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Avery Ranum

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter

Avery Ranum is a sophomore at Lake Brantley High School and first year staff reporter for the Brantley Banner. In her free time, Ranum loves to play soccer and go camping. She is also passionate about learning American Sign Language and has considered turning it into a career by becoming an ASL interpreter. This being her first year on staff, Ranum is up for the challenge of writing for a publication and hopes that covering topics will help her become more involved in the school. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in screenwriting and hopes that writing for the Brantley Banner will help further her writing skills.

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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.”


April 22, 2021
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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.

[Photo] West Orange football game

October 30, 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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