Volume 9, Issue 19
February 9, 2017
|Upper School Students Mobilize for Day of Service
Lakehill's commitment to serving others took on new meaning on February 3, with the school's sixth annual Upper School Day of Service.
While eighth graders were busy learning more about high school at the Freshman Visit Day, Upper School students headed out to a variety of locations to lend a helping hand to their community. Students and faculty logged more than 540 hours of service before returning to campus for a celebratory lunch from Burger House with the eighth graders.
The freshman class worked with Hope Supply Co., sorting toys, clothing, and food for homeless children, while sophomores visited and played Bingo with senior citizens at The Brady Center.
"Hope Supply Co. was very organized and had a lot of projects for us to work on," said
, who enjoyed sorting shoes and clothing and putting together outfits for children. "They are an amazing organization that enables so many community groups to help homeless children." Kate Langley enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting with senior citizens at the Brady Center. "Talking with the people at the Brady Center was an enlightening experience. Their stories have so much to teach us."
Juniors prepared food boxes at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), packing more than 6,832 pounds of food, or 5,639 meals, for hungry North Texas families. "This was my first experience volunteering at the
North Texas Food Bank, and it was one of the coolest things I've ever done," said Warren Lester. "It was so simple, yet it did so much to help other people."
Seniors joined forces with Reading Partners, to provide tutoring to students in three under-served elementary schools in DISD.
"Volunteering with Reading Partners was such a rewarding experience," said senior
. "Providing children with the foundational tools they need to read and seeing the impact that the program has on the children was so inspiring."
|Raising Awareness through Art
Students Offer Art, Help Prepare Exhibit
Founded and directed by Dallas resident Beverly Hill, Gendap will host a large art exhibit called "100+ Million Missing" at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District, February 10-15, 2017. The installation fills 2,000 square feet, calling attention to the world's missing women and girls in a moving and visually powerful way.
Since 2011, Gendap has used art to educate others about at risk girls and the mistreatment of women around the world. They have collected 11,000 pairs of baby booties, with each pair representing 10,000 missing women. The booties were made by at-risk women from 40 sewing cooperatives in 30 developing countries, using materials and motifs traditional to their cultures. Together they represent the 100-125 million women who are missing due to social, man-made causes.
Professional artists were encouraged to offer a piece that responds to the exhibit. Lakehill art teacher
Cat Huitt was one of the artists selected to have her work represented. Baskets for Education, hand-woven baskets filled with school supplies, made by Lakehill Upper School weaving students, will also be sold at the show to raise funds to help young girls in Nepal.
Tickets to the event and to the Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 11, can be purchased
|It's a Small World, After All
Lakehill Celebrates International Week
Lakehill students realized it is a small
this week when they came together for International Appreciation Week (IAW).
Throughout the week, Upper School students and staff shared food and activities unique to their cultures. Students enjoyed a variety of international treats, including baklava prepared by Marian Drake, British tea with Denise Palmer, and homemade enchiladas created by Stella Palmer, Loveth Heard, and Haley Lopez.
Students were invited to a panel discussion to learn more about Study Abroad programs with Latricia Davis, Cristi McCarty, Heather Dondis, Tamra Badgett, and Joan Mayo. Lou Wilkin put up a display in the cafeteria showcasing the countries where Lakehill students are from or have ties.
Upper School students showcased their knowledge and competitive spirit in in a lively game of Global Trivia, hosted by Elizabeth Schmitt, with Noah Bernstein, Dylan Welch, Charlie Pippen, Zain Imam, and Varun Iyer winning the competition.
Middle School students participated in a scavenger hunt competition, organized by Julie Riggs.
IAW Photo Contest submissions were posted to showcase what Lakehill students and teachers captured on film while traveling.
"The goal of International Appreciation Week is to recognize the diversity of our students and then celebrate that diversity while doing the same on a global scale," said sponsor Badgett.
By Salma El-Feky, '17
Junior Raises Money for SPCA
Members of the Varsity Boys Basketball team who were struggling with free throws were encouraged by Coach
Bradley Neyland to put it on the line.
hallenged them to shoot better from the aptly named "charity stripe."
As an a
dded incentive, he encouraged each participant to raise money for a good cause.
Team member Toni Perez-Stark took the call to heart, completing the shoot-a-thon event and raising $1,070 from 35 donors for the the SPCA of Texas.
"I am so proud of Toni's efforts," said Terri Hooks, Assistant Manager of Community and Volunteer Relations at the SPCA. "These funds will
help so many animals supported by the SPCA, with care, rescue efforts, and rehabilitation.
Teams Name Basketball Beau and Sweetheart
Lakehill's school spirit was in full swing at the All-School Pep Rally on February 2. Charity Abengowe, Tillie McCoskey, McKinney Waggoner, and Claire Crow were presented as nominees for Basketball Sweetheart, while Noah Bernstein, Dunny Bock, and Griffin Burt were recognized as nominees for Basketball Beau.
Toward the end of each basketball season, it is a Lakehill tradition to select seniors who are the basketball teams' number one fans. The Sweetheart is selected by the boys' basketball team and the Beau is selected by the girls' basketball team.
Abengowe were announced as Basketball Beau and Sweetheart between the Varsity Basketball games on Friday night.
Basketball Players of the Day, f
ifth grader Taylor Lewis and fourth grader Alex Davis, were recognized at the Pep Rally and were able to spend time on the court with the teams at Friday night's games. The coveted Players of the Day is sold at Lakehill's Benefit Auction each year.
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
Enjoy a quick peek at the inside of the new construction.
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Tillie McCoskey
Tillie McCoskey has attended Lakehill for thirteen years, making her one of the "lifers" in her class. She enjoys studying science. Her favorite class this year has been Anatomy. She is also a teacher's aid for Science Department Chair Bryna Thomson. One of the highlights of Tillie's Lakehill experience has been participating in the Performing Arts. She played Audrey in the school musical, Little Shop of Horrors, this fall.
Tillie has been active in sports throughout her time at Lakehill. She has cheered since sixth grade, and is currently co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleading squad. She is currently playing her first year of Varsity Basketball, having played in Middle School. She also played on the Varsity Softball team and will run track on the Varsity team this year.
Tillie received the Drew Coryell Scholarship her freshman year. She is a strong student and is a member of the National Honor Society. Tillie's community service activities are mainly with her youth group. They are currently doing yard work for people who cannot afford it or do not have the physical means to. She also volunteers with the North Texas Food Bank.
Tillie plans to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston to study Marine Biology.
By Haley Lopez, ninth grade
Varsity Girls Basketball
On February 2, the Varsity Girls Basketball team hosted Cristo Rey, defeating them 27-19. The Warriors were led in overall play by freshman Lynley Waggoner. Tillie McCoskey grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Tyler McCall and Ryan Douglas also had strong games for the Lady Warriors.
On February 3, Lakehill hosted Dallas Covenant, defeating them 43-13. The Lady Warriors got off to a red hot start and led 25-2 at halftime. The team was led by Charity Abengowe with 24 points and 14 rebounds.
On February 7, Lakehill defeated Rockwall Heritage Christian, 41 - 28. After trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Lady Warriors started the second half fired and continued until the end of the game, putting away the Lady Eagles by the fourth quarter. The team was led by seniors Abengowe with 30 points and McKinney Waggoner with six points, four rebounds, four steals, and four assists. Giulia Ferguson had a strong defensive game, grabbing 10 rebounds, while McCoskey added two late free throws to seal the game.
Lakehill has one district game remaining on February 9 against Cristo Rey. They have already clinched the district championship and are looking to have an undefeated district record for the second year in a row.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a big victory on February 2, defeating Cristo Rey 67-42, their first district win in two years. The team was led by senior Noah Bernstein with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Dunny Bock added 14 points, four assists, and five steals. Toni Perez-Stark added 10 points, while Griffin Burt chipped in three. The Warriors are hoping to end the season on a high note on February 9 at Cristo Rey. Tip-off is at 8:00 p.m.
See more basketball photos. A special thanks to parent Ken Bernstein for great basketball photography all season long!
Middle School Boys Basketball - IAA
The Eighth Grade Boys Basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a trip to Fairhill to take on the Falcons. The first half was close, with Lakehill holding on to a narrow 21-16 lead. The Warriors turned up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and broke the game open with an 18-5 run, en route to a 51-27 win. Christian Barefoot, Ryan Henry, and Nathan Lewis all scored in double figures, with Henry and Lewis also leading the team in rebounds. Lakehill completes the regular season at 12-0 and IAA North Division champions. The Warriors will host the Winston Eagles this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in a first-round playoff match-up.
Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls Basketball
wrapped up regular season play in the IAA league. The girls were in non-league action last Friday, February 3 against a scrappy Dallas Lutheran team. It was a good team effort, but the girls lost a close game 17-19.
The team bounced back by crushing Fairhill 45-19 on February 7. It was an exciting offensive display as Hayden Yoss hit six three-pointers on her way to scoring 22 total points. Grace Addison had her season best as well with 18 points while leading the team in rebounding.
The win puts the girls in third place in the IAA North Conference. They will play at number two seed Zion Lutheran on February 9 in the first round of the playoffs.
Middle School Boys Basketball - Seventh Grade
The Seventh Grade Boys Basketball team
saw their six-game winning streak come to an end with a 43-28 loss to rival Dallas Lutheran
afternoon at Lakehill. The team was led by Alex Dondis who had 15 points on five three-pointers, Brett Peacock had 11, and Mitchell Crow, 2.
The Warriors got back to their winning ways with a 49-24 win at Garland Christian
night. The game stayed competitive through much of the first half, but Lakehill went on a 20-0 run midway through the second quarter that put the game well out of reach. The team was once again led by Peacock's 20 points, others scoring for Lakehill were Crow 12, Dondis 9, Cullen McCaleb 6, and Blake Perry with 2. The team will play its last game of the season
at First Baptist Academy, the Warriors record is now 7-4.
The Varsity Soccer team lost to
Cristo Rey on February 3. Luka Varnes scored the only Lakehill goal three minutes into the game from 30 yards away.
The Warriors suffered another loss to McKinney Christian on February 6. Varnes assisted
Reid Chickering on Lakehill's only goal.
Cole Nickerson and
Jas Sauz were solid on defense, while
Johnny Zhang and
Arthur Hu were strong in the midfield and on offense. The
team plays at home on February
9 against Irving the Highlands at 6:00 p.m.
Middle School Soccer
The Middle School Co-ed Soccer team lost to Greenhill on February 2. Jason Davis had an assist and Henry Hopkins scored both of Lakehill's goals. The team lost their final game 6-1 to Corem Deo on February 8. Davis scored the goal for Lakehill on a long breakaway through Corem Deo's middle and backfield, ultimately juking the Deo goalie and passing the passing the ball into an open net.
Ava Cunningham had a great season in goal. Davis and Hopkins served as great leaders on the field all season. Ender Trout, Laurel Way, Leo Paparoni, Spencer Neill, and Sydney Rutherford provided solid defense. Harris Jones, Zach Goldstein, Chris Dickey, and Luke Williams did well in the midfield, while Johnny Hirata had a great season as a striker.
more soccer photos
. Thanks to parents Rob Chickering (Varsity) and Edwin Neill (Middle School) for amazing soccer photography all season.
Two Lakehill rowers competed in the S.W.E.A.T. (Southwest Ergometer Amateur Tournament) Regatta on February 4 at Jesuit High School. More than 500 rowers participated in the all-day, indoor event. Sophomore
Connor Alexander, rowing with White Rock Rowing, competed in the Men's Junior Lightweight division of the 2,000-meter ergometer race. He claimed eighth place with a time of 6:59.9, going sub-seven and setting a new personal record.
Anders Ekstrom, rowing with Dallas United Crew, brought home the gold medal in the Men's Freshman Lightweight division. Lakehill rowers are preparing for the start of the sprint racing season which begins on February 18 in Austin.
PFC General Meeting
, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
February 10 - 13
Winter Break (No School)
Jump Rope for Heart
February 14 - 17
Supply Drive for SPCA
Sponsored by Middle School Community Connections and Girl Scouts
The fifth grade Girl Scout Troop 5453 has partnered with members of Middle School Community Connections to conduct a pet supply drive for the SPCA. Please consider
donating items on the SPCA Wish List, especially office supplies, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, collars and leashes, and dog and cat toys. Please place your donations in the marked boxes around the school.
Thank you for your support!
American Math Competition
WOO Service Project with Community Partners of Dallas, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Box Tops Due!
Look for Box Tops for Education on participating products, cut them out, and turn them in to your child's teacher by February 23, 2017. The class that collects the most will earn a class party! Please bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope. All Box Tops must have a visible expiration date.
April 22 - Save the Date!
Lakehill Benefit Auction: Superhero Soiree
Release your inner superhero!
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