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Mei Lamison
Editor-in-chief Mei Lamison is embarking her senior year as a third-year journalist for Achona Online. She is also a co-captain of AHN’s Speech and Debate team, been a member of Teen Leadership Council (TLC) since freshman year, and frequently works with an organization called Bess the Book Bus in which she is a member of their teen advisory board. Lamison’s favorite subject is English, specifically AP Literature (a class she is taking this year). Along with her love for English, she is passionate about using her voice to stand up for what is right when unjust situations occur in society. Attending Girls State and Girls Nation over the summer allowed her to learn more about American politics and draft bills which would benefit people in Florida, for example, a bill about gun control. This sheds light on her aspirations to study political science in college, preferably in Boston, New York, or Chicago, and become a politician or journalist. Her free time, however, consists of reading, playing the guitar, spending time with her dog, and watching Netflix. Lamison is a tea connoisseur as she cannot go a day without drinking at least two cups of it. She enjoys a variety such as jasmine, black tea, and hibiscus. Free time aside, Lamison looks forward to the coming year as Editor-in-chief, an accomplishment she has been anticipating since her sophomore year. She has more responsibilities and capabilities such as editing her peers’ articles and writing editorials. Yet, while she listens to her favorite self-made Spotify playlist, she eagerly awaits graduation with college looming in the distance. 

Mei Lamison, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020
An Open Letter to Achona (Story)
May 11, 2020
Coronavirus Calls U.S. To Treat Healthcare As Human Right (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Latest Bayshore Death Calls For Further Safety Measures (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Online Learning Exposes America’s Digital Divide (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
How Will We Remember COVID-19? (PODCAST) (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
COVID-19 Is No Excuse For Racism (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Florida Holds 2020 Presidential Primary (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Academy Will Close From Coronavirus Concerns (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Why Americans Should Fund a Partial Basic Income (OPINION) (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Andrew Yang, the First Asian American to Run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Exits Race (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Why Are Younger Generations Turning Away From the News? (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Technological Setbacks Delay 2020 Iowa Caucus Results (Story)
Jan 09, 2020
Pedestrian Killed in Crash Outside Academy (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
What You Missed Over Christmas Break (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
The Global Rise of Civil Unrest (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Cancel Culture: Has our Society Become too Sensitive? (PODCAST) (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
Ariana Grande Performs at Amalie Arena (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
School Shooting in California Leaves Two Dead Minutes After Background Check Bill Blocked (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
The Truth Behind Chick-fil-A (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
POWER Holds Annual Culture Fair (VIDEO) (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Breakdown of the Democratic Presidential Debate (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Timeline of President Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Can Positivity Be Toxic? (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
Students Attend Tampa’s Climate Strike (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
We Need More Women in Politics (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Mayor Jane Castor Speaks at AHN (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Over 30 Trees Cut Down On Gandy Boulevard, Sparking Outrage (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
Class of 2023 First Impressions (Story)
May 23, 2019
Class of 2019 Graduates (Story)
May 21, 2019
Seniors Recognized at Honors Convocation (Story)
May 20, 2019
Best AP Exam Memes (Story)
May 20, 2019
Seniors Attend Baccalaureate Mass (Story)
May 14, 2019
“Knock Down the House” Review – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Popularity in Politics (Story)
May 06, 2019
How can America prevent future school shootings? (OPINION) (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Is Suicide Contagious? (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Do Schools Have the Resources to Deal With Mental Health? (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
Grief, Violence, and Suicide – What Happens After a School Shooting (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
How Can Teens Impact Government? (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
Leah Darrow Speaks at AHN (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Speech and Debate Team Travels to Harvard (VIDEO) (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Human Trafficking During Super Bowl (OPINION) (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Speech and Debate Team Competes at FGCCFL Tournament (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
How Much Time Do Academy Girls Spend On Their Phones? (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Government Shutdown Continues (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Environmental Issues Grow Worse than Ever Before (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
How Do Students Receive News? (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Florida Election Recounts: We Need to Better our Voting System (OPINION) (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Academy Holds Open House for Prospective Students and Families (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Academy Students Travel to Panama City to Help Hurricane Victims (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
Juniors Create Team Hope: Working to Cure Huntington’s Disease (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Do Students View Reading as a Pleasure or a Pain? (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Peyton Finn Shares Passion for Poetry (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Texas Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from Curriculum (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Crew Team Captains Share Expectations and Goals (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Florida Conducts Primaries for Governor (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Why You Should be an Organ Donor: A Message from Alum Lauren Pieper (Story)
Aug 22, 2018
Class of 2022 Shares First Impressions (Story)
May 31, 2018
The Class of 2018 Graduates (Story)
May 25, 2018
Speech and Debate Team Travels to Washington D.C. for Nationals (Story)
May 21, 2018
U.S. Moves Embassy Causing Deadly Protests in Middle East (Story)
May 11, 2018
Digital Imaging Class Creates GIFs (Story)
May 01, 2018
Underclassmen Prepare to be Juniors and Seniors (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Lily Bailey Describes Her Artwork (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
March for Our Lives Tampa (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Ten Tips to Take Better Pictures (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Art Students Travel to the Ringling Museum (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Recycling Bins are Back (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Sophomores Participate in Mock Trials (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
2018 Academy Awards (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Girl Rising Art Show (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Speech and Debate Team Competes at Sunvite (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Upcoming Academy Events in 2018 (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Should AHN Bring Back a Recycling Program? (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
Ben Platt Departs from Broadway Musical “Dear Evan Hansen” (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Crew Team Travels to Tennessee for “Head of the Hooch” (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Sophomores Apply for HOBY (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Speech and Debate Team Starts the Year (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Class of 2020 Bonds at Sophomore Retreat (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Mole Day Project is Cancelled (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
AHN Hosts First Ever Task Party (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Sophomore Katelyn Chau Starts Non-Profit (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Mayor’s Youth Corps Sparks Interest at AHN (Story)
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