Volume 9, Issue 30
April 20, 2017
|Honor Societies Induct New Members
Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on April 18 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. NHS President
and NJHS President
plus officers assisted with the presentation. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year, and the example they set for others.
Nineteen new members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honor society for students in grades 10 to 12. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters to be eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student's application for character, service, and positive leadership.
This year's inductees are
Amy Tang, and
Nineteen students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must have attended Lakehill for three semesters and maintain a 3.3 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.
This year's inductees include seventh-grade students Ella Berry, Claire Blomquist, Charlie Borowczak, Ava Cunningham, Lucie Daudelin, Madison Deason, Alexander Dondis, Megan Gillman, Brooke Granado, Henry Hopkins, Macy Moskovic, Spencer Neill, Prahlad Pant, Brett Peacock, Blake Perry, Mara Sandberg, Graysen Walker, and Laurel Way, and eighth grader Christian Barefoot.
Congratulations to these outstanding students. See
from the ceremony.
|Student Recognized Through Duke Talent Identification Program
Lakehill seventh grader
Luke Stout, who elected to take the SAT as part of the Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search, recently received State Recognition for his efforts.
The Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented seventh graders based on their standardized test scores. Candidates are then invited to complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. The goal is to provide them with information about their abilities while introducing them to a network of services and enrichment programs.
Stout will be honored on May 17 at a Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) State Recognition Ceremony at the University of North Texas. He will also participate in a Duke TIP Summer Program, studying Algebra I at Austin College.
|Scholastic Book Fair Set for April 24-28
Replenish your bookshelves for summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held April 24-28 in the Upper Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Watch for more information and get ready for fun surprises every day! The Book Fair Committee welcomes any parents who would like to volunteer. Please contact
to find out how to help.
Upcoming Service Opportunities - April
Sunday, April 22
Earth Day Texas
- 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lakehill students and families who are interested in helping with the Lakehill booth at Earth Day Texas on Sunday, April 22, should
sign up here
Saturday, April 29 - National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Blanchette or Ms. Pippen for more information.
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Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
The hardscape in the courtyard is taking shape, defining the areas that will provide spaces for activities and enjoyment.
The framing of the windows is 80% complete with the glass now installed in the small windows and in some of the larger ones on the courtyard side. The glasswork should be completed next week. The sheetrock crew, as well as the tape and bed crew, will return next week to continue their work.
The emergency phone line to the new elevator was connected to our existing phone line and the framework for the elevator should arrive over the next two weeks. We continue to make good progress.
Be sure to take a look at our
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Lily Turner
has attended Lakehill since Kindergarten, with the exception of moving in second grade, but returning for her third grade year. She has built up countless amazing memories with both her teachers and her peers. Her favorite has to be one of the many times when she and her classmates have sung "Bohemian Rhapsody" in its entirety. Lily has participated in almost every middle school sport Lakehill has to offer and has played tennis and softball throughout high school.
Lily has been an active part of many of Lakehill's clubs including Debate Club, Academic WorldQuest, Film Society, French Club, Sixteens, NJHS, and NHS, where she serves as Secretary. English, French, and Musical Theater have been her favorite classes. She says that Musical Theater gives her "exhilarating feelings of both anxiety and excitement that arise during tech week and performance days..... and I am a better singer/dancer than actor and there is room for that in musical theater."
Lily has volunteered at many different organizations including CC Young, Community Partners of Dallas, Juliette Fowler, North Texas Food Bank, Graffiti Abatement for the City of Dallas, Brady Center, For the Love of the Lake, and Vogel Alcove. She has also volunteered at Trek for Tech, Dig Pink, and the Holiday Luncheon.
Lily has earned many awards and honors for the work she has done. She is a member of the Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and the Thespian Society. She has been on the Headmaster's Honor Roll and Headmaster's High Honor Roll, received a bronze medal for the National French Exam, and earned recognition of excellence in AP US History, as well as awards for YMCA Youth in Government.
Lily has been accepted to New York University, Colorado State University, Southern Methodist University, Emerson College, St. Edward's University, University of Arkansas, and the University of Tennessee. She is currently deciding between attending New York University for Journalism, Southern Methodist University for Business, and the University of Arkansas for Business. She plans to follow a pre-veterinarian track regardless of which school she attends and hopes to earn a
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at A&M.
Her parents are Lily's greatest influence. She states that they have encouraged her to do her best and are always proud of her.
"My advice for younger Warriors is to not forget to have fun. It can be very easy to get wrapped up in being stressed out about academics, college, or life itself, but moments are never spared and you will regret watching them pass you by. I also encourage any student, whether you are struggling in a specific subject or not, to reach out to your teachers who are more than happy to help or support you and help you grow as an individual."
By Annabelle Boyle, eighth grade
The Varsity Track team competed in the District 2-3A meet on April 18. The sprint relay team of
Lynley Waggoner, and
Alanna Stern placed second while the 4x200 meter relay team of
Lovlee Crane, Waggoner, McCoskey, and Waggoner placed fourth overall.
Gerard Franklin set a personal record in the 400 meters, placing second in the district with a time of 55.26.
Alanna Stern won district and took home gold in both the 200 and 400 meters. Franklin and Stern will move on to the regional track meet on
April 28 with hopes for qualifying for the State Track Meet at Baylor.
Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team lost to Shelton 13-2
on April 19. The Warriors started strong, leading 2-0 after the top of the first.
Christian Barefoot led the game off with a single to center.
Spencer Neill walked.
Nathan Lewis roped a double to left center, scoring both runners.
Shelton answered with five runs in the bottom of the frame and never looked backed. The Warriors were able to keep the game close at 6-2 going into the last inning with some stellar defensive plays by
Mitchell Crow, Neill, and
Blake Perry picked up his first hit of the season with a line drive to right field in the top of the fourth, along with
Luke Williams, who reached on a hit by pitch. Barefoot took the loss on the mound (1-1) but recorded three strikeouts. The Warriors
take on Parish at home on April 20, with first pitch set for
. The Warriors are now 2-2 on the season.
The Varsity Softball team lost to Greenville Christian at home on April 13.
Lily Turner, and
Claire Howard all had hits in the game. Ellis,
Montgomery Rotellini, and
Haley Lopez all made solid defensive plays.
The Lady Warriors play Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy at home
on April 20 and will travel to East Texas Christian
on April 24.
*Results of Middle School Track and Varsity Baseball were not available at press time.
3rd and 4th Grade ERB Testing
Earth Day Texas
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Fair Park
Middle and Upper School Spring Concert
7:00 p.m., Auditorium
K-2 ERB Testing
Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair
Special Author Visit: Brandon Mull
Grades 5 - 7
AP Workshop for Seniors
AP Workshop for Sophomores and Juniors
Tribe Meetings/Senior Day
8:35 - 9:30 a.m., Auditorium
Lower School Spring Fling
7:00 p.m., Auditorium
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon
Mark Twain Day (grades 4-6)
1:15 - 3:15 p.m., ESC
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
White Rock Spring Games
Open to boys and girls in K-5
This year's competition will be split into two sessions, with grades K through 2 competing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and grades 3 through 5 competing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Entry fees are $100 for a four-person team, with all registration fees donated directly to the participating students' schools.
Find out more
Upper School Prom
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.; doors close at 9:00 p.m.
Prom tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Thorne for $50 for singles and $90 for couples. The first 20 students to buy tickets will be given vouchers for parking. Other students will need to bring cash for parking. Prom will be held at The Quixotic World at 2824 Main Street in Dallas.
LAKEHILL SUMMER CAMPS
More than 850 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2017 have already been received. D
on't miss out on the camps you want!