Lightridge Sports Scores
  • May 16 / Varsity Girls TennisLightridge - 1, Riverside - 5
  • May 16 / Varsity Girls SoccerLightridge - 3, Briar Woods - 4
  • May 16 / Varsity BaseballLightridge - 13, Riverside - 1
  • May 16 / Varsity SoftballLightridge - 3, Independence - 5
  • May 15 / Varsity Girls LacrosseLightridge - 12, Independence - 7
  • May 15 / Varsity Boys LacrosseLightridge - 5, Stone Bridge - 13
  • May 13 / Varsity Boys TennisLightridge - 3, Independence - 5
  • May 13 / Varsity Boys SoccerLightridge - 1, Stone Bridge - 2
  • May 9 / JV Boys SoccerLightridge - 1, Potomac Falls - 0
  • May 9 / JV Girls LacrosseLightridge - 3, Potomac Falls - 1

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Above is one of the sixteen pages erroneously inserted into this years yearbook by the company who handles the printing of the annual.

Yearbook staff steps up to solve printer problem

Aziza Khikmatillaeva, Staff Writer June 3, 2024

When the yearbook staff was preparing the yearbooks for distribution last week they discovered a problem. Sixteen pages of Lightridge's yearbook had been replaced by printer Varsity Brands with sixteen...

Senior and Congressional Debate captain Nardos Mengesha made it to the semi-final round at Nationals.

Three debate captains make it to the national tournament

Jenna Hong, Staff Writer June 3, 2024

Three debate captains represented Lightridge High School at the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament. The 2024 NCFL Grand National Tournament was held in Chicago, Illinois over Memorial Day weekend....

During the second half of the year its hard to get seniors to focus on anything.

Senioritis is in season

Cambria Riggs, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Senior students took full advantage of the “senior skip day” on March 18th. A total of 266 students didn't attend school on this day, which is 63% of seniors at Lightridge. The chronic absence...

A Loudoun County Sherriffs Office Deputy and a drug sniffing canine conducted a search on May 3.

LCSO brings drug sniffing dog to Lightridge

Panchami Rangaraju, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

Lightridge High School had their first ever canine drug scan on May 3. Students and staff were held in their first block rooms for the duration of the scan, which lasted for 90 minutes. The canine and...

Assistant Principal Dr. Kim Jackson (top) and senior Tre Holley (bottom) give blood.

Red Cross Club holds blood drive

Sabry Tate, Managing Editor May 1, 2024

On April 23rd the Red Cross Club hosted a blood drive. The blood drive was held in the auxilary gym, a location club sponsor Jenna Lombardo said was secured with help from Activities Coordinator Jake...

Lettuce Club members participate in the organizations .1745955 charity run.

Lettuce Club holds charity .175955K

Aziza Khikmatillaeva, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

On April 24th Lettuce Club held its 1st ever charity run: the .17459555K. Its atypical distance may seem odd at first, but it aligns perfectly with the club’s mission. “We cater to the lazy philanthropists,”...

A new policy put forth by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin that changes the rights afforded  to transgender students has left some in the Lightridge community uneasy.

UPDATE: LCPS continues to debate transgender policies

Panchami Rangaraju, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2024 originally covered this story here. On July 18, 2023, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) under Governor Glenn Youngkin’s guidance set into effect their 2022 Model Policies...

Mia Calderon hunted down Nolan Guest while the latter was on a college tour.

Senior Assassin season is back

Reese Hwang, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

As the end of the year approaches, the senior class of 2024 is participating in another year of Senior Assassin. This year’s game started on April 8th with 138 players. Senior Assassin, run by a...

Virginia public schools are dealing with an unprecedented number of drug overdoses, as fentanyl becomes a larger and larger problem.

Virginia fights fentanyl epidemic

Panchami Rangaraju, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2024

Since January of 2023, there have been 25 non-fatal student overdoses by fentanyl on LCPS campuses. Officials and administrators at the state, county, and local level have been working to effectively...

DECA members show off their awards from the State Leadership Conference.

Back row left to right: Helina Mengesha, Catie Collins, Ava Samson, Niva Bangaru, Nimisha Vadlamudi, Nishitha Pammidimukkala, Priyanka Thaker, Akshat Rawal, Rushil Bellamkonda

Front row left to right: Shri Sethuraj, Sanjana Sivakumar, Sohan Arigela

DECA members qualify for international competition

Lalitha Aravind, Associate Story Editor April 17, 2024

On March 1-3, Lightridge’s Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state qualifiers attended the State Leadership Conference (SLC), in Virginia Beach. DECA is a club open to students enrolled...

Student job survey

Student job survey

Cassie Aued, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

Lightridge News conducted a survey during advisory period in which we asked students about after school employment. The results are collected below.

Senior Eva Sorensen and PEER sponsor Dana Durusu help student make arts and crafts during Wellness Week.  Photo courtesy of PEER.

Lightridge hosts fourth annual Wellness Expo

Aziza Khikmatillaeva, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

The week before spring break, Lightridge hosted its fourth annual Wellness Week and Wellness Expo. The event featured week-long activities that occurred during the students’ lunch shifts, culminating...

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