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The Academic Awards 2017

The Academic Awards 2017

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under Awards/Recognition, Events, Showcase, Student Life

On Wednesday, May 31, students and their families gathered in Lenape's auditorium for the annual Academic Awards. For those of you who may not know what the Academic Awards are, it is a ceremony honoring the achievements of students in various subjects and after school activities, as well as perfect...

The 22nd Annual LDTV Awards

The 22nd Annual LDTV Awards

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Clubs, Events, News, Showcase, Student Life

On Wednesday, May 17, the 22nd Annual Lenape District Television Awards were held in Lenape's auditorium. Students from all four district schools were gathered to showcase and acknowledge the great work and dedication of students in the TV Broadcasting and LDTV departments. Each school was given an...

A Great Day for Kindness

A Great Day for Kindness

Sophie Mavrodin, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under Awards/Recognition, Events, Lenape Staff, Showcase

Friday, May 12, 2017, happened to be the day when two of the most important events of the year took place: the Random Acts of Kindness Breakfast and the Crystal Apple Awards Ceremony. The Random Acts of Kindness program was created to recognize students who went out of their way to be selfless and...

People’s Choice Awards 2017

People’s Choice Awards 2017

Srishti Dhar, Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2017
Filed under Events, Showcase

On May 3, 2017, Lenape families and faculty members gathered in the auditorium to recognize students who have stood out among the crowd. Students from all grades were nominated by faculty members for a variety of different reasons. Some students were recognized for their hard work in the classroom, some...

80’s Themed Zumba is a Blast from the Past

80’s Themed Zumba is a Blast from the Past

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Events, Review, Showcase, Student Life

Lenape's Science League hosted an 80's themed Zumba fundraiser in the south gym on Tuesday, April 11th. Many students and Mount Laurel community members came out dressed in neon and leg warmers to take a class from a professional Zumba instructor, all to the tune of their favorite 80's songs. Everyone...

JDD: Also Known As “Juniors Eat and Dance”

JDD: Also Known As “Juniors Eat and Dance”

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator
April 9, 2017
Filed under Events, News, Opinion, Review, Showcase, Student Life

When it comes to school dances, there are normally mixed opinions. Some jump at any opportunity to dress up and dance the night away with a large group while others would rather have a casual night with a couple close friends. There isn't a correct answer -- I personally love doing both -- but I have...

Student Filmmakers Shine at Documentary Film Festival

Student Filmmakers Shine at Documentary Film Festival

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Clubs, Events, Showcase, Student Life

On Wednesday, March 22, Lenape's TV Broadcasting 3 students presented their self-produced documentaries at the 5th annual Documentary Film Festival. All of the broadcasting students had been working hard on their documentaries for the majority of the year, and the effort really showed during the screenings...

Lenape Victory at Deborah Heart Challenge and Art Competition

Lenape Victory at Deborah Heart Challenge and Art Competition

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Awards/Recognition, Events, News, Showcase

On Sunday, February 26th at Pemberton High School, Lenape students and faculty arrived to view and participate in the Deborah Heart Challenge and Art Competition. Advisor to the Deborah Heart Challenge team, Mrs. Rubin had organized selective tryouts for the team in November of 2016. Following tryouts,...

Let’s Recap: Oscars 2017

Let’s Recap: Oscars 2017

Sophie Mavrodin, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Events, Showcase

This year marked the date of the 89th annual Oscars Awards, held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Our host was Jimmy Kimmel, of the program Jimmy Kimmel Live!, who led us through the ceremony with many jokes and entertaining commentary. Justin Timberlake started the show off with a bang with his amazing ...

Lenape’s Got Talent!

Lenape’s Got Talent!

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator
February 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Events, Showcase, Student Life

Last Wednesday, February 8th, I was wowed by the talent at Lenape. Last Wednesdaywas the Lenape Talent Show, held by LTV. ImaniNia Burton ('18) was the absolutely hilarious host and many other LTV members worked as the stage crew, ushers, and the camera crew. The show featured many singers, dancers,...

The Lenape Jazz Festival

The Lenape Jazz Festival

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer
February 19, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs, Events, Showcase, Student Life, Video

On Friday, February 10th, Lenape High School held its 7th annual jazz festival. The festival was comprised of the Williamstown, Seneca, Cherokee, Lenape, and both Shawnee jazz bands and ensembles, each playing 3-4 songs.  They were then reviewed by the judges. The evening was full of wonderful music, st...

A Tie for Mr. Lenape 2017!

A Tie for Mr. Lenape 2017!

Srishti Dhar, Editor-in-Chief
January 28, 2017
Filed under Events, Showcase, Student Life

On January 18, 2017, Lenape High School had its annual Mr. Lenape competition, a pageant-like competition where senior boys collect money, perform skits, and participate in a question and answer round to be crowned Mr. Lenape. This year's contestants were Alex Loscalzo (Mr. January), Kevin Isky (Mr....

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