Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 18
January 10, 2019
Save The Date
Lakehill Benefit Auction: Denim & Diamonds
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Let's saddle up and ride! It's time for the best auction gala this side of the Mississippi. Join us in the Grand Ballroom of The Statler Dallas for a night to remember. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing in Dallas' newest crown jewel. Dress is cowboy chic. There will be live music for the first hour, an over-the-top live auction, silent auction, DJ Jason Esquire for the rest of the evening, and a casino with craps, roulette, and blackjack tables with prizes. Best of all, for those brave cowboys and cowgirls, a mechanical bull complete with a prize and a trophy for Lakehill's roughest and toughest rider.

The silent auction will go live on March 19, to anyone who wants to bid, regardless of attending the gala. Again this year, bidding for the silent auction, including spirit items and teacher gifts of time, will be done online and through a link on your mobile devices. At the event, you can check your bids while you are rolling the dice, riding the bull, or showing your best moves on the dance floor.

Look for your official invitation in the mail later in January.
A Way With Words
Fifth grade student Cece Degeyter claimed the top spot in Lakehill's Spelling Bee on January 9, correctly spelling lobelia . She edged out fourth grader Rygel Farr , who claimed second, going out on proboscis.   

Forty-five students in grades four through eight competed in the event. Henry Bennion was the last sixth grader in, while last year's runner-up, Landry Poore , was the final seventh grader. Katie Rich was the last eighth grader to remain in the competition.

Cece says she has always enjoyed spelling, and studied hard over the break to be ready for the Bee. Despite her diligent preparation, she was surprised to be named champion. "It was a complete mix of shock, happiness, and relief," she said.

Each year, students from across the country compete for the chance to represent their schools and communities in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Degeyter will compete in the next round in February against winners from other private schools. As runner-up, Farr will also be recognized at the event.

Julie Murugen, the sponsor of the event, commented, "I was impressed that Cece and Rygel hardly asked for a definition. They were studied up!" 

Body Doubles
After dissecting a pig heart, watching videos, and learning about what each part of the body does, second graders are wrapping up their body unit with life-size models.

With the help of their classmates, students traced outlines of their bodies on butcher paper. They will then cut out, color, and place each organ onto their "body" outline. Each organ will be labeled, including an explanation of what each one does.

Dishing Up Hope
Fifteen members of Lakehill's Upper School took time out of their holiday break to participate in a Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) event at Dallas Life Homeless Shelter on December 22.

The students and faculty members spent time serving others and spreading holiday cheer to those at Dallas Life. After the last few days of exams, the students were able to decompress and give back to the community. Students interacted with guests, served food, and cleaned tables and dishes. "I most enjoyed seeing the happy faces of the children when Harris served them dessert," said sophomore Sarah Smith.

The Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO) organizes monthly events for Upper School students, providing them with expanded opportunities to serve their community with friends and classmates.

The next WOO event will take place on Sunday, January 20, at Hunger Busters, an organization that helps food-insecure children. Volunteers will make sandwiches and bag lunches for students in the Dallas area. WOO events are open to all Upper School students.

By Kate Langley, '19
Marketing Intern
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: John Hirata 
John Hirata has attended Lakehill since his freshman year. He is a member of National Honor Society (NHS) and the International Club, and has participated in Varsity Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, choir, drama, and musical theater. John has a great personality as well. He is open and funny, funny, bringing positive energy with him wherever he goes. 

Outside of school as well, John loves to play video games, and is an international competitor in League of Legends. He also enjoys singing karaoke with his friends.

John plans to return to China after graduation to study Pre-Med in college.

His advice to younger Warriors is, "Work hard to get along with others."

By Spencer Neill , ninth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Soccer team lost 7-0 to Cristo Rey on January 8. The teams traded scoring opportunities during the first half. Spencer Neill saved multiple shots until Cristo Rey started putting the ball in unstoppable areas of the net, scoring three goals in the first half, and four in the second. Lakehill's offense kept up the fight with Kyeser Hall nearly scoring on corner kicks, and Luka Varnes sending a rocket off the crossbar centimeters from deflecting into the goal.

Justin Reed, Cade Armstrong, and Hall kept up the defense, while Loveth Heard put in a solid offensive effort. Varnes and Charlie Leake were strong in the midfield.

The Warriors play on January 10, at Covenant at 4:00 p.m. and January 12, at Tyler All Saints at 1:00 p.m.

Middle School Soccer takes the field at home on January 10, against Parish at 4:30 p.m., and on January 11, at Covenant at 4:30 p.m.

Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls (IAA) Basketball team remains undefeated with a 32-12 win over neighborhood rival St. Johns on January 9. The team was paced by Taylor Lewis who scored 23 points. Victoria Bell scored four points, Sarah Ganson added three, and Taylor Allen had two. 

Varsity Boys Basketball
Over the break, the Varsity Boys Basketball team played in the First Baptist Academy holiday tournament. Several JV players stepped in and played for the Varsity team members unable to attend.

Freshmen Landon Burt and Jaden Lambert scored their first Varsity points during the tournament. Eli Buxt was the lone senior on the roster for the tournament and led the young Warriors team to a good showing in the three games they played December 27, 28, ad 29. Freshmen Mitchell Crow and Cullen McCaleb had stellar performances throughout the three games along with sophomores Ryan Henry and Douglas McKenzie

The Warriors returned to action on January 7, picking up a 48-36 win against Rockwall Heritage in their first district contest of the year. Led by a dominating performance in the post by senior Luke Jerome and junior Kareem Zidan, that combined for 16 points, on eight of 10 shooting, and seven combined rebounds. Both also played well on the defensive end of the floor and had several outstanding post moves on offense. Crow added a team-high 13 points and seven rebounds to go along with an excellent night on defense with three steals and three blocks.

The JV team also returned to action on January 7, against Rockwall Heritage. The young Warrior team got off to a slow start in the first half, but fought hard to get back in the game in the second. The Warriors came up short, losing 43-33. The team was led by junior Jonah Shaw and sophomore Owen Liu with seven points each.

The JV and Varsity teams play on January 12, against Sherman Texoma Christian at noon and 3:00 p.m. in their second district game of the year.

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team began district play on January 7, with a road loss to Rockwall Heritage Christian, 41-36. The Warriors were led in scoring by Alanna Stern with 13 points and  Krista Carlson with 10. Lynley Waggoner and Ryan Douglas played tough defense with nine rebounds each.  Other stand out defenders were Tyler Mccall and Hayden Yoss.

The Lady Warriors are at home on January 12, against Texoma Christian at 1:30 p.m. 
Show Your Warrior Spirit!
The Spirit Shop is open for business, with great new styles and classic favorites so you can show your Warrior spirit! 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.

January 11
Admission Applications Deadline
Applications for admission for NEW students (including new siblings) for the 2019-20 school year are due to the Office of Admission.

PFC Executive Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m.

January 14
College Night for Juniors
All juniors and their parents should be in attendance.
Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

January 15
Admission Coffee and Conversation
Main Campus, 8:30 a.m.
Invite your friends to take a look at Lakehill!

January 16
Upper School Information Session 
Lydia and James Perry Community Room, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
All eighth grade parents are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the Upper School curriculum at Lakehill. Students are also invited to attend.

January 19 
Shoreline Spruce-Up 
White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

January 20
WOO Event at Hunger Busters 
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Bus transportation provided

January 21
No school - MLK Holiday

January 23
Upper School Shakespeare Competition
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

January 26
New applicant Admission Testing

January 30
Sophomore Parents Meeting 
Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself. All parents of sophomores are encouraged to attend. This is a parents-only event.

Welcome Back, Warriors!
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