Volume 9, Issue 18
February 2, 2017
|Reveal Your Secret Identity at the Lakehill Benefit Auction
Lakehill Preparatory School 2017 Benefit Auction
Saturday, April 22, at The Highland Dallas
Join us for an evening of epic proportion. Channel your inner-superhero at the Lakehill Preparatory School 2017 Superhero Soiree Benefit Auction.
Whether your secret identity is just a black dress with a cape and mask or if it's a full Batman and Catwoman, it doesn't matter, it's up to you to save the day and support our school!
Live Auction - Silent Auction - Dinner from Knife -
Casino Table - Costume Contest - Dancing - and More!
Upper School Students Bring Home Honors
Twenty members of the Lakehill Upper School Debate team participated in the 70th Annual State Youth in Government Conference, held January 26-29 at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. More than 1,400 students participated in the conference.
Lakehill had a record number of eight teams in State Affairs Forum, representing proposals including tax incentives for retaining US businesses, universal Pre-K programs, background checks for sanctuary cities, improving Texas's infrastructure, autonomous car regulations
, and measures to reduce opioid abuse. The proposal by
on campus sexual assault, and the proposal by Dylan Welch, Zain Imam, and Varun Iyer on strengthening DWI laws, b
oth advanced to the General Assembly showcase.
Blake Farokhnia served as a committee clerk and Imam served as this year's statewide State Affairs Forum Chair. Imam
was also selected as Outstanding Club Leader.
Lakehill was named Premier Delegation for the fourth consecutive year.
Middle School Completes Canned Food Drive
Middle School students focused on alleviating hunger last week, collecting 1084 cans in the Middle School Student Council's Canned Food Drive. Each grade focused on one item, with fifth
grade collecting soup, sixth grade fruit, seventh grade vegetables, and eight
grade meat. The eighth grade won the can sculpture contest with their shark sculpture made of tuna cans. Honorable mention went to fifth grade for their sculpture spelling out soup.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the canned food drive. All cans were delivered to the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry.
Update from Headmaster Roger Perry
I just completed a wonderful tour of the construction site on an amazing, sunny and seventy-five degree, February day.
The steel workers are completing their work this week. All of the walls that are not glass are standing. The plumbers are almost complete with their placement of pipes in the walls and the electricians are setting boxes for the electrical plugs.
The heating and air conditioning crew is making good progress with the installation of the duct work in the ceilings. Generally, we are making very good progress and this great weather has made it possible for us to stay on schedule.
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Lauren Luna
Lauren Luna began her Lakehill journey in 9th grade. During her four years at Lakehill, one of her most memorable experiences was the Biology Trip. Some of her favorite classes at Lakehill include ceramics, yoga, and painting. While at Lakehill, she has received numerous TAPPS awards for drawing, ceramics, and painting.
Lauren will be attending the Dallas Art Institute. This is not surprising, considering her outstanding abilities and passion for the world of art. While at the Dallas Art Institute, she plans to focus on game art and design. She hopes this will prepare her to work for a major video game company, such as Bethesda Softworks or Rockstar Games.
Lauren enjoys creating her own artwork as well as commissions on the internet. Her cousin, Matthew Demino, inspires her the most. The greatest lesson she has learned at Lakehill is the importance of being yourself.
Her advice to young Warriors is to "take time to find yourself instead of trying to be someone you're not." As you can probably tell, Lauren Luna is a bright young lady with a bright future ahead of her.
By Alanna Stern, ninth grade
Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team won two more district games this week to push their district record to 8-0, standing alone at the top of TAPPS 3A.
On January 28, the Lady Warriors defeated Irving The Highlands, 38 -32. The team was led in scoring by Charity Abengowe with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and several steals. Ashley Peacock chipped in eight points. The defense was led by McKinney Waggoner, Guilia Ferguson, and Alanna Stern.
On January 31, the Lady Warriors traveled to Yavneh. They were behind the entire game, finally taking the lead with three minutes to go, defeating Yavneh 35-31. Abengowe was on fire, scoring 33 of Lakehill's 35 points in the game. She also had 15 rebounds and eight steals. Waggoner collected 14 rebounds and the Lady Warriors played strong defense.
The team plays again on February 2 at home against Cristo Rey and on February 3 at home against Dallas Covenant.
Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost to Yavneh on January 31, but played hard and had great support from the fans.
This Thursday is Senior night and we are encouraging all fans to come out and support our seniors.
Middle School Boys Basketball - IAA
The Eighth Grade Boys Basketball team continued their winning ways with three victories in a busy week of games. On January 25, Lakehill traveled to the Sportsplex to take on Dallas International. After a close first quarter, the Warriors broke open the game with strong defense and an aggressive offense en route to a 51-27 victory. Christian Barefoot had a season-high 24 points and Andrew Ward contributed six points, numerous rebounds, and several blocked shots.
On January 26, Lakehill hosted Providence. The Warriors started fast and the game was never in doubt, winning 53-24. Barefoot again led the team with 14 points, and eight different players contributed scoring, including Emerson Danamraj with five points. Finally on January 31, a talented Fairhill squad came to Lakehill for their first meeting of the season. The visiting Falcons put up a good fight, but after a slow start the Warriors pulled away to a 50-38 win. Barefoot had 20 points and Matthew McCall and Nathan Lewis each added 10. Lewis was a perfect six-for-six on free-throws.
Lakehill is currently 11-0 and has clinched first place in the IAA North Division. The final regular season game will be
next February 7 at Fairhill, with playoffs starting on February 9.
Middle School Girls Basketball
The Middle School Girls Basketball team suffered two losses to league teams on January 26 against Providence and on January 31 against Fairhill.
The team lost a tough game against Providence, 25-34. Hayden Yoss scored a team high of 12 while Kathryn Mahan had a personal season high of 10 points. The girls also dropped a close game against Fairhill, 20-27
. Grace Addison led the team in rebounds and points.
The team has been short-handed due to injuries and illness, but will look to bounce back in a non-league game against Dallas Lutheran on
Friday, February 3,
before playing in the final league game at Fairhill on
The girls will conclude the regular season in Fairhill
before going into the IAA playoffs that will start on
Middle School Boys Basketball - Seventh Grade
The Seventh Grade Boys Basketball team
extended its winning streak to six games with a 44-28 win over Shelton at Lakehill
on January 31
. The team was lead by Brett Peacock with 14 points, followed by Alex Dondis with 13, Mitchell Crow with seven, Cullen McCaleb, six, and Luke Stout, four.
Through nine games, Peacock is the team's leading scorer, averaging 10 points per game, followed by Crow with 8.5, Dondis 6.7, and McCaleb with 3. The team has been particularly accurate from long-range, making 27 three-pointers thus far. They are led by Dondis with 14, followed by Crow with 12, and Prahlad Pant with 1.
The Warriors have a rematch with rival Dallas Lutheran on February 3 at Lakehill, with tip-off set for 4:00 p.m. The Warriors will be hoping for some payback as Lutheran was the last team to defeat Lakehill, winning 42-23 on December 9 at Lutheran. Coach Bowden has said that this is the biggest game of the season for the Seventh Grade squad. Lakehill's record now sits at 6-3.
See more basketball photos.
After a loss to Covenant on January 26, the Varsity Co-ed Soccer team defeated Shelton 2-1 on January 31.
scored on a breakaway late in the first half to make it 1-0. The Lakehill defense and midfield did a great job of breaking up the rush from Shelton at the beginning of the second half. Shelton scored to tie the game on a corner kick, but Agrawal set up
for Lakehill's second goal a few minutes later. Lakehill was able to fend off multiple challenges in the last 10 minutes to ensure the win.
Middle School Soccer
The Middle School Co-ed Soccer team lost to Covenant on January 26. Their next game is February 2 at at Greenhill at 4:30 p.m.
All-School Diaper Drive (sponsored by 9th grade)
Hope Supply Co.
All-School Pep Rally, 1:40 - 2:05 p.m.
Sisteens Ice Skating Party, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Upper School Day of Service
, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Upper School Day of Service
, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Freshman Visit Day
, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Weatherman Visit
, 9:00 a.m.
February 6 - 9
PFC General Meeting
, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
February 10 - 13
Winter Break (No School)
Jump Rope for Heart
February 14 - 17
Supply Drive for SPCA
Sponsored by Middle School Community Connections and Girl Scouts
American Math Competition
WOO Service Project with Community Partners of Dallas, 10:00 a.m. - noon
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