Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 29
April 11, 2019
Alphabet Soup
The Drama Club performed a staged reading of an original script Belle and the Forbidden Rose , a comic adaptation of Beauty and the Beast , written by sixth graders Harper Kuhn and Paulette Maney , followed by Alphabet Soup , a patchwork of scenes from Julie Murugen 's collection of plays written for Lakehill Drama Club during the past eighteen years.

Scenes from P-Soup featured private eyes interrogating suspects; F-Stop involved squabbling fashion models and designers; C-Cruise showed pirates playfully menacing cruise ship passengers; G-Wiz involved an academic quiz bowl; and S-Pionage exhibited spies in training.

At the heart of these varied scenes was a simple tale of sisters trying out babysitters and attempting to thwart the monster under the bed ( The Bedtime Story Contest ). The ensemble cast included fourth grade students Alisha Johnson , Dalia Ranen , and Eli Ranen ; fifth grade students Max Crist , Taylor Donahue , Sofia Flaherty , Leonie Kahn , Andrew Knipp , Noah Kurian , Miyu Nagumo , Maya Patel , Mason Pedroza , Saul Rosen , and Samantha Tiernan ; and sixth grade students Sabina Chamoy , Sophia Cirillo , Harper Kuhn , Paulette Maney , Esther Neerman , Ariana Singh , Addie Tuttle , Morgan Wright , and Abby Youngberg . Eighth grade veterans Anna Knickel and Cali Byrd helped marshal the large cast backstage, having coached and assisted during rehearsals.

"I feel blessed by the opportunity to share my love of theater with children and give them a fun and safe forum for developing their talent," said Murugen.
 
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Make a Big Impact
Honor the 2018-19 school year with a gift to the Warrior Fund. Donations to the Warrior Fund make Lakehill an amzing place for every member of our Community. Our new  online donation platform features a streamlined donor experience, so it's quicker and easier to make a  #BigImpact.  

The Warrior Fund supports the Lakehill experience, including STEM advances, competitive athletics, and innovative performing and visual arts. Your support gives our students the foundation to succeed, whatever their next challenge.


Thank you for being an important part of our Warrior Community!
Donors who give $1,000 or more will be honored at the annual invitation-only Headmaster's Reception on April 11. It's just one of the ways we show our appreciation for Lakehill's supporters.
Create Your Perfect Summer
When school is out for the summer, Lakehill Preparatory School’s two campuses keep on bustling with programs for students, ages 5–18, from all over Dallas. The same principles that make our community thrive during the school year infuse our summer programs with a spirit of adventure, abundant learning potential, and guaranteed fun.
 
Lakehill Summer Camps offer award-winning programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 12. Lakehill provides quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before- and after-camp care available daily. Half- and full-day, week-long camps run from June 3 through August 2.
 
Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer!

Check out the new   2019 Summer Camps Guide

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
 
Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates 

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents: 

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Hao Zhao
Hao Zhao has attended Lakehill for two years. He has served as president of International Club and is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS). He has also participated in basketball and track.

Hao has won many awards including the Modern American History Award, the English III Award, the AP Calculus AB award, the Citizenship Award, the Headmaster’s High Honor Roll, the Wofford Scholars Program award, and the University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science award.

Outside of school, Hao enjoys volunteering at the food bank. His favorite Lakehill memory is when the International Club enjoyed a karaoke night. He loved that everyone got involved, dancing and having a good time. 

Hao has been accepted to Boston College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is planning to major in finance. His advice for young Warriors is, "Keep developing yourself and make friends."

By Katie Rich, eighth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity Tennis
Of the nine Lakehill Varsity Tennis players fielded for the District Tournament in Fort Worth, six qualified for the State Finals on April 10, in Waco. Ben Gillman, Luke Jerome, James Freeman, Maya Ariss, and Julia Bartholow competed in the state tournament. Hayden Yoss also qualified but competed instead in the District Track Meet.

Facing strong competition, the Warriors performed well across the board. Freeman went toe-to-toe against a seasoned player from New Braunfels Christian in boys singles. Bartholow and Ariss faced a seeded pair who were a well-oiled machine in girls doubles. The Lakehill team put forth a solid effort, with notable rallies and strong offensive and defensive skills.   

After dropping the first set, Gillman and Jerome fell behind 5-0 in the second. In an exciting rally, the boys regrouped, experimented, and advanced, winning four straight games to bring the score to 4-5. Ultimately, the Warriors fell short in a final game that was as exciting and close as the four-game sprint. 

"The season really came together and we found our rhythm," said Head Coach Darvin McBrayer. "Making it to the State Finals is a tremendous achievement. I am extremely proud of this team and what they have accomplished this year."
Varsity and Middle School Track
On April 10, the Varsity Track Team team competed in at the TAPPS 2-3A District Track Meet in Addison. The team had a great showing, claiming four district championships and qualifying in nine events for the regional track meet.

District Champions:
Jourdyn Owens, Hayden Yoss, Lynley Waggoner, and Alanna Stern - Girls 4x100 and Girls 4x200
Owens - 100m
Stern - 400m

Other Regional qualifiers:
Waggoner - Second place, 200m

Emerson Danamraj, Jaden Lambert, Mitchell Crow, and Ben Palmer - Third place, Boys 4 x100

Yoss - Third place, 100m

Crow - Fourth place, 400m

Cullen McCaleb - Fourth place, 800m

Lambert, Danamraj, McCaleb, and Crow - Fourth place, 4x400m

On April 4, the team competed at the David Vinson Private School Championships at the Brook Hill School in Bullard. McCaleb ran a 5:06.84 mile, the fastest time in recent school history, breaking the record of 5:11.34 set in 2008 by Joseph Nall, '11. The girls 4x200m relay team of Owens, Yoss, Waggoner, and Stern ran the fast recorded time in TAPPS 3A this season.

The team will compete in the Larry Holmes Invitational at Nolan Catholic on April 17, as a warm-up for the regional track meet on April 26. 

The Middle School Track team will be running in the rescheduled Ovilla Christian Relays on Saturday, April 13.
Varsity Crew
Lakehill rowers, competing with Dallas United Crew (DUC), faced teams from US Rowing’s highly competitive Northwest and Southwest regions at the San Diego Crew Classic Regatta on April 6 and 7. 

After taking second in their heat, senior Connor Alexander and junior Anders Ekstrom, rowing in DUC’s Men’s Varsity 8+, advanced to the Grand Final, finishing sixth overall, a nail-biting .09 seconds behind #5 Pacific Rowing Club. 

Eighth grader Mars Henderson, rowing in DUC's Women's JV 8+, advanced to the petite finals, taking fifth place in that race.

The San Diego Crew Classic was formed in 1973 to bring the nation’s top collegiate crews to Mission Bay in the spring for a showdown regatta. The two-day, nationally-acclaimed regatta, features over 100 races with more than 4000 athletes. Thousands of spectators watch the races from the shores of Mission Bay, in what is now known as American’s Premier Spring Regatta.
Varsity and Middle School Baseball
Charlie Leake went three-for-three and struck out three batters, and Nathan Lewis had a hit and two walks in a 17-4 loss to Dallas Lutheran on April 9. William Leake, Logan Stout, and Josh Aron each drove in a run. 

Stout had two hits and pitched in relief during a 29-4 loss to Covenant on April 10. Lewis, Charlie Leake, and Jake Aron had Lakehill's other hits.  

The Middle School Baseball team is at home against Parish on April 11, at 4:30 p.m.
Varsity and Middle School Softball
The Varsity Softball team hosted Garland Christian on April 4, coming away with an exciting win. Multiple team members contributed to the win.

The Lady Warriors came up short against First Baptist Academy on April 9. The next game for the Lady Warriors on April 15 at Sherman Texoma Christian.

The Middle School Softball team lost to Prince of Peace 18-3 on April 8. Victoria Bell had solid hitting and was strong at first base.  Aslan Campbell scored the first Warrior run, and  Bella Bassman did a great job catching. 

The Lady Warriors defeated ESD 15-9 on the road on April 9. Campbell, Bell, and Lily Bracken each scored three runs. 

Catchers Emma Hoffman and Bassman were strong behind the plate. Bracken pitched well and made several outs in the field for the Warriors. 
 
A game highlight was a monster long hit by Emory Johnston that almost made it to the fence, before falling inches short into foul territory. 

The Lady Warriors finish the season on April 11 at Parish Episcopal. 
Shop 'til You Drop!
Visit the Spirit Shop this week and get 25% off all apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, flannel PJs, and hats!

The Spirit Shop is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Serving Others:
Community Service Opportunities  
 
Volunteer Opportunities in April

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
EarthX, Fair Park, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Lakehill students and families are invited to help with the Lakehill booth at EarthX on Sunday, April 28.

Saturday, April 27
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thanks to the National Junior Honor Society for taking on Lakehill's Shoreline Spruce-up this month! All members should plan to attend. Contact  Ms. Blanchette or  Mr. Neyland for more information.

Volunteer During Lakehill Summer Camps!
Middle and Upper School students who are interested in serving as an intern for Lakehill Summer Camps should see Ms. Ekstrom to sign up. This is a great way to have fun, help younger students, and get a head start on service hours for next year! Camps run June 3 through August 2.
What's Happening?

April 11-13
ISAS Arts Festival (Austin)

April 12
Upper School Holiday
There is no school for Upper School students.

PFC Executive Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m. 

April 12, 15-17
ERB Testing, First and Second Grades 

April 13
White Rock Spring Games

April 15
Third Grade to Sister Grove Farm, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

April 16
Sixth Grade Parent Coffee, 8:00 a.m.

Lakehill Give Back Night at Unleavened Kitchen, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

April 16-20
Upper School Robotics Competition

April 17
Sixth Grade to Holocaust Museum, 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.

April 18
Middle School Athletic Luncheon, 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Bunny Games (K-2), 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

April 19-22 
School Holiday 

Preliminary 2019-20 Calendar
Take a look at the  preliminary school calendar  for 2019-20.
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