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Lafayette High School news. Student-run.

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Usually behind the bleachers, the spot where the tennis courts originally were is currently empty because the courts are being renovated. The renovations started on April 20 and are set to finish on July 31.

Tennis courts undergo renovation

Eshwar Murali, Staff Reporter May 6, 2022

Construction started on April 20 at the Lafayette tennis courts. Lafayette’s tennis courts has had the plan to be renovated for about five years, since a 2017 bond issue was set up to have a court renovation...

Class of 2021 graduate Rachel Brown waves at Lafayette staff members in the parking lot during the Senior Salute Parade. Though school was being held in-person again during this time, the parade for seniors continued to be a special way to honor those graduating.

Senior Salute Parade is dropped from schedule for Class of 2022

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

The Class of 2020 as well as staff, family and community members gathered in the Lafayette parking lot to take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the seniors at the Senior Salute Parade in May of...

The Fine Arts Festival will be April 22 and April 23. the festival will feature art displays, a Guitar Festival, kids crafts, local artist demos, Solo and Ensemble Acts and an improv show.

New Fine Arts Festival to start April 22

Sonya Sud, Co-News Editor April 20, 2022

 Lafayette will be having its first Fine Arts Festival on April 22 and 23.  Displaying an array of art, drama and music, there will be over 200 Lafayette students participating, as well as students from...

The Speech and Debate State Qualifying finalists stand in front of the Ladue merchandise store at the State Qualifying tournament. Senior Arjun Suresh and juniors Juli Mejia, Shreya Ramalingam and Samantha Zhang all qualified.

Speech and Debate team qualify for State tournament

Blake Jaycox, Staff Reporter April 20, 2022

Even though they transitioned from virtual tournaments to in-person tournaments at the beginning of 2022, the Lafayette Speech and Debate team has had a great year, with four students qualifying for the...

The HOSA team poses together at the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Well versed in healthcare knowledge, 20 HOSA members qualified for the HOSA International Leadership Conference.

HOSA members qualify for international conference

Eshwar Murali, Staff Reporter April 13, 2022

From March 28-29 Future Healthcare Professionals (HOSA) competed at Missouri S&T for the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC). Students from Lafayette competed alongside 720 students at...

Voters head to the polls today to elect two new members for the Rockwood Board of Education. The polls are open until 7 p.m.

Voters go to polls today to decide fate of Prop P, two open school board seats

Max Hartsfield, Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

The General Municipal Election is today, April 5. The Rockwood School District will also be directly impacted by this election, as two seats for the Rockwood Board of Education will be up for grabs. Jessica...

Prices at the local Phillips 66 gas station off of a roundabout on highway 109 are currently underneath the national average of $4.255. Prices have been steeply rising since the Russian-Ukrainian War began at the end of February of 2022.

Gas price increase pushes students, staff to adjust spendings

Juli Mejia, Asst. Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2022

Gas prices have been on the rise, and both students and staff around Lafayette have been struggling to pay for their own gas. The average gas price in the United States reached $4.255 on March 20 according...

Incoming Superintendent Curtis Cain answers questions at a student press conference on Feb. 10 at the Annex. Cain was awarded 2022 Missouri Superintendent of the Year in November of 2021 and later awarded National Superintendent of the Year.

Incoming superintendent wins Superintendent of the Year

Vijay Viswanathan, Sports Editor March 14, 2022

"To be frank with you, every time I see my face on the TV screens, I still kind of shake my head. I knew it was a big deal, but it's a really, really big deal," incoming Rockwood School District (RSD)...

Class of 2021 students do The Whip at the 2021 Prom that took place in Lafayettes parking lot.  The 2022 Prom will also include juniors and will occur on April 30 at the Ritz-Carlton.

Prom to take place at Ritz-Carlton, includes juniors

Penelope Proffitt, Staff Reporter March 10, 2022

Despite Prom being canceled in 2020 and the Parking-Lot-Prom in 2021, the event will return to a more traditional Prom plan on Saturday, April 30. One of the sponsors for this year’s celebration,...

At the Class of 2021 Graduation, Rachel Brown receives her diploma from Rockwood Board of Education Director Thomas Dunn, Brown earned honor cords for journalism, social studies, language arts,   fine arts and Quill and Scroll.

Honor Cord request form due March 11

Max Hartsfield, Staff Reporter March 8, 2022

As graduation approaches, seniors who have excelled in a particular subject area may have earned the right to wear an honor cord at graduation with their cap and gown. “[You get an honor cord] because...

Freshman Gracie Hagen poses with a prop film camera during the Rockwood Review performance of the varsity show Without You.

Leave it all on the floor

Blake Jaycox, Staff Reporter March 4, 2022

Winter guard is a performance activity that involves the use of equipment such as flags, rifles and sabres, along with skills in dance. The Lafayette Winter guard program has two teams, with the junior...

Author visits LHS to talk about his book The Escape of Light, share insights into life

Author visits LHS to talk about his book ‘The Escape of Light,’ share insights into life

Cece Beckmann, Co-News Editor February 28, 2022

On Feb. 28, author Fred Venturini paid a visit to the Lafayette Library to talk to students about his book The Escape of Light. "This was a great opportunity, really. Even though I am an introvert,...

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