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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 ...



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

The father of the Lakewood High School freshman wants the teacher charged with child abuse.



Every game is a road game this season for Lakewood basketball  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Members of the Lakewood High School's girls basketball team gathered in front of the school at 2:15 p.m. sharp Monday. It was the first ...



For senior week, Lakewood High School must mourn a senior  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood High School principal Erin Savage has never planned a candlelight vigil. But this week, Savage must learn how to do so as her ...



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 ...



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.



Some Lakewood High School seniors skip prom after classmate killed in crash days before dance  ABC Action News

Prom took a different tone for the Lakewood High School senior class.



Architecture And Construction Through The Eyes Of Student Journalists  WUSF News

For nearly two decades, Pinellas County schools have operated magnet programs for students from elementary through high school to teach journalism. The.



10th-grade student earns college reading status –  Weekly Challenger

PETERSBURG — Congratulations are in order for Amari Nash who challenged herself to pass the Ready to Read series in her 10th-grade reading class at ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



Lakewood alum drafted in first round of NFL draft by New England Patriots  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 ...



A student athlete –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Surely one of the top high school basketball players in the state of Florida would expect to receive ...



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.



Martin Luther King Jr. parade warms up St. Pete crowd on a brisk day  Tampa Bay Times

About 40000 came out to enjoy St. Petersburg's 34th annual MLK Dream Big parade in honor of the Civil Rights icon.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Graduation 2013: Lakewood High  Tampabay.com

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



When students succeed, the community benefits –  Weekly Challenger

BY RENE FLOWERS, District 7 School Board Member. Over the past year, there has been an increase in efforts to bring all students along as it relates to their ...



High tide, flooding in Pinellas County force district leaders to move school bus stops  WFLA

Remnants of Hurricane Michael were felt in the Tampa Bay area long after it moved on.



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 ...



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

Fires broke out Monday on school campuses in two different counties.



Hometown Pinellas  Tampa Bay Times

Sunstar Paramedics employee recognized with first responder award. Sunstar Paramedics employee Joshua Daly was honored with Pinellas Osteopathic ...



A passion to recover –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER L. MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Morgan State University in Baltimore and the MEAC football conference will soon know what ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



With a college fair geared to black students, Shorecrest Prep reaches for more diversity  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Janiece Simmons wasn't expecting much when she arrived at Shorecrest Preparatory School last year for its inaugural fair for historically ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



A 'Wise' dream –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — A father's dream is to have his son excel beyond the measure of his own accomplishments. Rarely ...



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.



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 ...



How do you grade 2018 Seahawks fifth round pick Shaquem Griffin?  Field Gulls

Regular readers are well aware that we are slowly working our way through grading each of the nine draft picks the Seattle Seahawks made in 2018 using the ...



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.



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 ...



HBCU college fair takes Shorecrest Prep by a storm –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — An estimated 700 Tampa Bay area high school students and parents packed the Crisp ...



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 ...



6th annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Empowerment Luncheon –  Weekly Challenger

The PCUL held their sixth annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Empowerment Luncheon last Friday at Banquet Masters in Clearwater. L-R, Dr. Kevin Gordon, Rev.



Pinellas County Ready For Hurricane Season  WUSF News

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts Wednesday. On average, 11 named tropical storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes could happen.



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 ...



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.



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.



4 black leaders hold top positions in St. Pete, Pinellas for first time  WTSP 10 News

For the first time in the history of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County, four people of color hold high power chair positions.



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 ...



A life changing experience –  Weekly Challenger

BY Dexter L. McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Walking into Pinellas Park High School, Dalon Wilson was a shy, unmotivated, young man full of ...



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 ...



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.)



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 ...



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 ...



St. Petersburg woman arrested for posting school threats on Snapchat  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old St. Petersburg woman Dec. 3 on one charge of threatening communications or ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Shavar Manuel, Saivion Smith ready to continue the Tampa trend at Under Armour All-America Game  USA TODAY High School Sports

Saivion Smith said he wanted to play in the Under Armour All-America Game since watching his friend, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Dante Fowler Jr.



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 ...



Kenny Perry wins 3M Championship for third and final time  Tampa Bay Times

Kenny Perry won the 3M Championship one last time, closing with a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory in the PGA Tour Champions event that is being ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Student Police Cadet Program –  Weekly Challenger

BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Student Police Cadet Program is offering an excellent path to a career in law enforcement for ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

You've seen images of him plastered across the sides of UCF campus patrol cars and in college sports advertisements. You've seen him in interviews on the ...



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, ...



Shaquem Griffin  Orlando Times

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Elizabeth Howard Scholarship Banquet honors 7 graduates –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church paid tribute to seven high school graduates last Saturday, May ...



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.



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 ...



Oversight committee watches over school referendum money | Pinellas County  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO – Pinellas County property owners pay a little extra in ad-valorem taxes to supplement the school district's budget. The money pays for a variety of needs ...



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 ...



Learn how to receive 15K for a new home –  Weekly Challenger

BY MARLO SCOTT-WILSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — If you're tired of living in an apartment or paying someone else's mortgage off, then it's time to ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Rev. Claude S. Williams: Quintessential spirit of his generation goes home –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –Just imagine your wife or husband pulling up to a hospital in a cab. Not just any cab mind you, ...



Lonestar to headline 29th annual Country in the Park  Tampa Bay Newspapers

PINELLAS PARK — The Pinellas Park City Council and City Administration will present the 29th annual Country in the Park on Saturday, March 16, noon to 10 ...



35th Annual MLK High School Essay Contest Finals –  Weekly Challenger

BY LAURA MULROONEY, Neighborhood News Bureau. ST. PETERSBURG — The excitement builds as the parents, grandparents, guardians and supporters of ...



2017 Essence of Ebony Pearls Debutante Cotillion –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBERG – A hush came over the room as 25 beautiful young ladies dressed in all white entered into the ...



Pinellas Business Briefs: Hooters to celebrate 35-year anniversary with series of Clearwater events  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER – Hooters is celebrating 35 years with several local events, running Sept. 27-30. Hooters is the sponsor for the offshore powerboat race on ...



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