LA Girls Cross Country Team rings the bell in celebration of their KVAC Championship. The bell tower will soon be temporarily removed for repairs.  From left in Bell Tower: Tessa McNamara, Dylan Burmeister, Audrey Hufnagel, Maddy Kallin, Maggie Thompson

Ring Out

Article originally published August 23, 2023 for the Lincoln County News. 

A change is in the air for Lincoln Academy’s skyline. The famed bell tower, dating back to the 1850s when it was first installed, will soon be temporarily removed.

Since the 1960s, individuals and teams that win championships have completed the sacred pilgrimage to the top of the tower, accompanied by Mr. Page and LA Athletic Director K.J. Anastasio.

Champions in a medley of sports stood surrounding the bell pull decades ago, commemorating their achievements. Until recently, today’s champions took that same place in the small space around the pull. For the few students who have the chance to ring the bell, the experience is a ceremonious affair.

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Originally published on August 23, 2023 in the Lincoln County News. Click on the link above to read the full article.