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Features Editor Grace Lovejoy

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor

Grace Lovejoy is serving as the Features Editor for the McIntosh Trail this year. Lovejoy is a sophomore this year and ia McIntosh Ambassador and a Gold Honor Roll Student.

Lovejoy first started journalism In sixth grade at J.C Booth Middle School working for the online newsletter. She joined the Mcintosh Trail last year and was promoted to Features Editor as a sophomore.

Last year, Lovejoy won the Trail staff’s first Best of SNO Excellence in writing badge for her story “Collision course: teens and golf cart accidents in Peachtree City”.

In the fall, she followed and wrote multiple stories about Taylor Swift vs. Ticketmaster. At the Georgia Scholastic Press Association’s Spring Convention, she won a superior in depth news story award for her story, “The Saga of Taylor Swift Tickets: “The Great War '' between fans and Ticketmaster”.

Lovejoy is now seeing her first year as a New Voices Student Leader at the Student Press Law Center for the 2023-2024 school year. She also applied to Teen Insight, a fully teen-run student online newspaper created by New Voices Leaders.

Last year, Lovejoy was a part of the McIntosh Drama Department’s one act and the McIntosh Girls Varsity Tennis Team.

Lovejoy loves journaling, organizing and acting. She is very excited to help new staffers have a successful first year of highschool journalism!

All content by Grace Lovejoy
McIntosh student ride on a brand new rollercoaster during the grand opening of the ride.

Best of Trail Photography 2023-2024

Feb 12, 2024

McIntosh student ride on a brand new rollercoaster during the grand opening of the ride.

Created in Canva.

“Hold fast, Brave the storm”

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Feb 9, 2024

Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows the story line of the books and the actors clearly represent the characters.  I grew up reading the books and the movies released in 2010 and 2013. I enjoy the...

OPINION: Blanchard is back

OPINION: Blanchard is back

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Jan 31, 2024

On Dec. 28, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was released on parole, three years before her original release date in 2026. In 2016, Gypsy Blanchard was sentenced to 10 years in prison after her involvement in the...

Graphic created in Canva by Lulu Vitulo and Grace Lovejoy

Swift never goes out of style

Lulu Vitulo, Grace Lovejoy, August Moss, and Mikayla Mills Nov 10, 2023

"Say Don't Go" The second this song started and kicked in with the guitar and beat, I was immediately hooked. She starts off singing in her absolutely gorgeous low range, and it just Hits Different....

All Too Well (10 Minute Version) performance at the Eras Tour, Atlanta show one on April 28.

“Big Reputation”

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Nov 3, 2023

TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR On Oct.13, Taylor Swift released her concert film documenting her Eras Tour, in theaters nationwide. The 2 hour, 49 minute film gives viewers the entire experience of the...

The mirror image of staff writer August Moss writing Girlboss, taken by Grace Lovejoy

OPINION: Take the "girl" out of girlboss

Nov 2, 2023

The mirror image of staff writer August Moss writing "Girlboss," taken by Grace Lovejoy

Photo courtesy of Catherine Amendola

Crashing afternoon plans; school bus rear ends car while taking students home

Rebekah Bushmire and Grace Lovejoy Oct 20, 2023

As school buses were departing campus on Thursday, Oct. 19, there was a vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road which involved a car and a Fayette County school bus with...

From paper to digital

From paper to digital

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Oct 17, 2023

In January of 2022, the College Board switched PSAT/NMSQT and SATs to digital versions. In accordance with the digital versions of SAT being administered in March 2024, the PSAT’s were given digitally...

Graphic used with permission courtesy of Newspaper Association Managers, sponsors of National Newspaper Week.

National Newspapers Week: how the Trail delivers day after day, “in print, online, for you”

Rebekah Bushmire, Lulu Vitulo, Savannah Hayes, Grace Lovejoy, and Luke Soule Oct 3, 2023

Rebekah Bushmire, Editor-in-Chief "The Trail is crucial to holding our school accountable, students informed and the community aware of what goes on in our schools. It doesn’t matter what form we...

The confusion surrounding the Sept. 8 theme night led to a student section covering their bases of a mix of white and neon colors.

“Big Controversy”

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Sep 14, 2023

The week of Sep. 4, there was confusion between administration and the student section ahead of the McIntosh Chiefs’ home football game against Central High School on Sep. 8. The McIntosh...

Senior London Whilby continues to work on her chromebook during the Code Red Drill

First Code Red drill of the year

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Sep 8, 2023

On Monday, Aug. 28, McIntosh had its first code red drill of the year during fifth period. McIntosh practices this drill at least once each year.  Students were expected to be silent and take cover...

Graphic designed by Features Editor Grace Lovejoy to depict the switch from stage to screen as Taylor Swifts Eras Tour becomes a film

Her New Era: From Stage to the Big Screen

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Sep 1, 2023

On Thursday Aug.31, Taylor Swift announced on Instagram the Eras Tour film that documents the North American leg of her tour and it will be released to North American theaters on Oct.13. Swift...

Graphic designed by Grace Lovejoy including a photo of the Zoom participants from the workshops.

The five freedoms in the First

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Aug 29, 2023

For two weeks in July, the Trail's Editor-in-Chief senior Rebekah Bushmire and Features Editor sophomore Grace Lovejoy played a role in the New Voices Student Leader Institute run by The Student Press...

Taylor Swift opening The Eras Tour in Atlanta, Georgia on April 28.

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour, and her new album “Speak Now” (Taylor’s Version).

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor May 22, 2023

Taylor Swift's "The Eras Tour" has now been touring in the U.S. for two months. So far, Swift has visited Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Along her tour for every show she has...

A golf cart collision involving a student on March 31 on Line Creek Drive North at 6:12 p.m.

Collision course: teens and golf cart accidents in Peachtree City

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor May 11, 2023

In October 2022, freshman Juju Lockwood was driving her golf cart with her father when, in a split second, looked down at her phone, causing her to crash into a metal pole by Flat Creek Golf Course. She...

Slideshow: ArieForce One Opening

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Apr 26, 2023

McIntosh makes homework logs mandatory

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Mar 31, 2023

Upon returning from spring break, teachers will now be requiring homework logs with parent signatures as a formative grade. Teachers are now requiring this due to the amount of students not doing their...

The post was followed with more photos throughout the store of new stocked departments. Walmart vision center and their hours were remodeled. The vision center has new hours that became effective Mar. 11.

Walmart’s back! Complete reopen of Walmart after fire in August

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Mar 14, 2023

It’s been a rough year for Peachtree City’s Walmart. On Aug. 24, 2022, a 14-year-old was arrested for starting the fire inside the Peachtree City Walmart Supercenter. On Dec. 21, Walmart reopened...

The Saga of Taylor Swift Tickets: “The Great War“ between fans and Ticketmaster

The Saga of Taylor Swift Tickets: “The Great War“ between fans and Ticketmaster

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Feb 7, 2023

On Dec. 20, 2022, Taylor Swift fans filed a lawsuit against Live Nation and Ticketmaster over the shutdown of the Ticketmaster website during the Taylor Swift Eras Tour ticket presale. Swift’s...

Sign in front of the reconstruction of Walmarts clothing section. Photo by Grace Lovejoy

Walmart Reopening after 14-year-old set flames to the paper goods section

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Jan 20, 2023

  While Walmart's grocery and items sections temporarily closed down to repair damages from the fire, the pharmacy remained open to the public by moving into a trailer in front of the store. Walmart...

Ticketmaster Tweeted the cancellation of general ticket sales for Taylor Swifts Eras tour

All too “Un”well

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Nov 18, 2022

On Nov. 1, Taylor Swift announced her "Era Tour" on Instagram. Swift announced she will have a verified fan ticket sale on Tuesday, Nov.15. To enter the Verified Fan Sale, you had to register through Ticketmaster,...

Press release on Nov.16 from Fayette County Sheriffs Office.

Teenager charged with domestic terrorism threats towards two Fayette County schools

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Nov 18, 2022

Editor's note: While the teenager's name has been widely shared, the Trail staff made the decision not to disclose the person's name. While an article in The Citizen lists the student's age as 17, booking...

Principal Walls sent an email to McIntosh students at 3:46 p.m., the day of the threat.

Another threat; responsible persons identified

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Nov 16, 2022

On Monday, Nov. 14, a bomb threat was posted on social media during lunch. McIntosh administrators responded quickly to investigate the situation. At 3:46 p.m. the same day, Principal Maggie Walls sent...

A recent Taylor Swift poster representing every era of Swifts albums, including a track list of each album and a photograph from the period.

Taylor Swift announces her “Eras Tour” in the U.S.

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Nov 7, 2022

Taylor Swift announced her next tour in an Instagram post on Nov. 1. The tour is called "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour." Fans have been waiting for this moment since Swift announced her tenth album, "Midnights,"...

What’s it like to run for HoCo Court?

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Oct 28, 2022

I’m Grace Lovejoy,  and this year I ran for homecoming court. Before school started, I was probably the biggest introvert ever. I had friends, but I was scared to reach out and make plans. I...

2022 Hall of Fame inductees, members of the 1997 MHS State Championship wresting team and members of the Hall of Fame. Inductees and and the 1997 wresting team were  recognized at a halftime ceremony on Sept. 16.

Standing in the Hall of Fame

Sep 30, 2022

2022 Hall of Fame inductees, members of the 1997 MHS State Championship wresting team and members of the Hall of Fame. Inductees and and the 1997 wresting team were recognized at a halftime ceremony on...

Alex Burke-Colon, 2nd place

McIntosh Got Talent: Friday, Sept. 23

Sep 26, 2022

Alex Burke-Colon, 2nd place

New Head Volleyball coach Lauren Sanders in action on the sidelines on the Sept. 21 games against Harris County.

Setting it up: new head volleyball coach Sanders up for the challenge

Grace Lovejoy, Features Editor Sep 23, 2022

She gets up at 5:30 a.m., drives 30 minutes to school and teaches for seven hours, but that doesn’t stop her from coaching volleyball. Lauren Sanders is succeeding Wendy Mabon as the new 2022 Junior...

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