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A Brief Talk on Scholarships

Monica Felser, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

For those planning on going to college, there is a crucial thing that all people should consider: cost. Depending on where somebody decides to go or what field to be in, they should be aware of how much...

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Donaldson

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Donaldson

Emma Di Benedetto, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Ashley Donaldson is a magnificent music teacher, who in middle school told herself she would never be caught dead teaching. However, after she discovered her love for music, she wanted to share it with...

Staff Spotlight: Mr. Oakman

Staff Spotlight: Mr. Oakman

Edwin Davis, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

I’ve had the privilege to be able to take Mr. Luke Oakman’s social studies classes for three years throughout my high school career. This year, the seniors are enjoying the Contemporary Issues class.  “Oakman...

Staff Spotlight Special: Teacher of the Year, Ms. Hardy

Staff Spotlight Special: Teacher of the Year, Ms. Hardy

Mia Mirsaidova, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

James Lawson High School proudly celebrates the remarkable achievement of Allison Hardy, our esteemed Pre and AP Chemistry teacher, who has been honored as the Teacher of the Year. With her unwavering...

Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Burlingame

Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Burlingame

Carla Williams, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

Michelle Burlingame is a teacher with a passion for dance and an admiration for her students. Burlingame, or “BG'' as her students like to call her, was inspired by her childhood dance instructor, whom...

Staff Spotlight: Coach Lilly

Staff Spotlight: Coach Lilly

Edwin Davis September 27, 2023

The Lightning Letter sat down with Lawson’s new football Coach, Brian Lilly after the August 18th victory over Cheatham County Central. “We are still getting to know each other, but I am excited...

Senior Feature: Elijah Frame

Senior Feature: Elijah Frame

Libby Young, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

As students are welcomed into the new school James Lawson High School, we also welcome our first graduating class - the Class of 2024. To highlight the accomplishments of this class, we will feature seniors...

Meet Dr. Pugh!

Meet Dr. Pugh!

Nathan Smith, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Dr. Pugh is a teacher here at James Lawson High School who has taught a variety of subjects, from physics to computer science. I interviewed him about his experience in Lawson and additionally, his thoughts...

ADC: Talley

ADC: Talley

Adam Habib, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Extracurriculars: Works at Yin Yang Tea and participates in NHS, YIG, MUN, and Youth Court Post secondary plans: “I’m Enrolled into UTK” Quote: “I like my lemon with water” Best memory: “I...

BH: Amira Wolde

BH: Amira Wolde

Ashly Hernandez, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Extracurriculars: YIG, DECA, NHS, Student ambassador, Dr. Battle’s cabinet, Senior class president, Mayor's youth council, Etc. Post-secondary plans: Attend a 4- year university Business administration...

BH: Brayan Martinez

BH: Brayan Martinez

Kayleigh Mason, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Extracurriculars: I work at Union 417.  Post-secondary plans: I want to attend a community college and become a mechanic. Favorite quote: "Keep it real." Best memory of four years: I bought $100...

BH: Christian Meija

BH: Christian Meija

Adam Habib January 31, 2023

Christian Meija Academy of Business and Hospitality Extracurriculars: skateboards, rock band, nature walks/hiking Post-secondary plan: PA for on film things and wants to act or environmental science Favorite...

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