The Warrior Weekly   
Volume 9, Issue 29
April 13, 2017
A Night of Honor
Students Inducted Into Six Honor Societies
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Société Honoraire de Français (French), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), Science National Honor Society, and International Thespian Society, six of Lakehill's student honor societies, held their induction ceremonies on April 12 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. These groups welcomed 60 inductees into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Susie Brigham, Joan Mayo, Tamra Badgett, Jamie Thorne, Jeremy Holman, and Mark Guerra.

Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a "B" average or better in all math classes. French and Spanish honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Rho Kappa honorees must have completed four semesters of Social Studies, and maintain a 3.0 overall and a 3.5 in all high school Social Studies classes. 

Membership in the Science National Honor Society is awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.0 in all coursework, have taken or are enrolled in at least one Honors or AP Science class (juniors) or one Honors course and one AP course, or two AP courses (seniors), and maintain a 3.5 average in all science courses. Members inducted into the International Thespian Society have completed at least 100 hours of high school theater experience, either on stage or behind the scenes. Members of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation. 

Mu Alpha Theta honorees were seniors Charity Abengowe, Zac Aaron, Kelly Carlson, Alex Tracy, and Jenson Zhou, and juniors Arjun Agrawal, Shelby Britton, Gerard Franklin, Arthur Hu, Jonathan Kelley, Warren Lester, Lovely Lopez, Steven Murff, Ashley Peacock, Toni Perez-Stark, Dayton Steinbach, Amy Tang, Regan Yuan, Judy Zhu, and Ryan Zhu.

This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were seniors Noah Bernstein, Zain Imam, Charlie Pippen, and McKinney Waggoner.

Seniors Claire Crow, Tillie McCoskey, Chambliss Pierson, Abi Price, and Lily Turner  were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français. 

Rho Kappa inductees were seniors Noah Bernstein Kelly Carlson, and  Blake Farokhniajuniors Lauren Bush Jonathan Kelley Steven Murff, and  Ashley Peacockand sophomores Eli Buxt, Ben Gillman, Kumail Imam, Kate Langley, Tyler McCall, Elizabeth Motes, and Montgomery Rotellini.

The newly-inducted members of the Science National Honor Society are juniors Reese Brown , Lauren Bush , Warren Lester , Steven Murff , Ashley Peacock , Amy Tang ,
Regan Yuan, and Judy Zhu.

Inductees to the International Thespian Society were freshmen Elizabeth Blanchard, Thea Gilliland, Mia Militello, Jonah Shaw, and Alanna Stern, sophomores  Sarah Bradley and  Anna Somodevilla, and juniors  Jacob Besser and Reese Brown.

The Bunny Bunch
Juniors Host Annual Bunny Games
On April 12, students in kindergarten, first, and second grades enjoyed the annual Bunny Games, a tradition that has been put on by the junior class for more than 30 years. 

The juniors "hid" each child's candy-filled bunny bags which were made in their art classes. The event began with an exciting hunt for their bags. Everyone's favorite rabbit surprised the students while they played duck-duck-bunny and other games. Younger students were able to get to know the juniors. It was a beautiful day full of fun before the holiday break.  

Art All Around
Students Showcase Work at ISAS Arts Festival
Photo by Katie McKnight.
Fifty of Lakehill's Upper School students  traveled to Casady School Oklahoma City last week for the three-day ISAS Arts Festival.
 
Some 3,000 students from schools from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico participated in this year's festival, showcasing a variety of visual and performing arts.
 
Visual Arts students showcased everything from ceramic pieces to paintings. The Upper School Choir and soloists performed a program of songs before adjudicators and many other listeners. Performing arts students showed off their acting skills for adjudicators and their peers in scenes and monologues, and short films they directed, and were able to participate in a coffee house. Students attended other schools' performances as well as workshops to hone acting, dancing, and film making skills. In their downtime, students often found themselves sampling the items from  the different food trucks, bonding with new friends, and basking in the sun.

"I loved going to ISAS," said senior McKinney Waggoner. "It's always fun to be in a community of creative people."


By Salma El-Feky, Marketing Intern, Class of 2017
Let's Go Fly a Kite
Lakehill Hosts Annual Kite Day for Bayles Elementary
A breezy day, a kite, and a kid - a Saturday morning at its finest. This old-school pastime became a new favorite for hundreds of students from Bayles Elementary and their families during this year's annual Kite Day celebration on April 8.
 
The fields at Lakehill's Roger L. Perry Campus provided the perfect location. Volunteers handed out 500 kites and offered guidance to novice kite fliers and their families. The Lion's Club fired up the grill to serve a hot dog lunch to all who attended.
  
As the sky came alive with hundreds of colorful, dancing kites, spirits soared back on the ground.
  
See more pictures from Kite Day.
Happy Camper Book Fair
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  Katie LaVie    to find out how to help.
 
Community Minders
Serving Others
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.
Superhero Soiree
Tickets Now on Sale for the Lakehill Benefit Auction

Construction Corner
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry

The construction workers continue to make good progress prior to the four-day weekend. All but one of the small window openings now has glass, and the window crew is installing the frames for the large windows in the front of the new building. 

The roofers have almost completed their work. The courtyard is starting to take shape. Concrete for the new walkways should be poured by the end of this week. 

The interior stairway now has the concrete in place, so they are much easier to navigate. The sheet rockers will return next week to finish work on one side of every wall. After all the window glass is in place and the sheetrock is inspected, they will rock the other side of the walls with the tape and bed crews following behind them. The grand stairs of the main entrance are being formed with the concrete to be poured by the end of next week. 

It is exciting to see some of the finishing touches becoming reality!

Be sure to take a look at our 
Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Alex Tracy

Alex Tracy has attended Lakehill for two years. She is a member of the Varsity Softball team, Gardening Club, and Science Club, and won fourth place in this year's Science Olympiad. She also placed sixth in painting in last year's TAPPS State Art Contest. 

Her favorite memory at Lakehill is being part of the Holiday Luncheon. Her favorite classes are Anatomy and Physiology and American Literature. 

Alex will attend the University of Pittsburgh. She will follow a pre-med path and is planning to become a surgeon.

Her hobbies include softball, spending quality time with friends, and volunteering. She regularly volunteers in Colorado, working with children with autism. Her parents inspire her the most, helping her learn about life and shaping her into the i ntelligent, kind-hearted, and funny person she is. 

She is also inspired by the character Christina Yang on Grey's Anatomy. "She is an amazing surgeon, innovative, and intellectual," qualities Alex admires. 

Her advice to young Warriors is, "Stay focused; do your homework; and don't watch too much Netflix." The greatest lesson she learned at Lakehill is that her teachers are valuable resources. She advises to "listen to them and respect them." She also credited Ms. Dondis for helping her plan her future.

By Grace Addison, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Warrior Pride
A wet week made for poor conditions with many canceled baseball and softball games. The Varsity Softball and Baseball teams play today at home.

Varsity Track
The Varsity Track team performed well at their final invitational of the season. Many athletes earned a personal best in their events and the team medaled in multiple events. 

Alanna Stern earned a bronze medal in the 400 meter, while  Lynley Waggonner  took bronze in the shot put. The Girls 4 x 200 relay team of Waggoner,  Tillie McCoskey, McKinney Waggonner,  and Stern also brought home a bronze medal.

Gerard Franklin also took home some hardware by taking the bronze medal in both the 200 meter and the 400 meter. The Warriors begin their journey to state next week at the District Meet on  Tuesday, April 18
What's Happening
Important Dates
finger with string
April 13
Early Release Day 
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.

April 14 - 17
School Holiday 

April 18
NJHS and NHS Induction Ceremony
, 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium 

April 18-21
3rd and 4th Grade ERB Testing 

April 22
Lakehill Benefit Auction
Get tickets here

April 24-27
K-2  ERB Testing 

April 24-28
Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair

April 28
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon

April 28
Mark Twain Day
(grades 4-6)
1:15 - 3:15 p.m., ESC

April 29
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

April 29
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. Registration ends at noon on Monday, April 17.
 
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