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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2021

Posted November 17, 2021

Written By Kaylee Price

             There are two types of people in November: the ones that are playing Christmas music and the ones who are complaining about Christmas music.  Despite this, both types of people put their differences aside for one day to eat turkey with family members they only see three times a year. When people think about Thanksgiving, they usually think Pilgrims and food. But when did that even become the standard stereotype? I mean does anyone really know why we celebrate Thanksgiving? Well for starters, it all began in Plymouth, Massachusetts with the Wampanoag Indians and the English colonists. The colonists came to Plymouth on a ship they called the Mayflower in search of religious freedom, sound familiar? However, they were not familiar with their new home or its climate. As a result of this they were not prepared for the harsh winter that awaited them. They were dying of diseases and exposure to the cold weather when the Wampanoag Indians came to their aid. In their time of need the Indians stepped up and provided the pilgrims with the food they needed. Once spring had finally arrived, the Indians even taught the colonists their farming methods so that they could provide for their people next year. The following fall, the pilgrims returned the favor and held a three-day long feast for their citizens and the Indians to give thanks. Americans have celebrated some sort of Thanksgiving since then and it was officially declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. Even though we don’t get to eat for three days anymore, unless it’s Thanksgiving leftovers, the reason for Thanksgiving has remained unchanged: to give thanks. These past couple of years have given us all something to be thankful for. So, this year maybe instead of just focusing on the food and the Black Friday deals you’re going to fight over later, look around the dinner table and be grateful for everything you’ve been given.

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Cross Country Tradition

Posted November 16, 2021

Written By Joshlyn Gauthier

             Coach Travis Johnson has led the 2021 Cross Country team to the NSU State Championship. This year’s team has qualified to compete at the highest level and still continues to move forward in the process. Team captains Ali Tyler, Peyton Parker, Sylvia White, and Luke Pemberton have also contributed in achieving this success by being awesome leaders to their fellow teammates. This Eagle team is a tight-knit family of runners who are bound by sweat, tears, and cheers.

This awesome team of runners competed in the Baton Rouge Metro Championship race, resulting in the girls placing 5th overall and the boys placing 11th overall. This accomplishment led the Live Oak High cross country team in having 5 seasons with the best personal records and 16 lifetime bests. Team captains Ali Tyler and Sylvia White placed in the top 25 while the boys finished with a 37 second split. Thanks to these achievements, the Live Oak High cross country team qualified for the State Championship.

          Cross country is not simply about the race. Cross country is all about what you do to prepare for the race. Coach Travis Johnson has pushed this team of Eagles to be the best of the best. So having practice every day after school or on the weekend early in the morning has really payed off. This team is very lucky to have a coach who cares for their well-being and most importantly, their future. The Live Oak High cross country team has come a long way in this “paper chase” and continues to strive at being the best.

Soccer

Girls Soccer New Season

Posted November 15, 2021

Written By Blakely Keith

             After last year’s tough season, the Live Oak High School’s soccer team has a new coach, Orlando Cervantes, with the help of 2018-2020’s former soccer coach, Kraig Zeller. The girls season started off with a scrimmage against Parkview Baptist on November 4th.  After a hard loss of 5-2, the girl’s got back to practice focusing on defense. This week, the girl’s will be playing West Feliciana on November 18th at home.

            This year, there are four seniors: Jenna Magee, Kylie Zeller, Blakely Keith, and Alexis Venable all are key players in the game. All 4 have played varsity all 4 years of their career.  Jenna Magee is number 23 and plays center midfield. She is very skilled with her ball work and a very fast runner. Kylie Zeller is number 18 and plays left wing. Kylie used is a very fast runner which is an effective aspect of the game. Blakely Keith is number 6 and plays center back. She is very aggressive on the field. Alexis Venable recently moved to goalie to fulfill key positions lost from graduation.  Alexis is very aggressive and always does her best to get to the ball. We are very proud of our seniors and look forward to a competitive 2021 season.

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Glow Pep Rally

Posted November 12, 2021

Written By Mallory Mitchell

             Our Pep Rally committee at Live Oak put together one of the most exciting and different themes I’ve seen so far over the past 3 years. Ahmad Pink is the pep rally leader this school year and has done a phenomenal job! When interviewing Ahmad, I asked what all went into the planning and preparation for this pep rally. His response was, “I knew after the second to last pep rally that the next one NEEDED to be inside for the last one of the season. I spoke to Mrs. Jones and she had a meeting with the school board specifically for this pep rally. I found out 3 days’ prior that the pep rally would be inside our gym for the first time this school year, and immediately started planning. We bought thousands of glow sticks, a smoke machine, and taped up all the windows to the gym. The outcome was awesome and hopefully something the senior class will remember!” This past pep rally was definitely something different and memorable, hopefully future pep rallies for other sports will be just as hyped! GEAUX EAGLES!

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AROUND CAMPUS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 7...Girls Bball v St John 5:30
Jan 10...Classes Resume
Jan 10...Boys Basketball v Lakeshore 6:00
Jan 12...Boys Basketball v Loranger
Jan 12...Wrestling v St Paul 6:00
Jan 13...Girls Bball v Dutchtown 5:30
Jan 17...MLK Jr Holiday
Jan 18...Girls Bball v Franklinton 5:30
Jan 19...Boys Bball v Woodlawn 5:00
Jan 20...Honors Breakfast
Jan 22...Wrestling JV
Jan 25...Girls Bball v St Helena 5:30
Jan 26...Wrestling v Zachary 6:00
Jan 28...Wrestling City Championships

 

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Homecoming 2021

Posted September 17, 2021

Written By Ally Taylor

             Homecoming only comes around once every year and is a great opportunity for the student body to connect and socialize. Whether it’s bonding over dress styles, making a new music playlist, or asking that special someone to the dance; homecoming offers a unique chance to make new friends and enjoy a fun night of music, dance, and conversation. When asked about whether one student had made plans to go to homecoming, she eagerly responded, “Of course! It’s my favorite event of the year.” Another student responded with, “Who doesn’t want to go to homecoming?” And indeed, if one would just ask the students this same question, they would no doubt be met by similar responses. The most common of topics being about dresses and dressing up. One student who was interviewed excitedly said, “I went dress shopping with my friends at David’s Bridal and it was so much fun!”, while showing a picture of a short-cut, emerald green, princess gown. And, truly, this is the opportunity to dress up because the school week before homecoming is a themed dress up week. Monday is an explosion of color with each level of the student body dressing in a different color. The senior’s color will be a respectable black, the junior’s color a vibrant purple, the sophomore’s color a wild green, and for the freshmen, a hopeful shade of red. Then on Team-Mate Tuesday, it will be the time to advertise your favorite sports team by wearing a jersey. Wednesday is stealing the spotlight again in a classy display of rolling out the red carpet for our favorite celebrity look-alikes. Thursday will be the day to show your Live Oak School Spirit by sporting blue and gold clothes. Go Eagles! Then, finally, on Friday we’ll be going back to our roots in a Funky Friday Disco Throwback! Be prepared to have the time of your lives outside in the softball/baseball complex this October 1st from 7:30-9:00 PM for freshmen and sophomores and 9:30-11:00 PM for seniors!

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Senior Football 2021

Posted September 17, 2021

Written By Madeline Mizell

             The football season is always an exciting time, but especially if you’re a senior. Senior year is a year full of emotions, excitement, and good times. With COVID being a part of their lives since the end of sophomore year, senior year is the one year of normal that the seniors are looking forward to. Here are some things that a few of the senior football players had to say about the upcoming season. ‘’I look forward to beating Denham, Walker, and Denham. As well as winning state.’’- Will Andrepont.

‘’I’m very excited for this year, and I’m looking forward to Friday nights with my boys.’’- CJ Davis

‘’We have a very special group with a brotherly bond.’’ –Colby Kitto

The football team strives to do their best and succeed this football season. They have a very strong bond with each other and this is going to help them thrive this year. When asked what their favorite part of Friday Night Lights was, the most common answer was the Student Section, and ‘’pre-game hype time’’.

Senior Night for the football players will be September 24, at 7:00 at the Live Oak Football Stadium. This year is going to be our best yet, and as always, GO EAGLES!

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Live Oak after Hurricane Ida

Posted September 17, 2021

Written By Kyle Rankin

             On August 29, the category 4 hurricane named Ida made landfall in Louisiana which resulted in schools closing all across the state including Live Oak High. From Monday, August 30 to Friday, September 10 school was closed with no power or water in the area for the residents of Watson and Denham Springs. With both students and faculty affected by the damage caused by Ida, the logical decision was made to extend deadlines on assignments and give everyone the opportunity to finish what they still needed to do without more work being piled on. Even up to today some students do not have internet access to complete some of their allocations outside of school.

 

            Our community however, did not have to start restoring normalcy alone. Workers from 48 states came to help repair power lines and clear debris from roadways. This support brought much needed comfort to everyone and allowed the school year at Live Oak to begin again which put less stress on the faculty which needed to keep the lesson plans on track for the end of the semester. Fellowship within our own community granted us all the ability to work together and come through stronger.