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STUDENT LIFE PAGE 4  IN THE CLASSROOM PAGE 18  ATHELETICS PAGE 36
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....
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 di...
4  STUDENT LIFE
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 voll...
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 SN...
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 ...
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
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 EXTRACURRICUL...
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 Applic...
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 STODDAR...
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 g...
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 ...
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. Musi...
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. ...
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, ...
MEDICAL SKILLS  CALL 911 AND GET THE AED  Junior Travis Jeancharles practices CPR on a baby mannequin on Oct. 27, 2016, in...
36  ATHLETICS
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 t...
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 volleyb...
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, Ja...
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 highl...
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, Lin...
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...
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 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 Blevi...
GIRLS BASKETBALL  2  52  4  3  5  1  1. Coach Necole Tunsil and the coaching staff give the Lady Spartans a strategy plan ...
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, Ty...
BOYS BASKETBALL  SEASON WRAP-UP The Lakewood boys varsity basketball team had a stellar season. I really enjoyed this seas...
WRESTLING  56
SEASON PREVIEW The smell of sweat was in the air as bodies slammed against the mats. The wrestling room at Lakewood High S...
SOFTBALL  58
SOFTBALL SLAMMERS The softball team includes, first row  Zolo Danaa, Victoria Hadley, Monique Harris, Tynia Tillman, Cayla...
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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 play...
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, Moh...
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 Wil...
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. 2...
against the current The sailing team that Lakewood High School students are part of travels to regattas across the state. ...
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OF 2016-17  71
72  PEOPLE
SENIOR SQUAD  From left, seniors Keyont e Howard, Gisselle Zayas and Tony Rengifo help check underclass student names on p...
CLASS OF  2017  74
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   BERNAR...
SUPERLATIVES BEST SMILE  RS LHS BRYAN RAY   NAIMA JACKSON  CLASS FLIRTS  TYRESE0 HURST  ZAYAS, and TONY RENGIFO   ALPHA-OM...
BEST BUDS IMANI LASSITER JENIA BAKER  FUTURE PRESIDENT  WILL SHEDDEN   NAIMA JACKSON  BEST HUMOR JAZMIN MCCANTS RYIAN FREE...
BEST BUDS ERIK HILL SANJULO KING  LIKELY TO SUCCEED  ETHAN MYOTT   HANNAH BLEVINS  MOST SPIRIT REON SLAPPEY JAKOB SHIRLEY ...
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 ...
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...
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 rid...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
JUNIORS  2016-17 Class officers  Destiney Waters 0 President  William James 0 Vice President  Destiney Waters ran for clas...
Ali Abusulb  Armani Adams  Michaela Adams  Albi Agolli  Milik Allen  Jahaziel Alonso  Katelyn Angelis  Kyle Babka  Piper B...
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  Dashu...
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  Terrij...
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 ...
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 Andr...
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 Freema...
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 ...
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  Lond...
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...
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  Ru...
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  ...
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  Ta...
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 Ta...
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...
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 an...
122  CLUBS
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, S...
Spartans march to the beat  T  he marching band includes 50 musically inclined students who represent Lakewood everywhere ...
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 H...
FBLA  128
It1s all about networking1  0  Future Business Leaders of America gives students skills they will find applicable in whate...
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 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. L...
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...
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. ...
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 ea...
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...
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...
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 ...
TRI-M  T  ri 3 M is a music national honor society at Lakewood High School. It helps support the music department by raisi...
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 Blevin...
148  IN THE COMMUNITY
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 C...
MIDTOWN THROUGH OUR EYES  T  hrough Our Eyes  Midtown and Beyond, an exhibit that showcases some of the best stories and p...
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 S...
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 Writ...
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 p...
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 wa...
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CONGRATULATIONS, CJAM SENIORS  BEST OF LUCK  Akilah Bell, Deonnie Brown, Rachel Brown, Javon Cobarris, Samantha Douglas, K...
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