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Firefighters respond to blaze in Lakewood High School gymnasium  Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg firefighters responded to a blaze early Monday that began in the center of the gymnasium at Lakewood High School. According to St. Petersburg ...



  1. Lakewood High School student dead, 2 students injured after accident in St. Pete  ABC Action News
  2. 1 Lakewood High School student killed, 2 more hurt in St. Pete crash  Bay News 9
  3. Violent crash kills Lakewood High senior, injures 2 others  WFLA
  4. Lakewood students pause to mourn fallen classmate  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
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Some Lakewood High School seniors skip prom after classmate killed in crash days before dance  ABC Action News

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Prom took a different tone for the Lakewood High School senior class. ABC Action News learned some students decided to skip ...



Fight breaks out between Lehigh, Lakewood football teams after game  NBC2 News

The St. Petersburg Police Department is investigating a brawl between the Lehigh Senior High School football team and Lakewood High School team.



Lakewood High Jazz Ensemble Releasing CD This Fall  Bay News 9

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Lakewood High School Jazz Ensemble is taking its music nationwide this Fall with the release of a new album entitled ...



St. Pete teacher accused of ripping student's hair out removed from classroom  WTSP.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A math teacher from Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg is on temporary suspension, banned from having contact with students, ...



Taking Giant Steps: Lakewood High Jazz Ensemble To Play Apollo Theater  WUSF News

When Lakewood High School's band director Michael Kernodle walked through the music room door eight years ago, he found one marching band, ...



Snapchat video shows student with gun on campus  ABC Action News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lakewood High School in St. Pete was on lock-out Monday morning after a gun was found near campus. Police say they were alerted ...



Lakewood High School student arrested for saying he was planning a school shooting  WFLA

A 16-year-old Lakewood High School student was arrested on Thursday.



Former Lakewood, UCF star Shaquem Griffin to start first NFL game for Seahawks  Tampa Bay Times

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks rookie and former UCF and Lakewood High School standout Shaquem Griffin will start at weakside linebacker when Seattle ...



Another Lakewood alum is going to the NFL  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

Isaiah Wynn is big: he's 6 feet, 3 inches tall and over 300 pounds. But that's not the only reason the St. Petersburg native was drafted in the first round of the NFL ...



School Board commits $8.6 million for more improvements to Lakewood High campus  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Construction crews have been busy at Lakewood High. Within the past two years, the school became home to the Pinellas County School ...



'Stay Woke! Stop the Bullying' Oct. 24 at Lakewood High –  Weekly Challenger

Choreographer and modeling instructor Erica Davis drills each student on the moves. 'Stay Woke! Stop the Bullying' Oct. 24 at Lakewood High. 'Stay Woke!



Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday's playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left ...



Family looks for missing St. Petersburg 16-year-old girl  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — A 16-year-old girl from St. Petersburg went missing Oct. 8 and her family has ramped up a social media campaign to find her.



Student, 18, arrested after bringing pellet gun to Lakewood High School  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — An 18-year-old Lakewood High School student faces a felony charge of possessing a weapon on school grounds after he brought a pellet ...



St. Pete man could play in NFL with just 1 hand  ABC Action News

A St. Pete native that played football at UCF is impressing scouts, and could end up playing in the NFL despite having just one hand.



Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018  Tampabay.com

After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County's public high schools one more assignment: Write a ...



St. Pete high-schooler earns national accolades for app  Bay News 9

Looking for something to do in the Tampa Bay area next weekend? There's an app for that — but this one's from a high-schooler familiar to the area.



High school graduations begin today across Tampa Bay  Tampabay.com

Put on your gowns. Get in line. Cue Pomp and Circumstance . Tampa Bay's high school graduation season begins in earnest today, with ceremonies for four ...



Thousands of local students walk out of class in solidarity with Douglas High peers  Tampabay.com

Thousands of high school students across the Tampa Bay area walked out of their classes at noon Wednesday in support of students from Marjory Stoneman ...



Pinellas Officials Urge Parents, Students To Not Spread Rumors  St. Pete, FL Patch

Police Chief Says Hours Spent Chasing Down Rumors - St. Pete, FL - Pinellas officials said much of the fear mongering is being caused by students and parents ...



St. Petersburg native Shaquem Griffin becomes first one-handed player picked in NFL Draft  WTSP.com

Griffin became the first one-handed player to selected in the modern era with the 141st overall selection of the draft.



A coach's dream –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –The final weeks of football season are exciting times for fans all across the globe. Former ...



Mississippi high schools lead the nation in most taken in NFL draft per capita  USA TODAY High School Sports

Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.), which has never won a state title in football, has had 11 former players go in the NFL draft since 2006.



Jaguars DE Dante Fowler, ex-Gator and Lakewood High grad, arrested in St. Petersburg  Tampabay.com

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Fowler is charged with misdemeanor counts of simple battery and mischief after he hit a man, stomped on his glasses and threw his ...



Cory Moore keeps on winning –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Head Coach Cory Moore and his Lakewood High School football team recorded their first victory of ...



Lakewood's Alumni Night was a huge success –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – “We are the greatest school in the universe,” said Lakewood High School Community Liaison and ...



Jaguars trade former Florida Gators and Lakewood High standout Dante Fowler to Rams  Tampa Bay Times

JACKSONVILLE — Former Florida Gators and Lakewood High School star Dante Fowler is headed to an actual Super Bowl contender. The slumping ...



Quarterback of the present, future in Lakewood's Greg Spann  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Greg Spann is exactly two games into his role as Lakewood High's starting quarterback, but it looks as if the Spartans don't have to worry ...



Two treated for smoke inhalation after fire at Explorer K-8 in Spring Hill  WTSP.com

Hernando County Fire Rescue units extinguished a fire that broke out in a bathroom Monday at Explorer K-8 on Northcliffe Boulevard in Spring Hill. No students ...



St. Pete teen's books honored by President Obama  WTSP.com

His books were inspired by clocks and are aimed to help kids learn to embrace reading and overcome asthma.



Lakewood defenders put early-season blip firmly behind them  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — The turning point in Lakewood High's football season came on Sept. 2. The Spartans had a lead against rival St. Petersburg on Friday ...



St. Pete’s Second Time Arounders band gets call for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade  Tampabay.com

Times Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — They're going to New York. To the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, that is. Next year. In 2019. The Awesome Original ...



MycroSchool is meeting a vital need in south St. Pete one relationship at a time –  Weekly Challenger

Shala Joslin. MycroSchool is meets vital need in St. Pete. MycroSchool is meets vital need in St. Pete. BY CINDY SWISHER, Neighborhood News Bureau.



School Board OKs MOU with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO – Members of the Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding April 24 with Sandy Hook Promise ...



Lakewood HS Jazz Band crowned National Champions! –  Weekly Challenger

By Allen A. Buchanan. St. Petersburg – The Lakewood High School band of 21 musicians returned late Monday night as the 2016 National Champions of High ...



Griffin's, Killins' Track Speed Translated To Football Field For UCF  FloFootball

Shaquem Griffin and Adrian Killins were track stars in high school and led UCF to a Peach Bowl victory.



USF extends an offer to local Lakewood QB Gregory Spann  247Sports

Lakewood High School has put more players in the NFL than any other school in the Bay Area and the staff at USF is well aware of the deep talent pool there ...



Louis Murphy, Jr. continues to give back –  Weekly Challenger

BY JONATHAN MYERS, Student Reporter. ST. PETERSBURG – Lakewood High School and University of Florida alumnus Louis Murphy, Jr.—who currently ...



Graduation 2013: Lakewood High  Tampabay.com

LAKEWOOD HIGH. NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 320. VALEDICTORIANS: Malachi Johnson (traditional); Alex Voce (Center for Advanced Technologies).



Lakewood’s Shaquem Griffin puts no limits on his NFL potential  Tampabay.com

MOBILE, Ala. — While Lakewood's Shaquem Griffin sat at the podium Tuesday morning, taking questions with a confident smile at the Senior Bowl for the ...



Lakewood High School Jazz Band invited to historic Apollo Theatre –  Weekly Challenger

By Allen A. Buchanan, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Lakewood High School Jazz Combo treated city council to one of the songs on their new CD ...



Gibbs Class of '68 Annual Scholarship Awards Program –  Weekly Challenger

BY GALE JENKINS, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG – Each year the Gibbs High School Class of 1968, Incorporated hosts their annual Scholarship Awards ...



2018 AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards program –  Weekly Challenger

BY VERONICA BURGE, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa ...



Norcross football produces third-most 2018 NFL players among high schools nationwide  Gwinnett Prep Sports

Norcross' football program has the third-most players on NFL rosters this season among high schools nationwide.



Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey  Tampabay.com

Turkish officials say an earthquake shook southeastern Turkey, lightly injuring dozens and causing damage to buildings.



St. Petersburg teen shot on his birthday dies; 17-year-old arrested  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — The Lakewood High School student shot on his 18th birthday Wednesday has died, and police arrested a 17-year-old in the killing.



Why Jameis, WHY??  Bucs Nation

I mean, it doesn't take much to stay out of this type of situation.



The pursuit of a journalist –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — When Jiana Johnson was in kindergarten, she had a glowing smile of confidence on her beautiful ...



Former Lakewood band director pleads guilty to child abuse, gets five years probation  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — A former Lakewood High School band teacher has pleaded guilty to child abuse and received a sentence of five years probation. Raphael ...



HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball rankings for Tampa Bay  Tampabay.com

1. Lakewood (3-0). This week: Monday vs. Dixie Hollins, Thursday at Gibbs, Saturday vs. Lakewood Ranch. The buzz: The Spartans are talented and got even ...



Sorority Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Gala –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – “Excitement fills the Coliseum as we anxiously await the royal celebration,” exclaimed Nevida ...



Class of 2017: Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians for Pinellas public high schools  Tampabay.com

As the top graduates from Pinellas County's public high schools finished their classes and prepared for exams this spring, we asked them to reflect on the last ...



Snapchat Gun Selfie Leads To 3 Arrests  Patch.com

Snapchat Gun Selfie Leads To 3 Arrests - St. Pete, FL - St. Petersburg Police say three teens face charges after a selfie of a Lakewood High student with a gun ...



Canes Hoops profile: F Anthony Lawrence II  State Of The U

Anthony 'Amp' Lawrence heads into his fourth and final season at Miami after a trio of phenomenal campaigns so far. As a freshman off the bench in 2015-16, ...



Community supports Relay For Life at Lakewood High School –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Relay For Life of South St. Petersburg drew hundreds of residents to the Lakewood Spartans ...



Young Kings and Queens College Prep and Mentoring, Inc. –  Weekly Challenger

BY JABAAR EDMOND, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG –Young Kings and Queens College Prep and Mentoring, Inc., led by Javaris Green, provides young ...



For the love of basketball –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Shades of the next LeBron James or Magic Johnson are really scarce in the early morning hours on ...



Gifted a Shaquem Griffin jersey, one-handed 11-year-old fan breaks down in utter joy  WTSP.com

You couldn't have asked for a better response from this 11-year-old boy who idolizes Seattle Seahawks star Shaquem Griffin.



Former USF WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling Selected by the Green Bay Packers in Fifth Round of the 2018 NFL Draft  The Daily Stampede

From Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg to USF to now the NFL. MVS has a professional home.



'Very 21st century': Digital natives learn to spot fakes at 'Be MediaWise' training  Poynter

How do you stop the spread of fake news? It's not a one-step process. It's not a three-step process. Media literacy is a multifaceted evolution that should start with ...



ALL-USA Baseball First Team: Bo Bichette, Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.)  USA TODAY High School Sports

MORE: American Family Insurance ALL-USA Baseball Team PLAYER PROFILE: Name: Bo Bichette Position: INF School: Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.)



Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed athlete in NFL history, but the league isn't great with ‘firsts’  Orlando Weekly

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks last week, making him the first one-handed athlete in NFL history. But the league has a ...



NFL Cornerback Shaquill Griffin Formed Local Track Club Back Home In St. Petersburg  MileSplit

Even though Shaquill Griffin is now in the NFL, he hasn\'t forgotten about his track and field roots.



Honored as Family of the Year at 2017 Men & Women Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The legacy of family values, love, tradition and pride is passed from generation to generation ...



Relay 4 Life makes tracks to fight cancer –  Weekly Challenger

By Allen A. Buchanan, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –Hundreds of residents converged on Lakewood High School's track field once again to help raise funds ...



Baseball complex renamed in honor of Dr. Reginald Ligon –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – With the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air, there couldn't have been a better backdrop for the ...



2018 Men and Women of Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Gathering of Women, Inc. 2018 Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony kicked off ...



Pinellas' new program for suspended students is off to a slow start, but the school district looks for ways  Tampabay.com

Pinellas' program, which keeps students in a school setting, has gotten a slow start.



Arizona football recruiting: Wildcats coaching staff made decision easy for Florida-based Armani Adams  Arizona Desert Swarm

The Arizona Wildcats landed their first commitment from Florida about a week ago. Armani Adams, 3-star safety from Lakewood High School (St. Petersburg, FL), ...



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to host 2018 Little Miss Pink Petals Pageant –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter in partnership with the Youth Development Foundation of ...



Kappa League Male Leadership Program –  Weekly Challenger

BY KARIN DAVIS-THOMPSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Demetrius Lowe says if you want to find an organization that really cares about ...



Shorecrest Seniors Named as Presidential Scholar Candidates  TB Reporter

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the ...



Marilyn Parker  WALB-TV

Marilyn is a Multimedia Journalist at WALB. She joined the WALB team in February 2018.



Pinellas high school valedictorians and salutatorians of 2014  Tampabay.com

The next few weeks will be a blur for area high school seniors as they finish their academic work, go through graduation, say goodbye to friends and begin to ...



Robert C. Saunders: Local author and poet –  Weekly Challenger

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – A cardiovascular nurse by day, and writer and poet by night, Robert C. Saunders has four ...



Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 3  Tampabay.com

Localtopia: Nearly 200 St. Petersburg businesses and merchants in a community celebration of all things local with arts, culture, shopping, food, drinks, health, ...



Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins  Tampabay.com

The Toronto Maple Leafs are back in another Game 7 against the Boston Bruins, and this time they're hoping for a different ending.



Pinellas proposes pay bump up to $25,000 for teachers at struggling schools  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Teachers and administrators at five struggling elementary schools stand to make up to $25,000 more next year, one of several major ...



Jury can't reach decision in sex case against former Lakewood band director  Tampabay.com

LARGO — Former Lakewood High School band director Raphael McLean went on trial this week, accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student in his office ...



Meet the 2016 top grads for Pinellas County public schools  Tampabay.com

With graduation season upon us, we asked the top graduates from Pinellas County's public schools to reflect on what they got out of high school, to think about ...



All Eyes gallery: Gabriella Angotti Jones favorite photos of 2017  Tampabay.com

GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times Gabriela Escurra, 18, a vlogger and rap music fan, puts on mascara while getting ready for a Lil Pump concert at her ...



Shaquem Griffin  Orlando Times

Perseverance, Dedication And Determination Fuel UCF's Shaquem Griffin. BY DEVIN HEFLIN. ORLANDO - With an undefeated season, the UCF Knights ...



Here Are The High Schools, States & Cities Producing The Most NFL Talent Right Now  Chat Sports

Certain college football programs are known for their ability to produce NFL talent, but those players don't just show up at those schools. Rather, those coaches ...



South St. Pete celebrates Relay For Life 2017 –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – One of the hottest days of the year did not stop the more than 400 citizens of all ages from coming ...



ALL-USA Watch: Bo Bichette has been bombing away for Lakewood (Fla.) baseball  USA TODAY High School Sports

As impressive as Bo Bichette's 14 homers are this season, an even more telling statistic of the fear he strikes is the 33 walks he's drawn in his 105 plate ...



O.J. Simpson could move to St. Pete after release from prison  WFLA

O.J. Simpson, behind bars in Nevada for more than eight years for armed robbery and assault, is planning to move to the Sunshine State when he gets out of ...



Writing with God in mind –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Christmas dinner 2011 started off as it does every year for Robin Cocks—delicious food with the ...



Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are 'negative, nasty'  Tampa Bay Times

President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio's fractious state Republican Party, bitterly complaining about.



Why Pinellas charter school scandal is bad for business  Tampa Bay Business Journal

Business leaders say the charter school controversy that led to closure notices at four schools is a hinderance on attracting and retaining companies.



Records: Texas dad said son pleaded for mercy before death  Tampa Bay Times

Court records show a Houston man accused of killing his two children told authorities his 8-year-old son pleaded for mercy before having his throat cut.



Steve Kornell challenges Ken Welch, Darryl Rouson in school jazz band fundraiser  SaintPetersBlog

St. Petersburg City Council member Steve Kornell is super stoked the Lakewood High School Jazz Band is being honored for their superior jazz skills. He's so ...



Vincent Lawrence goes home –  Weekly Challenger

By Dexter McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The University of Miami basketball program has on it the fingerprints of Vincent Lawrence. Search the ...



2017 AKA AKAdemy Showcase –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa ...



Hillsborough father charged after leaving children alone for full day without food  WFLA

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - When Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies and paramedics arrived at an apartment on Fountain Mist Drive, they ...



2017 Men and Women of Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gathering of Women, Inc. 2017 Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony kicked off an ...



Two new vessels — a luxury yacht and a tall ship — hope to get noticed along St. Petersburg's  Tampabay.com

The Sir Winston luxury yacht and tall ship Lynx seek more exposure to city.



The new 'Porch' for drinking and lounging –  Weekly Challenger

BY JEFFREY ZANKER, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — South St. Pete has a new neighbor that is drawing a crowd to its porch.



Trailblazers in local history honored –  Weekly Challenger

BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum held its fourth First Ladies in African ...



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