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The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

Avery Ranum

Avery Ranum, Features Editor

Junior Avery Ranum is a second year staff member, Features Editor & Social Media Manager for the Brantley Banner. In her free time, Ranum plays soccer, works, reads and studies different languages such as American Sign Language and French. As a new editor, Ranum hopes that the position will give her a stronger voice in the staff, and with a passion for film studies, Ranum also hopes to include more multimedia elements into the website. In the future, she aspires to pursue a career in screenwriting and believes that being involved in a publication will help further her writing skills.

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On Mar. 22, Brantley Rethreaded opened in the Patriot Pantry. Various students from all walks of life have stopped at the collection to see what the collection has to offer. Rethreaded is free to students regardless of whether they need the clothes or not. “Rethreaded is for everyone,” Borack said. “A lot of people ask me if theyre allowed to come in because they ‘technically dont need a donation from the school’, but I just want everyone to know that rethreaded is open to all students regardless of your financial position or anything like that.”

Reused, Recycled, Rethreaded

April 29, 2022
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On Dec. 10th, the boy’s basketball teams traveled to Lake Mary High School to face the Rams. The Patriots won big against their ultimate rivals, the game ending with a score of 66-57. “I absolutely loved the turnout that we had at Lake Mary with Cuffs Crew representing,” Cuff said. “That win was very intense. A very good high School game and atmosphere”.

Boys basketball: big wins, big support

January 25, 2022
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 In building 5, co-teachers Kathryn Tomlinson and Stephanie Sully participated in the campus decorating contest. The efforts put forward by them and the students paid off as they were announced as recipients of the Classroom Comedian award on Nov. 4. “We had a good laugh about it and our students were thankful since they worked hard with the decorations,” Sully said. “[We] felt that our door was one of the best they had seen in the buildings during the week.”

Casino campus décor

December 13, 2021
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Beginning Sept. 10, Howl-O-Scream opened for its first frightening night at SeaWorld. While it was the parks’ first year hosting the event, Busch Gardens, a neighboring amusement park owned by SeaWorld, has been doing something similar since 1999.

Howl-O-Scream: The inaugural fear

October 25, 2021
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Halloween frights 2021

Halloween frights 2021

October 25, 2021
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Harry Styles: JAM Sesh

October 19, 2021
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Office SuppLIES

Office SuppLIES

October 14, 2021
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Junior Avery Ranum shares her thoughts on which level of stuff is the most appetizing in an oreo. I like the thins because they have more cookie than cream, and I like the cookie better.

OREO review

October 6, 2021
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On Sept. 7, the 2nd meeting of Sunshine Club was held, although it was a first for many new members. As a welcome, the group sat in a circle and introduced themselves one by one. Afterward, each student was rewarded with a Smartie. “Sunshine club made me feel welcome,” junior Maya Michelle said. “My goal is to make new friends and open myself up to new people.”

Sunshine Club

September 15, 2021
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During Mrs. Visavachaipan’s 3rd and 4th block period of AP Calculus AB and BC, junior Olivia Abram finishes up an assignment. Due to scheduling, this now 35 student class is the only time the class is offered on campus. “With a lot of kids in that class, it makes it different when you’re learning,” Abram said. “There’s less one-on-one help with the teacher.”

Leveling classes: a domino effect

September 8, 2021
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A full course production

April 22, 2021
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Before the preschoolers come inside, Early Childhood Education teacher Andrea Lesko prepares lunches, while the high school student-teachers play with the children outside. In years prior, Lesko has an equivalent ratio of preschoolers to high schoolers, so the smaller number has caused a multitude of changes in the way that the Little Patriots classroom runs. “In a typical year, not a COVID year, we would have a lot more high schoolers in this class,” Lesko said. “They would usually be the ones to get the lunches plated and cut up and heated up, but because of this year and the way that the class schedules work, I only have five high school students in this class with 14 preschoolers.”

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Taylor Swift’s 8th album folklore was released on July 24. Its companion album evermore was released Dec. 11.

Swift’s new era

April 9, 2021
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Sports JAM: Superbowl

April 6, 2021
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Morgan Sams stands outside of her classroom, room 8-226. She is the newest teacher to campus and building 8.

Sams squared

March 26, 2021
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On Dec. 4 during the varsity boys basketball game against the Oviedo High School Lions, varsity coach Mike Cuff motivates and instructs players on what to do during the game. “I think the boys have really bonded and have come together,” Cuff said. “The coaches challenged them and they have responded.”

Boys basketball shows a promising season

February 22, 2021
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On Dec. 25th, Wonder Woman: 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristen Wiig, was released. It debuted in theaters and became included in an HBO Max subscription.

So let’s talk about WW84

January 26, 2021
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During 4th period, sophomore Cassidy Howard sits in her Accounting 1 class through Seminole Connect, her camera, along with the rest of the students, off. During the 2nd semester, this will not be allowed.

Cameras on, distractions off

January 1, 2021
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The class of 2023 participated in the homecoming hallway decorations with their toy story themed hallway in downstairs building 6. The hallway ended up winning 3rd place. “We drew and traced characters, painted the drawings, measured out space in the hallway, and prepared extra materials” Lacarte said. “It was truly a team effort”.

Homecoming Hallways

November 20, 2020
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Many students, parents and fans packed the stands at Tom Storey Field. Masks and social distancing were not enforced, but safety was practiced modestly throughout the limited space.

West Orange football game

October 30, 2020
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Before conditioning, girls gather and sit in the shade before working out in the rigorous heat. Over the course of the 2 weeks, players fought through temperatures ranging from the high 80s to low 90s.

Girls soccer conditioning begins

October 9, 2020
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[Video] BETA Club: Here to help

March 12, 2020
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Students in Peggy Leis’s 7th period English Honors class prepare for community circle.  “It gives me great feedback about what their learning and also what their needs are,” Leis said. “It gives me an idea of how I can reach them better”.

English community circle

February 17, 2020
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