Signing off as the school year comes to an end


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As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, the Lion’s Tale staff has been hard at work preparing our senior edition. This senior edition is twenty pages long, and filled with stories that showcase important events from throughout this school year. 

Back in August, the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, and Seminole County’s mask mandate was still imposed across schools. Events like pep rallies had to be held outside, or with limited capacity. 

Come May, the Covid cases are minimal; and events such as prom or graduation are held at full capacity. Seminole County schools no longer have a mask mandate, due to the decrease in cases. It seems that the pandemic is on a downhill slope, and interferes with day-to-day life less and less as the year progresses.

Meanwhile in the past year, Oviedo High School students have accomplished more than we can fit into one newspaper. Oviedo publications recently attended FSPA, and competed in journalism contests and brought back awards. Multiple of our athletic teams went on to compete in districts, or even states. Seniors have finalized their college decisions, or have signed to colleges to play their sport at the collegiate level. This week, students of all grade levels have been studying hard for their end of year exams. 

This school year has certainly been an interesting one, and our senior edition will feature stories that reflect this year’s highlights. 

Traditionally, our senior edition includes an opinion column from each of our senior staff members, and a spread recognizing our top ten seniors. Senior columns from our staff can be found on pages five through seven, and our top ten seniors are recognized on pages eight and nine. 

However for this senior edition, we will also be picking our own ‘top ten’ from the past ten years. Our staff’s top ten movies, teachers, athletes and more can be found on pages ten to eleven. We will also be ranking some of our top newspaper and yearbook covers from the past few years.    

Furthermore, we will also be featuring notable seniors from band, TV production, and yearbook. Oftentimes, students like these go unrecognized, and we wanted to highlight all of their hard work. 

Our news section will be covering various awards nights, from the ‘Lundy’s’ to the senior awards night, both found on page fifteen. 

Check out our sports section for the top ten student athletes of the year, with a few honorable mentions as well. Our sports writers sat down with athletic director Jen Darty to discuss the athletic year in review, and covered beach volleyball. 

Last but not least, our entertainment section is wrapping up the year with reviews of Marvel’s Moonknight and Doctor Strange.

Finally, the Lion’s Tale staff wishes our readers a happy and healthy summer break. Take this time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the weather. We can’t wait to see you next year!

Signing off, the Lion’s Tale 2021-2022 staff.