NEWS & EVENTS
Dawson Fontenot wins Gymnastics Chamionship
Posted May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Dawson Fontenot for placing in the State Gymastics meet and taking 1st Place in the High Bar.
Posted May 16, 2017
Written by Ian Wiginton
As summer is nearing there are many things to do such as water parks and beaches, but for those of you who would rather watch a movie, here are some of the newest and most popular movies out there. If you are looking for some family movies be on the lookout for, Despicable Me 3, another sequel to the fun minions we all love, and Cars 3 making a comeback with faster speeds and bigger races. If you are looking for some more action packed movies get ready for Spider-Man: Homecoming with the help of Tony Stark, Spider man is ready to fight. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is back again to help defend the galaxy from bigger and badder threats. And don't forget about Wonder Woman, here to show her backstory in getting into the Justice League. No matter what movies you like, I hope that all students have a wonderful summer.
May 1...AP Chem/ AP ES / AP Psychology Exams
May 1...Senior Checkout forms due
May 1-5...Academic Dress Down Week
May 2...AP Spanish & AP Art History & AP Physics Exam
May 3...AP English Lit Exam
May 4...AP Govt Exam
May 5...AP US History & AP Studio Art Exams
May 5...Senior Exam 6th hour
May 8...AP Biology
May 8...Senior Exams 5th and 7th hour
May 9...AP Calculus Exam
May 9...Senior Exams 2nd and 4th hour
May 9...Early Checkout forms due
May 10...AP English & AP MacroEcon Exam
May 10...Senior Exams 1st & 4th
May 11...AP World History Exam
May 11...Last Day for Seniors
May 11...Junior Meeting
May 12...AP Human Geography Exam
May 12...Ring Ceremony
May 12...Deadline to Clep test
May 16...Final Exams 6th hour
May 17...Final EXams 1st and 2nd
May 18...Final Exams 3rd and 4th
May 19...Final Exams 5th and 7th
May 19...Cap and Gown pickup
May 20...Graduation at Southeastern 2:30pm
May 22...Makeup day for final exams
May 23...Students Last Day
May 24...Teachers Last Day
May 30...Report Cards
Posted May 3, 2017
Kendall Theriot signs scholarship with William Carey Volleyball
Posted April 14, 2017
Written by Jonathan Bryant
Once again, the springtime of youth is near. A time for everyone to hunt eggs together, to wake up Easter morn’ to find a basket filled to the brim with candy, and not to mention a week off from school. I’m sure everyone is filled with sadness at the thought of not being able to hear “Peter Cottontail” blasting through the school speakers ten times every day. Alas, all good things must come to an end. With the end of the second semester approaching, everyone is eager to finish the year as fast as possible. Before that, though, we have to go through another hectic heyday. This spring break is no different from the others, but at the same time, is a whole new experience with an abundance of happy memories in store. Whether it’s egg hunting or just spending quality time with your family, this Easter is sure to be an excellent one.
AP Studio Art
Posted April 14, 2017
Written by Carlee Swindle
AP Studio Art is a wonderful opportunity for students to grow their personal styles and use their favorite creative outlet as a way to get college credit for their works of art. AP Studio is composed of two main categories: Drawing and 2-D Design. Drawing is any form of mark making on a paper or a canvas whether it is with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels (chalk or oil) and any form of painting such as watercolor, oil, or acrylic. The drawing course also teaches the concepts of art as well as the principle of design and allows you to experiment with them. 2-D Design is more about using the concepts of art and principles of design that you learned in the Drawing course and applying them in a way that can make a successful work of art while strategically using personal qualities. If a student is tempted to enroll in this course it is strongly recommended that they have either taken Art I (or possibly Art II). If the student has not taken either of these classes and is enrolled in Gifted and Talented Art then a letter from the teacher would suffice. This is a rigorous course that can be extremely challenging and time consuming, but it is equally as rewarding. In the long run, it prepares a student for college and will save the student and their family a large amount of money and time.
Posted May 8, 2017
Written by Beau Sholar
EOC tests, End of Course tests, are the most important tests that underclassmen will have to take all year. These tests decide if the student passes or fails the subject, unlike finals or midterms which may verify your grade standing. EOCs are always an exciting but stressful point in the year. They symbolize the school year coming to an end. Everyone is putting forth effort to improve their grades back to the point where they were at the beginning of the semester. Although everyone is just ready for summer break to start so they can enjoy their vacation or simply catch up on some much needed sleep over the long summer break, it is still important for each student to study and try their best to get the highest score possible. EOC Testing begins May 1st and continues through May 5th. It is important for each student to finish their year out strong with the best grades that they can manage.
Posted April 28, 2017
Written by Casey Gordan
The Louisiana Prostart invitational took place on March 30th and 31st. It was held at the Morial Covention Center in New Orleans. Five students from Live Oak High School were invited to the competition: Alexis Boyd, Kendall Craig, Ashely Hanna, J'Lynn Shelby, and Caitlyn Teetrick. These five students had to create an appetizer , entree, and a dessert within 60 minutes. Along with the meal, they had to create a handbook of all recipes and photos with all food costs/menu costs. Accompanied with the stress of time, they also had numerous well known and famous chefs present at the competition. After meal preparations, they had to go for taste testng from multiple judges. They received positive feedback and constructional criticism from leading chefs in the industry. Camera crews and judges were watching their every move, along with many spectators judging their food and preparation.
Health Field Trip
Posted April 7, 2017
Written by Ian Wiginton
The health classes went on a field trip to Body Worlds. Body Worlds is a traveling exposition of preserved human bodies and body parts. In this exhibit what is enticing to see are real skinned humans and other structures of the body that have gone through the process of plastination. On Wednesday April 12th the students were rewarded for their work. There were many real human body exhibits, a skeletal system, and the whole artery system. There was even a scream booth which was able to tell how loud you could scream, they were also able to ride a bike with a skeleton, not to mention a body playground where you were able to interact with different parts of the human body, and many students had a wonderful time.
Posted May 5, 2017
Written by Lucia Spinosa
Gifted art is a program at many schools that recognizes the talent of young students and their ability to produce unique artworks. Talented programs are important to students so that they may improve their skills. It is a very helpful way for students to express themselves and share interests with other people. Participating in the gifted art program is a fun and exciting experience. As a part of the program, students are allowed to submit artworks to competitions and art shows. It is a way for the students to show what they’ve accomplished and a great way to obtain recognition.
Posted May 8, 2017
Written by Raine Courville
On Saturday April 8, 2017 students from Live Oak High School picked up trash within a 20 mile radius in Livingston Parish. The event took place from 8-9am with athletes and school clubs coming to help. They filled up a trailer and truck bed with trash bags full of things people left on the side of the road. The students at Live Oak will do what it takes to keep their community and parish clean. The Trash Bash coordinators hope to encourage people to stop leaving trash on the side of the road. Even with all the students that helped, we hope even more kids will help out next year. The reward is knowing that you are doing something to help the community clean up the trash in your hometown. All the students who helped in the trash bash say, “they feel better about doing something, rather than sitting there and doing nothing to clean up the trash.”
Posted May 5, 2017
Written by Brennen Corie
A couple days ago, our 4-H Club went to North Live Oak Elementary, and did the following: helped with their carnival, played with the kids, and assisted the VIPs with whatever they may have needed. This club is one that serves the community in many different ways. One of those ways is by giving young children or adults the ability to lead for the rest of their lives. This was shown to be true when this club helped give a good example for all the kids at the elementary school. A member of this club, Victoria Craig, said, “Helping with the carnival was very rewarding because of the smiles on the children’s faces.” All in all this club has helped serve this community in many different ways. Thank You 4-H Club for all you do.
World History Outlines
Posted May 5, 2017
Written by Jarred Comeaux
One of the most time consuming parts of senior year would be the dreaded Mitchell outlines. Go to any senior in his class and they will tell you, the most annoying and difficult part of it would be the weekly outlines they have to do. Mitchell’s outlines are around 7 hours long for 3-4 lessons. The structure is each lesson is a roman numeral, each red heading it a letter, and each paragraph is a number below that. Every letter needs to be indented ½ an inch and every number must be indented an inch. You must not write on the back of any of the pages, that is where you put the sticky notes, words you don’t understand and their definitions.
Moonlight Masquerede Prom
Posted April 1, 2017
Written by Justin Dantzler
Prom, one of the most anticipated and romanticized nights for many upperclassmen in high school, is a night that is dreamed of by the young, remembered by the old, and, for those present, it is a moment that will not fade from memory. Live Oak High’s Prom was no exception, when you walked into the building you could feel the excitement and joy throughout the room. Jacob Barbier and Breanna Burton were crowned King and Queen. Throughout the night there was a sense of bliss as friends and couples danced throughout the night. As the music slowed so did the dancing as the students paired together with their date and began to move in unison to the melody.
However, Prom night is not all about music and dancing. If you ask what they remember the most about Prom most people would say that they remember their date or their friends. For the seniors who are about to graduate and go into the world this was one of the last school events with their friends. If you looked into the crowds of people you could see the joy on their faces as they talked with close friends and laughed along as people let loose. For many the memories will fade but the feeling that was felt will not be forgotten.
Posted May 4, 2017
Written by Gracie McCleary
Live Oak High's senior student Laurie McCreary was chosen to be apart of the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) National Leadership Council for the new school year. She is one of six lucky students who are chosen out of thousands of applicants to represent the SADD program nationally. She will begin her membership this summer at the SADD National Conference in Tampa, FL. Live Oak High School feels honored to not only have one of their students take part in such an amazing opportunity, but our school is also lucky to have such a diligent student who is committed to helping other teenagers protect themselves and making good decisions!
Soaring Eagle Banquet
Posted Mar 10, 2017
Written by Aimee Dardeau
Live Oak High’s Soaring Eagle Banquet was held on March 10, 2017. This banquet recognizes Live Oaks top scholars with outstanding academic achievements and allows them be recognized at a formal banquet on campus for their academic accomplishments. To be invited, the student must have passed at least one AP class, get a 27 or higher on the ACT, or obtain a cumulative 4.0 or higher. The seniors who have obtained a 4.0 or higher and the class representatives gave speeches. These seniors picked their most influential teachers to give a speech as well. Daniel Loper chose Mr. Oswalt, Zach Woodall chose Coach Beard, and Jack Dalberg chose Mrs. Dalberg. The number of students and parents that attended this year was incredible, and we are very proud of all of the students and their great accomplishments. Congratulations, Soaring Eagles!
Posted May 5, 2017
Written by Michael Ali
Live Oak High School recently had the honor of hosting the Livingston Parish Special Olympics. This is an event that helps people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities. This year there was a record number of athletes: 193! In spite of all of the competition, all of the athletes have one goal: To try ones best. Even with all the sweating and the awful tan lines, the event is a total blast. As a student that has done it for all four years of my high school career, I will say that Special Olympics is definitely one of the best event that we get to host here at Live Oak High. Above everything else, it encourages the community to come together. It does not matter who you are, or where you are from, we all just want to have a great time.
Posted May 8, 2017
Written by Haydner Sandifer
The New Orleans Museum of Art was a sight to see, and it was the central setting for Live Oak High School’s annual Art Club field trip. The students saw exhibits from the Venetian era as their main tour through the museum. They viewed masks that were worn, paintings of the Venetian lifestyles, and even a painting of the islands of Venice. It was a unique learning experience that taught many of the students more about how Louisianan culture was influenced by faraway lands such as Venice. After the tour of the Venecian exhibit was over, many of the Art Club students visited the Statue Garden. Some of the works consisted of Gods, man, disproportionate figures, spiders, and even a paper clip. All the pieces evoked the viewer to dwell on the work’s meaning. After all, what could the sculptuer have been thinking when creating it. As the day closed and the students returned home, a greater appreciation and understanding of art was created.
Wendy and the Lost Boys
Posted April 13, 2017
Written by Gerald Neyland
LOHS students performed a play called Wendy and the Lost Boys on April 6-8th. Actors had to practice 3 days a week after school for hours at a time. Peter Pan (one of the lead roles) played by Ean Hill said, “We practiced for a couple of months leading up to the show.” For the talented theater class, this was no problem because they enjoyed crafting their performance and over all had fun. On the day of the play, there were no worries for a shortage of viewers. The turnout was high; the seats were filled with lots of happy people ready to watch the students’ performances. Viewers said that they enjoyed it and were happy they attended, we expect that the talented theater class will continue to perform at the highest level, and have fun while they do it!
Posted April 12, 2017
Written by Zachary Parrott
AP classes are some of the most challenging courses that students could be handed in their early academic career. Students are subjected to the stress filled life of a college student at relatively early age and are taught true time management. AP classes offer a level of preparation that is not easily found elsewhere, and they pave the way for a better transition into the college life. AP materials are taught at an accelerated rate (compared to high school courses) in order to progress students through the extensive curriculum and ready students for fast paced years to come. The amazing principle of AP classes is that these courses can begin as early as freshmen or sophomore year. All of the AP courses that LOHS offers for AP examination are AP Chem, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Physics, AP Art History, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP US History, AP Biology, AP Music Theory, AP Calc AB/ AP Calc BC, AP English Language, AP Macroeconomics, and AP Human Geography. Every year these exams are placed at the end of the second semester (May 1-12) as a conclusion to a long endured year. AP exams are scored on a 1-5 modified AP scale to determine if college credit will be granted. People who earn a 5 on the final examination are among the top 10%-20% of test takers on the examination. Get your pencils ready because note-taking doesn’t stop when the teacher is done talking.
Landon Mears signs with Milsaps College Soccer
Posted Mar 13, 2017
Landon Mears signs a soccer scholarship with Milsaps College in Jackson, MS.
Deanna Luneau, Student of the Year
Posted Mar 10, 2017
Deanna Luneau was chosen as the Live Oak High 2017 Student of the Year. She said she was excited to hear this, but felt as if expectations of her might increase as she progresses in the year. She mentioned feeling as if people started “looking up to her” in a way. Deanna says she is a well-rounded student; her current cumulative GPA is 4.21, but feels as if grades alone cannot accurately represent an educational experience, as that should not be represented by a simple number. Some of her accomplishments include awards such as second place in the LMEA District Honor Choir in 2014 and 2016, an award of academic excellence at the LMEA All-State, a passing scores 4 on AP Chemistry, AP Human Geography, AP English and Composition, AP US Government tests. Deanna said she was, “honored to represent such a wonderful and competitive school,” and that she is, “grateful for the opportunities given to her by our teachers, staff, and administration.”
Heather Hembree signs with Milsaps College Soccer
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Heather Hembree signs a soccer scholarship with Milsaps College in Jackson, MS.
Written by Carlee Swindle
Posted Feb 24, 2017
AP Night is an event that live oak uses as an opportunity to guide students in a direction that allows them to be as successful as possible in their high school career. AP stands for Advanced Placement courses, these courses give the student a chance to earn college credits and experience the work load of a college student while still being a high school student. During this night students as well as parents have an opportunity to walk from classroom to classroom and meet each course’s respective teacher. This night is a perfect opportunity for parents to ask teachers questions about the course and how it can help the student to succeed in their studies. Teachers also enjoy AP night because they get a chance to meet parents and listen to their concerns about the course and their student. One AP teacher, Shereen Purvis of AP Studio Art: Drawing and Design, Said that “AP Night is a great opportunity for students and parents to hear about the course requirements and teacher expectations. It also serves as a means to meet potential students and to gain their interest in an AP subject.” This night bridges the gap between parent and teacher and helps to teach the student what it means to be a part of an AP course.
Teacher of the Year - Brett Beard
Written by Jarred Comeaux
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Congratulations to Brett Brett Beard for being selected as our Teacher of the Year. He has been our head Football Coach since the start of the 2015 school year, but he has coached at several other places. He was the Assistant Coach at Franklinton High for 2 years, the Assistant Coach at Washington and Lee University for 1 year, and the Assistant Coach at Grambling State University for 1 year. He was the Head Football and Baseball Coach at Bowling Green School for 3 years, the Assistant Coach at Destrehan High for 2 years, and the Head Coach at Woodlawn High for 2 years prior to coming to Live Oak. He graduated from William Carey University with his Master’s Degree and began teaching in 2006. When asked what he thought about being named Teacher of the Year, he commented, “It’s an honor to be recognized at such an amazing school as Live Oak. The faculty is amazing, and I appreciate every opportunity to work with and alongside such great educators and leaders. All we can do is pull in the same direction and continue making everyone better in the process.”
Written by Justin Dantzler
Posted Jan 20, 2017
Wrestling is one of the oldest sports and requires endurance, agility, and strength. With the wrestling season in full swing there are many important duals coming up that will help decide the season. The Wrestling team works hard every day to prepare for the State Championship. When asked about the team’s chances at State, senior Zach Smith, said, “Yeah, we have a good chance, if our team does what they are supposed to do, then we will win, no doubt.” The Live Oak Wrestling Team has placed in the top three spots at State for the last 4 years and is projected to do just as good, if not better, this year.
Red Hot Soccer
Written by Noah Long
Posted Jan 24, 2017
The soccer team was red hot going into this weekend’s tournament, but they didn’t get the exact results they wanted. The Eagles fell in both of their games Saturday to very good teams. They fell again in a hard fought battle Monday night to St. Michael. They look to bounce back after a disappointing span of games when they take on Central High Wednesday night to open up district play. The players will be working hard at practice Tuesday to get prepared for Central. Coach Miller is confident they will get the results they need going into the second half of the season. Everyone come out to support the Eagles Wednesday night 6:00 in Eagle Stadium.
School Report Card
Written by Carlee Swindle
Posted Jan 20, 2017
This year Live Oak High has scored yet again in the top ranking of Livingston Parish schools. Live Oak High is always a high ranking school on the list. Our school ranking is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication from our students and teachers. Live Oak High is well known for being ranked in the top 10% of the state and also as one of the top 10 schools in the state. With over 1,300 students enrolled in the school and highly qualified teachers the school's average ACT score of 21 meets the national average exactly. Live Oak’s achievements scored a 114.5 value this year earning an A ranking once again. Live Oak High School has gone above and beyond to help its students reach their goals by creating a great environment that is recognized by the state.
Written by Brennan Corie
Posted Jan 12, 2017
On the fateful day of September 9th, 2016, a whole new lifestyle for Live Oak High students and Denham Springs High students was created. Both schools had to combine together to become "ONE FAMILY". Many were suspicious of this, but all in all everything worked out. Now on January 5th, 2017, a new beginning started. Denham High is now out of our hall ways and the rivalry is starting back up. Pride, Character, and Tradition for Live Oak High students has started back up. Everyone always speaks about new beginnings in the “New Year”, but literally this year for Live Oak High students it has a whole new meaning.
Words are like Fruit...Wait What?
Written by Cameron Seals
Posted Jan 10, 2017
How often is it you think about something before you say it, tweet it, or take any kind of action with it? Verbal abuse is just as cruel and inappropriate as physical abuse; did you know that? It can lead to physical abuse, and ultimately, a sad way of living for the abuser and victim.
In today’s society, it is so easy to hide behind social media instead of having a real life conversation. This has led to people forgetting how to talk to each other, and this will only lead to more conversation that is insincere. It is so important to know how to talk to someone: your job, healthy relationships, and communicating with someone in general. The words you use have a major effect on your conversation, too. Your choice of words and how you talk to someone are major part of effective communication. Today, it is so easy to hide behind a social media account, a text message, or even a phone call. Mean comments, bullying, and passive aggressiveness has become much more evident in today’s generation. If even 100 people challenged themselves to post nothing but positive, encouraging comments it could give Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook a positive out-look. All words are like fruit: sweet, abundant, and radiant. They can be sour, bland, and gone without too. Make your words the sweet fruit, you have no idea how much they will impact the people around you.
New Year's Resolutions
Written by Ian Wiginton
Posted Jan 5, 2017
Happy New Year to the students of Live Oak High! As many of you know New Year’s Resolutions are often broken or not kept. There are some people who don’t even commit to or believe in New Year’s Resolutions. No matter if you are a dedicated person to resolutions, or if you don’t commit to them there are still reasons to make it through the year. I asked a few students what their resolutions were. Soccer Coach Zach Miller said, “To finish rebuilding my house.” Algebra I teacher, Sarah Gregoire said, “To be more positive in the small moments.” Lane Hutchinson said, “To be kind and gentle like a flower.” Hailey Cowart said, “To eat healthier and exercise more.” Hannah Ward said, “To be more social and outgoing with others.”
Written by Beau Sholar
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Midterms can be one of the most stressful parts of the first semester. Having one test in each of your classes weigh so much on your grade is tough. Sometimes midterms seem hard, but when you check your grades and see you made a good grade you realize that they aren’t really that hard. I asked other students what they thought about midterms and student Ian Wiginton said, “I thought my midterms were hard at first, but after I finished they seemed easier after I saw my grades on them”. Midterm week is all ways fun when we have early dismissal after exams and get to go home and relax until the next day. Some people constantly worry about big tests like midterms but as long as you have paid attention during the year and did your work in class you will be fine.
In the Blink of an Eye
Written by Gisselle "GiGi" Ash
Posted Jan 5, 2017
As school approaches, our expectations toward the new school year are high. We expect to make new friends, to make lasting memories, and to accomplish our goals. We enter each semester not knowing what the future will hold for us until we’re done. So as we approach our final weeks in our first completed semester we might as well go down memory lane to cherish our simplest of moments. The semester started off as usual, the casual roll call and getting new seats and figuring out who you need to sit by to be able to pass that class. Yet this year, as we can all say, has been definitely different. With the horrendous outcome of the GREAT FLOOD, the combining of two rival schools has made its mark within every student’s memory for sure. The first semester consists of mental and physical goals. Mentally, we all enter with the thought of getting good grades and not procrastinating to the last minute. So the first few months consists of actually going to school and paying sharp attention in class. Then finally, our favorite time of the year, Friday night lights & pep rallies arrive. I’d say this is a major event that every high schooler looks forward to. One thing for sure is that every girl looks forward to is the aspect of homecoming. Homecoming week, with all the fun, interactive events planned and the anticipation of the magical night ahead is a large majority of the fun. So as the months pass we eagerly wait for the two best holidays out of the entire school year, (besides Spring Break) Thanksgiving and Christmas Break. Once thanksgiving break comes around that’s when we realize our first semester’s chapter has reached its close end. It’s crazy how in a blink of an eye it is already here. So would you say you completed your expectations for this semester? Or do you wish you could go back and start over to be able to enjoy the moments; you’ll realize later that you should have cherished the moments spent in high school.
Baseball Scholarship Signing
Posted Nov 15, 2016
Preston Faulkner signed with the Southeastern University baseball team. Preston played as an outfielder and catcher on the Live Oak High baseball team. His sophomore season he batted .340 in district, hit .387 in season with 21 RBIs. Preston had 8 doubles, 4 homeruns, and a .395 overall to finish off his sophomore season. Preston has managed to make impressions on his peers throughout his high school baseball career as well as his coach, Coach Briggs. Coach Briggs’ comments on Preston were that, “He is one of the most versatile players that I’ve ever coached” and “is expecting many great things from him in the years coming.”
Softball Scholarship Signing
Posted Nov 9, 2016
Kelsey Miller signed with the Nicholls State softball team. Kelsey played as a center fielder and a 4 year starter on the Live Oak High softball team. Her stats are .313 average, .964 field percentage, and she finished with 52 putouts. Kelsey is adored by many people she has met throughout her softball seasons and left many impressions from the guidance of her coaches. “She is the epitome of a student-athlete with her excellent study skills, 3.9 GPA, and leadership on and off the field. And she will be an asset for the Nicholls Colonels softball team.”-Coach Morris
Basketball Scholarship Signing
Posted Nov 9, 2016
Presley Wascom signed with Loyola University girls basketball team. Presley played as a guard on the Live Oak High girls basketball team. Her stats are 17.3 point average per game, 47% from 3, and 3 assists per game. Presley is a lively soul who always will go about and above to help others and makes a simple game a unifying experience for all. “Presley Wascom, what else is there to be said… Presley has a love and respect for the game. She has worked hard to get where she is and it shows. I’m very proud and honored to be one of her coaches. It’s not every day that a coach gets a player like Presley Wascom."-Coach Yawn
Your Vote is Your Voice
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Most of you reading this cannot vote; however, it doesn’t hurt to have some knowledge on the “big deal” about voting. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,”-Ronald Raegan. The right to vote is a freedom, a freedom and a privilege that was fought for, and it should not be taken lightly. It is something that is currently being fought for in countries all around the world, and most Americans don’t even value this opportunity of taking part in the fate of their nation. In 2008, a census was taken it states that 72% of eligible voters registered, and only 45% of those citizens actually took part in the election. This is such a mind blowing census, considering that taking part in the election is such a crucial part in maintaining a democracy. A popular and common belief is that our votes do not even count, but that is only true if Americans do not vote! If we, the people, do not take charge, then someone else will, and it could very well be the wrong person.
A vote is a voice of your opinion, and every factor should be taken into consideration. A major issue with this society is the carelessness of the right to vote. People are not researching and actually figuring out what the candidates stand for and what their intentions are for this nation. Your vote affects this nation and the world. If the American people do not take action in stating their beliefs and desires for the United States, then they lose the right to an opinion and will eventually lose the privilege to choose. You are the difference in America, and by a simple vote, you can be the generation that makes this nation great once again.
Cross Country Back to Back Parish Champions
Posted Oct 25, 2016
Brennan Corie / Beau Sholar
The Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams took home the Parish trophy again for back to back championships. The Boys team scored 25 and had five top ten finishers. Landon Mears finished 2nd place with a time of 17:32 for the boys and other top ten finishers include, Cayden Stephens, Nicholas Broderick, Daniel Loper, and Justin Peters. The Girls team scored 19 and also had five top ten finishers. The overall girls parish champion Claudia Henry finished with a time of 21:44 in the 3 mile event with other top ten finishers including Kylie Stringer, Madeline Steward, Kelsey Case, and Angelle Baker. It was a great day for the cross country team as they finished on top for the second year in a row.
Sulphur High Softball offers flood relief to softball team
Posted Oct 17, 2016
It’s Sulphur High School Softball recently visited the Live Oak High and Denham Springs High Softball programs to help with flood relief. They donated softball items that were lost or damaged in the flood.Donated items included bat bags, catchers’ bags, softball bats, player and team equipment and gift cards.Sulphur High Basketball also donated items to the Denham Springs High Basketball program. Jennie Finch donated autographed softballs and a signed Olympic Jersey. Finch is a former collegiate All-American, right-handed softball pitcher and first baseman who pitched for the Arizona Wildcats, the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. She won the 2001 Women's College World Series and helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Time magazine described her as the most famous softball player in history.The Sulphur team coaches and senior players made a trip from Sulphur on Monday, Sept 19, to donate the items.“We have a great softball community and appreciate the thoughtfulness of our fellow high schools in a terrible time of rebuilding,” Live Oak High School Softball Coach Michelle Morris said.
Eagles vs Jackets
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Brennan Corie / Noah Long / Beau Sholar
It’s that time of year again Live Oak Football Fans. We take on Denham this Thursday night at Eagle Stadium. The Eagles are pumped and ready for the Battle of Hwy 16. “We just have to execute the game plan correctly. If we do that, then we will win and repeat same as last season. We are more than prepared to take on Denham Thursday night”, Senior Wide Receiver Hunter Kelly commented. Strong words from one of the star senior players for the Eagles, but the Eagles are focused for battle. Coach Dowd also responded by saying that “It’s going to be a hard fought game Thursday night. Both teams will bring everything they’ve got. I believe if the boys do their best, we will end up on top.” Make sure to come out to the student section Thursday night to support the Eagles as they take on Denham Springs High at 7:00pm.
Homecoming Spirit Week
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Hayden Sandifer / Ian Wiginton
As the students prepared for the upcoming dance, they dressed up in their favorite spirit wear. The students were excited over their victory over the Buccaneers, and the students went wild as they found ways for their spirit wear to stand out above the others. Their spirit shone after their victory and gave them another reason to be proud. The spirit wear differentiated from the Pirates of the Sea to their favorite sleep attire. On Thursday, students had to Color it Out, and settle their differences. The seniors theme was “Funeral of the Underclassmen” while the juniors came as Hippies. Students also dressed for Blue and Gold day to prepare for the Homecoming pep rally. To finish the week off, they celebrated the arrival of the dance by wearing their homecoming shirts during the day and went home and put on their dress attire for the night. The ladies wore beautiful, elegant dresses while the men wore their most sophisticated button up and ties. The dance floor was filled with students who wanted to have fun. The night was capped off with a special crowning of our Homecoming queen, Presley Wascom.
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Carlee Swindle / Lucia Spinosa
On September 12th, Denham Springs High began platooning with the students of Live Oak High. Both schools had to adjust to a new schedule in order to create a system that was beneficial for all students. Denham students had to adjust to the block schedule which was majorly different than the schedule that they had previously used. While it has been a difficult to adjust, many Denham students have said that they are slowly getting used to this new change. The schools have joined together and morale has been boosted by the posters and pictures supporting the joining of the schools. The walls of the school are lined with inspirational pictures and banners depicting both schools. The flood, while catastrophic, has created a bond between the Denham and Live Oak students that had previously not existed. Live Oak and Denham have officially become one family and we support each other despite our differences.
Posted Sept 19, 2016
Justin Dantzler / Casey Gordon
The Flood of 2016 began on August 12th and subsided on the 22nd. The flood left 12 parishes declared disaster areas, 13 people dead, 20 thousand people rescued, 60 thousand homes damaged, and an estimate of $30 million in damages. One of Live Oak’s own teachers, Coach Miller, was one of many that had flood damage during this historic event. “I was so worried about my in-law’s house that I was not thinking of my own home,” said Coach Miller, “by the time I got to my own house the water was up to my calves.” Coach Miller and his family saved as much as they could from their homes; they spent that night on the second floor of his in-law’s flooded home. In the morning, while waiting for rescue, Coach Miller heard screaming and went to the aid of a middle aged lady who spent her night floating on a piece of drift wood. By the end, Coach Miller stayed in five different houses and received a total of four feet in his personal home. Meanwhile, Live Oak student Kennedi Hammond was one of the many student homes that was severely flooded. Kennedi stated, “Getting flooded just happened so fast. It came out of nowhere. Having someone bang on your door at 3:00am in the morning telling us to evacuate was by far the scariest thing I've encountered.” After evacuating, Kennedi and her family spent the night at a friend’s house and are currently staying in a camper. She says that renovations are slow but going well. Nearly everyone in the Watson area reacted to the historic flood, some evacuated and some took in displaced families, but everyone came together to help out their friends and family.
SADD Student of the Year - Rebecca Rushing
Posted Sept 30, 2016
Aimee Dardeau / Michael Ali
Our senior, Rebecca Rushing, was awarded the 2016-17 SADD Student of the Year for the LEADD Club. LEADD is meant to prevent students and children from making destructive decisions. Rebecca earned this award by teaching classes to children, encouraging them not to abuse alcohol until they are of age. As well as being the president of LEADD Club, she is the president of SHARE Club and is an active member of REACH Club and Eagle Ambassadors. Each of these clubs has the same core purpose, which is to positively influence the lives of everyone around them. Rebecca is an amazing representative for each and every one of these clubs.
Posted August 11, 2016
On August 9th, 2016, parents of LOHS students came to the school to meet their child’s teachers. After meeting the teachers, some parents participated in a survey about the event. The survey took five to ten minutes to complete and asked questions about how parents feel about topics like school cleanliness, accessibility, and college preparation. Nearly 400 parents attended Open House. Principal Jones said that it is important for parents to meet their students’ teachers because it can help them feel more comfortable to express concerns and it helps parents to feel at ease about where their children will be every day. She also mentioned how Open House is important for parents to go to because it helps them feel comfortable with their students’ day-to-day activities. The school loves to see parents come and see their students’ teachers. We hope to see you all at next year’s Open House.