The Warrior Weekly   
Volume 9, Issue 32
May 4, 2017
Class Act
Class of 2017 Honored at Senior Day
Lakehill seniors are rapidly approaching the end of their high school careers. On April 27, they had the opportunity to slow things down a bit and celebrate the journey that has brought them to this point as Lakehill celebrated Senior Day.

Seniors began their day with a catered breakfast in the cafeteria with their parents. They then headed to the auditorium for an assembly in honor of the Class of 2017. They were escorted by Lakehill's youngest students, the Class of 2029. Seniors were later treated to Starbucks during open period.

The Senior Class sponsors introduced each student and shared his or her college plans.  Each senior also had the opportunity to pass down a personal Lakehill memento to a lucky raffle winner. From athletic wear and cheerleading bows to stuffed animals and original works of art, there was no limit to the priceless treasures passed on to the underclassmen.

See the list of College Acceptances for the Class of 2017.
Spring Fling
Lower School Students Showcase Music and Art
Lakehill's Lower School students took to the stage on April 27 to perform in the annual Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium. The students' art works were also on display in the cafeteria.
The program spotlighted the diversity of the Lower School student body and featured performances of selections from 10 countries. Narration for the evening was done by fourth grade students. In a touching finale, all Lower School students sang " Children of the World." Each class came to the stage with a bouquet of flowers to present to Lower School Music teacher Linda Booth, who will be retiring this month after 23 years at Lakehill. 

See more pictures from Spring Fling.
Old-Fashioned Fun
Students Celebrate Mark Twain Day
Lakehill's 19th annual Mark Twain Day celebrated the culmination of the fifth grade unit of study on  
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The event offered fourth through sixth grade students the chance to have fun the old-fashioned way: sack races, bobbing for apples, and fence painting. Students competed in a variety of good-natured contests, including watermelon seed spitting, pie eating, and bragging.

The fifth grade students said they loved making the miniature rafts, dressing up as the characters, and playing games that kids played more than a hundred years ago. 

Students honored for the most authentic costumes included Sophia Cirillo (Becky Thatcher),  Landry Poore and Mack Bennett as Tom Sawyer, Kole Cannon and Olivia Johnston as Huck Finn, and Anna Knickel as Aunt Polly.

Sofia Bracken took the top prize for the jury-evaluated rafts, with  Lily Bracken  and  Isabel Ketterson taking second and third, respectively.

Passing the Torch
Students Reflect, Celebrate at Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon
The Junior-Senior Ring Ceremony remains one of the most significant events of the Upper School end-of-year activities.
There has always been a special bond between the junior and senior classes at Lakehill, and this year's group is no exception. Held on April 28 amidst the elegance of the Warwick Melrose Hotel, the Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon allowed the class of 2017 the opportunity to reflect, to celebrate, and to pass the torch to Lakehill's next class of leaders.
After a recap of their successful senior year, Senior Class President  Abi Price introduced next year's President,  Steven Murff. Then, members of the senior class introduced each member of the junior class, presenting class rings and a Class of 2018 shirt and paying tribute to each junior during this special Lakehill rite of passage.

See more photos from the Junior Senior Ring Luncheon. 

Signing Day
Seniors Sign Athletic Letters of Intent
Two Lakehill athletes recently signed letters of intent to play sports at the college level. Senior Claire Crow will play volleyball for Sewanee: The University of the South, while senior Dunny Bock will play tennis for Austin College. The two were celebrated in a special ceremony on April 27 as coaches, administrators, family, and friends gathered to cheer them on.

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes!

Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Dylan Welch

Dylan Welch has attended Lakehill since the ninth grade. While at Lakehill, Dylan has been involved in many activities and groups such as Varsity Football, Varsity Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee Club, theater, debate, choir, and Student Ambassadors. His favorite class was AP English Literature during his senior year because of Mr. Hagood's humorous literary analysis. Outside of school, Dylan enjoys several activities such as hammocking at White Rock Lake, fishing, and playing baseball, having played for the Dallas Patriots and Dallas Stars.

Dylan has received many honors for baseball and football, has been inducted into the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, and has been on the Headmaster's A and B Honor Roll. 

One of Dylan's best memories at Lakehill took place this year, after Lakehill's football team beat McKinney Cornerstone in overtime. The Lakehill bus got stuck in a ditch and the football players had to push it out. Dylan has decided to attend Texas A&M University to study business. He is interested in a career in corporate law after he completes his undergraduate studies.

The biggest inspiration in Dylan's life are his parents. They have had a huge impact on him, shaping him into the person he is today through their guidance and support. Dylan reminds younger Warriors that "balancing extracurricular activities and academics can be a struggle." After his full high school experience at Lakehill, Dylan's advice is to "stay organized and maintain a daily planner." 

By Emerson Danamraj, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
Warrior Pride
Varsity Baseball
The Varsity Boys Baseball team finished the season third in District and advanced to the State Playoffs. The Warriors will take on Watauga Harvest Christian on May 4 in the Area Round of the State Playoffs. Go Warriors!


Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team finished the season with an impressive 3-2 win over Dallas Covenant on April 27. 

Christian Barefoot got his second save of the year as pitcher. The offense came from Spencer Neill, who singled and scored in the first inning, and Matthew McCall, who scored in the second and fourth innings. The Warriors finished the season with a 4-4 record. 

See more baseball photos.

Varsity Track
The Varsity Track team had a fantastic showing at the Regional meet  on April 28. Gerard Franklin had a two-second personal best in the 400-meter race which placed him fifth in the region. 
Alanna Stern also achieved personal bests in both her 200-meter and 400-meter races. She took home gold in the 400 meter and placed third in the 200 meter, earning her a place in the state meet in both events. 

The State meet will be held on  Saturday, May 6, at Baylor University in Waco. 
What's Happening
Important Dates
finger with string
May 5
Middle School Morning of Service
8:00 a.m. - noon

May 5 
Middle School End-of-Year celebration
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

May 6
Upper School Prom at The Quixotic World
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. 

May 7
Middle School Volunteers at Children's Center Carnival
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

May 9  -  Lower and Middle School Community Connections
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

May 11
New Lower School Student Ice Cream Social, 1:30 p.m. 

May 11
Middle School Athletic Luncheon, 11:40 a.m. 

May 12
Lower School Field Day (ESC), 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

May 12
Performing Arts Showcase, 7:00 p.m. 

May 13
Second Grade Hungry Games Auction Event, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

May 13
Performing Arts Banquet (ESC), 6:00 p.m. 

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