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Volume 8, Issue 18 January 28, 2016
Global Smarts
Fifth Grader Takes Top Spot in Geo Bee
Lakehill fifth grader Jon Paul Ramey knew that Lake Tanganyika forms the entire border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania to the east.

Jon Paul was declared Lakehill's champion after answering two questions correctly in the championship round of the Lakehill Geo Bee. Sixth grader Mara Sandberg, the other finalist, claimed second place. Sixth grader Alexander Dondis took third, while seventh grader Nathan Lewis placed fourth. Abby Dondis, the only fourth grader to compete, took fifth place. 

The competition, held on January 21, was open to all students in grades four through eight. There were 13 competitors, four of whom answered all seven questions correctly in the preliminary round. The bee consisted of seven rounds of questions, a final round with five finalists, and a championship round for the final two.  Preparation for the bee took place in Geography Club meetings, where the 14 members met every other week to prepare.

This is the 28th year the National Geographic Society has organized the bee, and each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

As a school winner, Jon Paul will advance to the next level of competition, a 70-question written examination. The top 100 test takers in the state will then compete for the state title. Each state winner will advance to Washington, D.C. for the national finals in May. 

"Jon Paul and Mara showed exceptional depth of geography knowledge in the Championship Round," said Patty Pippen, Geography Club sponsor. " It was  a joy to have all these students be a part of the club and competition. I encourage all future fourth through eighth graders to join the Geography Club next year and make it a goal to compete in the National Geographic Geo Bee."
Basketball Royalty
Teams Name Basketball Beau and Sweetheart
Lakehill's school spirit was in full swing at the Middle and Upper School Pep Rally on January 22 during Freshman Visit Day. During the Pep Rally, seniors Kaeli Bunger and Kason Burt were announced as Basketball Beau and Sweetheart.   
Toward the end of each basketball season, it is a Lakehill tradition to select students 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. Burt and Bunger were also presented at the Varsity Basketball game on Friday night.
Totally Awesome Auction

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Serving Others
Upper School Students Mobilize for Day of Service
Lakehill's commitment to serving others took on new meaning on January 22 with the school's fifth 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 in a variety of directions to lend a helping hand to their community.  Students and faculty logged more than 500 hours of service before returning to campus for a celebratory lunch from Burger House with the eighth graders.

Freshman worked with homeless children at Vogel Alcove, while sophomores visited and played Bingo with senior citizens at The Brady Center. 

Juniors sorted food and prepared food bags for children at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), packing more than 14,000 meals for hungry North Texas children. 

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 Audrey Castaigne. "Seeing the impact that program has on the children is so inspiring." Senior Will Crutchfield agreed. "I never thought I'd be able to help a kid improve his reading, but Reading Partners makes it easy to be successful. I did it, and I am really happy to have had the experience."

Sophomore Shelby Britton says she plans to visit The Brady Center again soon. "The woman I met shared her life story with me, and it honestly changed me as a human being. She taught me so many life lessons in the short amount of time I spent with her."

"This group did an amazing job with the volunteer projects we had for them," said Brian Millage, Volunteer Coordinator for Vogel Alcove. "They are truly phenomenal, and are welcome to visit us again any time!" 

See more pictures from Upper School Day of Service.
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: Sunny Fang
Sunny Fang is an exchange student from Chengdu, China. He has attended Lakehill for two and a half years. 

Sunny has enjoyed being a part of the many clubs that Lakehill has to offer. He also enjoys playing Soccer and Tennis. Sunny's favorite Lakehill experience was the Holiday Luncheon. He enjoyed being able to visit with the senior citizens and to be able to bring them happiness. He also enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere and all the Christmas songs. 

Sunny hopes to major in Engineering and has always been fascinated by finding how things work inside cars. He particularly has enjoyed his Physics and Math classes which have inspired him to learn more about engineering. 

Sunny has been playing violin since he was five years old. He has enjoyed learning a new language and culture at Lakehill and will take the lessons he has learned and put them to good use in college.

By Heather Hines, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Don't Miss The Last Home Games   
Everyone is catching basketball fever!  Don't miss the last home basketball games on  Tuesday, February 2 when the Warriors take on East Texas Christian. The Dads' Club will be grilling  tasty treats. Seniors will be introduced immediately following the Varsity Girls game in the annual Senior Night festivities. Fourth grader Taylor Lewis and sixth grader Blake Perry will spend time with the teams and be recognized during the games as the Basketball Players of the Day. 
The sophomore class is selling raffle tickets for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 for a chance to shoot a half-court shot on Friday during half time of the Varsity Boys game. Five great prizes will be awarded, including a $100 Visa gift card. Tickets can be bought from Mrs. Peacock at the front desk.

Varsity Boys Basketball
With the Varsity Warriors' top two scorers,  Noah Bernstein  and 
Gerard Franklin, out with injuries, other members of the Boys Basketball team have willingly stepped into larger roles. 

Freshman  Eli Buxt and junior  Dunny Bock are pacing the team in scoring, both averaging 12 points per game. Strong leadership from senior  Kason Burt and juniors  Reid Chickering and  Griffin Burt has kept the team focused. Freshmen  Luke JeromeBen Gillman, and  Cole Nickerson have been added to the Varsity roster, adding strong team defense and all-around game in their first Varsity action of the season. 

"I am extremely proud of the mature approach and determination these guys have demonstrated. They wear their jerseys with pride, give it their all, and represent our school in a way that we should all be proud of," Yttredahl said. "These are valuable life experiences." 

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Lady Warriors Varsity Basketball team  finished out the first half of district play 4-0 with a big 69-39 victory over Longview Trinity at home on January 26. Jakayla Silas and Charity Abengowe continue their blazing scoring, averaging 32 and 25 points per game in district. Both girls were in double digits in rebounds also, as was McKinney Waggoner with 10. Ashley Peacock sunk two three-pointers, and finished with eight points.  The Lady Warriors are at home on Friday at 5:30 p.m. against Tyler Street Christian Academy.

Middle School Girls Basketball
T he undefeated Middle School Girls IAA team continued their winning streak, defeating rival DeSoto Canterbury, 34-10, on January 22. "These girls played a tremendous game," said Coach Monica Rainey. "They were confident and hustling." Jada Silas led the team in points while Lynley Waggoner  contributed a three-pointer. 
Correction: The Warrior Weekly incorrectly reported last week that Lakehill lost to Canterbury, when in fact, they won 27-25. We apologize for the error.

The Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team hosted Greenville Christian on January 25, winning 30-15. The team was paced by Abbey BauerThe seventh grade team closes out their season on January 29 with a home game against Garland Christian at 3:30 p.m. 

Middle School Boys Basketball
The Middle School IAA Boys Basketball team  hosted DeSoto Canterbury on January 22  with first-place in the IAA South Division at stake. 

After a close first quarter, foul trouble to several key Lakehill players became an issue and Canterbury built a small lead. These troubles continued in the second-half and the Cougars steadily pulled away for a 46-27 win.
Matthew McCall led the Warriors with nine points. 

On January 25, Lakehill traveled to neighborhood rival Dallas Academy and came home with a 49-22 victory. McCall once again led the Warriors with 11 points, while  Christian Barefoot and  Gaige Cerda each chipped in eight points. On January 26, Lakehill hosted the Oakhill Falcons, securing a 64-20 win. Four players scored in double-figures for the Warriors: Cerda and
Jalen Webster with 13 points each, and Barefoot and
Jonah Shaw each with 12 points. Lakehill is currently 10-2 in league play and has secured a spot in the IAA playoffs. The team travels to Cambridge on January 28 with second place at stake. The IAA playoffs will begin February 4.    

The Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team hosted Greenville Christian on January 25. The game was close throughout, with neither team able to build a significant lead. The visiting Eagles scored the final few points for a 24-23 victory.

Lakehill was led by Asher Chamoy's 14 points, while Hunter Cowart and Andrew Ward added four points each. The seventh grade team closes out their season on January 29 with a home game against Garland Christian at 4:30 p.m. 

Middle School Soccer
The Middle School Co-ed Soccer team closed out the season with a solid 5-3 victory over Parish.

Just one minute into the game, Kyeser Hall opened up the score on a pass from Haley Lopez. Jason Davis saved a sure penalty kick while playing goalkeeper.

Later in the first half, it was a penalty kick in favor of Lakehill that Hall drilled into the Parish net. Hamed El-Feky scored the third goal on a pass by Davis, who later scored after dribbling through four Parish defenders. The fifth goal came on a pass from Logan Stout to Davis late in the second half to secure the win. Congratulations to our Middle School Warriors and Coach Diego Hincapie on an amazing season!
This Week at the ESC
T his week, the fourth grade  made observations about the avocado seeds they planted during their first trip to the ESC. 

They also learned about different types of trees. They discovered the differences between gymnosperms and angiosperms, and how to identify if an angiosperm is a monocot or a dicot by looking at eight types of seeds. Finally, they learned about how different species are able to disperse their seeds in different ways. They even discovered some trees were dependent upon extinct species like mammoths and ground sloths for their seed dispersal.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
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January 28 - 31
State Debate Tournament in Austin

January 29
Early Release Day/Faculty Development 
Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After-care is available with a reservation.

January 29
ACT Testing with Sophomores
8:00 a.m. - noon

January 29
MS Musical Theater Rehearsal
Noon - 3:30 p.m. 

January 30
Admission Testing for 2016-17 Applicants

February 5
8th Grade Visit to UNT
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

February 5
7th and 8th Grade Valentine's Dance 
ESC, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

February 10
Hoops for Heart (Grades 4-8)
1:00 - 1:40 p.m.

February 10
Third Grade Living Wax Museum

February 11
Jump Rope for Heart (Grades K-3)

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

February 11
Roman Banquet  
Seventh and eighth grades, noon - 3:30 p.m.

February 12-15
Winter Break (No Classes)

Save The Date!
Lakehill Benefit Auction: We're Going Back to the Eighties
Lakehill is going Back to the 80's on Saturday, March 5, 2016
Join us for an awesome evening at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park and enjoy a buffet dinner by Two Sisters Catering, a live and silent auction, a performance by the Dan Quinn Band, and an 80's "rave" party with DJ Dan Quinn spinning your favorite 80's tunes following the live auction.