel Ely left Erik Hempel and Aidan Boyce enjoy Class Color Day during Homecoming week GABRIELLE SLIWOSKI SNN 3 Seniors from left Hannah Blevins and Molly Pope dress up for Class Color Day with their red outfits ANGEL MAY SNN 4 Seniors Linsey Slemp and Reon Slappey dress up as gumball machines for Twin Day ALEXIS CRAWFORD SNN 5 Senior Brian Giese dresses as an old woman in a wheelchair for Generation Day on Oct 10 2016 ANGEL MAY SNN 6 Seniors Andrew Carvill and Kennan Karic dress up as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from SpongeBob SquarePants for Twin Day LINSEY SLEMP SNN 7 Snare drummer and Sophomore James David Merck plays the snare drum during the Battle of the Bands HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 8 Senior Jimya Holmes and freshman Aaliyah Mays dress as twins for Twin Day SHAKERA THOMPSON SNN 7
Hyped for Homecoming  By AYANNA FOWLER and GABRIELLA CHARLES Alpha-Omega  D  uring the week of Oct. 10, 2016, Lakewood stu...
2016 Homecoming Court 1 4 2 3 5 6 My favorite day was Twin Day because my best friend and I were killing it I think Homecoming week was fun 11 8 My favorite day of Homecoming week was the Homecoming game because we played Gibbs and we beat them 44 to 8 11 0 0 Adasty Joseph 10th grade Jalen Rogers 11th grade
2016 Homecoming Court  1  4  2  3  5  6   My favorite day was  Twin Day, because my best friend and I were killing it. I t...
7 11 1 Senior Jade Smith was voted the 2016 Homecoming queen during the pre game show on Oct 14 2016 0It was exciting and surprising My heart was beating very fast when they said the winner1s name and my name was called 2 Senior Bernard Jackson won Homecoming king but was unable to be on the field during the announcement because he was preparing for the game 2 Senior Rachel Brown stands with the rest of the 2016 Homecoming court on the field before the game 0It was a fun experience I enjoyed it I wish I would have done it all four years 2 3 Senior Jenia Baker gathers with the Homecoming court before they announce the king and queen 0I wasn1t mad when I lost I was happy when Jade1s name was called and she won Homecoming queen 2 4 Junior Shakera Thompson stands with the other 2016 junior representatives before the Homecoming game 5 Sophomore Anarra Sadiki poses with the Homecoming court on the field 0It was fun and exciting I liked how I was the center of attention and it felt nice to know that my friends voted for me and that I got to dress up and look pretty for people 2 6 Sophomore Jamel Wright represents the sophomore class 0It was a good experience because I1ve never been a Homecoming prince before or ran on the court before 2 7 Freshman Meghan Friedman represents the freshman class during the Homecoming court assembly before the game 8 Lakewood cheerleaders cheer during the Homecoming football game Lakewood played rival Gibbs High School and won 44 8 9 Sophomores Markeysia Pleasant and Casey Neal dance at the Homecoming dance on Oct 15 2016 in the Lakewood gym 0I liked the mix of music I didn1t like the theme though I1d probably change that 2 Pleasant said 10 Sophomore Nathan Hamilton dances during the Homecoming dance in the Lakewood gym MICHAELA WILLIAMS ALPHA OMEGA 11 The varsity football team breaks through the banner after being announced at the Homecoming football game on Oct 14 2016 8 9 10 My favorite day was Twin Day because all my friends dressed up as SpongeBob characters 2 0 Dahmaris Duarte 11th grade Generation Day was my favorite because it was when my friend Alex and I got to wear diapers unlike other freshman students who were wearing onesies 2 0 Meghan Friedman 9th grade 9
7 11 1. Senior Jade Smith was voted the 2016 Homecoming queen during the pre-game show on Oct. 14, 2016. 0It was exciting ...
Seniors mark their territory The seniors brought different types of paint in order to create their first memory as the class of 2017 By JIANA JOHNSON SNN Staff Writer T he sun rises and at exactly 8 a m on Aug 20 2016 a herd of seniors pull into the parking lot to 0mark their territories1 by painting their spots with significant symbols and words Spanish teacher Linda Santiago has come equipped with a tent a few lawn chairs and refreshments for anyone who is drained or just wants a donut 0It2s really hot out here 1 said senior class president Jakob Shirley who was excited about finally being able to paint his own spot 0 It2s slow and steady but it wins the race 1 he said explaining his creative process 0We just need to put a little elbow grease into it and I2m sure we2ll be fine 1 0It2s about time I2ve been waiting 12 years for this 1 senior Karianne Kapfer said Kapfer said she chose the ideas for her parking space because she feels strongly about two things animal abuse and recycling 0Everyone calls me angry hippie here so I think 3flower power2 represents me well 1 she said Her piece started to develop with the help of stencils and spray paint 0I can2t paint so I took stencils of 10 flowers to make 3flower power2 come to life 1 Karianne2s dad Gerald Kapfer was also there to assist just in case she needed help 0Karianne asked me to come and I gladly said yes This is all about them having fun I2m just here to experience it 1 he said Julie Tavares Allison Campbell and Linsey Slemp also brought parents to move the process along a little more quickly Campbell was one of the first to get started She said she was happy with the turnout 0I painted a sloth because I think they2re cute and I found a picture online that I liked so I decided to paint it 1 Campbell said 0I don2t have enough paint to do what I wanted but it2s OK 1 Tavares2 idea for her parking spot involved a huge purple J along with an octopus and a volleyball 0A J for Julie a volleyball because I play volleyball and an octopus because I2m a very aquatic person I might put fish scales on the J because I like mermaids 1 she said Santiago said she enjoys overseeing the senior class events 0It2s all about the kids It2s your year 1 Santiago said
Seniors mark their territory The seniors brought different types of paint in order to create their first memory as the cla...
Senior Julie Tavares paints her parking spot on Aug 20 2016 Tavares painted an octupus for her love of aquatics a volleyball for the sport she plays and a J for Julie JIANA JOHNSON SNN Seniors Alexis Garcia Sean Donnelly and Joseph LeMay help to put a first coat of black paint on Garcia s parking space After it dried she painted a design on it Donnelly and LeMay helped Garcia so that everyone could get their spots painted faster TONY RENGIFO SNN Senior Karianne Kapfer spray paints with her father Gerald Kapfer in the parking lot Kapfer s theme for her spot was flower power JIANA JOHNSON SNN 0 Seniors Jakob Shirley Alexis Garcia and Jospeh LeMay clean up their materials after they helped paint Garcia s parking 0 spot JIANA JOHNSON SNN Senior Jacob Bemo s parking space after being completed For the space Bemo used neon spray paints and tape to create unique geometric designs TONY RENGIFO SNN 0 SENIOR SPRAYING Senior Keyont e Howard spray paints a stencil of a flower on his parking spot on Aug 20 2016 Howard used mixes of light colored sprays to create the flower design JIANA JOHNSON SNN 0 Senior Sabrina Severino Leth spray paints the Swedish flag on her parking space Severino Leth chose to paint both the Swedish and Dominican flags due to her heritage TONY RENGIFO SNN 11
Senior Julie Tavares paints her parking spot on Aug. 20, 2016. Tavares painted an octupus for her love of aquatics, a voll...
Above student assistants helped shelve the books in the back corner of the renovated library Students were able to check out books for the first time in mid February RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA Right students work in the media center during their fifth period on Feb 2 RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA I like it it s a cool area to be in and do research and hang with your friends Aryanna Hall 10th grade 0 Renovated media center up and running The caf will be run by different clubs for fundraising each month It s nice I like the environment but it is too cold Nick Gray 10th grade 0 0It s more of a student center than a media center You can go in there whenever and it1s more furnished Khalid Davis 11th grade It s boring It looks like somewhere you go to sleep Deniha Bradley 10th grade 0 It s a great place to study The computers work faster and it s quiet Jamesha Moorer 11th grade 12 0 By TY0LER GRAHAM SNN Staff Writer After more than a year of planning designing and construction Lakewood0s brand new media center was scheduled to open in March Principal Erin Savage librarian Kate Pope and assistant principal Peter Oberg met in January and finalized plans to open the caf by spring break Students who have waited for months were the most excited about the caf 1I really wanted this caf to be open already It was really taking forever 2 sophomore Sasha Taylor said Taylor said she plans to use the caf every day mainly for coffee 1It needs to hurry up so that I can wake up in the morning 2 she said Pope said the plan is to have different clubs sponsoring the caf each month Each club will have its own K Cups to sell at the caf In addition Lakewood High School mugs are sold so that customers don0t have to keep throwing away the cups she said A vending machine for snacks and food was also scheduled to be placed in the cafe The caf is open only before school and after school Their main focus is not to make the caf a place for students to hang out throughout the day Savage said 1We would need to have a full time monitor at the caf 2 she said Taylor said she thinks limiting the hours to before and after school is a good idea 1because it will keep it clean 2 In addition to the caf the rest of the media center is fully opened for student use too including book check out Pope said they were very close to completing the setup of the library in January until they realized that there were a couple of classrooms full of books stored in boxes that they had forgotten about So they had to start the re shelving process all over again and finished it by the beginning of February 1It is a work in progress 2 she said
Above, student assistants helped shelve the books in the back corner of the renovated library. Students were able to check...
3 1 4 Blood drives save lives Sixty one Lakewood students gave blood surpassing the school0s goal By JA LISSA LYONS SNN Staff Writer 2 1 A bag of blood hangs from a Lakewood student1s arm at the blood drive on Jan 6 JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN 2 Senior Sydney Moore holds a piece of cotton over her arm after giving blood Students who donated blood recieved a long sleeve T shirt before leaving the donation bus JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN 3 Senior Hiram Hernandez sits while blood is taken from his arm during the blood drive Hernandez squeezes an object to circulate blood flow in his arm JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN 4 A student holds a stress toy while blood moves from her arm to the collection bag JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN Lakewood0s third blood drive of the year hosted Jan 6 by the Student Government Association was another success The first two drives were in October and November and a fourth one was scheduled for April Three buses lined up outside the Center for Advanced Technologies building starting at 8 a m and lasting until 12 45 p m Once again SGA surpassed its goal of 45 donations This time 61 students gave blood 1It s a great thing that the youth are donating to save lives 2 said phlebotomist Jerry Rivera who comes to Lakewood every two months to do the blood drives Junior Ilaisia Moore was one student who gave blood 1It didn0t hurt It felt good to me It feels good knowing that I0m saving someone0s life 2 she said SGA member Jazmin McCants said she enjoys working on the blood drives 1It benefits those in need of blood 2 she said Librarian and SGA sponsor Kate Pope said the outcome at Lakewood is always fantastic and this last drive was no different According to Pope the amount of blood they collected equates to saving 150 lives 1I think it0s phenomenal we either meet our goal or exceed it It0s great that we have so many students who are so generous 2 she said 13
3  1  4 Blood drives save lives Sixty-one Lakewood students gave blood, surpassing the school0s goal. By JA LISSA LYONS SN...
Spartans take to the stage By DAISHANNA REAVES SNN Staff Writer McCants came on stage to the song LUV by Tory Lanez She introduced the judges and hyped the crowd up by calling out different classes The crowd itself was excited and very ingers magicians and guitarists were supportive The seats were filled to the back with all incorporated in Lakewood High School0s annual talent show this year students and staff As the nine acts performed the room filled with different emotions such as The talent show was on Nov 18 in laughing smiling cheering clapping even the Lakewood0s auditorium during last flashing of phones for spotlights period Students were able to In the end McCants announced the winners purchase a ticket for 2 during lunch starting Rachel Riiska won first place with her original Monday and ending Wednesday song Destiney Waters came in second singing The talent show had nine acts and was hosted Here by Alessia Cara and third place went to the by senior Jazmin McCants who entertained the heavy metal band 1No Hope Kids 2 crowd with jokes and witty dialogue 1That was insane It was honestly crazy I was The auditorium was filled mostly with in total disbelief 2 Riiska said afterwards sophomores with cheers and laughter as the first The contestants had the chance to win gift performance came on stage The heavy metal cards and other school merchandise The judges group 1No Hope Kids2 was definitely the were five of Lakewood0s teachers Phillip attention grabber for the show and had everyone Muszynski Melissa Ostrowski Justin Bending on the edge of their seats As they ended their performance the crowd cheered and sang along as Jennifer Pacowta and Cory Moore S Above Sophomore Rachel Riiska sings at the talent show in Lakewood s auditorium on Nov 18 2016 Riiska was the first place winner in Lakewood s talent show this year TARA DAVIS SNN 1 Sophomores and drum majors from left Jack Willett and Miguel Jackson perform as an intermission before the talent show winner was announced on Nov 18 2016 RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 2 Junior Destiney Waters sings Here by Alessia Cara as her act 14 for the Lakewood talent show on Nov 18 2016 Waters was announced as the second place judges vote RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 3 Junior Maya Baptiste sings Funny by Tori Kelly while accompanying herself on the guitar for the Lakewood talent show on Nov 18 2016 RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 4 Freshman Hesham Ibrahim performed magic tricks as his act for the Lakewood talent show on Nov 18 2016 Ibrahim used only his neck to break a pencil and did traditional card tricks TARA DAVIS SNN
Spartans take to the stage By DAISHANNA REAVES SNN Staff Writer  McCants, came on stage to the song LUV by Tory Lanez. She...
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TOP TRENDS Most popular songs 1 Rae Sremmurd ft Gucci Mane Black Beatles 2 Beyonce Sorry 3 D R A M ft Lil Yachty Broccoli 4 The Weekend ft Daft PunkStarboy 5 Kayne West Ultralight Beam 6 Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj Side to Side List by LESTER CABEY photo by GISSELLE ZAYAS ALPHA OMEGA and SNN Most Popular Cars 1 Mazda Miata MX 5 0 24 915 155 horsepower 26 MPG city 35 highway 2 Subaru Impreza 0 18 395 152 horsepower 28 MPG city 38 highway 3 Subaru Legacy 0 21 995 175 256 horsepower 25 MPG city 34 highway 4 Nissan GT R 109 990 565 600 horsepower 16 MPG city 22 highway 5 BMW M3 GT R E46 218 000 345 600 horsepower 18 MPG city 25 highway 6 Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey 35 650 330 horsepower 18 MPG City 24 Highway List by LESTER CABEY photo by VIVIAN MANON ALPHA OMEGA and SNN Most Popular TV Shows 1 Arrow Billionaire Oliver Queen is shipwrecked and his father tells him his family s dark secrets After his father s death on the island he is rescued and back home Oliver decides to amend his family s wrongdoings by becoming a vigilante known as the Arrow He ll protect his city no matter the cost 2 The Flash After Berry Allen is struck by lightning he is given the power of super speed He becomes the superhero known as The Flash and begins cleaning up his home of Central City 3 Westworld A futuristic theme park allows visitors to indulge themselves in any fantasy they desire via artificial consciousness 4 Pretty Little Liars Four friends are harassed by an unknown entity after the mysterious murder of their best friend 5 The Walking Dead After a zombie apocalypse ravages America former police officer Rick Grimes gathers a group and attempts to survive in the new world but faces challenges from the dead and the living 6 Game of Thrones In this medieval drama we watch as our favorite characters fight live love and usually die List by HENRY HAIGHT photo by KEYONT0E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 0 0 16
TOP TRENDS Most popular songs  1. Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane Black Beatles 2. Beyonce - Sorry 3. D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty ...
OF 2016 17 Top Stories of the School Year 1 NASA finds Earth like planets On Feb 22 2017 NASA scientists located seven Earth like planets outside of our solar system Four of them could possibly sustain human life 2 SpaceX Elon Musk0s dreams of space may soon be realized as his private space exploration company SpaceX has launched and will push humanity into the stars 3 Beyonc is having twins On Feb 1 2017 pop star Beyonc Knowles Carter announced that she was pregnant and expecting twins She announced this via Instagram where she posed with a veil in front of a large arrangement of flowers She broke records with the most liked photo in social media history 4 Brexit short for British Exit The British People elected to leave the European Union in a historic referendum 5 The death of Fidel Castro The former dictator of Cuba Fidel Castro died on Nov 25th 2016 His cause of death has not been disclosed by the Cuban government Castro0s death was met with mixed feelings Canada0s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Castro was a 1remarkable leader 2 while Donald Trump said that 1Fidel Castro s legacy is one of firing squads theft unimaginable suffering poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights 2 6 The U S presidential election In a stunning turn of events that ran contrariety to most major news organizations predictions business mogul Donald J Trump was elected into the office of president of the United States of America on November 7th 2016 List by HENRY HAIGHT illustration by AYANNA FOWLER ALPHA OMEGA and SNN Most Popular Shoes 1 Jordan Retro 6s A very common shoe but there is a reason it s so common They are sleek and stylish and look great in black 189 99 2 Nike Kyrie 3s Basketball shoes that wrap around your ankles and have a big Nike logo making the shoe look good with all different kinds of colors 199 99 3 Jordan Retro 4s Somewhat plain shoes but with an interesting sole 189 99 4 Nike LeBron 14s Basketball shoes that somewhat wrap around your ankle 174 99 5 Nike Air Foamposite Ones Basketball shoes with shiny distinctive colors 229 99 6 Jordan Jumpman Pros A distinctive basketball shoe Its most popular color choice is black white and gold accents 139 99 0 List by LESTER CABEY photo by DHAMARIS DUARTE ALPHA OMEGA and SNN 17
OF 2016-17  Top Stories of the School Year 1. NASA finds Earth-like planets  On Feb. 22, 2017, NASA scientists located sev...
18 IN THE CLASSROOM
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BEHIND THE SCENES Seniors Daniel Denison left and Joseph LeMay work in the production room before a CATCOM morning show Students practice their specific tasks before a show so that it is as perfect as possible when they go live TONY RENGIFO SNN 19
BEHIND THE SCENES Seniors Daniel Denison, left, and Joseph LeMay work in the production room before a CATCOM morning show....
VALEDICTORIAN CAT TRADITIONAL FROM Born in Northern India moved here at 5 6 years old GPA 4 83 weighted EXTRACURRICULARS FBLA NHS Tennis and Mu Alpha Theta COLLEGE Carnegie Mellon University MAJOR Computer Science 0I felt humbled honored and nice after putting in work for four years I never planned to be the valedictorian My parents felt proud when I told them 1 NIKHIL SHARMA FROM Born and raised in Falls Church Va GPA 3 8 EXTRACURRICULARS Volunteering at Westminister Shores and marching band COLLEGE Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University or University of South Florida MAJOR Criminology 0I had a feeling that my hard work and endless all nighters would pay off one day and it did 1 AUSTIN MASON SALUTATORIAN CAT TRADITIONAL FROM St Petersburg GPA 3 9 unweighted EXTRACURRICULARS Sailing NHS Robotics COLLEGE University of Florida MAJOR Mechanical engineering 0I was really surprised I just couldn2t believe it I2m hoping to get a good internship that2ll lead to a career 1 ETHAN MYOTT 20 FROM Born in Toronto Canada raised in Florida GPA 3 7 unweighted 4 3 weighted EXTRACURRICULARS Volleyball and Envirothon COLLEGE Deciding between University of Central Florida and Florida Atlantic University MAJOR UCF Civil engineering FAU Ocean engineering 0I was kind of surprised and excited at the same time when I found out I was the salutatorian My mom was really excited she cheered 1 JULIE TAVARES NAGY
VALEDICTORIAN CAT  TRADITIONAL FROM  Born in Northern India  moved here at 5-6 years old. GPA  4.83 weighted EXTRACURRICUL...
My Story Peter Oberg Beloved CAT coordinator Peter Oberg set for possible retirement this spring By ALEXIS GARCIA SNN Staff Writer A ssistant principal and Center for Advanced Technologies coordinator Peter Oberg has worked at Lakewood High School for 27 years but now his time has come to an end Oberg was scheduled to retire sometime in the Spring though he said he might stick around to finish some projects 0I1m not looking forward to Lakewood withdrawal When you put over a quarter of a century of your life into something it1s difficult to walk away 2 he said Before Oberg started working at Lakewood he was a musician When he first started getting into music he said he was 16 years old and living in Connecticut 0It started off as me playing for family friends and at church but eventually I grew out of that 2 he said Oberg said his band didn1t have a name and the number of band members varied based on the gig He said it could be anything ranging from a solo to having up to eight members His instrument was the keyboard and he played whatever people wanted to hear 0The big part was the 370s and 380s for me That1s the kind of music that paid 2 he said 0I got the number one jobs that paid the most 500 a night depending upon who or what the job was 2 Oberg made the majority of his money playing live music at venues 0A good portion of my income came from wedding receptions clubs and dances and today they all have DJs 2 he said As the DJs started popping up Oberg said jobs started disappearing so for a while he even became a music contractor 0When the shows came in I provided contents for the show whether it be services instruments or musicians 2 he said The biggest venue Oberg ever contracted was one the size of the Amalie Arena in Tampa 0It was contracted with Sinatra I did a lot of SO LONG CAT DADDY CAT coordinator Peter Oberg stands outside T wing next to the CAT sculpture early during the school day on Jan 9 Oberg has been working at Lakewood for 27 years He is set to retire this spring Before teaching he worked in the music industry RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 1 popular groups throughout the 370s and 380s 2 he said Oberg took a job teaching chemistry at a high school in Connecticut because he heard about a federal program that pays off student loans if you teach in a high needs subject area like science He was a teacher by day and a musician by night For two years he balanced teaching chemistry from 7 a m to 2 p m on weekdays and then playing music on nights and weekends Before he came to Lakewood he said he was transitioning out of the music industry and into teaching 0One of the big reasons I stopped was that I didn1t find it fun anymore I thought teaching was fun You have to enjoy what you do 2 he said CAT office assistant Beverly Mitchell Brown said she was sad Oberg was leaving 0He1s a people person He doesn1t just focus on CAT students he focuses 2 1 CAT coordinator Peter Oberg works in his office on Jan 6 Many students hang out in Oberg2s office to talk recieve tutoring and ask for advice GISSELLE ZAYAS SNN 2 CAT coordinator Peter Oberg talks with a student in his office on Jan 6 GISSELLE ZAYAS SNN on all students and he has an open door policy for students and parents 2 she said 0The kids call him CAT daddy 2 Oberg said he has no idea what he1ll be doing after he retires 0To be honest it1s one of those things I try not to think about because I1m thinking about what I1m still doing now 2 he said Junior Zachary Blair Andrews knew Oberg for four years and is one of the many students who will miss him Blair Andrews said he talks to Oberg on a regular basis 0We mess around a lot We joke he1s funny and chill and I like that That1s my favorite thing 2 he said 0I don1t think of him as the vice principal I think of him as everything He1s the go to really 2 Senior Cierra Lynch said she likes how real Oberg is and how he helps everyone 0He doesn1t sugar coat anything 4 That1s my dog If I need something I can always go to him for help He1s a listening ear someone I can always go to if I1m lost 2 she said 21
My Story... Peter Oberg Beloved CAT coordinator Peter Oberg set for possible retirement this spring. By ALEXIS GARCIA SNN ...
OLD DOG NEW TECH Technology teacher Louis Zulli works with junior Connor Voigt during Zulli s third period Network Application Development class on Dec 7 2016 Zulli is retiring at the end of this year the end of a 40 year career At right is junior Connell Murch We are a complete IT shop We develop solutions for the campus community and the entire district Zulli said TONY RENGIFO SNN 0 1 CAT program preps students for technology filled future The Center for Advanced Technologies program started in 1990 and is still going strong under outgoing administrator Peter Oberg0s leadership By HENRY HAIGHT Alpha Omega L akewood High School is home to the one and only Center for Advanced Technologies CAT a technology oriented program focused on getting students ready for the new digital world The program started from humble beginnings In 1990 only 85 freshmen were enrolled the program now has 403 students CAT is run by Peter Oberg a former biology and chemistry teacher who became the program director in 2007 The CAT program as the name would suggest has unique classes heavily oriented toward technology Teacher Robert Tencza runs the Oculus class where students learn to program games and 3D experiences for the new virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift Some CAT students have won awards for their creations including a group of former students who created a driver0s education simulator and won 10 000 after entering it in a competition last year 1Kids that come to CAT already have a step up in college 2 and so by taking the Oculus class that puts them even farther ahead of 22 other people in college and the job market 3 Tencza said Other classes unique to CAT are Jason Ness0 robotics classes where students build and program robots network administrator Lou Zulli0s network assistant class where students use their skills in programming and graphic design for practical uses around the school and school district and David Schneider0s CATCOM class which produces the morning news program Oberg who is retiring this year after 27 years at Lakewood said he has enjoyed his years working with CAT students whom he describes as 1all unique in their way 3 1You0re looking at being hopefully part of their dreams and part of their future and you get a chance to really get to know who they are and what their aspirations are 3 Oberg said The students say positive things as well Take for example senior Robert Carroll 1I like the variety of classes offered 2 If you0re more of a science person they have classes for science if you0re a math person they have more math intensive classes but they also have classes if you0re not interested in either of those things 3 he said
OLD DOG, NEW TECH Technology teacher Louis Zulli works with junior Connor Voigt during Zulli s third period Network Applic...
Senior Bryan Ray controls the camera in the studio of CATCOM on Nov 10 2016 The student run show airs every morning at 8 30 for students and staff The students practice takes so it s as perfect as possible when they go live TONY RENGIFO SNN 0 2 1 Students in CATCOM s morning show stand in the production area on Nov 10 2016 In the next room the studio the anchors practice their lines for when the episode goes live TONY RENGIFO SNN 2 Cyber security teacher Christopher Borg s students work on their computers on Oct 17 2016 Cyber security is one of the many classes offered in Lakewood High School s CAT program HENRY HAIGHT ALPHA OMEGA 3 Senior Kurban Ali tests a drone package drop during his third period robotics class The test consisted of attaching a small package with a parachute to the underside of the drone The project was inspired by Amazon and their package delivery drones I test the package drop at great heights to see if it will land safely Ali said KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 4 Senior Mark Fuller tests an Oculus program while wearing a virtual reality headset during CAT teacher Robert Tencza s eighth period Oculus programming class SANJULO KING SNN 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 4 23
Senior Bryan Ray controls the camera in the studio of CATCOM on Nov. 10, 2016. The student-run show airs every morning at ...
AMSET gets down and dirty Students in Lakewood0s environmental program learn from hands on experience 1 By NICK STODDARD Alpha Omega I magine you0re next to the water at Crescent Lake in St Petersburg You see students volunteering pulling out an invasive species of plant that is taking over These students belong to the Lakewood High School AMSET program AMSET which stands for Aquatic Management Systems and Environmental Technology is one of three application programs at Lakewood 1 We want students to learn science through hands on and real life experiences 2 program coordinator James Kostka said while preparing them for whatever comes after high school Kostka has been teaching in the program since it started 10 years ago The students learn about recycling growing crops and specific environmental technologies 1The AMSET program helps all of Lakewood by reducing trash on campus and growing food 2 he said One unique thing about the program is that it has a two acre outdoor classroom on the east side of the school 1 It provides a natural habitat for classes to use that is taken care of by the students in the program 2 Kostka said The best part about working with the AMSET program Kostka said 1is being able to go outside and make a difference in the community 2 1The hard parts of working with the AMSET program are funding and letting people know about the program including students and parents 2 he said AMSET students must maintain a 2 0 GPA to stay in the program but there are no requirements to get into the program Currently there are 86 students in the program Senior Aaron Hinton said he loves the marine biology part of AMSET and is interested in plants and managing them He said he also has enjoyed having Kostka as a teacher 1Mr Kostka helps you with life plans and with the problems that come ahead 2 he said Senior Allison Campbell who has been in the program for four years said she has learned about cellular respiration the aquatic environment and the effects of pollution on the world She said her favorite project was when they built a small environment inside a water bottle 1I like that Kostka helps us in each of our classes not only his 2 she said 1AMSET has taught me how to be responsible and that is something we don0t get out of every class 2 24 2 3 4
AMSET gets down and dirty Students in Lakewood0s environmental program learn from hands-on experience.  1  By NICK STODDAR...
1 The entrance and sign to Lakewood s outdoor classroom NICK STODDARD ALPHA OMEGA 2 Sun shines on the lake in the middle of the outdoor classroom NICK STODDARD ALPHA OMEGA 3 Sophomore Alex Carmichael digs a trench in the outdoor classroom as the students get ready to plant a garden ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 4 AMSET students dump paper into the recycling bin on Sept 23 2016 The students collect recycling from each classroom every week JA LISSA LYONS SNN 5 AMSET teacher James Kostka assigned three teams to remove water lettuce from Crescent Lake Park in November The canoeing team went to the deep end of the lake The team used paddles or grabbed the plant with their hands and then brought it back to the shore ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 6 AMSET student Duke Becker Laforest right helps remove water lettuce from the Crescent Lake shoreline on Nov 19 2016 The students removed the lettuce because it is an invasive species ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 5 6 25
1. The entrance and sign to Lakewood s outdoor classroom.  NICK STODDARD   ALPHA-OMEGA  2. Sun shines on the lake in the m...
Center for Journalism and Multimedia 1 ON POINT PHOTO Junior Jakyra Champine takes photos for the Lakewood Homecoming game on Oct 14 2016 TONY RENGIFO SNN 26 1 Journalism teacher Kathleen Tobin proofreads junior Jiana Johnsons story in the newsroom during a Journalism 3 class KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 4 From left juniors Wallace Neal Williams and Jae1lyn Brown learn about shutter speed during a photo lesson in Journalism 3 class on Aug 24 2016 KATELYN ANGELIS ALPHA OMEGA 2 Freshman Essex Potts uses the Smartboard to vote on the yearbook color pallette during period 7 class on Aug 24 2016 The class had to decide what color scheme would be used throughout the 2016 17 yearbook KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 5 Junior Wallace Neal Williams squats a few feet away from the swim lane at North Shore Pool to take photos of a Lakewood swim meet on Sept 21 2016 Neal Williams was working on a slideshow about the swim team for the Spartan News Network website TONY RENGIFO SNN 3 SNN sophomore reporter Cristin Thomas interviews sophomore Alexis Chase on Nov 18 2016 Thomas is interviewing her for a soccer preview 0It1s more natural for me to write than to take photos 2 Thomas said ANGEL MAY SNN 6 Sophomore Nikiyah Neal stands on the sidelines taking photos at the Lakewood football team1s first season victory against Dixie Hollins High School on Sept 23 2016 LESTER CABEY ALPHA OMEGA
Center for Journalism and Multimedia  1  ON POINT PHOTO  Junior Jakyra Champine takes photos for the Lakewood Homecoming g...
Telling stories The Center for Journalism and Multimedia gives students hands on experience in reporting photojournalism and videography By KEYONT0E HOWARD Alpha Omega 2 I f you walk into room C100 you0ll hear the hustle and bustle of students being given assignments keyboards clicking as reporters type up their notes and shutters snapping as photographers take test photos before leaving the classroom This is the Center for Journalism and Multimedia CJAM where the school0s newspaper 1 both print and web is produced with a staff of over 100 students And this year CJAM students have taken on producing the yearbook 2 CJAM taught me a lot about newspaper style and I learned how to take beautiful photos 3 junior Alexis Crawford said 2I like to write and take pictures and those two are awesome 3 said CJAM senior Rachel Brown who wants to be a meteorologist 2The program will help me succeed in my major 3 Journalism teacher Kathleen Tobin helped create a journalism program at John Hopkins Middle School in 2004 and then helped bring the program to Lakewood in 2009 CJAM became an official application only program at Lakewood the 2011 12 school year 2The natural progression was where do these kids go They have to go somewhere We looked for a high school so the program could continue until they graduated 3 Tobin said Lakewood was chosen to house the CJAM program because the program coordinators wanted a school with a diverse population The main goal of the program is not to make journalists of everyone but to teach students writing communication and technical skills that could aid them in any field they choose to enter 2Our job is to make better communicators people who can figure out what0s going on around them and why it0s happening 3 said Alecia Stephenson CJAM0s multimedia teacher It0s the job of SNN student reporters and multimedia journalists to tell stories about the school including sports academics and arts 1 as well as stories in the surrounding Lakewood community Students in the program produce the newspaper update the SNN website and put together the Alpha Omega yearbook Last year SNN won the prestigious national Pacemaker Award the highest honor in high school journalism 2The best part of working with this program is that we help kids understand the media We teach them what0s true and what0s not true and how to figure it out We give them the tools to become critical media consumers 3 Tobin said 3 4 5 6 27
Telling stories The Center for Journalism and Multimedia gives students hands-on experience in reporting, photojournalism ...
Take AVID 0 and it will take you to college The program teaches students how to be organized and push themselves to their potential so that they can succeed in college By ANARRA SADIKI Alpha Omega T he pressure is on Students are battling it out debating the controversial topic Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton Students are sitting in their desks antsy and squirming ready to make their point about the topic This is Lakewood0s AVID class AVID 1 which stands for Advanced Via Individual Determination 1 is a program designed for students who have demonstrated the ability to take upper level courses with support in preparation to attend a four year college or university or to join the military In AVID the teachers and students like to balance work and play Last year AVID students went to Miami to see the Heat play the Toronto Raptors But they weren0t there just to have fun there was a college fair before the game This year they went to North Florida University and Jacksonville University so that the students could get a feel for what college life is like To go on the field trips AVID students have to work hard and keep up their grades In addition AVID students must work the parking lots for the football games to raise funds for AVID activities 2What I like about AVID is the activities we do 3 Also I like that our teacher Harry Glover makes sure we keep up our grades by giving us progress reports to see what we do to get better 4 sophomore Jordan Lambert said The AVID program which is in every elementary middle and high school in Pinellas started at Lakewood in 2008 Chantella Moore has been the AVID coordinator at Lakewood for the past four years 2The best part of working with AVID is when my kids are going to college and call me saying they are prepared for their classes or the ones in the work force say they still use AVID strategies It0s being able to help my kids and seeing them become successful 4 she said To qualify for AVID students must have a 2 5 grade point average or higher and no remedial classes Entry is also based on how well applicants did in their previous courses their willingness to take advanced placement and dual enrollment and their drive to become successful Though Moore enjoys teaching AVID classes she said she gets frustrated 2when some of my students become tired and don0t want to do their best anymore 4 2I have to remind them to understand and recognize that there will be times they become tired or discouraged but they have to continue to press forward and do their best because in the end it will all be worth it 4 she said 1 AVID students stand in the commons of Jacksonville University during their college tour 2 Juniors Rolando Sims Ky Andre Moore and sophomore Jordan Lambert listen to their tour guide at Jacksonville University for their college tour The AVID programs takes students on college trips at least three times a year Being at the colleges brings it to reality and makes me feel like I could really be here Sims said 3 AVID students are greeted and seated for their college tour at the University of North FLorida 1 2 0 1 2 28 3
Take AVID 0 and it will take you to college The program teaches students how to be organized and push themselves to their ...
The CATCOM A day staff First Row Sean Donnelly Sanjulo King David Douglas Sunny Parvataneni and Bryan Ray Second Row Connor Voigt Taylor McDonald Katie McGilvery Destiney Waters Jakob Shirley Sydney Snyder Caylee Wilson and Joseph LeMay Third Row Mark Ralston Austin Pavese Joshua Valenti Kevin Rose Michael Giskin Albi Agolli Ivan Dinev Ani Agolli Raymond Wong D Asia Hobbs Taylor Ortego Kessler Jones Karianne Kapfer Alexis Garcia Hiram Hernandez CATCOM teacher David Schneider and Diante Henry 0 CATCOM B day staff First Row Joseph LeMay Caylee Wilson William Shedden Sydney Snyder Anne Evans Joshua Clarke Jake Dyhrberg Andrew Carvill and Jaleel Watson Williams Second Row Reena Howard Natasha Miskic Jacob Bemo Robert Carroll Anthony Robinson Erik Hill Brian Giese Molly Pope Zakkary Moessinger Timothy Cox Tobias Ryckis Andy Dzanic and Evan Sill Third Row Ena Salkicic Brigit Bergmiller Alejandro Stover Samuel Chiang Patrick Inglesby Ani Agolli Ivan Dinev Gage Sill and CATCOM teacher David Schneider CATCOM makes better communicators Students who work on the Lakewood morning show learn audio and visual skills and have fun while doing it By NICK STODDARD Alpha Omega F irst thing in the morning in the CATCOM studio near C Wing students work hard to plan out the next Lakewood High School morning news program also known as Fast Forward David Schneider has been teaching CATCOM for eight years but the program has been at Lakewood for at least 22 years Its 64 members all work hard to provide the school with news Senior Caylee Wilson has been in the main producer position for two years 2I do about everything I look at the bigger picture of the show and I make sure that everything is in there with the help of my assistant producers Jake Dyhrberg and Destiney Waters Basically we look at the show we see what aspects we have for the show through packages visuals what the anchors need to do we help script and just basically help the show get started 4 Wilson said Wilson plans on minoring in communications in college as one of her back up plans 2Even though it is a hard field you will always have the opportunity to express yourself through it 4 she said CATCOM is for students looking to extend their creativity in technology They meet the first period of the day at lunch and after school 29
The CATCOM A-day staff First Row  Sean Donnelly, Sanjulo King, David Douglas, Sunny Parvataneni and Bryan Ray. Second Row ...
MUSIC CLASSES Teachers foster Spartan talent Lakewood music teachers help students with talent excel 1 2 3 4 1 Music teacher Jacob Merrett teaches a student during his steel pan class on Aug 30 2016 ANGEL MAY SNN 2 From left seniors Ena Salkicic Andre Winn and Devon Ware practice during their Guitar 4 Honors class HUNTER NEAL SNN 3 Junior Michael Dodge plays the clarinet in teacher Michael Kernodle s Band 1 class MEGHAN FRIEDMAN SNN 4 Freshman Jalen Lake plays the saxophone in his Band 1 class MEGHAN FRIEDMAN SNN 5 Band teacher Michael Kernodle conducts his Band 1 class on Feb 10 MEGHAN FRIEDMAN SNN 6 Music teacher Jacob Merrett teaches his Guitar 4 Honors class on Feb 6 CHRISTOPHER WESSEL SNN L akewood0s music program is staffed by Michael Kernodle who teaches Band 1 4 jazz jazz ensemble and percussion Jacob Merrett who teaches steel pans guitar and keyboard and Jamie Hughes the chorus teacher who taught until the end of December These teachers have fostered talent like Matt Sala who earned a spot on the All State Guitar Ensemble In these classes students learn music theory master their instruments and improve their singing skills 1My favorite part of this class is watching my students excel 2 Kernodle said The students if their talent and skill are sufficient can even go to competitions and perform in concerts like the Tampa Bay Jazz Festival and the internationally viewed East West Shrine Game where Lakewood was the only high school band invited to perform HENRY HAIGHT ALPHA OMEGA 5 0 30 7
MUSIC CLASSES Teachers foster Spartan talent Lakewood music teachers help students with talent excel.  1  2  3  4  1. Musi...
My Story Matt Sala Student musician studies four instruments and is the second LHS student to perform for the All State guitar ensemble By SYDNEY MOORE SNN Staff Writer J unior Matthew Sala was just 8 years old when he discovered his passion for music while sitting in church After hearing his choir director play piano Sala found that he wanted to learn to play it too and it wasn0t long after that he began to teach himself how Since then he has picked up three other instruments and now almost 10 years later Sala performed in the All State Guitar Ensemble Sala auditioned for the guitar ensemble in September 2016 along with several others in Pinellas County Sala 17 is the second person from Pinellas to get in The first was Paul Santora a Lakewood student who at the time was a senior The ensemble of nearly 40 people performed a concert during the second week of January 1 Music is a huge stress reliever for me and besides that it allows me to emote more than I can by just verbalizing myself like when I play music I actually feel like I0m speaking If I0m playing for an audience I0m performing for them If I0m doing a solo or whatever I feel like I0m speaking straight to them and I feel like I0m more effective at that communication musical communication than just talking to them It means more to me 2 Sala said Sala has been playing piano since he was 8 guitar since he was 14 alto saxophone since February 2016 and the clarinet for several months He practices two or three hours a night and if he0s not practicing he0s listening to music usually jazz He says he practices a lot more than he thought he would when he got into jazz and claims that it0s kind of an obsession He doesn0t stop practicing until someone tells him to or he0s in too much pain He0s not the only talented one in the family though His grandfather Chester Sala a famous jazz drummer toured with Ella Fitzgerald and played for troops in the Philippines with Bob Hope 1My grandpa who passed away in 2013 was a really famous jazz drummer in this area and in New York He played Jazz all around St Petersburg 2 Sala said Matthew Sala would like to continue on with music as a career 1My mom0s side is a little wary on the whole idea of GUITAR HERO Junior Matthew Sala found his passion for music at 8 years old Sala plays piano guitar alto saxophone and clarinet He credits his Guitar 4 class for teaching him how to read music which he didn t know before attending Lakewood 0 doing music because it0s such a risky business to get into You never know if you0re going to make it or not and there are so many struggling artists out there right now 2 Sala said His mother tells him that it is not for the faint of heart and to be careful 1I understand the trials and tribulations that come with trying to be a major in music trying music as a career 2 he said 1I0m still kind of working through how I could work that out but music is a thing I would like to do with my life in the future 3 I want to stay in Florida and Florida State University has a really really good music program FSU is super close by and I0ve heard good things about their music program as well 2 Sala0s favorite instrument to play is currently the guitar but he also said that the fun he has playing guitar is also expressed through his saxophone His Guitar 4 Honors class helped him learn how to read music Sala says that he had no idea how to when he first got to Lakewood Sala is also in band where he plays clarinet He0s the concert master which helped him a lot with his intonation and a lot of technical things that crossed over to jazz where he0s the lead saxophone Guitar teacher Jacob Merrett says that guitar is Sala0s best instrument But that doesn0t mean he0s a perfect student Every great artist has some downfalls to counter their greatest asset 1His greatest strength is that he holds himself accountable and his greatest weakness is that he is sometimes overly critical of himself 2 Merrett said The All State Guitar Ensemble concert was on Jan 12 at the Tampa Convention Center 31
My Story... Matt Sala Student musician studies four instruments and is the second LHS student to perform for the All-State...
ART CLASSES Senior Jared Copeland sketches a design for his 3 D model in teacher Jayce Ganchou s class on Sept 26 2016 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 Junior Corey Davis shaves his styrofoam art piece on Jan 11 Davis later painted the piece a red and golden yellow color KATELYN ANGELIS SNN Spartans show off artistic creativity Teachers Jayce Ganchou and Larry West develop art skill in their students ried clay and colorful paint stains the wood tables in almost every direction Students sit on stools folding clay in hard bowls as art teacher Jayce Ganchou assists Hanging from the ceiling are sculptures of colorful shapes and figures This is a typical scene in Ganchou0s art classes He teaches 3D art 1 and 2 and 3D studio art honors Next year he plans to teach 3D Advance Placement art for juniors and seniors In that class students will receive a college credit and have a series of portfolios to complete that will include seven to eight projects In addition to Ganchou art teacher Larry West teaches 2D art and Digital Art Design In 2D art he helps his students to draw and paint In Digital Art Design they use the Illustrator Flash and Photoshop programs to do computer art and they also learn print making techniques TRAVIS JEANCHARLES ALPHA OMEGA D Students work on sketches and various design projects in teacher Larry West s design class on Sept 14 2016 JAMILA DEDMON SNN 0 Junior Jalen Rogers drybrushes his luminary in his 3D art class on Feb 15 Rogers painted darker colors in a spiral pattern to give his project a unique look KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 32 Junior Leslie Morales sketches an eye in her 2 D art class on Sept 16 2016 West was teaching a lesson on detailing KEONDA MOORE SNN Below freshman Hunter Neal sketches designs for his art piece in his 3D art class on Feb 15 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0
ART CLASSES Senior Jared Copeland sketches a design for his 3-D model in teacher Jayce Ganchou s class on Sept. 26, 2016. ...
GYM CLASSES The gym classes they offer are adequate We should go above and beyond though We should have track swim and other sports too Porter Nelson 11th grade 1 2 I think there should be more interesting things offered There should be more going on instead of just basketball Ja Cara Edwards 12th grade 1 2 0 For those who want to pursue a career in athletics I think the classes suffice But I think they should offer a bit more Kevin Wong 10th grade 1 2 Students taught the importance of fitness Classes at Lakewood help students be more active and learn how to stay in shape T here0s a few seconds left on the clock The score is tied Right as the referee calls time the basketball swishes in the hoop but this isn0t Lakewood0s varisty team These are students playing basketball during their Team Sports class Team Sports is just one of the physical education electives that students can take at Lakewood High School They can also take HOPE Individual and Dual Sports Weight Training 1 4 and Power Training 1My favorite thing about the class is working out and getting fit because it0s important to stay in shape 2 freshman Aidan Cody said Students in this class learn valuable fitness routines that they can use later in life to stay in shape 1The things you learn in gym class never stop being useful 2 gym coach Cory Moore said JALEN LAKE ALPHA OMEGA 1 Junior Destiny Adams lifts dumbells in the weight room on Feb 7 Students in the Weight Training course do various excercises and use the weights and machines along with them VIVIAN MANON SNN 2 From left senior Elijah Simmons and sophomore Shemar Reid run while playing basketball in the Lakewood gym on Feb 7 KHALID DAVIS SNN 3 A student lifts a pedometer to check the amount of steps counted HOPE students have the option to wear a pedometer as an assignment for extra credit TYLER GRAHAM SNN 4 Students do sit ups in the Lakewood gym as a part of their Weight Training class on Feb 2 VIVIAN MANON SNN 5 A student spots his classmate as he lifts the barbell on his shoulders during Weight Training class on Feb 7 VIVIAN MANON SNN Students during walk the track in the beginning of gym class on Nov 14 2016 AYANNA FOWLER SNN 2 3 1 4 5 33
GYM CLASSES The gym classes they offer are adequate. We should go above and beyond though. We should have track, swim and ...
ROBOTICS Students take flight in robotics class A completed robot sits on the floor of the robotics classroom on Aug 29 2016 JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN Drone photo taken by Kurban Ali Drone photo taken by Kurban Ali Students in Jason Ness robotics class work on their robots on Aug 29 2016 JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN 0 From left sophomores Ben Willett Bruce Maddux Naseem Hamed William Kline and Toan Nyguen collaborate during a robotics comepetition on Nov 5 2016 GABRIELLE SLIWOSKI SNN 34 Teacher Jason Ness0 class allows students to learn how to fly drones By ALEXIS GARCIA SNN Staff Writer S eniors Kurban Ali Will Shedden and Daniel Denison and junior Alex Stover are Lakewood0s very own designated drone pilots A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is remotely controlled 1It0s a hobby It can be mentally intensive It0s something that0s different every time you go out 2 Ali said Robotics teacher Jason Ness taught the students how to fly the drones which takes a lot of stability control Some drones are easier to fly than others 1I used to always do it during Ness0 planning period and once he was confident in my skills he let me do it by myself 2 Ali said 1You move your way up from easy to difficult 2 Senior Ethan Smith is now in training so that he can fly the drones by himself 1It0s fun I like the challenges involved in robotics 2 Smith said Learning to fly the drones is just one part of Ness0 robotics class Robotics 1 2 are based on projects that involve competitions In Robotics 3 4 students work on whatever they want Ness said This year Ali is doing a lot of different drone projects he said 1I started off with package dropping and now I0m working with different frames 2 he said When Ali refers to frames he means the different drone shapes Each frame or shape has its advantages and disadvantages he said 1Some of the frames we have are X Frames H Frames Tri copters and V Tails 2 he said Ali also has attached a camera and a GoPro to the drones to capture images and video while in the air One of the drones the Phantom even has a built in camera When it comes to drones it0s not all fun and games The Federal Aviation Administration has rules 1Commercially you would need different licenses and permits We are recreational so we just entered the information online and registered our drones with the FAA 2 Ali said FAA rules prohibit flying a drone above 400 feet In addition drones cannot be flown within five miles of an airport and they must be registered While Ali enjoys flying the drones he doesn0t plan on making a career out of it 1 I0ll probably continue it as a hobby It0s fun I like the technical things 2 he said
ROBOTICS Students take flight in robotics class A completed robot sits on the floor of the robotics classroom on Aug. 29, ...
MEDICAL SKILLS CALL 911 AND GET THE AED Junior Travis Jeancharles practices CPR on a baby mannequin on Oct 27 2016 in Erika Miller s medical skills class It can benefit others that needed help Jeancharles said HIBA AITGRIF SNN 0 1 2 Medical skills teaches students how to save lives Students are taught lifesaving skills and practices in Erika Miller0s class By ZHANARRIA MOHOGANY and HIBA AITGRIF SNN Staff Writer T wo students surround a dummy lying on the ground in a classroom One is doing compressions on the dummy0s chest and the other is counting This is teacher Erika Miller0s medical skills class where the students are taught how to perform CPR and other important first aid lessons 33The more people who are comfortable knowing how to save a life I think that0s what0s really important 00 she said Miller first uses an American Heart Association video to teach her students CPR Then she has them practice hands on 1Most students do pretty well with it but I0m most scared about them doing it in the real world 00 she said First the students complete lessons on the computer Then they are called up to perform CPR on a dummy answering questions while they0re doing the procedure Finally they have to take a test on what they learned and Junior Troy Von Johnson applies pads to the mannequin chest in medical skills class I was comfortable doing it Johnson said HIBA AITGRIF SNN what they would do if they were in a difficult situation To pass the test students have to score at least 80 percent Senior Tiarah Johnson is a student in Miller0s class 30I took it because I love the medical field and I want to be a doctor 00 Johnson said In addition to learning CPR the students complete class assignments including creating a brochure on adults children and infants and describing what they would do in different situations Miller said she wants students to learn about CPR so they can help in an emergency By the end of the semester the students will have learned difference first aid skills as well as about various medical professions Freshman Yesleni Chico Gil said she has learned how to do CPR on infants as well as adults 1It will help the people around me if anything happens to them 00 she said 0 1 2 Junior Jazmine Hannan gives CPR to a mannequin in class on Oct 27 2016 HIBA AITGRIF SNN 35
MEDICAL SKILLS  CALL 911 AND GET THE AED  Junior Travis Jeancharles practices CPR on a baby mannequin on Oct. 27, 2016, in...
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BEACH BOYS The Lakewood boys basketball team runs with weights on their backs at St Pete Beach for conditioning on Oct 16 2016 IMANI LASSITER SNN 0 37
BEACH BOYS  The Lakewood boys basketball team runs with weights on their backs at St. Pete Beach for conditioning on Oct. ...
FOOTBALL Season Wrap up Varsity Football The Lakewood Spartans football season came to an end on Nov 11 2016 against the Jefferson Dragons of Tampa when they lost in the first round of the Class 5A playoff series 0Even though we lost against Jefferson that was our best game all season 1 head coach Cory Moore said The Spartans went 5 5 in the season losing their first three games including against highly ranked Bolles High School A five game winning streak would follow their rough three loss start of the season To finish the season the Spartans suffered two heartbreaking losses by game winning field goals The second heartbreaking field goal loss stung even more than the first as Jefferson defeated the Spartans by one point a 33 34 final to knock them out of the playoffs 0I think the season went well I2m proud of those young men 1 Moore said Junior Varsity Football The sound of the football team yelling 0be one1 as they get hyped for the beginning of the game the cheering crowds and the loud band brought the season out fast for the junior varsity football team But though the JV season started out strong the season ended disappointingly with a 2 4 record The team won its first two games The third game of the season however the JV Spartans put up a fight but lost the battle that night And that first loss seemed to determine the rest of their season Three more losses followed 0Our season wasn2t very good but I enjoyed playing with my brothers 1 sophomore Willie Smith said Tony Rengifo and Rolando Sims Alpha Omega 3 4 2 7 1 1 The varsity football team runs onto the field before a game The team had an even record of 5 5 this season 2 Coach Cory Moore talks to his players during an away game at St Petersburg High School on Sept 2 2016 3 Junior Armani Adams center sits with his teammates during the Homecoming game on Oct 14 2016 Lakewood played Gibbs High School and won 44 8 4 JV player and sophomore Willie Smith 8 runs with the ball on a kickoff return against Boca Ciega High School on Sept 8 2016 ALEX WILLIAMS SNN 5 JV player and sophomore Shamar Hill 10 runs with the ball ahead of Osceola defenders in a home game on Sept 22 2016 NIKIYAH NEAL SNN 6 Defensive coordinator Phillip Muszynski talks strategy to his defensive players during a game 7 JV player and sophomore Psaveon Reaves runs from an Osceola Warrior defender in a home game on Sept 22 2016 NIKIYAH NEAL SNN 8 A JV player rushes through the middle down the field in a rainy game against Pinellas Park on Sept 29 2016 NIKIYAH NEAL SNN 9 JV players tackle a Dixie Hollins player in a home game on Sept 15 2016 38 9 6 8
FOOTBALL Season Wrap-up Varsity Football  The Lakewood Spartans football season came to an end on Nov. 11, 2016, against t...
5 Varsity Front row Christopher Atkins Troy Von Johnson Dezhon Edwards Rolando Sims Jaylen Shazell Trevon Riggins Tyrese Hurst Ky Andre Moore Mataeo Brinson and Cyrus Miller Second row Armani Adams Erik Hill Jalen Rogers Khalid Davis Jamal Lyles Ryian Freeman Bernard Jackson and Javon Moorer Third row Antwan Wilson Cornell Battles Darrell Randle David Woods Osahia King Ameer Williams Gabe Jackson and Antwann Ford Fourth row Dalon Wilson Matthew Dickens Leroy Robinson Wallace Neal Williams Jarvis Kellogg Rodarius Green and Simeon Joseph Fifth row Diante Henry Marques Alexander Javon Thomas and Jamarcus Faulks 0 0 0 Junior Varsity Front row Raymond Richardson Isaiah Bryant Jamel Wright Willie Smith Ja ree Jackson Malik Byrd Psaveon Reaves Keyon Hayes and Marcellus Scantling Second row Jake Schultz Jonathan Myers Jared Rouson Erjo Guce Aubray Chevannes Austin Castillo Jordan Brown Avion Maybell Morris Peak and Travon Lanier Third row Shamar Hill Zachary Wiseman Damien Daniels Bruce Lovett Trey Richmond Zackery Thomas Aaron Williams and An Darius Wilson 0 0 10 Varsity player and junior Troy Von Johnson looks down the field to throw the ball during the first game of the season at St Petersburg High School on Sept 2 2016 11 Varsity player and senior Ryian Freeman catches a pass from quarterback Troy Von Johnson at Dunedin High School on Sept 30 2016 TONY RENGIFO SNN 0 0 10 11 39
5  Varsity  Front row, Christopher Atkins, Troy Von Johnson, Dezhon Edwards, Rolando Sims, Jaylen Shazell, Trevon Riggins,...
VOLLEYBALL Freshman Margaret Sim left high fives with sophomore Jacqueline Cao during a Lakewood junior varsity volleyball game SPIKING SENIORS Above the senior varsity volleyball players line up on the court From left are Alexis Job Elaina Griffith Julie Tavares Nisha Noeltner Isabel Guillen Sabrina Severino Leth and Ciana Rodgers Above The junior varsity volleyball team includes top left coach Billijo Walter Ricki Cooper Shunecia Cooper Kiana Molina Trinity Garrett and Camila Romero and bottom left Genezia Johnson Fiamma Albornoz Margaret Sim Da Izahne Moore and Jacqueline Cao Left The varsity volleyball team includes top left coach Billijo Walter Elaina Griffith Alexis Job Nisha Noeltner Brigit Bergmiller and Sabrina Severino Leth and bottom left Isabel Guillen Ciana Rodgers Tynia Tillman and Julie Tavares 0 40 Junio Tillm
VOLLEYBALL  Freshman Margaret Sim, left, high fives with sophomore Jacqueline Cao during a Lakewood junior varsity volleyb...
Order on the court By COURTNEY SPANN Alpha Omega T he crowd roars cheering on the girls0 volleyball team As the volleyball jumps from each side of the net the coach yells 1W I T 2 3 the team0s motto which stands for 1Whatever It Takes 2 This year Lakewood High School girls0 volleyball team had a record of 4 7 There wasn0t an MVP this year coach Billijo Walter said 1They all shined together 2 1The only goal I had for the girls was for them to play hard have fun and do it together 2 she said Walter has been coaching volleyball for five years two years at Lakewood High School 1It was never a dull moment with the girls 2 she said Not everything went smoothly however Senior and middle hitter Nisha Noeltner was injured this season 1I was highly devastated about getting ors Brigit Bergmiller and Tynia man hurt I got hurt two years in a row My junior year I sprained my left ankle and I was out for the rest of the season My senior year I was out only for two weeks then got back on the court to play my last senior game and was very happy about that 2 Noeltner said Walter said it was hard to fill her shoes while she was out 1But they were able to come together as a team and work it out 2 she said Junior varsity player Camila Romero a sophomore said playing volleyball was something new for her 1I haven0t played before but I think we made a good team and we had a lot of fun 2 she said Walter said she is looking forward to next year0s season 1It will be just as fun as it was this year The new girls that came in and created the JV team were all amazing and a joy to coach 2 Walter said Sophomore Camila Romero serves the ball during a junior varsity game Senior Sabrina Severino Leth gets ready to serve the ball during a game against Gibbs High School Above senior Alexis Job attempts to block a spike from the opposing team Seniors from front Ciana Rodgers and Alexis Job stand on the court during a varsity volleyball game 41
Order on the court By COURTNEY SPANN Alpha-Omega  T  he crowd roars, cheering on the girls0 volleyball team. As the volley...
CROSS COUNTRY PHOTO FINISH The cross country team includes top left coach Syreta Snead William Kline Jamoi Joseph Jake Levy Alonzo Harris Mohammed Haitham Brian Giese Noah Reynolds Jaleel Wilson Andrew Carvill and coach Anthony Snead and bottom left Gavin Pagan Tobias Ryckis Shu Ruei Lu Layla Ingalls Emily Flake Hannah McAuliffe Mikayla Brown Elizabeth Carberry Lucas Sheridon and Skyler Walker Junior Skyler Walker runs during a cross country meet in the fall Walker broke the school record for the boys team time with a time of 16 55 minutes Walker was injured during the season and was not able to run during the district meet 0 42 Sophomore Vivian Manon pulls ahead during the 3 1 mile race This is Manon s second year running cross country 0
CROSS COUNTRY  PHOTO FINISH The cross country team includes, top left, coach Syreta Snead, William Kline, Jamoi Joseph, Ja...
Spartans go the distance Two standouts on the cross country team say they love the sport 0 but they especially love winning By ELI TRIPPI SNN Staff Writer J unior cross country runners Hannah McAuliffe and Skyler Walker have proven to be two of the best cross country runners in the county The duo racked up a number of medals but more than that both of them have a strong passion for the sport 0They have passion and drive you can1t coach that That1s the reason they1re so good 2 cross country coach Anthony Snead said They both started running right before their freshman year of high school Initially they ran just for fun and to relieve stress and they found that they both enjoyed it a lot 0My dad wanted to get back in shape so I would run with him a few times a week 2 McAuliffe said When McAuliffe ran in a local 5K in eighth grade a Boca Ciega High School coach saw her and told Snead about her impressive performance Snead then recruited her when she came to Lakewood They both agree that Snead has had a great impact on them running for Lakewood 0Coach Snead is the sole reason that I am running competitively Before his efforts to get me on the cross country team running for me was a stress reliever exercise and fun but never a competition I1m very thankful that he convinced me to run for Lakewood 2 McAuliffe said Walker said Snead makes sure his runners are healthy and in top shape The two have a rigorous training schedule to get ready to run in meets including running outside of school to become better athletes In addition they make healthy food choices that enhance their endurance throughout races 0 Snead is a great aid to all of us getting faster and stronger 2 Walker said Walker said he doesn1t like the team to miss a day of training 0The main thing that keeps us going in practice is the idea that there are people out there getting faster and stronger each day we don1t train and when it1s hard it1s because we are getting better 2 Walker said Snead said the biggest reason they are both so good at running cross country is they both love the sport 0Their strive and attitude for the sport makes them so good 2 he said McAuliffe said her favorite thing about cross country is racing 0A lot of people like to say that there Girls cross country runners start the 3 1 mile race at Boca Ciega High School on Aug 25 2016 Lakewood ran against five other high schools at the invitational meet Lakewood came in first place in both the girls and boys events GABRIELLE SLIWOSKI SNN 0 0 SEASON WRAP UP Cross Country Coach Anthony Snead said this season was 0fantastic better than expected 1 The entire boys2 cross country team made it to regionals while Hannah McAuliffe made it from the girls2 team Both McAuliffe and junior Mohammed Haitham made it to states Walker who was expected to go to states was injured with a stress fracture to his fibia and was not able to go Despite the injury Walker ended up MVP for the season because he broke the record for the 5K which has stood since 2000 Eli Trippi and Ar Lisa Collins Alpha Omega 0 will always be someone faster than you or better than you and maybe that1s true but when I race all that matters is that no one beats me without having to work for it 2 McAuliffe said Walker on the other hand said he likes the 0purity2 of the sport 0In every other sport you have pads a ball or some other type of equipment This is just you and your body no weird spins or tackles or plays to master just running 2 Walker said The Lakewood girls cross country runners gather around and hold up their score sheets with their times and the results GABRIELLE SLIWOSKI SNN 43
Spartans go the distance Two standouts on the cross country team say they love the sport 0 but they especially love winnin...
SWIM DIVE SEASON WRAP UP Swim and Dive coach Andrew Holzbog said he was pleased with how the swim season went The highlight of the season was when the boys team won its fourth district title Sophomore Ethan Long got second in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle at states Long also qualified as an All American swimmer The end season record for the boys team was 5 3 and the girls record was 0 8 Making sure we had enough girls was an obstacle Holzbog said On most teams there are more girls than boys For Lakewood it s opposite Although the season is over Holzbog said he is going to miss his seniors I will most definitely miss my seniors I always have a good connection with the athletes he said Rachel Brown Alpha Omega 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 2 44 Top junior Kimberly Franczyk left and senior Sabrina Severino Leth check their events before the swim meet VIVIAN MANON SNN Bottom sophomore Leo Bergmiller does a forward dive tuck at a competition at Northeast High School 4 5 6 7 1 Lakewood swimmers laugh before a meet VIVIAN MANON SNN 2 Sophomore Maria Hansen swims the 50 freestyle 3 First Row from left Mariah Hansen Connor Voigt Ethan Long Connell Murch Zachary Kappitt Brooke Johnson Cameron Gerrard Katie McGilvery Second Row Mackinnon Walzer Sage Smith Jakob Smith Jared Copeland Justin Irvin Gage Sill Connor Friel and Nathan Hamilton Third Row Ethan Fajardo Harry Sauers Darian Cahilig Johnathan Ruefle Porter Nelson Michelle Rodriguez Nicholas Gray and William Joyce Fourth Row Cael Delgado Ibrahim Sherif Evan Sill Kazana Bennett Elaine Danielson Sabrina Severino Leth Molly Pope and Hannah Blevins Fifth Row Connor Davis Eric Gass Kimberly Franczyk Aryanna Hall Maria Gironda Kevin Wong Gabrielle Sliwoski Daniel Colleton Joshua Irvin Sixth Row Coach Julie Smith Frazier Coach Heather Willis Isabel Rask Rachel Riiska Samuel Stewart and Coach Andrew Holzbog TONY RENGIFO SNN 4 From left junior Rachel Riiska talks with sophomores Maria Gironda and Gabrielle Sliwoski 5 Sophomore Isabel Rask swims the 200 freestyle 6 Seniors Joshua Irvin left and Hannah Blevins hang out in the stands KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 7 Freshman Kazana Bennett does a backdive during a swim meet at Northeast High School 0
SWIM   DIVE SEASON WRAP-UP Swim and Dive coach Andrew Holzbog said he was pleased with how the swim season went. The highl...
My Story The Irvin Brothers Brothers Justin and Josh Irvin started swimming when they were babies Now they compete against each other on the Lakewood swim team By SHAKERA THOMPSON SNN Staff Writer Y ou may have seen siblings who are very competitive in sports but not often do you see them starting in the same race two lanes away from each other ready to dive in the water to compete Sophomore Justin Irvin and senior Josh Irvin were 6 months old when they started swim lessons 0Josh and Justin could swim before they could walk 1 their mom Jennifer Irvin said At age 5 they started competitive swimming at Lake Vista with the city of St Petersburg The brothers later joined another swim team when they were 10 called St Petersburg Aquatics one of the biggest teams in the city Now Josh and Justin are swimmers for the Lakewood team Josh said even though he is older his younger brother is the better swimmer He admits that Justin is more dedicated to the sport 0It2s fun to compete against my brother but it2s not much of a competition because I already know he2s going to win 1 said Josh who is this year2s team captain When he is in the same race as his brother he just hopes to reach his personal goal of improving his time 0When I2m next to my brother I want him to win because of course I love him but it2s still a competition so I still want to beat him 1 Justin said Justin2s events are the 200 individual medley the 100 breaststroke the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay Josh2s events are the 500 freestyle the 200 IM and the 200 medley relay BROTHERLY COMPETITION Josh Irvin has been on Lakewood s boys swim team for four years and Justin Irvin has been on the team two years KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 0 Josh2s personal goal was to be the best captain on the team and help the swim team make it to districts and win Justin wanted to keep working not just to beat his teammates or other opponents but to beat his times from last year He said he would like to earn a swimming scholarship His top schools are University of South Florida or University of Florida He2s thinking about the medical field as a possible major Swim coach Andrew Holzbog said both boys work very hard and have a lot of team spirit 0They are just hungry for victory 1 he said The boys2 mom Jennifer said she and her husband Michael are very proud of their boys 0We cheer them both and our hearts swell You can hear me from the stands 1 she said 45
My Story... The Irvin Brothers Brothers Justin and Josh Irvin started swimming when they were babies. Now they compete aga...
CHEERLEADING SPARTAN SPIRIT The cheer squad includes top left Anarra Sadiki Alexcia Fluellen Zhanterria Burrows Linsey Slemp Reon Slappey Rayna Williams and Azure Brown and bottom left Katelyn Angelis Alexis Crawford Lauryn Latimer and Kiara Rivera Spartan spirit soars Lakewood0s cheerleading team added a new coach and a summer camp this school year By RAYNA WILLIAMS Alpha Omega 1 2 3 1 The JV squad includes from top left Tanya Chery Re ah Prince and Khyla Baylock Bottom left Tynia Tillman Adasty Joseph and Jayda Watts 2 Senior Linsey Slemp cheers on the sidelines during the Lakewood homecoming game on Oct 14 2016 3 Sophomore Alexcia Fluellen shakes her pom poms on the field during the Lakewood game on Sept 9 2016 0 46 L akewood0s 2016 2017 cheer team has changed things up from adding a Junior Varisty team to going to camp during the summer 1I wanted the girls to go to cheer camp because it would give them an opportunity to bond learn new skills see other competitions and evaluate where they are and where other squads are and it helps you create a goal for your team 2 former varsity coach Sheila Culbreath said The girls stayed at World Golf Village Resort in St Augustine in July where they learned new cheerleading skills In September after the varsity team was chosen the girls got a new coach Latora Lumpkin She first became the junior varsity coach and after Culbreath left the position she took over the varsity squad as well 1Cheering is my passion 2 said Lumpkin whose son is Troy0Von Johnson a wide receiver and quarterback for the Spartans 1Overseeing the cheerleaders and the game while my son is playing is very easy because sometimes I find myself cheering with the girls 2 The varsity team had 14 girls this year while the JV team had eight They cheer at all home and away varsity and JV football and basketball games The girls spend hours getting ready for the games They practice three times a week Monday through Wednesday 5 30 7 30 p m on the track Sophomore Lauryn Latimer said cheering is expensive with each girl paying about 675 a year to buy the uniform bows t shirts and shorts among other items Despite the expense the girls say they like being part of the team 1I like the experience because I do plan on continuing cheerleading in college 2 senior Azure Brown said 1The team is doing better and we0re improving every day 2
CHEERLEADING  SPARTAN SPIRIT  The cheer squad includes, top left, Anarra Sadiki, Alexcia Fluellen, Zhanterria Burrows, Lin...
GOLF Spartan golfers have driving ambition Lakewood students have a short yet sweet run on the golf course By D0MIAYA BULLOCK Alpha Omega L akewood0s golf team includes everyone from junior Brigit Bergmiller who describes herself as 1not too bad for someone who hasn0t played before 2 to freshman Nicholas Madole who says he has been playing with his dad since he was 7 years old 1It0s relaxing 2 Bergmiller said Team members say they grew over the fall season learning new golf techniques making new friends as well as improving their swings 1The sport takes skill and practice 2 junior Anne Evans said The team0s biggest hurdle however was not attracting enough members to field a full team Coach John Toronski said the most significant matches were the first and the last of the season 1The first game of the season was significant because I wanted to have an idea of how the team would be and the last game was because it allowed one member to go onto the regional competition 2 Toronski said Lakewood0s golf team managed to make it to the end of the season with the help of the head pro Terry Decker Although the season was short it was also sweet including both triumphs and obstacles Sophomore Benjamin Willett swung his way to regionals scoring a 90 but not qualifying for states Coach Toronski said he is looking forward to next season with the hopes of fielding a full team 1We have a young team with nobody graduating so we should be able to build on that and move forward 2 he said HOLE IN ONE The golf team includes from left Coach John Toronski Ben Willett Bruce Maddux Christopher Hatzilias Nicholas Madole and Anne Evans Not pictured Brigit Bergmiller and Nick Skinner 5 6 1 Freshman Nick Madole putts his ball into the hole at the Twin Brooks golf course during a practice D MIAYA BOLLOCK ALPHA OMEGA 2 Sophomore Bruce Maddux drives the ball during golf practice JACQUELINE COLVIN SNN 3 From left junior Nick Skinner and sophomores Bruce Maddux and Ben Willett move to the next hole on the golf course 0 1 2 3 4 It golf is relaxing We don t really play competitive games Brigit Bergmiller 11th grade 1 0 2 JACQUELINE COLVIN SNN 4 Junior Nick Skinner putts while Coach John Toronski holds the hole flag marker JACQUELINE COLVIN SNN 5 Junior Anne Evans putts the ball during golf practice D MIAYA BOLLOCK ALPHA OMEGA 6 Sophomore Ben Willett swings on the green during golf practice JACQUELINE COLVIN SNN 0 Golf is quiet I m pretty good at it I ll join next year because I like it Nicholas Madole 9th grade 1 0 0 2 The golf team really takes skill and practice and the practices are fun Anne Evans 11th grade 1 2 47
GOLF  Spartan golfers have driving ambition  Lakewood students have a short, yet sweet run on the golf course. By D0MIAYA ...
BOYS SOCCER 1 2 SEASON WRAP UP Lakewood High School s boys soccer team went 3 8 2 this season They performed well every game playing their hearts out Their most significant game was a district game against the No 1 team the Boca Ciega Pirates Despite a 1 0 loss the Spartans put up a good fight Even though we lost it was one of our best games of the season to a really good team Coach Andrew Holzbog said Beating the Dunedin Falcons 3 2 was their best all around game Sanjulo King had a few key goals that led to wins and ties and Jake Levy was one of the best all around players Holzbog said Levy a senior and the captain was named MVP On both offense and defense he was our cornerstone player Holzbog said The team had some obstacles involving minor inuries and managing their other activities but did very well overall the coach said LESTER CABEY ALPHA OMEGA 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 48 5
BOYS SOCCER  1  2 SEASON WRAP-UP Lakewood High School s boys soccer team went 3-8-2 this season. They performed well every...
EAT SLEEP SCORE The boys soccer team includes front row Albi Agolli Nathan Kearney Ian Gavern Eric Gass Guss Langer and Jahaziel Alonso Second row Ani Agolli Drew Carvill Carson Hamel Kennan Karic Chase Halfast Matthew Hamilton and Malkolm Belfor Third row Erik Hempel Jake Levy Devon Ware Gage Sill Alonso Harris Conner Mason Noah Reynolds and Coach Andrew Holzbog 8 6 7 1 At the Lakewood vs Gibbs game on Jan 23 junior Justin Diaz crosses the ball from a corner kick TONY RENGIFO SNN 2 During a game against Gibbs High School coach Anthony Holzbog talks to his team during halftime Lakewood won 8 0 3 Sophomore Ani Agolli dribbles the ball down the field during a game against Tarpon Springs on Nov 10 2016 4 Senior Jake Levy takes the ball down the field during a game against Gibbs on Jan 23 Lakewood won 7 0 PARIS McDOUGLE SNN 5 Senior Jake Levy wins a header in the air during a game against Tarpon Springs High School on Nov 10 2016 Lakewood lost 3 1 6 Junior Albi Agolli takes a shot from a distance at the Lakewood vs Gibbs game TONY RENGIFO SNN 7 Senior Sanjulo King sweeps the ball after it was passed to him by his teammate 8 Junior Albi Agolli runs the ball down the field with no opposition 49
EAT, SLEEP, SCORE The boys soccer team includes, front row  Albi Agolli, Nathan Kearney, Ian Gavern, Eric Gass, Guss Lange...
LADY SPARTANS GO FOR THE GOAL The girls soccer team includes front row Melody Olivero Mia Maldonado Perez Valarie Bertram and Hiba Aitgrif Second row Leslie Morales Starshuna Morgan and Paris McDougle Third row Coach Jerry Blevins Kadidia Cox Hannah Blevins Allison Campbell Ena Salkicic Alexis Chase and coach Patrick Campbell 1 2 1 Senior Ena Salkicic takes the ball down the field while blocking a Gibbs player TONY RENGIFO SNN 2 Sophomore Alexis Chase and junior Paris McDougle work together to keep the ball away from the Gibbs players TONY RENGIFO SNN 3 Junior Maya Baptiste crosses the ball from a corner kick during a game against Gibbs High School on Jan 14 TONY RENGIFO SNN 4 Dribbling the ball past Gibbs defenders senior Allison Campbell goes for the goal TONY RENGIFO SNN 5 Sophomore Alexis Chase throws the ball in during the game against Gibbs TONY RENGIFO SNN 6 Senior Starshuna Morgan runs to clear the ball on Jan 14 TONY RENGIFO SNN 7 Junior Paris McDougle runs the ball to score a goal TONY RENGIFO SNN 8 Senior Ena Salkicic runs the ball toward the goal TONY RENGIFO SNN 0 50 3
LADY SPARTANS GO FOR THE GOAL The girls soccer team includes, front row  Melody Olivero, Mia Maldonado-Perez, Valarie Bert...
GIRLS SOCCER 4 5 SEASON WRAP UP With a record of two wi ns both against Gibbs an d 12 losses and goalie Ha nnah Blevins injury there were quite a few complications d uring this year s socc er season But there were upsid es Junior Leslie Mo rales stepped up as the stand in goalie and was quite t he inspiration for the team Before replacin g Blevins she had never played goalie before You never know how big the goal is until you actual ly stand there she said She ended up playing fi ve ga mes and w as n amed MVP at the end of the sea son Despite the team s d ifficulties junior P aris Mc Dou gle said she ll be back next year I m lo oking forward to next season she said HENRY HAIGHT ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 6 2 8 7 51
GIRLS SOCCER  4  5  SEASON WRAP-UP With a record of two wi ns, both against Gibbs, an d 12 losses and goalie Ha nnah Blevi...
GIRLS BASKETBALL 2 52 4 3 5 1 1 Coach Necole Tunsil and the coaching staff give the Lady Spartans a strategy plan for the next quarter during a timeout 2 Making a fast break junior Jaylynn Presley runs down the court to score a layup during a game against Boca Ciega on Dec 5 2016 VIVIAN MANON SNN 3 Senior Samantha Douglas attempts a layup while a player from Bayshore blocks her 4 Senior Zariyah Daniels dribbles the ball down the court during a game against Northeast High School on Jan 20 Lakewood won 60 41 5 The varsity girls team includes front row Nykisha Macon Zariyah Daniels Latavia Nelson and Jaylynn Presley Second row Diana Rosenthal Jakyra Champine Samantha Douglas Toi Smith and Paris Williams 6 Junior Paris Williams takes a shot from the three point line during a game against St Petersburg High on Jan 5 NIKIYAH NEAL SNN 7 Junior Nikiyah Neal prepares to pass the ball to her teammate JAYLEN PRESLEY SNN 8 Junior Jenjira Berry jumps up to win the jump ball at the beginning of the game against St Petersburg High on Jan 5 JAKYRA CHAMPINE SNN 9 The Junior Varisty girls includes Front row Terache Carter Genezia Johnson and Nikiyah Neal Second row Tricianna Brown Jenjira Berry and Anarra Sadiki 10 Junior Toi Smith drives through the lane for a layup during the game against Boca Ciega VIVIAN MANON SNN 0
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SEASON WRAP UP The Lakewood girls basketball team advanced to the Class 6A state championship game this year the team s third appearance in the last seven years The Spartans lost 72 31 however and ended up as the runner up Lakewood was dominated from the start by Jacksonville s Ribault Trojans Though it was a tough loss the Spartans had a dominant season of their own with a five headed monster of a starting rotation on the court according to coach Nicole Tunsil Seniors Samantha Douglas Zariyah Daniels and juniors Jaylynn Presley Toi Smith and Paris Williams led the team to a 25 4 record compiling wins by as many as 49 points The season was memorable because with us losing four seniors last year people thought we wouldn t be good but we gained two transfers junior Paris Williams and sophomore Diana Rosenthal Tunsil said As a coach you know when you have something special so right from the beginning we knew we had all the pieces to be successful It was just a matter of getting the girls to believe it And though the Spartans will lose graduating seniors Douglas and Daniels the team is already looking forward to next year We re definitely going to states next year Smith said I will have my teammates mindset the same as mine confident and focused And no matter how bad we are playing we won t give up 0 TONY RENGIFO SNN 7 6 8 9 10 53
SEASON WRAP-UP The Lakewood girls  basketball team advanced to the Class 6A state championship game this year, the team s ...
DARING DUNKERS The varsity boys basketball team includes first row Adrian White Leo Passley Bryce Brown Bryan Ray Tyrese Hurst Corey Davis Jenia Baker Naomi Robinson Imani Lassiter and Fiamma Albornoz Second row Coach David White Cleo Mitchell Jalen White Christnoff Scarborough Dorian Sheeley Mataeo Brinson and Coach Anthony Lawrence 0 0 ALL STAR BOYS The junior varsity boys basketball team includes first row Emanuel Rouson Sa mauri Church Keondrick Davis and Elijah Jackson Second row Rakeesh Wideman Paris Smith David Washington Derrick Thomas Coach Victor Williams 0 0 54
DARING DUNKERS The varsity boys basketball team includes, first row  Adrian White, Leo Passley, Bryce Brown, Bryan Ray, Ty...
BOYS BASKETBALL SEASON WRAP UP The Lakewood boys varsity basketball team had a stellar season I really enjoyed this season I thought we had very good players and also they were very good people which made it a lot of fun Coach Anthony Lawrence said They won 21 games while only losing eight games A lot of them played well at different times It made an impact on our record he said There were only two seniors Tyrese Hurst and Christnoff Scarborough who will graduate this year We were really young this year it s always tough losing seniors but we have some young guys who are very good and will step up Lawrence said The game he enjoyed the most was the first game against Gibbs It was a rival game and coming back from losing to Gibbs twice last year made it enjoyable he said Highlights from the season include going to Naples for the regional quarterfinals seeing the team develop from the first game of the season and going undefeated in the district We showed major growth he said Next year we re going to be a very good team We re the top team in 6A in the state Lawrence expects freshman Bryce Brown sophomore Jalen White and junior Mataeo Brinson to be the standouts next year LESTER CABEY ALPHA OMEGA 0 1 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 55
BOYS BASKETBALL  SEASON WRAP-UP The Lakewood boys varsity basketball team had a stellar season. I really enjoyed this seas...
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SEASON PREVIEW The smell of sweat was in the air as bodies slammed against the mats The wrestling room at Lakewood High School was filled with athletes training for the season which ended this year with a 2 8 record 0The good things about the season were we had a lot of young new wrestlers 1 coach Toriano Parker said 0The bad was we couldn2t win our meets Maybe next year 1 Parker said he hopes that next year more people will come out to represent the school He said the players that stood out are freshman Aaron Holmes sophomore Thomas Davis and junior Wallace Neal Williams Sophomore Emily Flake the only girl on the team said the season wasn2t amazing for her but it was a lot better than last year 0I do get a better challenge wrestling with the boys because a lot of them are taller and sometimes stronger than me 1 she said Flake said she 0learned more and won more1 matches than last year Parker the coach said he has big plans for next season 0I want to be as good as the girls2 basketball team and go to states 1 he said ANARRA SADIKI ALPHA OMEGA 57
SEASON PREVIEW The smell of sweat was in the air as bodies slammed against the mats. The wrestling room at Lakewood High S...
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SOFTBALL SLAMMERS The softball team includes first row Zolo Danaa Victoria Hadley Monique Harris Tynia Tillman Cayla Hester Jenesis Tucker Sorayah Douglass Second row Coach Jerry Blevins Zahra Barrow Ricki Cooper Hannah Blevins Linsey Slemp Meghan Greene Allison Campbell Kendal Wood and Coach Patrick Campbell SEASON PREVIEW This year s softball team was fairly new at the game Some of the girls didn t have a lot of experience but that didn t mean they weren t positive about the season We have a lot of new girls Not that they re bad or anything It s just that there are a lot of advanced players on other teams but we re going to try our best said senior Linsey Slemp who has been playing softball since eighth grade Freshman Sorayah Douglass the only freshman on the team said she was doing well It s fun I get picked on for being a freshman so I get called Freshie but everyone treats me like I m a normal age group Douglass said Leading them to possible victory was Coach Patrick Campbell He s a really good softball coach and he makes practices really fun Slemp said In fact he goes the extra mile with humor It s fun when he makes fun of the other kids but not in a mean way or when he plays songs we don t know that are super old Douglass said TARA DAVIS and ALEXANDRIA GARCIA SNN 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 2 0 0 3 59
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SEASON PREVIEW Lakewood s 2017 varsity baseball team started the season with the loss of key players who graduated This year the Spartans will play without star player Bo Bichette who was drafted to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft Bichette was one of four seniors who graduated but Lakewood came into the season with a big sophomore class Maturity is above what s expected of a sophomore group head coach Jayce Ganchou said Three of the four co captains are sophomores led by Aidan O Dowd The team had captain led practices during the offseason where a lot of conditioning took place Their leadership skills are growing fast I usually don t expect sophomores to be captains Ganchou said To add to the new baseball season Lakewood gained five transfers It was almost like they were meant to be here They make the team better O Dowd said It s great to have the guys come out Everyone gets along Junior transfer Leo Passley and senior transfers Jack Keeler and Ryan Agdamag were expected to be a big part of Lakewood s pitching joining O Dowd and senior Sean Thornton in the rotation We have a lot of youth A lot of athletic ability The transfers add depth Ganchou said at the start of the season Overall the team is meshing together well The Spartans were hoping to end a consecutive five year runner up finish in the district by coming in first place this year TONY RENGIFO SNN 0 61
SEASON PREVIEW Lakewood s 2017 varsity baseball team started the season, with the loss of key players who graduated. This ...
SPARTAN SIGNING DAY Lakewood athletes sign for college scholarships Four seniors sign off on what colleges they0ll be playing and studying at By JAELYN BROWN and RACHEL GADOURY SNN STAFF WRITERS Seniors Zariyah Daniels left and Samantha Douglas right sit with their Miami Dade coach Susan Summons on Jan 6 after signing scholarship papers LATAVIA NELSON SNN Senior Shomari Peterkin signs to New Mexico Military Institution on a full football scholarship Peterkin was not able to play his last year of high school due to his transcript SAMANTHA DOUGLAS SNN Senior Ryian Freeman sits with his family after signing to Stetson University on Feb 1 BRYANNA BANI SNN Senior Shomari Peterkin sits with his mother Rose Peterkin and football coach Cory Moore after signing to a New Mexico Military Institute on Feb 1 BRYANNA BANI SNN 62 S enior basketball players Samantha Douglas and Zariyah Daniels signed to Miami Dade College on Jan 6 receiving full scholarships each for their talents in basketball The two girls celebrated in the principal0s conference room with fellow teammates friends staff and family 1I was happy and excited It was emotional with all of my teammates there and knowing that I will be leaving them 2 said Douglas who hopes to get her AA degree from Miami Dade and then go on to a four year college for nursing Lakewood Coach Necole Tunsil gave some tear jerking words to the girls 1It was a great day to see these young ladies benefit from all their hard work 2 she said 1I0m glad I0ve gotten to watch these girls grow into women 2 Both Douglas and Daniels will leave after the Lakewood graduation in May to go to Miami and start their summer classes getting them ahead on their AA degrees according to Miami Dade coach Susan Summons who was at the signing ceremony Daniels0 mom Michelle Daniels said she is very proud of her first born daughter 1She0s a rock star and I couldn0t be happier I0m ecstatic 2 she said About a month later on National Signing Day Feb 1 two Lakewood football players players signed Athlete Ryian Freeman signed to Stetson University 1I feel good and I0m ready to hop on the field 2 Freeman said 1I0m excited I didn0t think this day was going to come 2 said Ryian0s dad Raymond Freeman Shomari Peterkin also a football player signed to New Mexico Institute even though he was not able to play his senior year of football because of a paperwork problem with his transcripts after moving from New York to Florida 1It0s weird because I didn0t really think I would be here 2 Peterkin said His mom Rose Peterkin said she was very excited 1I0m happy that he made a good choice A lot of sweat blood and tears but he made it 2 she said The varsity football team gathers around seniors Ryian Freeman and Shomari Peterkin after they signed off on their colleges on Feb 1 SAMANTHA DOUGLAS SNN
SPARTAN SIGNING DAY Lakewood athletes sign for college scholarships Four seniors sign off on what colleges they0ll be play...
MY REASON WHY My reason why is having passion Junior Troy Von Johnson 0 I play quarterback and wide receiver for the Lakewood High School football team I play football because I grew up playing it It was the first thing on my heart The best part about football is actually playing the game My favorite memory is scoring all the touchdowns What I learned playing football is you have to be committed to the game and you can0t give up Football is fun and it keeps you active Football showed me how to be a leader and it0s more than just a game of football It helps you in life My reason why is the enjoyment Sophomore Lauryn Latimer My name is Lauryn Latimer and I0m a cheerleader at Lakewood High School I cheer because I enjoy doing it I have been cheering since I was 3 My favorite part about cheerleading is stunts My favorite memory is when we were cheering little league and we got first place after almost getting disqualified I0ve learned in cheerleading how to deal with girls cheering with girls has brought me and them together I feel like other students should join cheerleading because it0s a fun event and since we are revamping our whole cheerleading team it would be something that most girls would like to get out and do My reason why is the joy Junior Cleo Mitchell My name is Cleo Mitchell and I play basketball at Lakewood High School I play basketball because everyone in my family did and it was just like kind of a tradition to go into sports The best part about playing basketball is winning and working with the team I play basketball so I can hopefully get into college it keeps me in school My favorite memory in basketball was probably when I started in middle school I0ve learned that you have to have a good work ethic and you always have to work hard to get what you want I think other students should play basketball because it teaches teamwork and it keeps you active and involved in school 63
MY REASON WHY... My reason why is having passion - Junior Troy Von Johnson 0  I play quarterback and wide receiver for the...
TALENTED TRACK STARS The track team includes first row Shadine Henry Paris McDougle Laniya Etheridge Jayda Watts Mohammed Haitham Ryian Freeman D Asia Hobbs Jamesha Moorer and Gabriel Jackson Second row Ariyana Williams Mikayla Brown Tricianna Brown Jamel Wright Terrijana Moore Shakera Thompson Javon Moorer Khalid Davis and Lucas Sheridon Third row Bernard Jackson Reon Slappey Latana Williams Keara Wilson Crockett William Kline David Douglas Dezhon Edwards Michael Hancock and Marcellus Scantling Fourth row Mataeo Brinson Erik Hill Hudson Teel Alonzo Harris Paris Smith De Ontez Cook and Leroy Robinson 0 0 TRACK FIELD 64 SEASON PREVIEW Track coach Anthony Snead predicted that this track season would be the most active home schedule since he started coaching at Lakewood 0We have more track meets this year than we1ve had in the past 10 years 2 he said Snead said their best events should be sprinting 0Our girls and boys are some strong sprinters but we have some pretty good distance runners too 2 he said The team is still relatively small 33 members compared to other high school teams With only 10 females the team is especially short on girls Snead said junior Jamesha Moorer is one of his best runners on the girls1 team Moorer said her best times are the 100 meters which she runs in 11 75 seconds and the 200 meters which she does in 24 7 seconds The Spartans lost their first track meet Feb 13 at Lakewood High School against St Petersburg High School Despite their first loss Snead was hopeful that his team would still do well this season 0We have a hard working team 2 Snead said JAMILA DEDMON and HIBA AITGRIF SNN
TALENTED TRACK STARS The track team includes, first row  Shadine Henry, Paris McDougle, Laniya Etheridge, Jayda Watts, Moh...
My Story D0Asia Hobbs Exceptional track star doesn0t give up no matter what By CAMILA CHERONE ALPHA OMEGA S he never looks to the side She always keeps her eyes on the finish line Even when her muscles lack enough oxygen she tells herself to never give up That0s how senior D0Asia Hobbs feels when she runs track 1When I run everything goes away stress problems 2 Hobbs said Hobbs went with her brother to one of his track practices when she was just 5 years old and that0s when she fell in love with track Hobbs said track is more than just running It is a sport that can drain you mentally and physically 1It can be a challenge at times but I am used to it now 2 Hobbs said Hobbs said she is capable of handling school sports and her job at Walgreen0s She said that you just have to believe in yourself and work hard 1D0asia is a really dedicated athlete who works hard to achieve the goals that we as a team plan together 2 Lakewood track coach Anthony Snead said Hobbs two best times have been the 400 meters in 1 minute and 2 seconds and the 800 meters in 2 minutes and 30 seconds 1I have potential I just have to believe in myself 2 Hobbs said Hobbs0 teammate Skyler Walker a junior said she is a good teammate 1She is always trying to push us to run as fast as we can 2 he said Hobbs almost quit her long journey running when she was a sophomore At that time she was questioning whether track was what she wanted Thanks to her mom and her memories from all the hard work she did not give up 1You0ve been running for so long do you really want to quit now 2 Hobbs0 mom told her Hobbs describes herself as social confident and outgoing and a person who jokes around a lot In the future she wants to be a forensic pathologist She said she hopes to run track in college Hobbs has support from her family and her friends who always go to her meets 1They always tell me you can do it 2 Hobbs said 65
My Story... D0Asia Hobbs Exceptional track star doesn0t give up, no matter what. By CAMILA CHERONE ALPHA OMEGA  S  he neve...
BACKHANDING BOYS The boys tennis team includes first row Hiram Hernandez Jonathon Yearwood Nikhil Sharma Benjamin Willett Stefan Mason and Devon Ware Second row Kyle Babka Duke Becker Lucas McWhite Sunny Parvataneni Forest Dennis Coach Jay Evans Not Pictured Jacob Golden Nathan Hamilton Aaron Holmes Sam Chiang and Merrick Buettner TENNIS 66
BACKHANDING BOYS The boys tennis team includes, first row  Hiram Hernandez, Jonathon Yearwood, Nikhil Sharma, Benjamin Wil...
SERVING SPARTANS The girls tennis team includes Coach Jay Evans Eneda Kulla Mia Richardson Keylee Gibbons Amy Singh Kyla Martin and Shu Ruei Lu Not pictured Tanya Chery SEASON PREVIEW The Lakewood tennis teams season has been successful thus far Halfway through the season the boy s team had a record of 8 2 and the girls were 6 4 The boys have had strong wins over Seminole and Countryside and the girls picked up big wins over Countryside and Pinellas Park We ve benefited from strong play from senior Forest Dennis and sophomore Ben Willett Together they are undefeated at 2 doubles with a 9 0 record Coach Jay Evans said The boy s team have a very strong lineup and benefit from the 1 doubles team Lucas McWhite and junior Sunny Parvataneni who are 5 1 on the season as a team On the girl s team their doubles play has helped win several close matches Senior Keylee Gibbons and sophomore Tanya Chery are 1 doubles and sophomore Mia Richardson and freshman Kyla Martin are 2 doubles Our biggest obstacle will be a strong district Jesuit has won a district title in 23 of the last 24 years a streak we hope to interrupt this year Tampa Catholic and Robinson also have strong boy s teams On the girl s side Academy of the Holy Names Tampa Catholic Robinson and us will battle it out for the district title he said 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 67
SERVING SPARTANS The girls tennis team includes, Coach Jay Evans, Eneda Kulla, Mia Richardson, Keylee Gibbons, Amy Singh, ...
Sailing 1 2 1 Sophomore Cameron Delgado and senior Charlie Langer relax on their boats during sailing practice on Oct 21 2016 HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 2 Sophomore Cameron Delgado and junior Alex Pearson help put their sailboat together by untangling the top of the mast HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 3 The sailing team travels in a group on the water during sailing practice on Oct 21 2016 HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 4 Senior Kurban Ali and another student attempt to flip their overturned sailboat upright during practice HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 5 Junior Alex Pearson and sailing coach Todd Fedyszyn jibe the boat to get into the path of the wind HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 6 Sailing team members return to the docks in downtown St Petersburg after a day of practice The team goes out every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for about three and a half hours I feel like being on the water gives you a sense of freedom said junior Alex Pearson who has been sailing for three years HANNAH DOUGLAS ALPHA OMEGA 68 4
Sailing 1  2 1. Sophomore Cameron Delgado and senior Charlie Langer relax on their boats during sailing practice on Oct. 2...
against the current The sailing team that Lakewood High School students are part of travels to regattas across the state By HANNAH DOUGLAS Alpha Omega A 3 5 group of teenagers from different high schools help each other prepare for a regatta at the Sailing Center in downtown St Petersburg Some are setting up sails while other students launch their boats into the bay Coach Todd Fedyszyn stands on the dock watching 0Nineteen years I1ve been a sailing coach and I love it 2 he said In October the team began preparing for regattas all over Florida They traveled to Jenson Beach where the team finished strong 0The conditions for sailing were perfect but we needed to focus some more on starting and which part of the course was favored to have more wind and therefore make us faster in the course 2 junior Alex Pearson said In addition to Lakewood students the team includes members from St Petersburg High Osceola High and Shorecrest Preparatory School The team uses boats from the St Petersburg Yacht Club It costs about 100 for each member per trip and they travel about every two weeks to different regattas around the state Sophomore Cameron Delgado has sailed for five and a half years though this was his first year on Lakewood1s team 0I think the best part of sailing is traveling around the state and the worst part well I don1t think there1s anything bad about sailing 2 he said 6 69
against the current The sailing team that Lakewood High School students are part of travels to regattas across the state. ...
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SENIOR SQUAD From left seniors Keyont e Howard Gisselle Zayas and Tony Rengifo help check underclass student names on picture day Aug 18 2016 The three seniors verified students and their name spellings when they came in to the Lakewood auditorium to take their portraits 0 73
SENIOR SQUAD  From left, seniors Keyont e Howard, Gisselle Zayas and Tony Rengifo help check underclass student names on p...
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2016 17 Class officers Jakob Shirley 0 President Rachel Brown 0 Vice President Takiyah Cainion 0 Treasurer 0I like being a part of the school and doing as much as I can I want to make sure senior year is treasurable for everyone 1 0I wanted to get more involved because the more involved the more I get to know the student body I want to accomplish making the last year of high school fun and memorable 1 0I feel like I am a great representative of the senior class I have great leadership skills I want to be able to lead fundraisers that will help the seniors 1 Caylee Wilson 0 Secretary 0I like to make sure stuff is done in a proper manner I2m very active in school and I want it to be fun I want senior year to be the best year ever I don2t want it to be a boring school year 1 Deonnie Brown 0 Activities Manager 0 I want to make sure senior year is a great year and show Spartan pride I want to have fun and be serious want it to be a good year 1 Photos and quotes gathered by KIMESHA WILLIAMS and RAYNA WILLIAMS ALPHA OMEGA 75
2016-17 Class officers  Jakob Shirley 0 President  Rachel Brown 0 Vice President  Takiyah Cainion 0 Treasurer  0I like bei...
SENIOR CLASS CLASS CLOWNS MR M JAMAR JACKSON JAZMIN MCCANTS BEST DRESSED IMANI LASSITER 76 DEONNIE BROWN BERNARD JACKSON Photos gathered by KEYONT0E HOWARD GISSELLE
SENIOR CLASS CLASS CLOWNS  MR   M JAMAR JACKSON   JAZMIN MCCANTS  BEST DRESSED  IMANI LASSITER  76  DEONNIE BROWN   BERNAR...
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SUPERLATIVES BEST SMILE  RS LHS BRYAN RAY   NAIMA JACKSON  CLASS FLIRTS  TYRESE0 HURST  ZAYAS, and TONY RENGIFO   ALPHA-OM...
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BEST BUDS ERIK HILL SANJULO KING LIKELY TO SUCCEED ETHAN MYOTT HANNAH BLEVINS MOST SPIRIT REON SLAPPEY JAKOB SHIRLEY 79
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MOST ATHLETIC D0ASIA HOBBS TYRESE0 HURST CUTEST COUPLE ALEXIS GARCIA JACOB BEMO BEST HAIR ERIK HILL JADE SMITH 80
MOST ATHLETIC D0ASIA HOBBS TYRESE0 HURST  CUTEST COUPLE  ALEXIS GARCIA   JACOB BEMO  BEST HAIR ERIK HILL JADE SMITH 80
TECH JUNKIES HANNA BRYDON ETHAN SMITH SHOULD0VE BEEN A COUPLE GISSELLE ZAYAS TONY RENGIFO MOST TALENTED JAMAR JACKSON CALFEYA CRATIC 81
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SENIORS 82 Pierceton Agdamag Once a Viking always a Spartan 1 0 Kurban Ali You haven3t won the race if in winning the race you3ve lost the respect of your competitors 1 Elvstr m Never black again1 Bad biscuits make the baker broke bro 1 0 0 Jenia Baker Christopher Atkins 0 Ethan Altieri Akilah Bell Somebody tell 2em I will outshine anybody think they gonna replace me You know I am who they say I wouldn3t be 14YFN Lucci 0 Liam Bell Fam we3re going to college just to pay some bills 1 0 Jacob Bemo Matthew Bischoff Make life rue the day it thought it could give Jacob Bemo lemons 1 It s a trap 1 0 Hannah Blevins I have no idea what I3m doing but I know I3m doing it really really well 1 Andy Dwyer 0 0 3 Darion Bradley I just realized I graduated school just to go to school again 1 0 Sean Brodney If you are the smartest person in the room then you are in the wrong room 1 0
SENIORS 82  Pierceton Agdamag Once a Viking, always a Spartan.1  0  Kurban Ali You haven3t won the race, if in winning the...
Kiara Brookes Azure Brown Deonnie Brown 0The best thing about me5 I3m a limited edition there are no other copies Bet you3re thinking thank the good Lord 1 Hanna Brydon Andrew Carvill Robert Carroll Coming up with this quote was harder than graduating 1 0 Run and tell the DJ to run it back on replay 1 Sofia Caruso Gabriella Charles Mical Chery Craig Clarke Copied 1 Mr Toronski 0 Timothy Cliett My babies 1 Allison Campbell 0 What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us 1 Emerson Rachel Brown 0I will always be that girl who likes camo trucks wranglers and cowboy hats 1 Takiyah Cainion Elder I MADE IT 1 0 0 0 Don3t touch my hair 1 0 Lester Cabey Have the courage to seek the wisdom that will grant you power 1 0 Keandra Brown Javon Cobarris People say I3m always calm I tell 2em I focus on what3s important not what3s unnecessary 1 0 Amonia Collins Cheers to a new beginning 1 0 Chakara Conley Jared Copeland You Lord are all I have and you give me all I need my future is in your hands 1 Psalms 16 5 In order to succeed your desire for success must be greater than your fear of losing 1 0 0 83
Kiara Brookes  Azure Brown  Deonnie Brown  0The best thing about me5 I3m a limited edition  there are no other copies  Bet...
Thami Cross Zariyah Daniels Daniel Denison Be one with the savagery 2 Act like you know what you1re doing 2 0 0 Matthew Dickens Sean Donnelly Hannah Douglas I m glad to leave this small school but I1ll miss the many friends I made here 2 If no one comes from the future to stop you from doing it then how bad of a decision can it really be 2 Make moves Accomplish goals Learn to fall in love with yourself and stunt so hard on everybody that has ever doubted you 2 Noah Earle Ja Cara Edwards Miaya Edwards All I want is to have a rich and famous life with no problems worries or responsibilities Is that too much to ask 2 Never stop Never stop fighting Never stop dreaming 2 Tom Hiddleston 01 0 Marcus Everett 0 Lauren Dexter Can I get an extension on this deadline 2 0A queen is never late everyone else is simply early 2 Samantha Douglas Sherry Dunaway Reese Epright Ronkisha Eva 0 0 Well I am in the amazing business 2 0 Zoe Ewing Forest Dennis 0 Tyricia Felton Xenishia Felton Move in silence because you never know when your blessings are coming 2 0 84 Crystal Fields
Thami Cross  Zariyah Daniels  Daniel Denison  Be one with the savagery.2  Act like you know what you1re doing.2  0  0  Mat...
Ryian Freeman John Ford If you ain1t talking money then I don1t want to talk 2 0 Mark Fuller I ain1t finna let you ride my wave because I don1t surf 2 0We1re all stories in the end Just make it a good one eh 2 The 11th Doctor 0 Khalilah Ganious Alexis Garcia How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard 2 Elaina Griffith I m actually not that funny I1m just really mean and people think I1m joking 2 01 Isabel Guillen Wait what 2 0 Robert Hampton Alexis Garrett 0 Michael Giskin If a bookstore never runs out of a certain book does that mean that nobody reads it or everybody reads it 2 Jaden Smith 0 Keep it moving forward get your assertions 2 0 The greatest feeling in life is doing something that everybody said you couldn1t do 2 0 Brian Giese Avery Fuentes Brandon Garcia It feels like the end but it1s actually the beginning 2 0 Keylee Gibbons Michael Froid Connor Friel Rodarius Green Better ride the wave before your surfboard break 2 0 Jamari Hayes My A Griffin Yes I am the petty queen 2 0 Jordan Henderson I was released from this four year sentence 2 0 85
Ryian Freeman  John Ford If you ain1t talking money then I don1t want to talk 2  0  Mark Fuller  I ain1t finna let you rid...
Diante Henry Malik Henry Robinson Stay focused when one door closes another one opens 2 0 D Asia Hobbs Anything1s possible you gotta dream like you never seen obstacles 2 J Cole Keyont e Howard Live day by day to see a better day 2 0 Great things come to those who wait only left by those who hustle 2 0 Javonn Hooker Jimya Holmes Jaiden Howard My momma say baby you a winner not a quitter 2 Kodak Black This school wasn1t my first choice 2 0 Bre onte Hyman Leidyn I did it all for you 2 0 Naima Jackson Daniel Jairam Don1t let your doubts insecurities and fears hinder you from achieving all your goals in life 2 0 Joshua Irvin Sherif Ibrahim Falling down is part of life getting back up is living 2 0 The best adventures are the ones you don1t plan 2 Jamar Jackson Bernard Jackson 86 0 0 Tyrese Hurst Some people see in black and white others see in colour Maybe one day we1ll see both 2 0 My momma told me boy make a decision right now I1m gonna keep a tunnel vision 2 I may have failed all my tests but none of the teachers can guard me 2 Pass the aux cord fam 2 0 I just wanna sleep forever 2 0 Erik Hill Hiram Hernandez 0 Aaron Hinton 0 Mark Henton 0 Lead follow or get out the way 2 0 Nickerson Jeancharles
Diante Henry  Malik Henry-Robinson  Stay focused  when one door closes, another one opens.2  0  D Asia Hobbs Anything1s po...
Dwayne Jenkins Brittany Johnson Alexis Job I ve been told I look like Martin Luther King and I have a dream that some people wouldn1t get on my nerves with their ignorance 2 Never settle for less than your best 2 01 0 Ji Meel Jones De Antez Jones Larry Jones Jamoi Joseph Sanjulo King Cami Kozlowski A genuine leader is not a searcher for concensus but a molder of concensus 2 MLK Jr Kennan Karic The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it 2 Robert Swan By any chance is there any way I can raise my F to a D 2 Charles Langer Cornelius Lanier F I D L A R 2 Aaliyah Johnson Muhammad 0 Karianne Kapfer 0 Be the change you want to see in the world 2 0 Joshua Jones I m not the hottest I1m just being modest I1m gonna be the topic they talk about forever 23YFN Lucci 01 0 Tiarah Johnson 0 Jacques Kellogg Follow your passion Stay true to yourself Never follow someone else1s path I can finally say I made it 2 0 Imani Lassiter POINT ME TO THE MONEY 2 0 Ehh I1m too lazy 2 0 Joseph LeMay I m in no rush2 01 Jake Levy Welcome to living life in the clouds 2 0 87
Dwayne Jenkins  Brittany Johnson  Alexis Job  I ve been told I look like Martin Luther King, and I have a dream that some ...
Zyeshia Lewis 0Never here complaining about what I ain1t got because if I want I1m gonna go get it 2 3Young Dolph Kindle Lovett Kamal Lumford They say they like my makeup I be cutting up 2 0We all get distracted The question is would you bounce back or bounce backwards 2 Kendrick Lamar Ashanae Maduro Malik Manning 0 Jahbria Macon Strength grows in the moments when you think you can1t go on but you keep going anyway 2 Austin Mason T keyah Masten Was released from her four year prison sentence 2 88 Aliyah Marshall Sabrina Marquez Jazmin McCants Daqwon Mccluster 0 Luther Merus Dasia Meade They say anything1s possible You gotta dream like you never seen obstacles 2 0 Daquesha Mccluster Don1t be the one they try to forget be the one that they love to remember 2 0 Taylor McDonald My life is like a box of chocolates You never know which laugh you1re going to get 2 0Everything happens for a reason so when the going gets tough remember the storm doesn1t last forever 2 0 Don1t be playing on my line Tell me what you need 2 0 Cierra Lynch Best four years of prison at LHS 2 0 0 Kevon Lyles Strive for greatness and always be focused on your goals 2 0 Sydney Moore Rachel Moore She knew she could so she did 2 0 I am the one thing in life I can control I am inimitable I am an original 2 Aaron Burr Hamilton 0
Zyeshia Lewis 0Never here complaining about what I ain1t got, because if I want I1m gonna go get it.2 3Young Dolph  Kindle...
Quashana Morant Starshuna Morgan What lies ahead I have no way of knowing but it1s time to move it1s time to get going 2 0I1m gonna go outside if anyone asks I1m outstanding 2 0 Latavia Nelson Kamasi Peterson Molly Pope Don1t just sit at the table Be the head of the table 2 Long live the illegible delinquents 2 Anonymous 0 Antonio Rengifo If it wasn1t due until tomorrow I didn1t do it until tomorrow 2 Nisha Noeltner Last year I took an 4L 1 This year I bounced back 2 Makyah Riggins May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows 2 0 Cameron Parker I m dead 2 0 0 Ethan Myott Adriana Nazarko 0I believe that if one always looked at the skies one would end up with wings 2 Gustave Flaubert Ranaiya Nelson Never settle for less always want more 2 0 0 Asya Morton See ya1 bye 2 01 Mark Ralston 0 Shomari Peterkin Make the best of yourself before it1s too late 2 0 Ramundo Randolph Bryan Ray Leroy Robinson Naomi Robinson I am your God Let nothing terrify you I will make you strong and help you I will protect you and save you 2 Isaiah 41 10 0 Alisha Riggs Success is the key 2 0 It s hard outcha family 2 0 1 89
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Michelle Rodriguez 0 If you1re open minded your brains will fall out 2 Winning isn1t for everyone 2 And we1re done 2 Joshua Spruill In the beginning the universe was created This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad idea 2 90 Sabrina Severino leth Are we human or are we dancer 2 0 Nikhil Sharma You can fail at what you don1t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love 2 0 Reon Slappey People think I1m being funny when I1m actually being mean 2 0 Christnoff Scarborough 0 John Shafer 0 0 Ena Salkicic Joshua Saldarriaga William Shedden Give me the next 10 wordsHow are we going to do it 2 3Josiah Bartlett 0 Zaebrus Sims Jakob Shirley Oh brave new world is it only as a martyr that my boat may ceaselessly beat on 2 0 Linsey Slemp Ethan Smith Jade Smith Sydney Snyder Winners focus on winning Losers focus on winners 2 There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do 2 Bill Watterson You can1t compete where you1ll never compare4 I brag different 2 The best way to avoid criticism is to never do anything ever 2 Ricky Gervais Jack Tanski Julie Tavares Nagy Skyler Taylor Sean Thornton 0 0 0 Life is tough It1s even tougher when you1re stupid 2 0 0
Michelle Rodriguez 0  If you1re open-minded, your brains will fall out.2  Winning isn1t for everyone.2  And, we1re done 2 ...
Robert Trope Jonathan Trigg Brianna Walker Only two things are infinite the universe and human stupidity and I1m not sure about the former 2 Albert Einstein 0 0Beneath the man we have the cell beneath the cell we have the nucleus 2 Nacho Libre 0Stay strong Make them wonder why you1re smiling 2 Ke Shon Webb Iya Mani Watson I drop a four in a Kool Aid2 0 Latana Williams Rayna Williams She1s the girl with the Kanye attitude and Drake feelings 2 Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly 2 St Francis de Sales 0 0 Time to improvise 2 I ve never seen that kid at school before 2 You probably Jeremy Williams Kimesha Williams The world needs Fiji around Live healthy 2 0Fun under chair keep you Only the smart ones will get it 2 0 Caylee Wilson Well behaved women rarely make history 2 0 Devon Ware 01 Noah Wells I spent 2 340 days of my life for a paper and a handshake Tragic 2 0 0 Charles Wannemacher Andre Winn The Warriors blew a 3 1 lead 2 0 Xhon Zaimi I m like a squirrel all I want is a nut 2 01 CLASS OF Gisselle Zayas If I1m flying solo at least I1m flying free 2 Elphaba Wicked 0 Nikola Ziza Thanks to LHS I learned how to right good 2 0 2017 91
Robert Trope  Jonathan Trigg  Brianna Walker  Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I1m not ...
JUNIORS 2016 17 Class officers Destiney Waters 0 President William James 0 Vice President Destiney Waters ran for class president because she wanted to make Homecoming an enjoyable experience for everyone She also said she2s a people person and very open minded to different opinions 0I want to work hard on listening to the people2s opinions in my class 1 Waters said Williams James joined student government because he felt like there were a lot of different opportunities He also likes to be involved in school activities and be in as many clubs as he can 0I2d like to be successful in planning different school events this year 1 James said Skyler Walker 0 Secretary Skyler Walker said he ran for secretary because he wanted to be able to help students 0I want to help our junior class have a great senior year 1 Walker said 92 Zach Blair Andrews Treasurer Zach Blair Andrews ran for treasurer because he wanted to make a positive difference in the school 0I want to accomplish the best result using the money we have 1 Blair Andrews said Photos and quotes gathered by AR0LISA COLLINS and RONALD EVA ALPHA OMEGA
JUNIORS  2016-17 Class officers  Destiney Waters 0 President  William James 0 Vice President  Destiney Waters ran for clas...
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94  Zachary Coburn  Lucas Cohen  Ar  Lisa Collins  Kadidia Cox  Jacob Crabb  Jacquez Craft  Alexis Crawford  Soneisha Cros...
Jordan Fuqua Khalilah Ganious Edward Giese Malik Allen Gilliam Jacob Golden Kelsey Gonzalez Jerrick Granville Dashun Gray Lamar Green Meghan Greene Cortrice Grimsley Anthony Gruber Robert Guest Victoria Hadley Mohammed Haitham Carson Hamel Matthew Hamilton Michael Hancock Jazmine Hannan Dominique Harris Javaris Harris Joseph Harris Monique Harris Ce kwon Heath Joshua Heath Kiya Hines Bonds Kyle Hines Bonds Altwan Holloway Nicholas Isom Tyron Jackasal Brittney Jackson Gabriel Jackson Kadin Jackson Nuriyjha Jackson Samuel Jackson William James Makayla Jansky Travis Jeancharles Brooke Johnson Jiana Johnson Troy von Johnson Jabril Johnson Muham 95
Jordan Fuqua  Khalilah Ganious  Edward Giese  Malik-Allen Gilliam  Jacob Golden  Kelsey Gonzalez  Jerrick Granville  Dashu...
Aleena Jones Kessler Jones Simeon Joseph Nathan Kearney Jarvis Kellogg Xzavier Keys Isahia King Michael King Karen Kloske Kevin Lai Ramcharan Lattimore Nahdarrian Lawton Leah Lepore Johnny Liles Alicia Lopez Jamal Lyles Ja Lissa Lyons Marquaveon Martin Ashely Mason Tyrone McAffee Hannah McAuliffe Edmond McCloud Paris McDougle Katiemarie McGilvery Carl McKinley Skylynn Mendoza Sierra Mieczkowski Cyrus Miller Your Voice If you could go back in time to one grade what would it be and why 96 Corey Davis 0If I could go back to one grade it would be eighth grade because all of my friends were there before the split to high school 1 Xavier Richards 0I would go back to the sixth grade so I can 2 get a head start on studying and doing my homework so I won3t go through the stress I3m going through now 1
Aleena Jones  Kessler Jones  Simeon Joseph  Nathan Kearney  Jarvis Kellogg  Xzavier Keys  Isahia King  Michael King  Karen...
Cleo Mitchell Kimona Mitchell Liam Moffitt Jonathan Moise Altanique Mond Rogers Ilaisia Moore Ky andre Moore Terrijana Moore Jamesha Moorer Leslie Morales La nasia Morris Connell Murch Wallace Neal Williams Sarah Nouri Johnisha Parham Sunny Parvataneni Leo Passley Daniel Pavia Alexander Pearson Chloe Perkins Willantha Pinnock Lucas Pitzen Jorden Pompey Jaylynn Presley Darrell Randle Joseph Randolph Daishanna Reaves Xavier Richards Ameer Williams Hannah McAuliffe 0I would choose my first grade year because of the 100 days of school count down when you would have to choose your 100 favorite things to do 1 0I3d go back to second grade because one day we got to build houses out of juice boxes It sounds a lot better than what we do currently in high school 1 97
Cleo Mitchell  Kimona Mitchell  Liam Moffitt  Jonathan Moise  Altanique Mond-Rogers  Ilaisia Moore  Ky andre Moore  Terrij...
98 Eli Richardson Roger Richardson Jaierra Riggins Anna Robertson Anthony Robinson George Rocheford IV Jalen Rogers Marissa Rosa Luis Rosario Kevin Rose Jazmyne Ruffin Da jean Rushing Matthew Sala Martin Salamanca Riafnor Salcedo Selena Santiago Derek Scott Princess Seay Michael Shafer Jaylen Shazell Ty Sherback Veronica Sierra Gage Sill Rolando Sims Amy Singh Nicholas Skinner Toi Smith Courtney Spann Mark Starks Vanessa Stephens Malik Stewart Alexander Stover Kelvin Lloyd Stuck Janea Swain Antuan Thomas Asia Thomas Javon Thomas Shakera Thompson Tynia Tillman Matthew Tokarski Gianfranco Torres Christopher Velgakis Blanck
98  Eli Richardson  Roger Richardson  Jaierra Riggins  Anna Robertson  Anthony Robinson  George Rocheford IV  Jalen Rogers...
Isabella Vieira Connor Voigt Justin Walker William Warren D asia Waters Destiney Waters Marissa Watson Jayda Watts Jahjosiah Westmoreland Adrian White Alexis Williams Ameer Williams Jalisa Williams Jersania Williams Michaela Williams Paris Williams Wyatt Williams Xavia Williams Antwan Wilson Dalon Wilson Jaleel Wilson Keyarah Wilson Kyle Wind Cameron Wingate Raymond Wong Kendal Wood Lucian Woods Andraya Wright Cameron Wright Jonathon Yearwood Tadj Yeshitela Marek Zebrowski Benjamin Zoellner 99
Isabella Vieira  Connor Voigt  Justin Walker  William Warren  D asia Waters  Destiney Waters  Marissa Watson  Jayda Watts ...
SOPHOMORES 100 2016 17 Class Officers Lauryn Latimer 0 President Lauryn Latimer said she wanted to be the class president because she felt like the sophomore class needed a leader 0I want to bring this class together so we can not only set an example but also come together as a class 1 Latimer said Aniyah Willis 0 Vice President Alexis Chase 0 Secretary Aniyah Willis said she joined student government because she felt the need to have activities as a class and she wanted to be a part of building the class up to its fullest potential 0I liked the quote from last year I want our class to 2beat the odds 3 because people have already set standards for our class 1 Willis said Alexis Chase said she felt like the sophomore class needed to be more organized and she wanted to help 0I want to help build our class up and achieve the unachievable 1 Chase said Photos and quotes gathered by ANARRA SADIKI ALPHA OMEGA
SOPHOMORES 100  2016-17 Class Officers Lauryn Latimer 0 President Lauryn Latimer said she wanted to be the class president...
James Abaka Moriah Adams Ani Agolli Hiba Aitgrif Fiamma Albornoz Zaria Anderson Angel Anderson Gilliard Geormy Andrade Mayana Appel Kie ondre Armstead Savannah Armstrong Zackary Armstrong Hallock Darius Bailey Dontrell Baker Colentae Barney Khyla Baylock Timothy Becker Laforest Malkolm Belfor Keasia Bell Tzion Bell Dasia Bentley Leo Bergmiller Julia Bernhart Valarie Bertram Patrick Biggs Ferlando Bland Anthony Bostic Aidan Boyce Jalen Boykins Javin Bradford Deniha Bradley Richard Brennan De vontae Brinson Joelle Brodeur Tamyiah Brown Isaiah Bryant Merrick Buettner Di ontae Burr Zhanterria Burrows Da quan Burton Tonni Cagnolatti Jacqueline Cao 101
James Abaka  Moriah Adams  Ani Agolli  Hiba Aitgrif  Fiamma Albornoz  Zaria Anderson  Angel Anderson-Gilliard  Geormy Andr...
102 Alexander Carmichael Cabraya Carter Jameson Casseneuve Austin Castillo Alexis Chase Tanya Chery Tatiana Cheves Joshua Daniel Clark Daniel Colleton Ladashia Compton De Ontez Cook Ricki Cooper Shunecia Cooper Timothy Cox Zhain Crawford Cuodi Cromartie Jarquavia Cromartie Nyvontae Crompton Antonio Cross Zackary Crow Roreco Currie Jr Elaine Danielson Conner Davis La tasia Davis Thomas Davis Cameron Daynard Christian De Napoli Darin Debrestian Jamila Dedmon Cael Delgado Cameron Delgado Sergiea Dennis Jadea Donald Jake Dyhrberg Jahad Edwards Vennis Ellis Samuel Ely Vasques Fedrick Deshawn Fernander Jarrett Fields Christopher First Benjamin Fischer
102  Alexander Carmichael  Cabraya Carter  Jameson Casseneuve  Austin Castillo  Alexis Chase  Tanya Chery  Tatiana Cheves ...
Emily Flake Jacquez Floyd Alexcia Fluellen Bryce Fowler Justice Fowles Mykenya Frazier Tobin Frazier Dedrell Freeman Rachel Gadoury Jeremy Garcia Ricardo Gardner Kurtis Garrett Gary Geil Jawan George Cameron Gerrard Maria Gironda Katelyn Grace Tyler Graham Israel Graveran Nicholas Gray Chase Griffin Ethan Haengel Tristan Hale Kiara Hale Seabrooks Chase Halfast Aryanna Hall Nastassia Hall Naseem Hamed Nathan Hamilton Mariah Hansen Kazi Haque Carltan Harris Avron Harvey Caitlin Hays Maxwell Helt Fellner Erik Hempel Emily Henegar Shadine Henry Shamar Hill Detrick Hills Brian Hombrar Gil Samantha Hoover 103
Emily Flake  Jacquez Floyd  Alexcia Fluellen  Bryce Fowler  Justice Fowles  Mykenya Frazier  Tobin Frazier  Dedrell Freema...
Callista Hopkins Jacquez Howard Reena Howard Anthony Hudson Bra onnah Hyman Mihailo Ilic Justin Irvin Javoras Jackson Miguel Jackson Liam James Genezia Johnson Olivia Johnson Patrick Jordan Adasty Joseph Samy Julien Sarah Kelly Alex Keshish Natasha Khitlik Jerral Killens Kenyate King William Kline Demitris Kontakos Jordan Lambert Lauryn Latimer Alana Leaks Bianka Lemos Dakota Livingston Aracelee Lopez Your Voice How do you want to be remembered 104 Sara Sulku 0I want to be remembered as funny and helpful and really nice to everyone because I feel like they are really good characteristics in a person 1 Emanuel Rouson 0I want to be remembered as the guy who can always make you laugh 1
Callista Hopkins  Jacquez Howard  Reena Howard  Anthony Hudson  Bra onnah Hyman  Mihailo Ilic  Justin Irvin  Javoras Jacks...
Edwin Lora Gonzalez Brianna Louison Beach Shu Ruei Lu Nicholas Lynch Nykisha Macon Bruce Maddux Mia Maldonado Perez Vivian Manon Albert Manuel Mauricio Manzo Shandon Marquez Connor Mason Angel May Vanquan McClendon Bre Asia McCutchin Yesenia McDonald Mahogany McKeever Roshaun McNeil Kevin Melendez Caleb Merchant James David Merck Nathan Minnerly Natasha Miskic Dontae Mitchell Zakkary Moessinger Zhanarria Mohogany Francoise Moise Ryan Molina Deja Waters 0I want to be remembered as a sweetheart Someone who was really kind to her peers and teachers 1 Natacha Olivero 0I want to be remembered as the girl who everybody knew would make it 1 105
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106 Gilson Monteiro Da izahne Moore Keonda Moore Javon Moorer Nicolas Morrow Angel Moss Jonathan Myers Mika Myers Kyle Myott Nikiyah Neal Preshious Neal Porter Nelson Jade Nelson Williams Terrell Nettles Dylan Neuberger Toan Nguyen Timothy Nixon Christopher O connor Aidan O dowd Melody Olivero Natacha Olivero Taylor Ortego Michelle Parkes Austin Pavese Morris Peak Ah Med Perry Markeysia Pleasant Jermaine Poole Pierce Powell Justin Price Re ah Prince Juan Pulliam Jonathan Quach Prestin Ramirez Isabel Rask Psaveon Reaves Shemar Reid Terrence Reid Mia Richardson Raymond Richardson Trey Richmond Cameron Riddick
106  Gilson Monteiro  Da izahne Moore  Keonda Moore  Javon Moorer  Nicolas Morrow  Angel Moss  Jonathan Myers  Mika Myers ...
Rachel Riiska Kiara Rivera Zacchariah Roland Camila Romero Ava Rose Diana Rosenthal Emanuel Rouson Andre Rowe London Rucker Jonathan Ruefle Torrence Ruffin Jr Tobias Ryckis Anarra Sadiki Mohamed Saidi Marcellus Scantling Najsir Scott Haley Scotti Ian Sharpe Dorian Sheeley Jakob Shepherd Lucas Sheridon Samuel Shriver Alyssa Sims Gabrielle Sliwoski Daniel Small Michael Smarr Kiarra Smith Paris Smith Sage Smith Willie Smith Samuel Stewart Daja Sutton Connor Syron Christian Tanen Sasha Taylor Jeremy Texel Cristin Thomas Derrick Thomas Zackery Thomas Jason Tomascik Eli Trippi Jenesis Tucker 107
Rachel Riiska  Kiara Rivera  Zacchariah Roland  Camila Romero  Ava Rose  Diana Rosenthal  Emanuel Rouson  Andre Rowe  Lond...
108 Joshua Valenti Linzhen Wang Ke Aundrix Ware Deja Waters Jaleel Watson Williams Amir Watts Latraveia Wells Trevor Wells Michael Wesley Jalen White Rakeesh Wideman Seannace Wilkins Benjamin Willett Jack Willett 1 2 3 4
108  Joshua Valenti  Linzhen Wang  Ke Aundrix Ware  Deja Waters  Jaleel Watson-Williams  Amir Watts  Latraveia Wells  Trev...
Alex Williams Amar Williams Arellia Williams Caleb Williams Charon Williams Shamar Williams Chase Wilson Kevin Wong Lion Wood David Woods Everette Worley Jamel Wright Aniyah Willis Jared Young Samir Ziad 6 5 1 Sophomore Jai Aisha Williams gets off the bus on Aug 18 2016 Williams started at 0 Lakewood in the CJAM program in 2015 I like coming to Lakewood for the CJAM 1 program because it helps me get to the point of being a professional news reporter 2 Williams said 2 Happy sophomore Prestin Ramirez walks through the halls of Lakewood in August 3 Sophomores Mauricio Manzo and Samantha Hoover laugh together as they get off the bus 4 At the start of an early school day sophomore Paris Smith gets off the bus and heads to his first class 5 Cheerleader and sophomore Anarra Sadiki practices her toe touch jump after 7 school 6 Sophomores Emily Flake left Timothy Becker Taylor Ortego and Maria Gironda gather to eat lunch after their first semester exams on Dec 13 2016 GISSELLE ZAYAS SNN 7 Sophomores Nathan Minnerly jumps on Nathan Hamilton s back during lunch on 0 Dec 13 2016 GISSELLE ZAYAS SNN 109
Alex Williams  Amar Williams  Arellia Williams  Caleb Williams  Charon Williams  Shamar Williams  Chase Wilson  Kevin Wong...
FRESHMEN 1 2 1 A group of freshman gather on the Lakewood football field during first semester exam week KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 2 From left Vianna Nguyen and Yesleni Chico Gil hang out in the CAT building on Dec 14 2016 during exam week CHRISTOPHER VELGAKIS BLANCK SNN 3 A group of freshman gather during lunch break KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 4 From left freshman Essex Potts Mackinnon Walzer and Vianna Nguyen gather together on class color day during Homecoming week JORDAN POMPEY SNN 0 0 4 110 3
FRESHMEN  1  2  1. A group of freshman gather on the Lakewood football field during first semester exam week.  KEYONT E HO...
Cameron Acklin Marques Alexander Jubria Allen Daija Almodovar Cameron Althaus Jamarkus Anderson Zachary Anderson Ruby Avila Soto Faith Bailey Carlinea Barney Abigail Barrett Andrew Belice Kazana Bennett John Binkley Heaven Blackmen Kynara Bogle Logan Bowers Elijah Brady Amiya Brinson Chevon Bromfield Bryce Brown Danyelle Brown Jaden Brown Jordan Brown Jwan Brown Ladarius Brown Mikayla Brown Tavia Brown Tricianna Brown Tanekoe Bryant Daniel Bryson Breniah Burnett Malik Byrd Jacob Bystrycki Darian Cahilig Bradford Cameron Davario Campbell Ryan Campisi De shaun Canada Emerson Canete Elizabeth Carberry Terache Carter 111
Cameron Acklin  Marques Alexander  Jubria Allen  Daija Almodovar  Cameron Althaus  Jamarkus Anderson  Zachary Anderson  Ru...
112 Joseph Caruso Younss Chajar Tatyana Charles Anri ya Chavous Aubray Chevannes Yesleni Chico Gil Rodrick Christian Sa mauri Church Dylan Clark Kawayne Clark Zamirria Cobb Aidan Cody Kendric Collins Carlos Cornejo Nicole Costello Semaj Coston Cora Covington Desmond Cumberbatch Jasmine D addario Damien Daniels Nicholas Darnell Jacquezha Davis Keondrick Davis Nahkee Davis Tara Davis Taylor Davis Keasia Dawson Shemar Dean Merrek Debolt Vilmar Demenjon Katelin Demers Miles Dixon Sorayah Douglass Aaliyah Dudley Moses Duncan Earvin Ealy Everett Earle Kizemmie Edwards Chaddon Ellis Aviano Estro Keondre Fordham Jamanson Fremond
112  Joseph Caruso  Younss Chajar  Tatyana Charles  Anri ya Chavous  Aubray Chevannes  Yesleni Chico Gil  Rodrick Christia...
Meghan Friedman Marcus Furlow Reina Gamble Alexandria Garcia Dara Garcia Trinity Garrett Eric Gass Charity Gaston Ian Gavern Antonio Gayoso Jr Scott Germak Joseph Gottschalk Joshua Gray Armani Grayson Nahshua Griffin Erjo Guce Faith Guimares Edris Guitard Sierra Haas Henry Haight Alonzo Harris Jakayla Harris Christopher Hatzilias Keyon Hayes Mario Heatly Benjamin Heggy Xiomara Hernandez Robert Hickey Mason Hockensmith Aaron Holmes Maximos Homhaun Ernest Houston Dean Hudson Wesley Hudson Cecelia Hurley Hesham Ibrahim Layla Ingalls Kevin Insaly Charles Jackson Charlie Jackson Elijah Jackson Ja ree Jackson 113
Meghan Friedman  Marcus Furlow  Reina Gamble  Alexandria Garcia  Dara Garcia  Trinity Garrett  Eric Gass  Charity Gaston  ...
114 Jacari Jackson Avery Johnson Bianca Johnson Tavian Johnson Alexander Jones Asianaria Jones Breanna Jones Rodney Jones William Joyce Zachary Kappitt Thomas Kaschkadajew Eric Killins Hailey Kowzan Eneda Kulla Brian Lach Angel Laclaustra Jalen Lake Cheryl Land Augustine Langer Travon Lanier Irvin Lawrence Jonathan Lawrence Apollo Leavy Michael Lee Taniya Lee Eriyona Letthand Johnquez Lewis Hunter Lovec Bruce Lovett Carter Lynch Patrick Mac Nicholas Madole Damian Maharana Madison Manke Jade Marks
114  Jacari Jackson  Avery Johnson  Bianca Johnson  Tavian Johnson  Alexander Jones  Asianaria Jones  Breanna Jones  Rodne...
Dominic Marone Taylor Marshall Demetrio Martin Kyla Martin Monica Maxey Avion Maybell Aaliyah Mays Simon McCray Tayvon McNair Anthony Means Davon Miller Justin Miller Caleb Mitchell Jaylen Mitchell Talib Moran Charles Moss Deiondrick Moultrie Hunter Neal Tristan Nelson Benjamin Nguyen Ethan Nguyen Vianna Nguyen Aidan Nichols Michael Noble Jeandro Nodal Kayla Oates Seyvion Owens Gavin Pagan Your Voice What was your favorite and least favorite thing about freshman year Margo Sim Henry Haight 0Probably the pep rallies They1re fun My least favorite thing is waking up earlier for high school I used to wake up at 7 a m Now I wake up at 5 45 2 0Being with my friends and goofing off together between and during classes I know them from middle school 3 I have physics first period so waking up early doesn1t help me learn a lot in that area 2 Benjamin Nguyen 0The fact that we get a relaxed schedule 3 and that you can eat wherever you want and the flexibility that you can work ahead and turn in some assignments late My least favorite thing is when you break your tablet and Mr Zulli threatens to throw you off the Skyway Bridge 2 115
Dominic Marone  Taylor Marshall  Demetrio Martin  Kyla Martin  Monica Maxey  Avion Maybell  Aaliyah Mays  Simon McCray  Ta...
116 Rajat Patwari Austyn Pickens Tyson Plumlee Matthew Poole Brandon Poruba Stephe Essex Potts Taliyah Powell Ethan Price Cannon Quinn Gabriel Ramos Julianna Raymond Maxwell Reynolds Noah Reynolds Caleb Richardson Trevon Riggins Cierra Riley Ivan Rimoli Michael Rivera Tyler Rivera Austin Roberts Malaki Roberts Cedarion Robinson Ronzeire Robinson Theron Robinson Har India Ross Jared Rouson William Royals Zykerria Sands Nayelee Santos Xan Santos Justine Saylor Angela Scheifla Jake Schultz Alyssa Scites Nazarena Scott Isaiah Sheeley Taniea Sherrod Evan Sill Margaret Sim Felix Skenderaj Antoiniya Smith Eric Smith
116  Rajat Patwari  Austyn Pickens  Tyson Plumlee  Matthew Poole  Brandon Poruba-Stephe  Essex Potts  Taliyah Powell  Etha...
Jakob Smith Gregory Spann Nichole Spence Jai Stewart Barnes Nicklaus Stoddard Reese Stowell Duane Sutton Candace Talanay Brittany Thomas Corinthian Thompson Simon Tran Regan Turner Ryan Turri Nathaniel Underwood Truong Van Ta Nasar Vaughn Flavio Velecela Jamel Walker Mackinnon Walzer David Washington Erianna Watkins Dasani Watson Shawn Watts Christopher Wessel Anna Wetzel Ariyana Williams Johnnay Williams Ladashyanna Williams Malik Williams Zion Williams Tiaunna Wilson Zachary Wiseman Justin Woodyard Justin Yearwood Sincere Young Mounir Ziad 117
Jakob Smith  Gregory Spann  Nichole Spence  Jai Stewart-Barnes  Nicklaus Stoddard  Reese Stowell  Duane Sutton  Candace Ta...
FACULTY STAFF Peter Oberg Susan Alvaro Ste0Phan Lane Laura Mudd Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Erin Savage Principal 118 Cheri Ashwood Lyndy Compas Orange Kevin Harper Cathy Heatly Kaydianne Jackson Beverly Mitchell Brown Carla Alvarado Tiffany Bailey Justin Bending Chris Borg Natalie Bostic Milton Bostic III Sheila Culbreth Nykisha Davis Erika Dickerson Paul Dickman Chandra Dillard Michael Dolhancryk Robert Elijah Ryan Frewin Kenitha Gammage
FACULTY   STAFF  Peter Oberg  Susan Alvaro  Ste0Phan Lane  Laura Mudd  Assistant Principal  Assistant Principal  Assistant...
Jayce Ganchou Keri Gartland Harry Glover Kimberly Griffin Lydia Harless Angela Hawkins Morvin Henry Jessica Herring Bruce Hewitt Amanda Hires Andrew Holzbog Kevin Hutcherson Milisa Ismail Hussein Brenda Jackson Sharyn Jacob Diana Keller Michael Kernodle Christopher King James Kostka Laura Lake Anthony Lawrence Joseph Lippitt Veirette Lundin Wendy McGovern Jacob Merrett Erika Miller Michael Mims Phillip Muszynski Anna Neal Jason Ness Amy Norden Vanessa Oduah Melissa Ostrowski Jennifer Pacowta Jason Padgett Thomas Penkethman Helen Phillips Derrick Pollock Kate Pope Jasanne Reese Darlene Rhodes Kayla Rodak 119
Jayce Ganchou  Keri Gartland  Harry Glover  Kimberly Griffin  Lydia Harless  Angela Hawkins  Morvin Henry  Jessica Herring...
120 Leslie Roles Dianne Roth Lina Salem Linda Santiago Ronald Schnell Marianne Seay Linda Smith Marjorie Smith Anthony Snead Syreta Snead Alison Srinivasa Alecia Stephenson Hattie Stokes Dancil Robert Tencza Kathleen Tobin John Toronski Necole Tunsil Larry West Victor Williams Stuart Wilmarth Kathy Zambrano Scott Barnum Lerric Boyd John Darby Greg Hinton Yoslyn Thomas Vincent Canty Shirley Jordan Kaylnn Reed Austin Simmons
120  Leslie Roles  Dianne Roth  Lina Salem  Linda Santiago  Ronald Schnell  Marianne Seay  Linda Smith  Marjorie Smith  An...
My Story Diana Keller She once sailed the oceans visiting more than 100 countries but now she deals with equations and formulas By RACHEL BROWN Alpha Omega hen most people think of sailors they think of someone who relaxes on a boat goes on the water and enjoys life Math teacher Diana Keller wasn0t that type of sailor Keller was a merchant sailor meaning she sailed on a cargo ship delivering grain for the World Food Organization Keller said being a merchant sailor was an adventure From 1989 2004 she sailed to more than 100 countries including Iceland South Africa and Kenya 1My favorite place was South Africa because it0s really diverse 2 Keller said 1It has everything 2 As a merchant sailor Keller said she got paid much more than what she0s paid now She said she misses the life because she loved the memories that were made but she quit the job because she had a 1scary encounter 2 During a stopover in Kenya right after 9 11 Keller was in a cab that drove through a pro Taliban rally 1They were burning flags and once they saw me they all rioted toward me 2 Keller said The rioters began to beat on the cab window 1I was scared beyond words 2 she said Keller said she0s always felt safe traveling around the world until that experience After that Keller decided to go into teaching so she left the ships and went back to school for two years to get her degree 1I couldn0t figure out what else to do 2 she said She said during her adventures around the world she saw children in Africa who didn0t get an education and it inspired her to become a teacher 1It made me realize how stinking lucky we are 2 she said W 1 Diana Keller stands on a balcony in Riga Latvia Before teaching Keller worked on a merchant ship to deliver grains and other materials to Latvia for the World Food Organization in 2001 Railcars took the grain into the Soviet Union 0Being a merchant sailor broke barriers It wasn1t something many women did 2 Keller said 2 Diana Keller stands at the Panama Canal in 2000 Keller was heading to San Francisco to deliver grain and pick up sugar Keller and her crew then took the sugar to East Africa 0It was a very unexpected job If you told me in high school that I was going to be doing this I1d say you were out of your mind 2 Keller said 3 Math teacher Diana Keller assists senior Makyah Riggins during seventh period Algebra 2 class RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA MERCHANT TO MATHEMATICIAN Math teacher Diana Keller laughs with junior Stanley Moise during her seventh period Algebra 2 class Keller originally worked for 15 years as a merchant sailor and travelled to over 100 countries RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 1 2 3 121
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KNIGHTS OF THE CHESS TABLE Sophomore Cuodi Cromartie plays chess after school on Nov 2 2016 during a chess club meet up The club meets every Wednesday from 2 4 p m in math teacher Thomas Penkethman s room SHADINE HENRY ALPHA OMEGA 0 123
KNIGHTS OF THE CHESS TABLE Sophomore Cuodi Cromartie plays chess after school on Nov. 2, 2016 during a chess club meet-up....
SOUL OF THE SOUTH The marching band includes Zaria Anderson Faith Bailey Keasia Bell Valarie Bertram Mya Bohlander Sean Brodney De shaun Canada Kawayne Clark Shemar Dean Desirae DeFazio Katelin Demers Miles Dixon Michael Dodge Sherry Dunaway Tobin Frazier Ernest Fuller Edward Giese Cortrice Grimsley Sierra Haas Ernest Houston Miguel Jackson Aleena Jones David Keister Yatasia King Jalen Lake Apollo Leavy Johnny Liles DaQuan Maybell Edmond McCloud James Merck Caleb Mitchell Francoise Stephane Moise Ethan Price Prestin Ramirez Malaki Roberts Anna Robertson Naomi Robinson Matthew Sala Harry Sauers Daniel Small Dasani Watson Jack Willett Latana Williams and Jared Young 124
SOUL OF THE SOUTH The marching band includes  Zaria Anderson, Faith Bailey, Keasia Bell, Valarie Bertram, Mya Bohlander, S...
Spartans march to the beat T he marching band includes 50 musically inclined students who represent Lakewood everywhere they perform You may see and hear the Lakewood marching band at the home football games and pep rallies getting the students crowd and players hyped In addition to school events the marching band also plays at parades and the East West Shrine Game The band performed at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade and the Pinellas Park Christmas parade 0My favorite event was performing at the East West Shrine Game at the Trop It was very exciting 1 drum major Jack Willett said The band also performed at the Music Performance Assessment where they got an overall band grade of Excellent 0The season went very well We got good MPA scores and I2m very proud of the band2s academics 1 band director Michael Kernodle said In the years to come the band looks forward to growing in size and talent 0I believe there is a great deal of students that aren2t in band that could benefit 1 Kernodle said MALKOLM BELFOR ALPHA OMEGA Youngsters lead the way Two standout sophomores were the drum majors for Lakewood0s Soul of the South Marching Band By ALEXIS CRAWFORD SNN Staff Writer F ans still heard the same sounds from Lakewood2s Soul of the South Marching Band this football season 3 the banging of the drum line the clanging of the cymbals the horns blaring but this year something was a little different the drum majors were just sophomores 0They2re a little young 4 usually drum majors are juniors or seniors but they had the right leadership skills so they made the cut to be a drum major this year 1 band director Michael Kernodle said The drum majors were Miguel Jackson and Jack Willett Kernodle said he chose them because they have the 0total package 1 They are able to conduct read music and interpret it for other people 0I feel proud to lead the band this year because it2s just one of those things that not too many people get the opportunity to do 1 Willett said Willett said drum majors have quite a bit of authority 0When I2m not here they have to pretty much run the band So they2re I guess mini mes 1 Kernodle said 0I like being drum major because I like being the face of the band 1 Willett said This year the band emphasized musicianship and discipline The drum majors trained to get better not just physical training like running and exercise but mental training 0It2s just a lot of dedication and if your mind isn2t right then it2s not the right position for you 1 said Willett who started playing the trumpet in sixth grade Jackson who used to play the trombone for three years said that he misses playing because he is way better than he was last year 0I started playing the trombone because when you see a marching band the trombones are usually at the front and I just love the sound that they make when they are out front because if you get 20 trombones together it sounds beautiful 1 Jackson said The band had 50 plus members this year and according to Kernodle got better and better 0Musically they2re getting stronger which is important they concentrate more on sound than numbers Our band is a big family 1 he said 125
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NHS The National Honor Society includes Front Row Jack Tanski Ethan Smith Ethan Myott Nikhil Sharma Michael Froid and Andrew Carvill Second Row Samuel Chiang Ethan Curtis Zach Blair Andrews Carson Hamel Raymond Wong Kevin Lai Kyle Babka Cameron Bernard D asia Hobbs Hannah McAuliffe Katie McGilvery Reese Epright Ja Cara Edwards Zahra Barrow and Jomiecia Griffin Third Row Kevin Rose William James Justin Walker Zachary Coburn Connell Murch Connor Voigt Karianne Kapfer Anne Evans Sarah Nouri Victoria Hadley Meghan Greene and Matthew Hamilton Fourth Row Anthony Gruber Ali Abusulb David Douglas Sean Brodney Alexis Garcia Jacob Bemo Charlie Langer Sean Donnelly Robert Carroll Joshua Irvin Dahmaris Duarte Alexis Crawford Paris McDougle and Veronica Sierra Fifth Row Brian Giese Rachel Brown Sabrina Severino Leth Ena Salkicic Michelle Rodriguez Adriana Nazarko Hannah Blevins Kennan Karic William Shedden Kurban Ali Michael Giskin and Gage Sill Sixth Row Nikola Ziza Joshua Saldarriaga Matthew Dickens Jakob Shirley Caylee Wilson Joseph LeMay Molly Pope John Shafer Connor Friel Daniel Denison Patrick Inglesby Albi Agolli James Torres and Anthony Robinson Seventh Row Kessler Jones Leah Lepore Kendal Wood Jahaziel Alonso Piper Babka Karen Kloske Sabrina Chisari and Jorden Pompey 0 0 126 President Vice President Treasurer Ethan Myott Nikhil Sharma Michael Froid Historian Parlamentarian Secretary Andrew Carvill Ethan Smith Jack Tanski
NHS  The National Honor Society includes, Front Row  Jack Tanski, Ethan Smith, Ethan Myott, Nikhil Sharma, Michael Froid, ...
National Honor Society recognizes students for academic excellence This year 61 students were inducted into the National Honor Society which focuses on leadership character and scholarship By KIMESHA WILLIAMS Alpha Omega S eniors and underclassmen walked down the aisle holding candles at the National Honor Society induction ceremony in the Lakewood High School auditorium on Oct 25 2016 There were 61 members inducted at the ceremony and a total of 100 members in the club Lakewood0s NHS recognizes academic excellence among students and encourages members to apply their unique talents and potential to help others This club helps students to socialize and volunteer in the community Volunteer service includes community organizations church events and also school events 1National Honor Society provides a good opportunity for me to give back to the community and help students to reach a high academic success 2 treasurer Michael Froid said NHS meetings are held in the CAT auditorium every other Tuesday Each member has to contribute 40 dues to help pay for events that are planned by the club To qualify for NHS students must have a 3 0 GPA unweighted and a 3 5 weighted They must also demonstrate scholarship leadership service and character Twenty service hours are required each semester Music teacher and sponsor Jacob Merrett wanted to be a sponsor so he could bring his talent to the table and also work with students who are not in his classes 1I was also the president of the NHS club in high school which also motivated me to be a sponsor 2 Merrett said Students said they enjoy being in NHS because they get to help people with community events A group of students always volunteers at Snowfest an annual holiday event where the city brings in tons of snow at North Straub Park in St Petersburg the first week of December Activities include a kiddie toboggan slide art tent karaoke moonwalks giant slide ice skating etc 1I wanted to participate in community service and wanted to be more involved in the system as a whole 2 secretary Jack Tanski said 1 2 Above From left Leslie Morales Rachel Riiska Taylor Ortego Emily Flake Timothy Santora Julia Bernhart and Michael Dodge stand on stage in the Lakewood auditorium during the NHS induction ceremony on Oct 25 2016 61 new members were inducted into the society this school year CAMILA CHERONE ALPHA OMEGA 1 NHS president Ethan Myott gives a speech at the podium during the induction ceremony on Oct 25 2016 CAMILA CHERONE ALPHA OMEGA 2 Members of NHS hold candles among the rows of the Lakewood auditorium during their induction ceremony on Oct 25 2016 New members were inducted that evening making the total number of members 100 CAMILA CHERONE ALPHA OMEGA 127
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It1s all about networking1 0 Future Business Leaders of America gives students skills they will find applicable in whatever career they choose By SHADINE HENRY Alpha Omega T he FBLA chapter at Lakewood is the largest in Pinellas County with 330 kids Senior Will Shedden is one of them He has been in the club for four years and is co president this year He says he has learned how to grow as a leader as well as gained speaking skills from FBLA In fact his favorite FBLA memory was last year when he gave a speech in front of 40 000 people 0Knowing you can give a speech in front of so many people is a pretty good feeling 1 he said Computer teacher Chris Borg who has sponsored the club for 14 years said FBLA is 0all about networking 1 FBLA members get 0leadership skills confidence and travel opportunities 1 he said One of the FBLA fundraising ventures is selling slushies Club members sell them every day by Borg2s classroom across from B wing during lunch They use the money for travel fees The highlights of the year are the Fall Rally in late October and the competitions which start in January Students compete in different categories and take tests and do presentations on different subjects If they place well at districts they move on to states and then nationals Last summer in June 33 students went to Atlanta Ga to attend the national conference and competition They returned home with five national winners Of the five junior William Kline did the best placing third in introduction to financial math 0It feels good because I know I worked hard especially at nationals 1 he said 0I studied hard and focused on what I got wrong at states and I feel like my hard work has paid off 1 Junior Carson Hamel who went to nationals his freshman year said his favorite part of FBLA is 0state and nationals hanging out with friends and meeting new people1 0One year we had about 30 people playing spoons in the hotel hallway it was a lot of fun 1 he said The club meets Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch in the CAT auditorium Borg English teacher Ronald Schnell and health teacher Erika Miller are the sponsors Junior Nathan Hamilton shakes hands with FBLA club sponsor Christopher Borg during the FBLA conference on Jan 20 Students on stage at the conference were given a medals by their sponsors 129
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Lakewood students give back in large numbers Key Club does projects around the city under club sponsors Jennifer Pacowta and Justin Bending0s guidance By LESTER CABEY Alpha Omega K ey Club a service club at Lakewood High School gives back to the community by helping build houses giving to the homeless doing beach and park clean ups and volunteering at the Christmas parade 0I joined Key Club last year saw a poster for it and friends joined and I wanted to get more involved I enjoyed the concept of helping 1 junior Will James said The sponsors are chemistry teacher Jennifer Pacowta and biology teacher Justin Bending There are 70 members and they meet on Thursdays in the Center for Advanced Technologies auditorium They also have officer meetings on Wednesdays in Pacowta2s classroom Eight members planned to go to the Florida Key Club District Education and Leadership Conference DCON from March 30 April 2 in Orlando Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students It is a student led organization that teaches leadership through services to others 0It2s a great organization It develops student leadership and gives students opportunities to give back to the community 1 Pactowa said 1 6 1 Senior Karianne Kapfer and junior Raymond Wong look at designs on Wong s phone while Kapfer draws a Valentine s Day card on Feb 2 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 2 Club sponsor Justin Bending helps out the Key Club by carrying dead branches in a wheelbarrow on Jan 30 TONY RENGIFO SNN 3 From left senior Joseph LeMay junior Paris McDougle and senior Sean Donnelly walk through the parking lot of Archibald Beach Park on Oct 2 2016 The Key Club members walked the beach to collect trash KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 4 Club sponsor Justin Bending instructs Key Club members on how to paint benches on Sept 16 2016 ANARRA SADIKI ALPHA OMEGA 5 Junior Destiney Waters creates a donut themed Valentine s Day card during the Key Club meeting on Feb 2 The members were tasked with creating cards to be delivered to teachers for Valentine s Day KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 6 The Key Club members begin repainting the school picnic benches on Sept 6 2016 ANARRA SADIKI ALPHA OMEGA 7 Sophomore Mika Myers poses with her bear themed Valentine s Day card Myers created the card during the Key Club meeting on Feb 2 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 130 7
Lakewood students give back in large numbers Key Club does projects around the city under club sponsors Jennifer Pacowta a...
2 3 4 5 KEY CLUB The Key Club includes first Row secretary Gisselle Zayas president Caylee Wilson club sponsor Jennifer Pacowta vice president William James treasurer Zach Blair Andrews and bulletin editor Destiney Waters Second Row Jonathon Yearwood Wesley Hudson Karianne Kapfer Katie McGilvery Connell Murch Connor Voigt D Asia Hobbs Cecelia Hurley and Cora Covington Third Row Anne Evans Sabrina Chisari Aleena Jones Alexis Crawford Azure Brown Sanjulo King Justine Saylor Tiarah Johnson Alyssa Scites and Deja Waters Fourth Row Jack Tanski Zahra Barrows Zolo Danaa Daniel Jairam Ian Sharpe Mika Myers Patrick Jordan Matthew Dickens Sean Donnelly Deonnie Brown and Tony Rengifo Fifth Row Kevin Rose Samuel Chiang Ethan Curtis Kyle Babka Sunny Parvataneni Johnny Shafer Joseph LeMay Jake Shirley Robert Carroll D Asia Waters Paris McDougle and Soryah Douglass Sixth Row Franco Torres Michael Shafer Kelvin Stuck Alexis Chase Aniyah Willis Piper Babka Amy Singh Jahaziel Alonso Kendal Wood Raymond Wong and Jiana Johnson Seventh Row Cleo Mitchell 0 0 131
2  3  4  5  KEY CLUB The Key Club includes, first Row  secretary Gisselle Zayas, president Caylee Wilson, club sponsor Jen...
ACADEMIC TEAM T his year the Academic Team tied for second place on Feb 2 out of 16 high schools in the county match Lakewood tied with East Lake High and the Spartans then moved on to the district match on Feb 15 That match was at the Largo Administration building in the school0s conference room They divided the 16 teams into three different rooms and in the first round Lakewood ended with 61 points and advanced to the final six In the end Largo High won the district championship Lakewood got second 1They didn0t beat us with knowledge they beat us by the buzzer 2 said math teacher Laura Lake who co coaches the team along with social studies teacher Jessica Heiser 1We did really well this year We did amazing at district and in general 2 said Adriana Narzarko who described being on the team as 1somewhat like Jeopardy 2 Along with Nazarko the team included seniors Michael Froid Sean Brodney and Ethan Smith DIANA ROSENTHAL and ANGEL LACLAUSTRA SNN The Academic Team includes first row William Kline Michael Froid Nikhil Sharma and Adriana Nazarko Second Row Matthew Sala Anthony Gruber Kevin Lai Jomiecia Griffin and Sean Brodney Third Row Ethan Smith Tiarah Johnson and Naseem Evans MU ALPHA THETA M u Alpha Theta is for students who are in Algebra 2 or above and have a 3 0 GPA overall Algebra 2 teacher Diana Keller is the Mu Alpha Theta club sponsor The club has 13 members and meets on Fridays during lunch in her room The members pay dues and do fundraisers to help them with competitions that are put on by the National Mu Alpha Theta organization Students in the club get volunteer hours by tutoring their classmates in the after school Extended Learning Program RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA 132 Mu Alpha Theta includes first row Ethan Smith Adriana Nazarko Nikhil Sharma and William Kline Second Row Kevin Lai Nathan Hamilton Elaine Danielson Paris McDougle and Azure Brown
ACADEMIC TEAM  T  his year the Academic Team tied for second place on Feb. 2 out of 16 high schools in the county match. L...
SPANISH HONORS S panish Honor Society is dedicated to Spanish excellence interest in the language and service to the community All members of the club have to be in Spanish 3 or higher and be enrolled in a Spanish course Honor society members join together in an effort to learn more about Spanish heritage to speak the language better and to bond with other students who have their same interest 1I joined the club to help me with Spanish so that I will be able to speak it outside of school 2 sophomore Lauryn Latimer said The honor society meets once a month to discuss upcoming events These events include numerous field trips different community service projects and Spanish competitions The club went to SPIFFS and the Salvador Dali Museum participated in a holiday canned food drive and Spanish Honor Society includes first row Club sponsor Linda Santiago Ena Salkicic Sabrina Severino Adriana Nazarko Michelle Rodriguez Dahmaris Duarte Elaine Danielson and Kevin Lai Second Row William Kline Ali Abusulb Alexis Garcia Hannah Blevins Camila Cheron Lauryn Latimer Zahra Barrow Sarah Nouri Third Row Caitlin Hays Aidan O Dowd Franco Torres Tatiana Cheves Isabel Rask Emily Henegar Merrick Buettner Carson Hamel Stefan Mason and Jahaziel Alonso Fourth Row Sara Sulku Femke Brasser Reena Howard Natasha Miskic Alexis Crawford Paris McDougle Veronica Sierra Geormy Andrade 0 competed in Conferencia These different activities help the students open their eyes to the Spanish language and the culture 1Each field trip we go to shows us the history of that country and traditions 2 junior and secretary of Spanish Honor Society Dahmaris Duarte said 1Spanish Honor Society has widened my knowledge of other Latin cultures 2 These activities aren0t their only outlet to learn more about Spanish though They also have a caring outgoing and knowledgeable sponsor in Spanish teacher Linda Santiago who has led the honor society for about four years 1I decided to be the sponsor for Spanish Honor Society because I enjoy working one on one with students and recognizing their accomplishments with the language 2 Santiago said MALKOM BELFOR ALPHA OMEGA SCIENCE HONORS cience Honor Society is for students who excel in science classes and want to connect topics they0ve learned to their community To become a member you must have a 3 0 GPA overall and a 3 5 in all science classes You must also be a junior or senior and take or have taken an upper level science course during those years Biology and AMSET teacher Justin Bending is the sponsor for Science Honor Society which has 11 members and meets when necessary in Bending0s room A203 The members get to wear a graduation cord for being in the club 1The club helps the students understand the importance of science involvement in the community 2 Bending said RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA Science Honor Society includes first row Zach Blair Andrews Jakob Shirley Adriana Nazarko Michelle Rodriguez and Nikhil Sharma Second Row Sean Donnelly Matthew Dickens Destiney Waters and Robert Carroll 133
SPANISH HONORS  S  panish Honor Society is dedicated to Spanish excellence, interest in the language, and service to the c...
DRAMA CLUB 1 2 Outgoing students fill the spacious auditorium as they eagerly wait for Drama Club sponsor Jacob Merrett to announce the cast for the spring musical at Lakewood High School This year0s production was Little Shop of Horrors about a florist who is manipulated into committing murder for his man eating plant The show was performed in the Lakewood auditorium on April 6 and 7 There are 30 members in Troupe 3001 and Merrett has been the sponsor for four years The club meets every other Thursday in the auditorium They put on plays but they also have some fun at their meetings by playing games reading other plays going over scripts and making props and costumes for their performances 1The thing I like most about Drama Club is the club is like a family You can open up to everyone and the members are very accepting During the plays I feel like I0m becoming a true character bonding with another person 2 sophomore Tim Santora said Members of the club also participate in events such as the District Thespian Festival in the first week of December At this event members make costumes do individuals events and perform songs The thespians won multiple superiors in the costume construction and dance categories Junior Kessler Jones competed in the costume construction category and received straight superiors a perfect score and the Critic0s Choice award Their one act play Kinder Care Academy also got straight superior ratings It was one of the four plays chosen to be performed at the state Thespian festival in March There are students that are very interested in the club and I want to make sure they have an opportunity to showcase their interests and talents Merrett said KIMESHA WILLIAMS ALPHA OMEGA 3 5 1 Seniors from left Ena Salkicic Linsey Slemp freshman Cheryl Land and junior Nahdarrian Lawton stand around sophomore Taylor Ortego during the one act play Kinder Care Academy on Nov 29 2016 NOORAN AL DILEAMY SNN 2 The Little Shop of Horrors cast set up walls around the Audrey II puppet during rehearsal on Jan 28 The cast set up the staging platforms measured the set spacing and organized props before practicing the first act of the musical until 3 p m KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 3 Sophomore Jason Tomascik center rehearses with senior Linsey Slemp junior Destiney Waters and sophomore Julia Bernhart during rehearsal on Jan 28 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 4 From left Junior Rachel Riiska Destiney Waters and sophomore Taylor Ortego sit on stage as they finish the first song of Act I VERONICA SIERRA SNN 5 The Drama club inlcudes front row Kessler Jones Ena Salkicic Jacqueline Cao Timothy Santora and Emily Flake Second row Linsey Slemp Destiney Waters Maria Gironda Anna Robertson and Desirae DeFazio Third row Jason Tomascik Jaleel Watson Williams Thomas Davis and Darin Debrestian 0 4 134
DRAMA CLUB  1  2  Outgoing students fill the spacious auditorium as they eagerly wait for Drama Club sponsor Jacob Merrett...
1 2 JAZZ COMBO All that jazz 3 Lakewood0s jazz combo learns the art of improvisation as it plays gigs across the county By VALARIE BERTRAM Alpha Omega S ix Lakewood High musicians took to the stage in Gulfport in October with a view of the gulf ahead of them They were performing in the Butch Thomas Jazz by the Bay concert to raise money for the jazz combo 1This year0s combo is great 3 They0re kind of continuing on the tradition of last year0s combo 2 band teacher Michael Kernodle said The combo plays gigs on its own as well as gigs at school and with the larger band Kernodle said it0s easier to work with the combo than the band because the combo is mobile The combo has six members while the band has over 20 members making it harder to move the members around This year the combo has played at the Dali Museum the Tampa Jazz Festival Jazz by the Bay and at the St Pete Country Club Currently the group is comprised of sophomore Erik Hempel on bass and juniors Michael Dodge on baritone sax Johnny Liles on trumpet Matt Sala who doubles on alto sax and guitar Edmond McCloud on drums and Jacob Golden on piano 1We do have musicians that sub in 2 Kernodle said McCloud said his favorite parts of being in the combo are the experiences of playing and improvising getting to travel and listening to other great jazz musicians To be a good jazz musician he said you have to not 1be scared to change the follow up Don t be scared to switch up the beat 2 McCloud said The group practices at least two times a week but each member practices every day at home 1That0s part of being a good musician 2 Kernodle said Kernodle said current combo members 4 and future members need to know scales listen to a ton of jazz and be ready for the opportunity to jump in 1Be ready at all times because you never know when somebody can move or somebody could drop out of the group And when those spots become available you want to take advantage of it 2 he said Kernodle said with a smaller group the members really can0t hide behind not knowing their music 1You first have to be strong and independent to be a part of the combo 2 Kernodle said According to Kernodle the jazz combo sent an audition tape and were chosen to play live at the Apollo They will be saving money now for the trip to New York in April of next year 4 5 1 Junior Johnny Liles practices his trumpet in the band room during school on Sept 14 2016 VALARIE BERTRAM ALPHA OMEGA 2 The jazz combo performs at the Jazz by the Bay festival in Gulfport on Oct 22 2016 VALARIE BERTRAM ALPHA OMEGA 3 Junior Jacob Golden practices the piano with the jazz combo on Sept 14 2016 VALARIE BERTRAM ALPHA OMEGA 4 The jazz combo practices together with teacher Michael Kernodle in the band room on Sept 14 2016 VALARIE BERTRAM ALPHA OMEGA 5 The jazz combo and Lakewood alumnus Kenneth Goolsby play at the Palladium Theater on Jan 8 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 135
1  2  JAZZ COMBO  All that jazz  3  Lakewood0s jazz combo learns the art of improvisation as it plays gigs across the coun...
GIRLS SERVICE LEAGUE G irls Service League is a club that does community service as well as service around the school 0I1m in it because community service is important and everyone should do it because it1s the right thing to do 2 Senior Hannah Blevins said The sponsor of the club is new algebra teacher Amanda Hires The club holds 15 20 members 0I do enjoy it helping people is good for the soul 2 Blevins said RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA The Girls Service League includes first row Destiney Waters Meghan Greene Victoria Hadley Azure Brown Second Row Club sponsor Amanda Hires Isabel Rask Karianne Kapfer Hannah Blevins and Alexis Crawford Third Row Marek Zebrowski Jomiecia Griffin Zahra Barrow and Tirah Johnson 5 000 ROLE MODELS T he purpose of the 5 000 Role Models club is to help young men stay on the right track history teacher Michael Mims said 0It1s a mentoring program to guide and direct to form these kids to young men 2 he said The 15 member club meets in Mims1 classroom C207 bi weekly on Wednesdays during lunch The club goes on field trips including this year to see ex Bucs coach Tony Dungy speak at Gibbs High School 0I believe it1s vital for me to witness and understand what it takes for me to be a well grown young man 2 sophomore Michael Wesley This year they also hope to raise enough money to go to a TEDx talk Entitled Re imagining Schools Mims said Mims has been the club sponsor for four years Many of the club members started in elementary school and stayed all the way to high school so when they finish this program they can become successful young citizens MALIK STEWART and TRAVIS JEANCHARLES ALPHA OMEGA 136 The 5 000 Role Models include first row Joshua Gray Sey vion Owens Avery Fuentes Wallace Neal Williams and Jorden Henderson Second row Club sponsor Kevin Harper Jwan Brown Micheal Hancock Lester Cabey Sanjulo King Deiondrick Moultire Darius Bailey and club sponsor Michael Mims 0
GIRLS SERVICE LEAGUE  G  irls Service League, is a club that does community service as well as service around the school. ...
HEALTH SQUAD T he Lakewood High School Health Squad is dedicated to fitness and well being Members of the squad need to have a minimum of a 2 5 GPA The club has about 30 members all dedicated to spreading healthy habits in the community The club works with All Children1s Hospital to become more knowledgeable They travel to All Children1s and sometimes they have guest speakers The club is sponsored by health teacher and sports trainer Erika Miller MALKOM BELFOR ALPHA OMEGA The Health Squad includes First Row D asia Meade Kyle Babka Cecelia Hurley Ilaisia Moore Jamesha Moorer Tynia Tillman and club sponsor Erika Miller Second Row Kendal Wood Cierra Lynch Alexis Garrett Gabriella Charles Shakera Thompson Eriyonna Letthand Hannah McAuliffe and Piper Babka Third Row Nick Skinner Takiyah Cainion Lauryn Latimer Kiara Rivera and Armani Adams Fourth Row Jamal Lyles Khalid Davis Ky Andre Moore Altanique Mond Rogers and D Asia Hobbs 0 0 0 ATHLETIC TRAINERS T hey sit on the sidelines but they are no mere spectators At all Lakewood High Schools sports you will find no game without its assigned trainer The student athletic trainers 0provide medical assistance for after school programs 2 teacher and certified athletic trainer Erika Miller said The 25 club members do various tasks for whatever sport they are in charge of including wrapping and icing players who are in need The members who are all first aid and CPR certified get to use what they1ve learned in the classroom and apply it in real life situations Being an athletic trainer 0gives us hands on experience for what we want to be in the future 2 sophomore Lauryn Latimer said SHADINE HENRY ALPHA OMEGA The Athletic Trainers include First Row Lauryn Latimer Jayda Watts Jamesha Moorer Tynia Tillman Kyle Babka Piper Babka and Athletic Trainer coach Erika Miller Second Row Leroy Robinson Gabriel Jackson Terrijana Moore Shakera Thompson Hannah McAuliffe Julie Tavares Ben Heggy and Kendal Wood Third Row Jamal Lyles Khalid Davis Takiyah Cainion Altanique Mond Rogers D Asia Hobbs Taylor McDonald and Canard Smith 0 137
HEALTH SQUAD  T  he Lakewood High School Health Squad is dedicated to fitness and well-being. Members of the squad need to...
DEBATE TEAM T he 10 members of the Lakewood High School debate team meet during lunch every Thursday in room C209 At each meeting students practice and get help with their speeches go over the agenda for the upcoming tournaments and have a good time Senior Michael Froid said he joined the debate team because he said he is interested in politics 0I1m interested in it to explore it My favorite moment is when I presented my speech on the legislature and bringing lesser known issues to light 2 he said Students in this club compete in different speech and debate events debating on topics such as drug policy and tax policy Each topic is different each time around New members are always accepted into the debate team which has been around since the 19801s Students get to learn real world skills that have real world applications debate coach Jessica Herring said The debate team includes first Row William Kiline Michael Froid William Shedden and Ethan Smith Second Row Jomiecia Griffin Sierra Haas Kevin Lai Kayla Oates and Sean Brodney 0It helps with research skills public skills and listening skills12 said Herring who has sponsored the debate team for five years 0Colleges love seeing it on college applications 2 The national competition for the National Catholic Forensic League is May 27 28 in Louisville Ky and the nationals for the National Speech and Debate Association is June 18 23 in Birmingham Ala Possibly going to nationals are Froid and senior William Shedden in the student congress debate and sophomore Billy Kline in the Lincoln Douglass debate D0MIAYA BULLOCK ALPHA OMEGA TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN R unning in a 5K serving food to the community donating or collecting money are common activities for the 40 students who are part of the Take Stock in Children club The club is made up of students who have the 0Take Stock in Children2 Scholarship given by the Pinellas County Education Foundation To stay in the club students must have good grades and attendance 0I love the idea that students are giving back to their community 2 club sponsor Linda Santiago said All the members have a mentor The club gets together three times a semester once to do volunteer work and the other two to see each other and talk about their grades or activities Diante Henry is a leader in the club and helps Santiago make the calendar of activities Henry 138 Take Stock in Children includes first row Katie McGilvery Lauryn Latimer Dahmaris Duarte Diante Henry Zahra Barrow and club sponsor Linda Santiago Second Row Kiara Rivera Timothy Santora Tatiana Cheves Alexis Garcia Torrence Ruffin Tonni Cagnolatti and Tyrese Hurst Third Row Gabriel Ramos Jalen Rogers Mohamed Saidi Justin Woodyard Aubray Chevannes and Shamar Williams Fourth Row Eneda Kulla Naseem Hamed D Asia Waters Jarvis Kellogg and Erik Hill 0 0 like the other members of the club said he is going to use the money to pay for his books in college He said he likes to do the volunteer work because it makes him feel good 0You help others and you don1t feel obligated to do it 2 Henry said Also helping out with the club are guidance counselor Dr Kaydianne Jackson volunteer coordinator Marianne Seay and academic advisor Sherry Wert CAMILA CHERONE ALPHA OMEGA
DEBATE TEAM  T  he 10 members of the Lakewood High School debate team meet during lunch every Thursday in room C209. At ea...
CHESS CLUB 1 Sophomore Duke Becker Laforest and junior Charles Van Middlesworth play chess and listen to music during chess club on Nov 2 Van Middlesworth likes the club because he likes to work my brain and the opportunity to play against others It s a cool place to play and get destroyed once in a while SHADINE HENRY ALPHA OMEGA 2 Lakewood s chess club is sponsored by math teacher Thomas Penkethman They meet every Wednesday from 2 4 p m in Penkethman s room to listen to music talk and play chess SHADINE HENRY ALPHA OMEGA 1 0 2 0 ROOKIES MOVE ROOKS The chess club includes from Left Daniel Small Israel Graveran Kevin Lai Zackary Armstrong Hallock Cuodi Cromartie Timothy Duke Becker Laforest and Seannace Wilkins 1 2 0 Checkmate Each week chess Club members gather in teacher Thomas Penkethman0s classroom for a relaxing game of strategy J azz music plays in the background as three students sit around a table after school in calculus teacher Thomas Penkethman1s classroom They rarely speak and their eyes never leave the chess board for long Their hands linger above it pondering the next move This is the usual sight that can be found every Wednesday from 2 4 p m in Penkethman1s class Members of the club join for similar reasons 0To work my brain And the opportunity to play against others 2 club member and junior Charles Van Middlesworth said This is Penkethman1s first year sponsoring the 10 member club There is no required attendance Kids come and play whenever they want 0It1s a way to relax 2 Penkethman said 0It does build strategic and logical thinking Other than that it1s just fun 2 SHADINE HENRY ALPHA OMEGA 1 2 139
CHESS CLUB  1. Sophomore Duke Becker-Laforest and junior Charles Van Middlesworth play chess and listen to music during ch...
SNN EDITORS I n room C100 after school students often gather in the newsroom working and joking These are the Spartan News Network editors who produce both the school0s newspaper and news website SNN editors are students picked to carry out specific tasks to help the publication of photos and stories run as smoothly as possible The editors range from sophomores to seniors and are chosen by both the editor in chief and Center for Journalism and Multimedia teachers Kathleen Tobin and Alicia Stephenson The current editor in chief is senior Tony Rengifo Stephenson said Rengifo is a good editor in chief due to his likability friendliness and kindness 1Tony0s a goofball but produces a ton of work He0s a good leader and does his job well 2 Tobin said Junior Dallas Davis is the web editor for the SNN website Davis stays after school almost every day to upload recent news stories and photos This is his first year as an editor though he has been interested in journalism since middle school SNN includes first row Jace Campbell Gisselle Zayas Tony Rengifo Rachel Moore and Samantha Douglas Second Row Alexis Crawford Dallas Davis Rachel Brown and Christian De Napoli I became a web editor because I thought it would be a good way to show off all the hard work the journalism students do 2 Davis said The editors work on producing news and publishing the paper They are particularly busy during their 1production 1 weeks 2 when they are required to stay at after school to ensure all stories photos and page designs are finalized before sending the newspaper to be printed 1It can be crazy and stressful but I love to see all the editors rise up and produce such nice work 2 Stephenson said KEYONT0E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA QUILL SCROLL L akewood0s Quill and Scroll journalism honor society had 16 members this year the most students they have had in years Journalism teacher Kathleen O Tobin has been the sponsor since 2009 The students have to apply to be a member and they have to be in the top third of their class and have contributed to journalism at Lakewood They meet once a month during lunch in the journalism room 1This group is a good way to honor the students in SNN and yearbook and give back to the community by volunteering 2 Tobin said Quill and Scroll members have been helping with journalism at Melrose Elementary 1Since the eighth grade I have known that I0ve wanted to help elementary kids It makes me feel better and it looks good on my college applications 2 senior and vice president Rachel Brown said RAYNA WILLIAMS ALPHA OMEGA 140 Quill and Scroll includes first row Rachel Brown and Alexis Garcia Second row Jayda Watts Keyont e Howard Gisselle Zayas Hannah Blevins and Paris McDougle Third row Ja Lissa Lyons Deonnie Brown Naima Jackson Akilah Bell Jorden Pompey and Alexis Crawford 0 0
SNN EDITORS  I  n room C100 after school, students often gather in the newsroom, working and joking. These are the Spartan...
My Story Hannah Blevins A senior who makes sacrifices to balance her extracurriculars and school comes out on top By RACHEL BROWN ALPHA OMEGA S enior Hannah Blevins also known as the 1Most Likely to Succeed2 senior superlative winner is a force at Lakewood High She is in three clubs including Girls Service League Future Business leaders of America and Student Government Association In her four years at Lakewood Blevins has played soccer and softball and has been on the swim team She0s also a member of the National Honor Society Spanish Honor Society and Quill Scroll and has been involved in Girl Scouts since she was in kindergarten 1I manage all my activities by sacrificing a lot of sleep and learning how to organize my days so that I can get everything done 2 Blevins said Blevins said it0s surprising that people think of her as the 1Most Likely to Succeed 2 1When I look at myself I don0t think I0m more likely to succeed than any of my peers so I think it0s a little weird that people think that when they see me 2 she said 1I also feel like it0s setting me up for a perfectly ironic situation because I want to work at a nonprofit which makes little money and people usually equate success in life to monetary success so it s kind of ironic 2 Blevins said she plans on attending Florida State University to major in business administration 1I don0t plan on doing all of these activities in college I may play soccer and do service clubs but I don0t plan on doing as much as I do now 2 she said Although Blevins does get stressed her Spanish teacher Linda Santiago said she thinks that Blevins is the 1epitome of a well rounded student 2 1I manage my stress by taking 10 20 minutes a day for myself to just reflect on what I need to do organize my thoughts and make a plan on how to accomplish what needs to get done I also do sports to de stress myself 2 Blevins said Senior Karianne Kapfer has been friends with Blevins since sophomore year She said Blevins is funny and beautiful 1inside and out 2 1We have a similar sense of humor and both care for animals 2 Kapfer said Kapfer said she believes Blevins will do just fine in the future 1She will be successful in whatever she puts her mind to 2 Kapfer said Senior Hannah Blevins does practice laps in the pool at Northshore Aquatics center at the PCAC swim meet on Sept 26 2016 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 Senior Hannah Blevins drives her car into the student parking lot early in the morning on Nov 8 2016 Blevins arrived with other seniors to paint their unique parking spaces TONY RENGIFO SNN 141
My Story... Hannah Blevins A senior who makes sacrifices to balance her extracurriculars and school comes out on top. By R...
YEARBOOK Making a legacy The Alpha Omega yearbook staff work to make a lasting memory of the 2016 17 school year MAKING A BOOK OF MEMORIES The yearbook staff includes front row teacher Alecia Stephenson Camila Cheron Rachel Brown Keyont e Howard Anarra Sadiki Malkom Belfor and teacher Kathleen Tobin Second row Kimesha Williams Rayna Williams Kijara Ellis D Miaya Bullock Nikiyah Neal and Lester Cabey Third row Courtney Spann Nick Stoddard Travis Jeancharles Shadine Henry and Henry Haight 0 0 Sophomore Malkom Belfor looks up a student s name on the Lakewood class schedule list Belfor was spell checking names on yearbook pages before publishing them NIKIYAH NEAL ALPHA OMEGA 0 Teacher Kathleen Tobin shows senior Rayna Williams and junior Kiara Ellis the proofed cheerleading yearbook page in class on Jan 24 NIKIYAH NEAL ALPHA OMEGA Yearbook editor Keyont e Howard a senior takes the portrait of seniors Imani Lassiter and Tyrese Hurst for the Mr and Mrs LHS senior superlative on Jan 30 NIKIYAH NEAL ALPHA OMEGA 0 0 142 By NICK STODDARD Alpha Omega verywhere you look students rush to create projects for the yearbook before their deadline This class allows students to extend their interest in journalism as they publish the ALPHA OMEGA book 0It1s been a challenge for sure but I know it1s going to be worth it when we see the final product of the book 2 editor in chief Keyont1e Howard said Howard is just one of the students in the class who devote their time to make sure that the yearbook turns out great This is the first year that the Center for Journalism and Multimedia teachers have taught the yearbook class 0I like that the kids have worked hard to make what I think is going to be a beautiful book 2 journalism teacher Kathleen Tobin said But there are challenges even for the teachers 0The hardest part is that a lot of the students had no journalism background We had to jump in feet first and get kids out the door but they really didn1t have the basics yet so we were just learning as we did it 2 Tobin said The theme for this year1s book is 0There1s More to Our Story 2 The book highlights the backgrounds of a number of students and staff with interesting stories to tell 0I really enjoyed capturing all of our memories of this year and being the one who gets to put it all together with my classmates and friends 2 sophomore Anarra Sadiki said E Freshman Henry Haight works on one of his stories for the the yearbook on Jan 24 NIKIYAH NEAL ALPHAOMEGA Freshman Nick Stoddard writes down interview questions for his story in his period 7 yearbook class NIKIYAH NEAL ALPHAOMEGA
YEARBOOK  Making a legacy The Alpha-Omega yearbook staff work to make a lasting memory of the 2016-17 school year.  MAKING...
FISHING CLUB Hooked on fishing Members of the fishing club manage to have fun and share their hobby at sea By ESSEX POTTS Alpha Omega S DEADLIEST CATCH The fishing club includes top left Cameron Riddick Essex Potts Dylan Neuberger Cael Delgado and Leslie Morales and bottom left Ben Heggy Alex Carmichael Robert Hampton Julie Tavares and Sabrina Chisari 1 Freshman Nicholas Madole gets ready to cast a net into the Pass a grille bay I ve never done it before It looked like it was difficult but after a couple tries you start to get the hang of it Madole said ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 2 Freshman Ben Heggy a student in the AMSET program untangles two fishing lines along the edge of the Pass a grille beach pier This is Heggy s first year in the club Heggy and freshman Evan Sill are brothers I just thought it would be nice just to come out on a nice day to hang out with my brother and hang out with other people that like to fish Heggy said ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 3 Freshman Evan Sill and sophomore Cameron Riddick lean against the railing of the Pass a grille beach pier The Fishing Club was at Pass a grille Oct 1 Sill and Riddick thought it would be funny to use a small Barbie fishing rod I m surprised that it actually works but it s really hard to cast with a small pole Sill said ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 4 Sophomore Dylan Neuberger below reels in his line along the calm water at Pass a grille beach on Oct 1 2016 He is one of 12 members in the fishing club and is the treasurer this year Club sponsor and AMSET coordinator James Kostka sets up fundraising for purchasing the bait tackle and rods used at fishing tournaments Kostka encourages anyone to join Fishing club members are willing to teach anyone who wants to learn the basics of fishing John s Pass and Pass a grille are some of the best places to fish at night There aren t a lot of people Neuberger said ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 1 0 2 ophomore Cael Delgado the president of the Fishing Club is responsible for jump starting the club at Lakewood High 0I can1t really say I joined the club 3 I had heard before that there was one that existed but it had died down So I asked Kostka if I could gather a bunch of friends and so we all went together and had fun 2 he said AMSET coordinator James Kostka is the sponsor for the club To its members Kostka is known as 0Kostka the Great and Benevolent 2 always helping and giving tips to the club newbies Delgado said the best thing about the club is that 0you get to be with people that share a similar interest with you 2 He said his favorite memory is when one of the members Dylan Neuberger snapped his fishing line 0Dylan hooked onto a stingray 3 It just took off after a while and snapped his line to swim back into the bay 2 Delgado said 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 143
FISHING CLUB  Hooked on fishing Members of the fishing club manage to have fun and share their hobby at sea. By ESSEX POTT...
300 E very now and then when students are eating lunch at Lakewood they might hear the sounds of guitars If they look up they will see music teacher Jacob Merrett1s fifth period class performing on the rooftop near the courtyard This is Merrett1s guitar class and they call themselves 300 The group is named after the 2006 movie 300 a 2006 American epic fantasy war film about Spartans The class has 16 students 0They are good kids 11 Merrett says The group not only plays guitars they also sing They rehearse every other day and perform during lunches on Lakewood1s rooftop as well as in the community RAYNA WILLIAMS ALPHA OMEGA STRINGS OF SPARTA A t Lakewood High school five years and counting the strings of Sparta has been playing on Sponsoring the club since it has been around is Jacob Merrett Meeting during sixth period in room 703 and after school on Mondays With this club the 10 members get to play the guitar perform in the orchestra and at other competitions called solo and ensemble Senior Devon Ware a member of the club for three years expressed what he likes and dislikes about the club 0It1s challenging2 he said that1s why he likes it But he also states that he doesn1t like the fact that the club doesn1t have any more field trips this year Students involved in this club at Lakewood find it important to them because they get a chance to play the guitar D0MIYAH BULLOCK ALPHA OMEGA 144 Strings of Sparta includes First Row Matt Sala Mya Bohlander and Devon Ware Second Row Leslie Morales Edward Giese Ty Sherback Zachary Blair Andrews Third Row Samuel Chiang
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TRI M T ri 3 M is a music national honor society at Lakewood High School It helps support the music department by raising money and helping out around the school especially during performances This club is important to Lakewood 0because it shows successful musicians and people that are involved in the arts succeeding and just growing in their talent 2 junior vice president Desirae DeFazio said The club has been around for four years and there are about 12 15 members Music teacher Jacob Merrett has been the sponsor all four years Club members meet in Merrett1s room during lunch whenever he calls a meeting DeFazio encourages other students to consider joining the club 0I would say to look into the club because it can not only help you in school to take it more seriously you can be surrounded by people interested in investing time for themselves succeeding and it can also help you get into college and get scholarships 2 DeFazio said VALARIE BERTRAM ALPHA OMEGA Tri M includes first row Michael Dodge Matthew Sala Zach Blair Andrews and Anna Robertson Second row Maria Gironda Leslie Morales Desirael DeFazio and Samuel Chiang SPARTAN PALS T he Spartan Pals club started off this year with sponsor Officer Lerric Boyd and a small group of seven members Spartan Pals gives students a chance to help with security at games and to give students who want to go further with possible community policing a look at the career 0I joined Spartan Pals because I like working with officers and I plan on becoming a police officer in the future 2 said Joseph Harris a member of the Spartan Pals club The club meets every other Wednesday during lunch in Boyd1s office in Student Services On days when there are big sporting events Spartan Pals members wear their club t shirts so they shouldn1t be hard to spot You will see them on game night tearing tickets at the gates and making sure that everything is in order and everyone is following the rules 0Spartan Pals is a club for members to earn many volunteer hours and to set a good examples for those in the area 2 Boyd said MALIK STEWART ALPHA OMEGA The Spartan Pals includes Brianna Walker Officer Lerric Boyd and Xenishia Felton 145
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ROBOTICS T he eight students in the Robotics Club sponsored by teacher Jason Ness enter competitions throughout the year Sophomore Bruce Maddux said this year they did 0pretty well 1 In each competition their robot is paired with another team2s robot and they must complete certain tasks For example they had to get their robot to remove stars from a fence in one competition In the fall they competed in the Vex Robotics competition in Gainesville and they did well enough to qualify for states at the Florida State Fairgrounds in February Though they didn2t win Maddux said they had a lot of fun 0We didn2t really expect to make it this far but next year we hope to make it to nationals 1 he said Robotics Club includes first row Bruce Maddux Nathan Hamilton and William Kline Second row Elaine Danielson Naseem Hamed Kyle Myott Toan Nguyen and Ben Willett NOSB T The National Ocean Science Bowl NOSB is a national level competition that focuses on learning about our oceans The competition is held every spring and the material covers different aspects of biological physical and chemical oceanography 0We all learn the functions and systems of the living things that live in the water 1 sophomore Natasha Khitlik said This is AMSET teacher James Kostka2s eighth year sponsoring NOSB Club members meet in room 406 after school until 3 15 p m on Thursdays 0I learn new things marine wise and in my classes it helps me And when we go to the competition we can win money 3 and we get travel experience 1sophomore Israel Graveran said To prepare for the competition the team members read and study from school textbooks and books Kostka gave them During the competition they are asked open ended questions on the material they study ESSEX POTTS ALPHA OMEGA 146 NOSB includes first row Sabrina Chisari Dahmaris Duarte Israel Graveran and Essex Potts Second row Natasha Khitlik Ivan Rimoli Leslie Morales Veronica Sierra and Maya Baptiste
ROBOTICS  T  he eight students in the Robotics Club, sponsored by teacher Jason Ness, enter competitions throughout the ye...
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION T Student Government includes first row Keyont e Howard Karianne Kapfer Hannah Blevins Naima Jackson Jazmin McCants Azure Brown Zach Blair Andrews and Skyler Walker Second row Rachel Brown Linsey Slemp Paris McDougle Akilah Bell Alexis Crawford Reon Slappey and William James Third row Aaliyah Johnson Muhammad Jahbria Macon Deonnie Brown Keandra Brown Destiney Waters and club sponsor Kate Pope 0 he Student Government Association SGA has about 25 members and meets every other Tuesday in the media center during lunch with teacher and media specialist Kate Pope Pope has been the sponsor for this club for about two years 0I wanted to join SGA because I wanted to be a part of another club that2s with my friends Also being a vice president of a club will look good on your college transcripts 1 senior Naima Jackson said SGA is in charge of planning homecoming and doing fundraisers and projects for school improvement 0SGA is an important branch at our school It gives students the opportunity for their voices to be heard 1 senior and SGA president Jazmin McCants said Lakewood students look at the Full Sail Unversity booth at the Juice Tour on March 8 The Juice Tour was an event the Student Government Association helped coordinate and set up TYLER GRAHAM SNN The Student Government helped set up the Juice Tour stage where dancers performed on March 8 TYLER GRAHAM SNN Senior Javonn Hooker and Roger Richardson pose at the photo booth during homecoming dance on Oct 15 2016 This years theme Midnight Moonlight A Black and White Affair was chosen by the Student Government Association HIBA AITGRIF SNN Students dance in the Lakewood gym on Oct 15 2016 The homecoming planning was coordinated by the Student Government Association HIBA AITGRIF SNN 147
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION  T  Student Government includes, first row  Keyont e Howard, Karianne Kapfer, Hannah Blevin...
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CONCRETE CLUBBING Key Club members finish painting the first coat on a house for their Habitat for Humanity event on Nov 12 2016 The Key Club worked on three houses and performed multiple construction tasks KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 149
CONCRETE CLUBBING  Key Club members finish painting the first coat on a house for their Habitat for Humanity event on Nov....
My Story Dara Garcia Ballerina Dara Garcia excels on the stage by practicing at least four hours every day By CAMILA CHERONE Alpha Omega B efore each performance freshman dancer Dara Garcia has a backstage routine Shake shake shake goes one hand Shake shake shake goes the other And next her feet shake shake This helps the team and her to relieve their nerves 0I could not even breathe 1 Garcia said referring to her first performance the Nutcracker when she was 13 years old Garcia 14 a Center for Advanced Technologies student is a ballerina at Sarasota Cuban Ballet Studio She has been practicing four hours every day for two years She said she believes that hard work is better than talent 0When I started I was the worst because I started older but now I am one of the best 1 she said Garcia2s parents are Mexican and they came to the United States to find better opportunities She said she is very grateful to her parents who support her all the time and she wants to make them proud 0I appreciate everything they give to me 1 she said Garcia but she has a strong opinion about immigration in the United States 0If we are hardworking we should have the same opportunities 1 she said Sophomore Joel Andrade said he and Garcia go to the same church and he has seen her perform many times 0She is very shy but really caring and dedicated to what she does 1 he said Garcia works hard to balance school homework dance and her social life She believes that school comes first than dance but practice comes before fun 0I do my homework in the car on the way to practice 1 Garcia said Garcia drives about an hour from her house to the Sarasota Cuban ballet studios because she believes it is the best place for her to learn 0They train you to be professionals 1 Garcia said Garcia said she normally practices from 5 6 p m doing ballet then from 6 30 7 30 doing point and dance conditioning She said she has never regretted the hours she spends dancing and wants to continue into the future However dance is not Garcia2s only dream She also wants to became a surgeon and help others 0I don2t like people suffering 1 she said 150 Photos by Carlos H Rello Photography She said she wants to use her skills and knowledge to help kids in the future by giving free dance classes to those whose parents can2t afford to pay 0It was hard for my parents to pay for the classes I want to help other kids 1 she said Garcia2s role model is Misty Copeland the first African American to dance with the American Ballet Theater 0She inspired me to push boundaries 1 she said
My Story... Dara Garcia Ballerina Dara Garcia excels on the stage by practicing at least four hours every day. By CAMILA C...
MIDTOWN THROUGH OUR EYES T hrough Our Eyes Midtown and Beyond an exhibit that showcases some of the best stories and photos from the journalism programs at Lakewood High John Hopkins Middle and Melrose Elementary schools opened Oct 22 2016 at the Studio 620 and ran through Nov 1 2016 0It2s a chance for the students to see their work in a public professional gallery and see that members of the community enjoy the students2 work 1 program coordinator Gretchen Letterman said The exhibit the second Through Our Eyes exhibit since the death of founding program coordinator Cynda Mort in 2015 included 100 photos from the three programs as well as excerpts of stories from the past year A highlight of the event was that a guest brought her Madagascar ring tailed lemur to the studio during the event 0A lemur came to the exhibit that2s never happened before She and her owner were the subject of a photo in the gallery taken at a street festival 1 Letterman said Also displayed were letters the students wrote to be sent to the next president addressing matters that were important to them 0The assignment was to let the next occupier of the Oval Office know what students are concerned about Not feeling protected Gun violence Hunger Police brutality We2re sending the letters to the White House when the exhibit is over 1 Letterman said KEYONT0E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 1 Students and their families enter the studio on opening night of the Midtown Through Our Eyes exhibit JA LISSA LYONS SNN 2 Junior Dallas Davis left and senior Tony Rengifo middle talk to Journeys in Journalism advisory board member Marian Tagliarino at the Through Our Eyes Midtown and Beyond photo exhibit on Oct 21 2016 Davis and Rengifo were student docents at the exhibit I liked the way it was laid out and it seems like people were really interested and intrigued Davis said JA LISSA LYONS SNN 3 A crowd at the Through our Eyes exhibit gathers around printed photos for sale at the Studio 620 on Oct 21 2016 JA LISSA LYONS SNN 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 3 151
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CRESCENT LAKE CLEANUP A bout 30 students volunteered in late February to help clean up Crescent Lake They removed water lettuce and grass and picked up trash 0We needed help and the students got to see how hard it is to conduct environmental restoration 1 said science teacher James Kostka who oversees the Aquatic Management Systems and Environmental Technology program at Lakewood Kostka said the main lesson the students learned was how to remove invasive species to make space for more native plants to grow 152
CRESCENT LAKE CLEANUP  A  bout 30 students volunteered in late February to help clean up Crescent Lake. They removed water...
My Story Davon Miller The ninth grader at Lakewood High has already published three children0s books By SYDNEY MOORE SNN Staff Writer F reshman Davon Miller understands wanting school to end just as much as the rest of the student body but instead of sleeping or spacing out he got creative He was in sixth grade and it was the last period of the day He was staring at the clock and waiting to go home when he came up with Mr Tickety Toc Clock Mr Tickety Toc Clock is the main character in a children2s book series Miller wrote for kids to learn to read and tell time Miller said it was difficult and rough to get these books started but he pushed past it and now has three completed and published books though he said he plans to write 15 or so 0My parents couldn2t be more proud of me They2re always bragging letting the world know in a good way 1 Miller said Each book takes about a year to complete Drafts take a month or so depending on school The first book was published in 2014 but Miller started writing them in 2013 His books are online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble for 9 95 each or you can buy a hard copy from him 0When Davon was in second grade we knew that he had a hidden talent 1 Davon2s mother Sandra Miller said Davon said he likes to write because he can create his own stories and is inspired by other writers and TV shows such as Barney and Friends Jeff Kinney author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series JK Rowling and Chris Colfer an actor who starred in the TV series Glee and also writes children2s books He says he won2t write an adult series but he might go into graphic novels designed for children and teens like Captain Underpants 0He2s real passionate about writing and drawing and he watches animated movies which gives him more ideas for stories 1 said his father Dewitt Miller Jr Freshman Brian Lach has known Davon since elementary school but it wasn2t until seventh grade that they became friends Lach knows a lot about the books and creates 3D models of Miller2s characters on computers and he even started a game based around them 0He2s such a young person I think it2s inspiring 1 Lach said Davon2s books have been reviewed online by many parents and children who love them and even author Brenda Spalding another children2s book author After high Freshman Davon Miller published his first children s book with his original character Mr Tickety Toc Clock in 2014 He attributes his inspiration from television and other authors His books can be found for sale on Amazon Barnes and Noble and hard copy from him VERONICA SIERRA SNN 0 school Davon said he plans to go to college He2d like to attend Florida State University or University of South Florida to major in something in media like animation or acting He hopes to make a living out of his books some day When school is going on he said he doesn2t write as much as he2d like to He always puts his schoolwork first despite being passionate about his writing 0We are very proud of Davon2s success We are proud of Davon because he is very determined motivated and also a very driven person Hopefully his accomplishments will take him far 1 Sandra Miller said 153
My Story... Davon Miller The ninth-grader at Lakewood High has already published three children0s books. By SYDNEY MOORE S...
REFLECTIVE RESTORATION Junior Kyle Babka paints the wall of a house during the Key Club Habitat for Humanity event on Nov 12 2016 Babka was placed with a group of Key Club members tasked with painting the entire exterior of a house During the day Key Club members painted cleaned up and did construction jobs under the guidance of club sponsor Jennifer Pacowta and Habitat for Humanity supervisors TONY RENGIFO SNN Junior Zach Blair Andrews lifts cardboard waste away from the house his team was working on during the Key Club Habitat for Humanity event in November TONY RENGIFO SNN Junior Sunny Parvataneni caulks crevices of the house he and his team were working on TONY RENGIFO SNN Junior Zahra Barrow picks up trash while juniors from left Franco Torres and Raymond Wong level a driveway KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 154 Juniors Zach Blair Andrews and Ethan Curtis during the Key Club Habitat for Humanity event on Nov 12 2016 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 Seniors Gisselle Zayas and Caylee Wilson measure the amount of fiberglass insulation to be used for the house they worked on Zayas and Wilson partnered to staple insulation to the upper and lower interior of the house TONY RENGIFO SNN
REFLECTIVE RESTORATION Junior Kyle Babka paints the wall of a house during the Key Club Habitat for Humanity event on Nov....
Spartans serve the community Key Club helps refurbish three houses in a Largo neighborhood By TONY RENFIGO SNN Staff Writer L akewood High School s Key Club teamed up with Kiwanis the international organization of volunteers who help out their communities to participate this year in a Habitat for Humanity project in Clearwater on Nov 12 2016 Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide non profit Christian organization that helps low income individuals and families afford housing According to Key Club president Caylee Wilson a senior the club had been on a waiting list to have an opportunity to volunteer in a project with Habitat When the call came Lakewood s Key Club had 25 members participate The club members worked on three different houses in a Largo neighborhood off Ulmerton Road near Ridgecrest The students who volunteered for six hours had to wear hard hats on the construction site especially inside the houses Divided into three groups in the three different houses they painted caulked and installed insulation inside the houses The members got help from Habitat site supervisors who all wore orange shirts I think they ve taken a lot of initiative and it s great to see those who didn t think they could do it in the first place It looks professional Kiwanis volunteer Justina Maxim said of the Lakewood students she helped put baffles up inside one of the houses The baffles which were stapled to the roof inside of the house affect how air is circulated within the house as Florida has warm weather that can affect houses without proper ventilation 0My favorite part was putting up the baffles on the roof I felt a lot of my height fears were overcome along with trust issues with all my friends We actually got closer just from that alone said Wilson who worked alongside seniors Jakob Shirley Gisselle Zayas and Maya Baptiste Juniors Kyle and Piper Babka Brooke Johnson and Amy Singh painted another house orange making sure not to get the paint on the window sills My favorite part was getting to use a staple hammer for the insulation Piper said Piper said she would volunteer for Habitat again in the future because it makes her happy to help people I think this organization is a really good thing because it teaches people how to better manage their lives as well as help with their houses she said In the third group senior Johnny Shafer junior Sunny Parvataneni and freshman Alyssa Scites worked on caulking near the top of the roof of one house and around the windows Wilson who has been volunteering since middle school said she enjoyed volunteering with Habitat I think the organization is really impacting the community They take the time out and actually better someone1s life It is really inspiring to continue working with them she said The experience alone is great You see the world in a whole new light Getting to meet a family who was going through the process was truly inspiring The club came together and changed people lives 2 Everyone can help someone if they put in the time Seniors Jakob Shirley and Robert Carroll lift sheets of wood to be thrown away TONY RENGIFO SNN A Habitat for Humanity supervisor instructs Key Club members which particular parts of the house to paint TONY RENGIFO SNN Junior Brooke Johnson paints the outside wall of a house with other Key Club members on Nov 12 2016 KEYONT E HOWARD ALPHA OMEGA 0 155
Spartans serve the community Key Club helps refurbish three houses in a Largo neighborhood. By TONY RENFIGO SNN Staff Writ...
DREW CARVILL Dear Drew You made us laugh fixed our technology cheered us up kept us on our toes and drove us crazy But most of all you made us proud of you for all the thoughtful things you do Great Job GRAD You re off to great places Today is your day Your mountain is waiting Every mountain top is within reach if you keep climbing Love Mom Dale Danny Katie and Jackson 0May the sun shine all day long everything go right and nothing wrong May those you love bring love back to you and may all the wishes you wish come true 1 Dear Drew Congratulations high school graduate We are so very proud of the caring hardworking kindhearted and resilient young man you have become Best of luck to you in all that you do We love you very much Grandma Mary Aunt Peggy Uncle Joe and Cody 156
DREW CARVILL  Dear Drew, You made us laugh, fixed our technology, cheered us up, kept us on our toes and drove us crazy. B...
CIERRA LYNCH We are so proud of the young woman you are becoming You truly are a kind and caring spirit and should let people see that side of you more often We don2t always see eye to eye but that doesn2t take away the love we have for you You have worked hard and stayed the course As you approach this new chapter in your life remain true to your heart and be proud of the person you are becoming We will be cheering you every step of the way We know you will go far in life and wish you all of the blessings life has to offer Love Mom Dad The Lynchmob P S Granddad would be proud 157
CIERRA LYNCH  We are so proud of the young woman you are becoming. You truly are a kind and caring spirit and should let p...
ELAINA GRIFFITH Our precious Elaina Congratulations on a job well done We are enormously proud of all that you have achieved Follow your dreams toward accomplishing the goals that you have set for your future Growing up is a process and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs It is a voyage of discovery there are moments of joy on mountaintops and moments of sadness in deep valleys Striving for happiness is a long hard journey with many challenges It requires continuous work to win the victory You cannot succeed with sporadic little flashes of effort constantly determined living is necessary It may be hard and sometimes you0ll find yourself traveling alone but that is where true exploration really begins The best things in life aren t the things you can hold in your hands they are the things that you hold in your heart Surround yourself with people who inspire you love you and will lift you up to your full potential We know that you have what it takes to achieve greatness in all aspects of your life You are truly an AMAZING woman We love you to the moon and back Mom Dad April 158
ELAINA GRIFFITH Our precious Elaina, Congratulations on a job well done. We are enormously proud of all that you have achi...
KEYONT0E HOWARD CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 graduate You are becoming a fine young man You have an astounding future waiting for you Go for it Much love Momma Marti CAYLEE WILSON We are so proud of the little lady that you once were and now the young lady that you have become Keep your faith in God and all things are possible The Wilson Family CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATING CLASS OF 2017 159
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