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South Lenoir High School wins concert in WITN/Bob 93.3 promotion

Story & Photo courtesy of Kinston Free Pree online edition, story by: Bryan Hanks, Editor
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South Lenoir High School students, faculty and staff will be treated to a concert by the chart-topping group Echosmith Friday after winning the ‘Cool School’ promotion from WITN NBC-7 and Bob 93.3. South Lenoir defeated three much larger schools — New Bern High School, Washington High School and Farmville Central High School — to win the concert. Some of the South Lenoir family who were integral to the effort include, from left, Holly Brown, Ebonie Williams, English teacher Mary Beth Bowden, Sawyer Smith, Mason Zeagler, Principal Steve Saint-Amand, senior Carley Hill, Khalil Henderson and English teacher Gina Mackey. read more ...


Pictured, Left to Right:  Leslie J., Lora B., Ebonie ., Harleigh B.

The South Lenoir Marching Blue Devils certainly made their mark this 2014 marching season by bringing home 22 trophies from six competitions.  Led by band director Timothy Bennett, the Blue Devils' first competition took place at Clinton Band Day, where they were awarded 3rd place in the horn line and 2nd place overall in the 1A division.  Next weekend came Southview; the band received 2nd place in Marching, General Effect, Music, Percussion, Drum Major and Overall 1A division and a 1st place in Color Guard Performance.  In the third weekend of October, the band went on to compete in not one but two competitions-The Cape Fear Colt Classic which awarded the Blue Devils with 2nd place in Color Guard Performance and 3rd place in the Overall 1A Division. But the day was not over, as they quickly traveled to Gray's Creek and not only did they receive 2nd place for Drum Major and Music, but also 1st place in Color Guard Performance and 1st place Overall in the 1A Division. Last but not least came Greene Central High School Band Day.  With the stands filled with a wonderful support group including J. Mac Daughtey and South Lenoir Principal Steve Saint-Amand, the band ended their 2014 Marching season by bringing home 1st place Drum Major, 2nd place Color Guard Performance, Music, General Effect, and Overall in 1A Division, and 3rd place Marching and Percussion, as well as receiving the Favorite Band Award. On his response to South Lenoir's outstanding marching season, Mr. Saint-Amand replied, "Our band and color guard has done an amazing job this year.  They have improved tremendously over the summer and during the school year.  I watched the students work tirelessly through the hot days this summer and their dedication has certainly paid off.  I am very thankful for the parents and the help they have given to our band as well.  Our community is very proud of our band.  I know that the band will continue to improve and grow in numbers over the next few years.  Mr. Timothy Bennett is an outstanding band teacher and I am very glad he is at South Lenoir."  March on, Blue Devils!!

Echosmith Concert

The details are set and the "stage" is set. Echosmith will perform here in Munn Gymnasium this Friday November 21 at 1:00 PM. The concert will last approximately 45 minutes. School will run on the early out schedule although 4th period will end at 11:45.  Lunch will be from 11:45 to 12:30.  A full lunch will be served and students will not leave campus.  At 12:30, students will begin entering the gym so that we will be seated by 12:45 PM. All students are to enter throught the front lobby of the gym, the back lobby will be closed to everyone.

The results are IN!!

South Lenoir is officially a "cool school" as determined by WITN TV7 voting poll. The poll was a resounding South Lenoir winner with the school taking 49.39% of the votes! Absolutely amazing school spirit. Congratulations Devils, we will have Echosmith perform here on Friday, as a result of the win! A huge win for South Lenoir, the Deep Run community and Kinston, way to showcase our pride with class!

Poll Results:

South Lenoir 49.39%

Washington High School 22.93%

New Bern High School 17.05%

Farmville Central 10.63%


Hands DOWN!!! South Lenoir Is WAYYYYYY COOOL!!!

First of all, let the voting commence, if you would like to vote for South Lenoir, the information is located at the end of the article. South Lenoir proved today, without a doubt, it has the most pride, is the coolest school and has the best community in Eastern North Carolina. By the numbers, South Lenoir had the most students in attendance than any other school competing. Out of the 779 students in our school, we had 637 in attendance, this is a whopping 82% of our student body. In addition to that, every single staff member was on location bright and early this morning, along with 51 parents and 19 former students. Undoubtedly, South Lenoir is cooler than anyone in Eastern NC. So here we go Kinston and surrounding areas, let's show them what we are made up. Post any picture you have from this morning's broadcast on Bob 93.3's facebook page, let's shut the server down!

Other methods of voting:

Comment on Cool School Story at
comment on Witn Facebook page
comment on Bob 93.3 Facebook page

Important Announcements

New- Josten's will be here on Tuesday, December 2 during lunch to deliver classrings.  Also, this will be the last opportunity for seniors to order their cap and gown package without an increase in price.  Please be prepared to take care of your orders at this time.

Due to unforseen circumstances, this year's Graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 will be moved to an earlier start time of 9:00 AM on June 13, 2015. Please note this change and mark on your calendar of events.


Scholarship Nominees...

Morehead-Cain Nominee
Parks Scholarship Nominee
Mason Z.
UNC Chapel Hill Representative
Ethan G.
NC State Representative
The Lenoir County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, color, national origin, gender, marital/pregnant status, or disability.

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Lenoir no discriminan a nadie en base a su raza, edad, religión, color, origen nacional, género, estado marital/ embarazo o discapacidad.