Volume 13, Issue 25
February 25, 2021
To kick off the 100 days of school celebration, Lower School students delivered notes to Mr. Perry expressing all the things they love about Lakehill!

Kindergarten took part in dressing up to celebrate the 100th day of school!
Lakehill’s own Katie Rich ('23) has been awarded the 2020 National Horseman All-American Champion in Junior Exhibitor Pleasure Driving and the 2020 American Saddle Horse Association Saddleseat Equitation Reserve National Champion.
Katie Rich has been riding for almost ten years and recalls the first time she fell in love with being at the stables. One spring, Avery and Karen Owen mentioned a riding summer camp to Katie. She signed up and was hooked! With a big smile she expressed, “I just love it!”

Katie trains at Skyview Stables in Rockwall, Texas. “It is a huge time commitment. I practice four to five times a week and practice sessions are between three and four hours,” said Katie. She has seven horses at the stables and three of those are currently competitive. Training includes various workouts, lessons, and practice sessions with her trainer where Katie and the horses mimic a competition.

“Competitions are strenuous. I have never run track but I imagine it's the same type of stress. You hurry to warm up and then wait your turn.” Competitions are grouped by various divisions including age and horse qualifications. Horse qualifications include things like how well behaved the horse is and how beautiful the horse is. “You have a success rate at the end of the year. Success rate is determined by points gained through your placing in competitions that year.” Then a champion is crowned!

Katie described the Pleasure Driving competition where her horse, Cooper, is hooked up to a cart that Katie is riding in. For the Saddleseat Equitation, Katie rides her horse, Charlie.

The 2021 season begins today. Help us in congratulating Katie for her accomplishments in 2020 and wishing her luck as she moves into the new season.
Lakehill Celebrates Black History Month
"Amanda Gorman"
By: Johnny Tiernan
During the month of February, the Poster Club will be focusing on modern day Black History Month figures. Last year, they focused on traditional figures and they are excited about this new modern day view of Black Americans. Each piece of art will contain a QR code in the bottom right hand corner so you can learn more. Click on the QR code and check out what the Poster Club has created.

Be on the lookout, there are more posters being released!
Seventh Grade
CDC Detectives
Mrs. Thomson’s seventh grade science classes completed a unit of study on bacteria and viruses. During this unit, students played the role of CDC disease detectives. Students were grouped and tasked with researching a disease of their choice. After the research was complete, the groups created Wanted Posters and an informative PSA to educate the public about the disease.

“Lakehill students are so creative and it is so much fun to watch students get so ingrained in the project,” said Mrs. Thomson. Enjoy the projects below.
NJHS Presents
The Class of 2021, Senior Spotlights
Sarah Smith
by: Ryan Motes

Sarah Smith has attended Lakehill since 3rd grade. While attending Lakehill, Sarah has been involved in volleyball, track and field, tennis as a manager, French Club, Hat Club, and Rubik’s Cube Club. She also participates in Student Council with a focus on the Warrior Outreach Organization, and she is currently serving as Vice President of the National Honor Society. Sarah’s favorite memory at Lakehill was the Warrior Outreach Organization trip to Dallas Life last September. Sarah served dessert to community members in need and notes sneaking a few extra desserts to one very special kid.
Sarah has earned several awards, including the Toni Clay Memorial Scholarship for math, Computer Science Gold Medal Award, and the Brandeis Book Award for Social Action and Civic Engagement. The award Sarah is most proud of is the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations. NCWIT is an organization for women in technology. Sarah has applied for this award the last three years receiving Honorable Mention for the Dallas/Fort Worth Affiliate each year. In order to receive the award, she submitted an essay about her current involvement with computing and her future goals in the field.

Sarah’s favorite class at Lakehill is calculus because of how great of a teacher Mrs. Rutherford is. She plans to major in computer science, mathematics, and economics. She has applied to several colleges, including The University of Texas, Duke University, Northeastern University, and Vanderbilt University.

Sarah’s advice to younger Warriors is, “Listen to understand, don’t listen to respond.”
Nathan Lewis
by Ester Neerman and Drew Perry

Nathan Lewis has been at Lakehill since second grade and is currently serving as Senior Class President. While attending Lakehill, he has participated in a variety of activities and clubs including National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Pan American Student Forum, football, basketball, baseball, and he has co-hosted an all sports camp. 

While Nathan has been involved in many activities, athletics has played a large role in his success during his time at Lakehill. His favorite memory is going undefeated in his senior football season and winning the State Championship. Nathan earned several awards, including First Team All-State Quarterback, Academic All-State, Headmaster's High Honor List, the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award, and the AP Scholar Award. His favorite class was AP Literature because of the positive atmosphere that was created to have philosophical discussions.

Nathan has applied to several colleges, including University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Oklahoma, University of Miami, The University of Southern California, Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pennsylvania.

Nathan noted early in the spring semester of his senior year that Lakehill is a special place because of the relationships you build with your teachers and peers. Nathan’s advice to younger Warriors is, “Play sports because it is the best way to make friends. You do not have to be good, but willing to try your hardest and have fun. Always put yourself out there and make as many friends as possible.”
Sports Update
The History Making Soccer Season
The historic soccer season came to an end last night as the Warriors fell 0-3 in a hard fought match against Covenant in the Area Round of the TAPPS State Playoffs.

On Monday, the Warriors took on Waco Vanguard in a 3-2 thriller. Vanguard came out strong but the Warriors kept pushing back. Henry Hopkins put the Warriors on the board after a handball call midway through the first half. Quickly after, there was another handball call and Hopkins tallied his second PK score of the game. Spencer Neill had a diving save just before the halfway point. When regulation ended, the score was tied 2-2. Thirty seconds into overtime, Cade Armstrong hit a long ball to Henry, who was 20 yards out from goal. Henry hit the back of the net to end the game and claim the victory. This win propelled the Warriors to the Area Round of the Playoffs. 

Covenant was the next match for the Warriors in the Area Round. With the long standing rivalry, the Warriors were prepared for a tough match against the undefeated Knights. Covenant was up 2-0 at half and came out striking in the second half. The Warrior defense, including Nick Meadows, Kellen Khan, and Max Byrd stayed tough the entire match. Spencer Neill turned away five point blank shots by the Knights. “Spencer proved in this game why he was voted best keeper in our district,” said head coach Daniel Bracken. At the end of regulation, the Warriors fell 0-3 to end their incredible season. “I am so proud of our kids and this program. Captains Cade Armstrong and Henry Hopkins really stepped up this season and gave our program a huge jump.”

Congratulations Warriors!
Henry Hopkins Game Winner vs Waco Vanguard
Varsity Girls Basketball Clinch Third in District
With a big 40-34 win over Yavneh on Wednesday night to close out district play, the varsity girls basketball team secured the third seed for the TAPPS State Playoffs.

Even with the shortened season, the girls have had a terrific run and are returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2017. "I am excited for these athletes, especially our seniors," said head coach Jhoana Cayme-Mosley.

The Warriors will take on Kennedale Fellowship in the Bi-District round this Friday at 7:30 pm. The game will be played at Ovilla Christian School. 
2020-21 Basketball Beau and Sweetheart
After the girls game, both teams honored the 2020-2021 Basketball Beau and Sweetheart. The Basketball Beau, chosen by the girls team, was Douglas McKenzie. The Basketball Sweetheart, chosen by the boys, was Krista Carlson.
Varsity Boys Basketball Playoff Bound
Varsity boys basketball celebrated Senior Night last night in a hard battle against Yavneh.The basketball seniors are Matthew McCall, Nathan Lewis, Douglas McKenzie, and Ryan Henry.

It was a tough game against a talented Yavneh and the Warriors fell 52-60. “It was back and forth the entire game but in the end it did not fall our way,” said head coach Bradley Neyland. “I am proud of the effort from our entire team and look forward to making a run in the TAPPS State Playoffs.” 

The Warriors were led in scoring by Mitchell Crow with 16 and Cullen McCaleb with 10. The Warriors also got a big boost off the bench from freshman Jack Widhalm with 7 points and great rebounding effort inside. The Warriors officially have qualified for post season play for the third year in a row!

They will play this Saturday at 4:00 pm vs. San Jacinto Christian Academy at Wichita Christian School in Wichita Falls.

Go Warriors!
NHS CCC Donation Drive
Date Extended Through March 5!

Upper School is working with White Rock Center of Hope for a Clothes, Cans, and Cloth Drive. To donate, students should bring items into school and place them in the proper donation bin. There are three donation locations: the Lower School entrance, the Middle School entrance, and the Main Entrance by the front desk. One box will be for clothes, linens, and coats, and the other box will be for canned items. For a specific list of needs, please click the button below.
#TogetherWeCan help Lakehill students move forward on the path to accomplishing their dreams. Support the Warrior Fund – text GIVE to 469-393-7038 or donate here. Monthly donations allow you to budget your gift – consider making a recurring contribution.

The only gift too small is no gift at all!
Looking Ahead
February 26
Varsity Girls Basketball Playoffs vs Kennedale Fellowship
Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at Ovilla Christian School.

February 27
Varsity Boys Basketball Playoffs vs San Jacinto
Tip off is set for 4:30 pm at Wichita Christian School.

March 1 - 5
Read Across America Week

March 4
Virtual College Fair
See Mrs. Dondis for more details.
COVID-19: Lakehill Preparatory School
Visit the Lakehill Website to read Lakehill's Plan for Reopening.

Please review our “what if” scenarios regarding notification and returning to school after an illness that may be helpful in clarifying situations we may encounter: COVID-19 What Ifs.
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