The Warrior Weekly   
Volume 9, Issue 33
May 11, 2017
Celebrating Shakespeare
Freshman is Finalist in National Competition
Photo by Elena Olivo.
With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Lakehill freshman Alanna Stern placed as a semi-finalist in the 34th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. 

The Competition took place on May 1, 2017, on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Alanna previously won the ESU Dallas Branch competition. 

"I am extremely proud of Alanna. Her focus, poise, and composure, especially as one of the few freshmen competing, was remarkable. She gave her best performance in a high caliber competition."

More than 20,000 high school students nationwide participated in the 2017 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition at the local, regional, and national levels. 

The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition is a school-based program designed to help students develop their speaking and critical thinking skills and their appreciation of literature as they explore the beauty of the language and timeless themes in Shakespeare's works. In three progressive competition levels, students memorize, interpret, and perform monologues and sonnets in their own schools, at ESU Branch-sponsored community competitions and at the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. 

Citing its 34th season this year, the Honorable Bill De Blasio, Mayor of the City of New York, proclaimed May 1, 2017 as William Shakespeare Day in New York City. 

The ESU provided the semi-finalists with two days of educational and cultural activities in New York City, including an exclusive acting workshop by the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University faculty. Perhaps best of all for these teenagers was the opportunity to spend time with other students from across the country who share a love of the English language and, particularly, Shakespeare. 

In the Middle 
Middle School Gives Back, Celebrates
Middle School students participated in their own morning of service on Friday, May 5. Fifth and sixth graders took time during their first and second period classes to make over 160 sandwiches for the residents of Austin Street Center. Seventh and eighth graders volunteered during the morning shift at the North Texas Food Bank, sorting countless cans and packing 3750 meals for the Food 4 Kids program. "The overall consensus of both groups was that it feels great to help those in need," said Head of Middle School Kaye Hauschild.

On Sunday, May 7, a group of Middle School volunteers helped our friends at The Children's Center by manning booths at their annual carnival. "It was a beautiful day to serve our community," Hauschild said.

When they weren't busy helping others, Middle School students celebrated the upcoming end of the school year by spending  Friday  afternoon at Celebration Station.  Students and teachers enjoyed the go carts, bungee jump, miniature golf, and bumper boats, enjoying some friendly competition along the way. Thank you to the parent drivers who helped make this event possible.

Amazing Animals
Kindergarten Gets Special Visit from the Zoo
The Dallas Zoo recently visited Lakehill's kindergarten classes, bringing with them an exciting array of interesting creatures. 

From owls to penguins to tortoises, Lakehill's youngest students got an up close view at the feathers, scales, and fur that give animals their special characteristics and skills.

The Basics of Bio Diesel
Student Lab Results in Commercial Grade Fuel
In the final lab project for students in Jeremy Holman's Honors Chemistry class, students put together knowledge and lab skills from a variety of topics covered this year to make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil. 

Successful completion required safe-handling of chemicals, accuracy in measurements, concentrations of solutions, acid-base titrations, and even some organic chemistry. While the actual reaction and subsequent purification steps are simple to perform, understanding the process is challenging. In the end, students made nearly a liter of commercial-quality biodiesel that would pass all industry standards for quality and performance.

In the picture at left, the biodiesel (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) is the clear, yellow-to-amber liquid on the top. The glycerol, which must be removed, is the dark liquid that settles to the bottom.
Construction Corner
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
A significant amount of work on the addition was completed last week. 

Much of the glass has been installed and plywood was placed in the areas still needing glass so the interior walls can continue being sheetrocked. 

This week, the second side of each wall will have sheetrock installed. The crew that will put the decorative metal on the walls, in the courtyard, is currently waterproofing the walls, and will begin installing the metal on Friday. The new elevator will be delivered on Thursday morning with installation taking about six to eight days. 

The brick masons will be back on campus by May 17 to work on the wall on the front of the building and the wall next to the new entry stairs. Next week, much of the final earthwork on the west and north sides will begin. The painters will begin the tape and bed process on the walls toward the end of the week. 
Be sure to take a look at our 
Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Emily York

Emily York has attended Lakehill since kindergarten. She has participated in clubs such as the Sisteens and PASF, and served as editor-in-chief of the yearbook. Emily has also been a Lakehill cheerleader since she was in sixth grade.  Her favorite memories at Lakehill are of cheering and spending time with her stunt group. 

Outside of school, Emily enjoys spending her time volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank. Her favorite classes have been those taught by Mrs. Thorne. Last year, Emily was on  the Headmaster's Honor Roll. 

In the fall, Emily plans to study Psychology at Texas Tech University. After college, she would like to pursue a career in Psychology and is interested in becoming a therapist.

Mr. Jones inspires Emily the most. The person who has the greatest impact on her life is her sister, Haley, a Lakehill alumna. The most important lesson she learned at Lakehill was to work as hard as possible, especially her freshman and senior years. 

Emily's advice to young Warriors is to study hard, but have fun at the same time. "What Lakehill means to me is family. The close bond that the student body has makes Lakehill stand out from other schools."

By Sophia Ganson, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Warrior Pride
Varsity Crew
Lakehill rowers with Dallas United Crew and White Rock Rowing had a fantastic showing at the Central Youth Championships on May 6-7 in Oklahoma City. 

Sophomore Connor Alexander earned the silver medal in the Varsity 4x and will advance to the National Championships in June in Sarasota, Florida. Freshman Anders Ekstrom took the silver medal in the JV Men's 8.

The Central Youth Championships hosts nearly 1,000 athletes representing 385 crews from 19 teams from across Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas, and Kansas. The 2,000-meter event is held at the USRowing National High Performance Center on the Oklahoma River.

Congratulations to our rowers on a great season. 

Varsity Track
Freshman  Alanna Stern brought home some hardware from the Varsity Track  State Meet on  May 6  at Baylor University in Waco. 

Stern claimed the bronze medal in the 400 meters with her time of 1:01.53 She also competed in the 200 meters, placing sixth with a season best time of 27.66.

Varsity Baseball
The Varsity Boys Baseball team advanced after  finishing third in District. The Warriors ended their season on May 4 with a loss to Watauga Harvest Christian in the Area Round of the State Playoffs. 

Congratulations to our baseball team on a successful season!

What's Happening
Important Dates
finger with string
May 11
New Lower School Student Ice Cream Social, 1:30 p.m. 

May 11
Middle School Athletic Luncheon, 11:40 a.m. 

May 12
Lower School Field Day (ESC), 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

May 12
Performing Arts Showcase
, canceled

May 13
Second Grade Hungry Games Auction Event, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

May 13
Performing Arts Banquet (ESC), 6:00 p.m. 

May 15
Lower School Drama Club Performance, 3:40 pm.

May 16
Middle School Drama Club Performance, 3:45 p.m.

May 17
Lower School Awards Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.

May 18
Middle School Awards Ceremony, 2:00 p.m.

May 18 
Athletic Banquet, 6:00 p.m.

May 19
Last Day of School for K-5

May 19
Upper School Awards Ceremony, 11:00 a.m.

May 19 
Upper School Celebration, 12:30 p.m. 

May 21
Baccalaureate , (ESC) 2:00 p.m.

May 22-24
Get the Exam Schedule

May 26
Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.

More than 900 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2017 have already been received. D on't miss out on the camps you want!
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