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Starting Fresh at LHS

September 27, 2016 5:05pm | Hannah Williams

We welcome the new and returning teachers. Lowndes high school welcomes several new teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year. In Physical Education, joining us are Adam Gray and Kari Amar. Academic teachers include Matthew Frederikson, Rebecca Elmore and Derrick Allen. Adam Gray is returning to LHS, after teaching world history and economics from 2009 to 2012. Gray is now a health and personal fitness teacher, and he coaches football. Previously, Gray left to coach at Berrien High School a…

Two Teams, United in Christ

September 27, 2016 4:16pm | Callie Stephens

LHS students come together to honor a lost student. Lowndes High School students, teachers and staff gathered together around the flagpole for Rebecca Hall’s balloon release memorial on Thursday, Sep. 8.  The Student body was instructed to wear pink on Thursday to honor her along with releasing pink balloons in honor of the last color she wore. Students stood in a large circle around the pole with those closest to her standing the middle to release the balloons. LHS students were invol…

Campus Beautification

September 20, 2016 4:59pm | Mackenzie Hagen

Students, faculty and business sponsors help LHS to create a new look. Over 60 volunteers helped Lowndes High School with its first annual Beautification Day. This day included cleaning, painting and remodeling the school to create a more welcoming and appealing environment. Volunteers include Kalen Grant, special education science teacher, Rusty Beale, baseball coach, the LHS baseball team, Sheri Dorsett, drama teacher, and six of her drama students, two county office staff members, administ…

Writers Block or Writers Rock?

May 5, 2016 9:09am |

The LHS Saga editors, Spencer Pipkin, Callie Pirkle and Mackenzie Hagen, went to the GSPA Awards Conference in Athens, GA on April 14 and 15. The GSPA, Georgia Scholastic Press Association, held the eighty-third annual GSPA  Awards Ceremony at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga. There were 14 schools and around 220 individuals in attendance. The Saga won a General Excellence award for their News Website and an achievement award for community service. Nikki Vannoy, LHS journalism teacher, won …

Lowndes Attends the Georgia BETA Conference

April 8, 2016 8:31am |

Four of Lowndes High School’s BETA Club members went to the Quiz Bowl finals. Max Wang, David Stokes, Christina Gagne, seniors, and Alana Hunt, junior, were the students who attended the Georgia Senior Beta Convention, are participated in the quiz bowl. The events took place in early March. Each student attending was given a full schedule for each day. The event started with a conference for State Student Officers, the State Sponsor, and the national sponsor at 7:30 p.m. Registration began a…

Take a Look at the Ceiling

March 25, 2016 8:28pm |

Juniors, or rising seniors, will have the chance to buy a ceiling tile for $20 to decorate or design. These ceiling tiles will be placed back into the ceiling for the 2016-2017 school year. At the end of the school year, seniors will take it down and keep as a memory from Lowndes High School. “It is a way to recognize seniors’ creativity to promote school spirit,”said LeAnne McCall, Lowndes High Principal. The idea came from Dr. Laverne Hill, Lowndes High media specialist, who was lookin…

Lowndes High School Literary Meet

March 22, 2016 8:57am |

The Lowndes High School Literary Team  was successful at the region competition at Lee County High School on Tuesday, March 1. Lowndes had three students who finished first place in their events. These students are Kristen Broyles, Taylor Breer and Bryce Mixon. The Lowndes High School Literary Team is a part of  the Georgia High School Association.  Students compete in events based on individual talents first against students in our region and then regional winners go on to compete at the st…

Trump Visits Valdosta

March 17, 2016 9:22am |

On Monday night, Valdosta State University was packed with over 10,000 Trump supporters, while some inside and some waiting and listening outside. All of them, awaiting the arrival of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. His speech was approximately 45 minutes, and thousands of his supporters cheered in agreement. Others left in disagreement. “Who is going to pay for the wall?” Trump asked in one part of his speech. Thousands screamed the answer, “Mexico!” In fact, the wall was the …

The Science Bowl

March 14, 2016 9:20am |

Lowndes High sent two teams to the Sub-Regional Science Competition, hosted at Valdosta State University. Seniors David Stokes and Jared Ellis, junior Reilly Lennon and sophomore Chad Hyer were members of the team that placed first. Lowndes has been invited to move up to the next level of competition, Regionals. “The biggest factor in winning at the competition was the wide variety of scientific skill sets of each member,” said Hyer. “Individually, we couldn’t answer as much as we do, …


February 23, 2016 6:42pm |

The Lowndes County Schools System will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24, due to the threat of potentially dangerous weather. Severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes are expected to be present in the area, due to this storm. As of now, schools are scheduled to be reopening Thursday, unless told otherwise. Follow @LowndesHighSaga for quicker and more recent updates regarding this storm and other Lowndes High news.…