April 10, 2023

Leesburg High School Unveils New Family Lounge In Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2.3 min read| Published On: April 10th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Leesburg High School Unveils New Family Lounge In Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2.3 min read| Published On: April 10th, 2023|

It was a very exciting day and a long time coming for the Leesburg Yellow Jacket community as an exciting project finally finished. The Leesburg High School finished the brand new state of the art Family Lounge. The project continues a trend of recent projects to renovate the aging High School and bring it up to modern standards.

(Students and Faculty getting their first look at the brand new Leesburg Family Lounge.)

At the ceremony was Principal Michael Randolf who has been front and center at getting the High School renovated. Randolf is just part of the puzzle as many members of the school and community have been enthusiastic about the projects. Such a member of our community includes Kenny Edwards a Leesburg Police Officer who also coaches the Soccer team. Edwards gives his entire salary back to the school athletics program for equipment.

Spencer Hey who is Leesburg’s Athletic Director has also been a huge proponent of not only the athletic teams but the continued revitalization of the school facilities. The Family Lounge is presented by Florida Cancer Specialists, Ryan Foundation, & Church of The Lakes. Through their generous donations, the school was able to put together a fantastic product.

(Principal Randolf cuts the ribbon to officially open the Leesburg High School Family Lounge.)

The transformation of the family lounge area has been a great project run by students. Principal Randolf has taken many photos of the construction over the past few months and it came out better than anyone could have hoped. The room is painted in a nice relaxing blue color, There are couches to relax on and positive quotes on the walls. The room also has a chess set, a dart board, two TV sets, a pool table, snack and drink shelves and more. In all it looks like a very nice lounge. Well done to everyone who took part in bringing it to life.

(Leesburg Construction Academy students putting the finishing touches on the lounge a few weeks ago.)

Leesburg has always done a great job of renovating existing structures instead of tearing them down. The rich history of Leesburg dates all the way back to the 1960s when they became one of the first integrated schools in Florida. The Family Lounge joins a plethora of projects either finished or currently undergoing renovations. Those include the new Athletics Lounge facility, the new Family Lounge and currently the school gym, which is undergoing an extensive refurbishment of the floor, sound system and other aesthetics which should help out that athletic facility immensely.

(The Lounge features two TV screens and plenty of engaging activities.)

We look forward to the further improvements the school intends to make. A big shout out to the Leesburg Construction Academy who really did an amazing job putting this together. The Lounge will be enjoyed by future members of the Leesburg High School Community. This is a positive project that benefits everyone involved. Congratulations on a job well done! Down below we have attached more images of the new facility.

(Students and Faculty enjoying the brand new Lounge. You can see the pool table and new TV screen along with interactive games for team building exercises.)

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Leesburg High School

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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