About Us

LeopardLife is a student-run publication of Willow Springs Middle School in exemplary-rated Lovejoy ISD, located in Northeast Collin County in Fairview, Allen and Lucas, Texas.

Editorial content should not be taken as the policy of the administration or school board unless so attributed. Coverage aims to be fair and unbiased pertaining to news and information for Willow Springs Middle School students and staff as well as the communities of Lucas, Allen and Fairview, Texas.

LeopardLife awards from 2008-2016 include several NSPA 1st class with marks of distinction,  ILPC awarded distinguished merit top awards 2008-2016; many first and other placings Individual Awards of Achievement for news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, photography, and layout. The newspaper received the prestigious STAR award from ILPC in 2016 and 2017, recognizing the paper as one top scholastic publications in Texas and honoring the paper for its dedication to journalism and community service.

LeopardLife received the Pacemaker award in 2018. The newspaper also was a finalist in NPR’s Design of the Year, Photo of the Year, and Story of the Year. The Design of the Year, India Ingham, and Story of the Year were all awarded to the paper. “Taking Care of the Kids” by Olivia Lauter and “Fortnite Takes Campus by a Storm” by Sydney Stout also received awards under the supervision of Nicole Sanders.


Beverly Zetsche, Leopard Life advisor

“I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Arts in English. I have taught sixth through tenth grade social studies, English, and journalism. This is my first year at Willow Springs M.S., and I teach photography, newspaper, and yearbook.”



Luke Wright, co-editor

Alissa Chang, co-editor

Abigail Rodriguez, arts and entertainment section editor

Evelyn Tsai, arts and entertainment section editor

Angelina Wang, news section editor

Zaina Waheed, community section editor

Bethanie Wu, sports section editor

Christian Giordano, staff writer

Noah Horner, staff writer

Libby Johnson, staff writer

Campbell Lester, staff writer

Michael Malka, staff writer

Mia Reaugh, staff writer

Selene Thompson, staff writer

Presley Zadorozny, staff writer


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