Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 35
May 24, 2018
Class of 2018 Prepares for Graduation
The Class of 2018 stands at the threshold of new beginnings and opportunities, looking forward to the new challenges ahead.

This year's Valedictorian is  Steven Thomas Murff Drake. Steven will attend Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, in the fall to study Education and Spanish.

The Salutatorian is  Lillian Reese Brown. Reese plans to study Theater Performance and Philosophy at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Members of the Senior Class have just completed their two-week internships as part of their graduation requirements and presented a summary of their work to a faculty committee. They will take their final walk across the Lakehill stage on May 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Lakehill's forty-fifth Commencement Ceremony.

Seniors, in the words of actess Jodi Foster,"There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, or your leaders. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus."

Once again, 100% of Lakehill graduates will continue on to college. You can read more about all of Lakehill's seniors and where they are headed in the upcoming Class of 2018 Profile.
Parent Faculty Club Announces Gift, Officers
Lakehill's Parent Faculty Club (PFC) gathered on May 16 for their final General Meeting of the year, chaired by PFC President  Andrea Johnston.
 
Johnston announced the PFC's annual gift to the school, totaling $152,000. The gift included technology enhancements, contributions to the endowment fund, Gaga Ball pits for Lower and Middle School, furniture for the Upper School Commons, LED spotlights and updates for the Auditorium, cafeteria updates, new Sport Court balls, a sound system for the Press Box at the Warrior Athletic Complex, and equipment for Robotics and Maker Space. In addition, the PFC also sponsored $28,000 of programs for the school, including banquets, Tailgate, Graduation, Field Day, Back-to-School Picnic, and the Halloween Carnival.
 
The new PFC Executive Committee was also announced. 
 
Members of the 2018-19 Executive Committee are as follows:
President:   Andrea Johnston
Vice President:   Lydia Perry
Secretary:   Allison Lewis
Treasurer:   Sejal Patel
Parliamentarian:   Shelley Shook
Immediate Past President:   Barb Witherite

Many thanks to the PFC and all its members who do so much for Lakehill.
 
Teams Celebrate at Athletic Banquet 
It was a time of celebration for the Athletic Department as Lakehill's Upper School teams wrapped up the year with their annual Awards Banquet on May 17, at the Environmental Science Center.

Sponsored by the PFC, the event allowed each athletic team the opportunity to be recognized and also gave coaches, students, and supporters the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season's successes and build momentum for the coming year. Those athletes maintaining strong academic standards were recognized with the Warrior Honor Club Award. 
 
The Fighting Heart Award, selected by the coaches, is given to two student-athletes who lead by example, display pride, and put the team first, embodying the true spirit of a Lakehill athlete. This year's honorees were  Gerard Franklin and  Lovely Lopez.
 
Congratulations and thanks to all the Lakehill athletes and coaches who dedicate their time and talents to these programs. A special thanks to PFC Athletics Chair  Michelle Crow and her committee for organizing this event.  
 
See  more pictures from the banquet. 
Baccalaureate Brings Reflection, Thanks
Lakehill's Baccalaureate Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 20, at Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. 
 
A time-honored Lakehill tradition, the ceremony provides an opportunity for each member of the graduating class to publicly thank the people who have made it possible for them to get to this moment of achievement in their lives. The afternoon of thoughtful reflection and heartfelt emotion provided a more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this rite of passage.

Senior Shelby Britton was grateful for the environment at Lakehill that "nurtures students like me from little seedlings to blooming flowers." To her teachers, she expressed thanks to those who "watered me with knowledge, taught me how to grow, and encouraged me to branch out." To her family and friends, she offered these words: "My family, thank you for raising me to do good things. You are my sunshine, without you I wouldn’t be able to flourish in the way that I have. To my friends, you are my fertilizer; you kind of stink, but without you my journey would have been much harder, and I would not be as strong of a person without you. Classmates, even though we are all growing in a million different directions, our roots are entwined forever." 

See  more photos.
A Note of Thanks
Special thanks to  Shelby Britton, '18, Marketing Intern, for her contributions to Lakehill's Communications Office this year. From the creation of content and collateral materials, to the management of the Lakehill website, this outstanding young woman has been invaluable, and will be missed greatly.

Every publication needs a good editor, and The Warrior Weekly is fortunate to have a fantastic one. A special thanks to  Elizabeth Schmitt, editor extraordinaire, for her continued help with each week's edition of  The Warrior Weekly, and for her amazing way with words and uncanny ability to make everything sound better. It wouldn't happen without her.
Spring Into Summer
Summer right around the corner. Have you signed your kids up for Lakehill Summer Camps?

Space is filling quickly for Summer 2018. Nearly 1,000 registrations have already been received! Be sure to register soon to make sure your camps are available!

With 80 different camps for all grade levels in every area imaginable, this is one summer you don't want to miss!

Check out the new  2018 Summer Camps Guide.

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
 
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A Gift with Lasting Impact
To close out the school year, consider making a donation in honor of a favorite Lakehill graduate, student, or faculty or staff member.

Make a tribute donation today - be sure to include instructions so we can send a special acknowledgement to the honoree.

Create a lasting tribute with an  Alumni or Honor Brick for the Legacy Plaza at the Roger L. Perry Campus. 
What's Happening?

Important Information from the Business Office:
All 2017-2018 accounts, including After School Care through April, must be paid in full no later than Friday, May 18, to avoid a potential delay in receiving final grades/records/transcripts for the year.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year (either full payment or first monthly payment) is due on Friday, June 1. Late fees will apply for payments received after June 10.

After School Care bills for May will be mailed in the first week of June. Parents are encouraged to make sure their accounts are clear over the summer to avoid any outstanding issues at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Please contact Bruce McCoskey, Lakehill's Business Manager, at 214.826.2931, ext 107, or  bmccoskey@lakehillprep.org if you have any questions.

May 25
Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.

June 4 - August 3
Lakehill Summer Camps

Have a wonderful summer, Warriors! 
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