Leake Academy celebrated an astoundingly successful Halloween Carnival on Saturday night, October 26, 2013. The month long fundraiser sponsored by the PTO brought in a total of $213,778.36. Proceeds from the carnival benefit the school by providing improvements, expansions, and purchasing necessary classroom equipment and supplies.

Jodi Wilcher, PTO President and Mr. Jerry H. Crowe, Headmaster, express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to patrons for their dedication and commitment to Leake Academy during the month of October. They were overwhelmed by the total money collected by our supporters and pleasantly surprised by the number of people in attendance.

Kings and Queens who won each category are as follows:

Landon Smith and Ava Grace Atkinson represented Mrs. Diane Jones and Mrs. Cindy Blocker's K-5 classes and won the kindergarten division. Landon is the son of Neal and Tracy Smith of the Laurel Hill Community. Ava Grace is the daughter of Joseph and Britney Atkinson of Carthage. The K-5 classes raised a total of $17,658.57.

The K-4 classes of Mrs. Kem Robinson and Mrs. Diane McMillan raised a total of $16,225.28. Kings and queens representing K-4 ckasses were Zach Comans, son of Jacob and Amanda Comans of Sebastopol, Brooklyn Wade, daughter of Ashley Devine and Adam Wade of Carthage, Brooke Wiskus, daughter of Chance and Cheslea Wiskus of Carthage, and Jon Perry, son of Justin and Kristen Perry of Walnut Grove.

Winners of the 1st - 3rd grade division were Mrs. Lynn Wilson and Mrs. Janice Feiber's first grade classes with a total of $16,876.85. . Representing first grade was Kade Porter and Grayson Atchley.

Kade is the son of Nick and Teri Porter of Lena. Grayson is the son of Justin and Jessica Atchley of Kosciusko. Second grade was represented by Larait Cutrer, son of Kevin and Brandi Cutrer of Carthage, and Meah Pinter, daughter of Martin and Shay Pinter of Madden.

Winners of the 4th - 6th grade division were the 5th grade classes of Mrs. Deanna Jones and Mrs. Gail Tucker with a total of $20,414.46. Representing the classes of Mrs. Beth Alford and Mrs. Monica Adams was Patrick Patterson and Jenna Chamblee. Patrick is the son of Neil and Jessica Patterson of Carthage, and Jenna is the daughter of Joel and Christy Chamblee of Freeny. Luke Murphy and Montana Lang represented the sixth grade classes of Mrs. Susan Sturdivant and Mrs. Molly Breazeale. Luke is the son of James and Carrie Murphy, Montana is the daughter of Dr. Monty and Michelle Lang of Philadelphia.

The seventh grade class was the winner of the Jr. High School division with a total of $12,063.97, and the junior class was the winner of the High School division with $31,500.81.

Winners of the drawings were Marcie Roberts, Mike Sharp, Larry Walker, and Keisha Moore.