Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 11, Issue 31
April 25, 2019
A Night of Honor
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Société Honoraire de Français (French), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), and Science National Honor Society, five of Lakehill's student honor societies, held their induction ceremonies on April 24, in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. These groups welcomed 60 inductees into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Tam Badgett, Jeremy Holman, Joan Mayo, Kristin Rutherford, and Justin Solonick.

Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.0 average or better in all math classes. Spanish and French 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, maintain a 3.0 overall G.P.A. 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 of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation.  

Mu Alpha Theta honorees were seniors Katie Anne Eastus, Georgia Ferguson, Will Grooms, Luke Jerome, and Elizabeth Motes and juniors Preston Bied, Elizabeth Blanchard, Ryan Douglas,
Anders Ekstrom, Hamed El-Feky, Kyeser Hall, Loveth Heard, Claire Howard, Haley Lopez, Stella Palmer, Jonah Shaw, Alanna Stern, Lynley Waggoner, Ella Witherite, and Kareem Zidan.

This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were junior Anders Ekstrom and seniors Ben Gillman, Kumail Imam, Tyler McCall, Elizabeth Motes, and Liam Reece. Seniors Connor Alexander, Eli Buxt, and Ben Palmer were inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français.

Rho Kappa inductees were seniors Emily Bernstein and Katie Anne Eastus and juniors Preston Bied, Elizabeth Blanchard, Anders Ekstrom, Hamed El-Feky, Lindsey Evans, Thea Gilliland, Loveth Heard, Claire Howard, Haley Lopez, Stella Palmer, Jonah Shaw, Michael Skellie, Alanna Stern, Lynley Waggoner, and Ella Witherite.

The Science National Honor Society inductees were seniors Julia Bartholow and Will Grooms and juniors Preston Bied, Elizabeth Blanchard, Ryan Douglas, Anders Ekstrom, Hamed El-Feky, Loveth Heard, Claire Howard, Haley Lopez, Stella Palmer, Jonah Shaw, Alanna Stern, and Lynley Waggoner.

Tip Top Talent
Eight Lakehill seventh graders who elected to take the SAT or ACT as part of the Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search recently received State Recognition, with one student qualifying for Grand Recognition. 

Lakehill congratulates Isabella Bassman, Jackson Cook, Abby Dondis, Emma Hoffman, Olivia Johnston, Kellen Khan, Daniel Knipp, and Sydney Nguyen for their outstanding achievements. All eight students received State Recognition. Additionally, Nguyen received Grand Recognition, the highest honor in the program. 

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.  

These eight Lakehill students will be honored on May 16, at a Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) State Recognition Ceremony at the University of North Texas. They have also been invited to participate in a Duke TIP Summer Program. Nguyen has also been invited to a Grand Recognition ceremony on May 20, at the Duke University campus.
World Class Robotics
In their first year as a team, the Lakehill Bionicles made their FIRST World Championship debut in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, through Saturday, April 20. Out of the 7,000 teams that competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge this year, 320 made it to the World Championships -- 160 in Houston and another 160 at the Detroit World Championship. At the Houston World Championship, the 160 teams were divided into two divisions of 80, and the Lakehill Bionicles made a strong showing with a 5-4 record, finishing 32nd in the Franklin division.

Wednesday began with two technical inspections of the Bionicles’ robot, Thok. There was also a closed-door interview with judges that took into account the team’s vision, problem solving, collaboration, and outreach. After passing inspection, the Bionicles and their alliance partner won their first match. Students took advantage of being with the top FTC teams by networking with other teams, learning what they did to be successful and taking away many ideas for next year.

On Thursday, the Bionicles competed in four tough matches, losing three of the four. In the final match of the day, the Bionicles and their alliance partner got a win, making their record 2-3. Students were also able to attend the Innovation Fair - a convention-style exhibition of new technologies - as well as student-led conferences on topics such as Computer-Aided Design and programming for visual systems. The Bionicles had the opportunity to watch the other levels of competition such as First Robotics and First Lego League. Competitors enjoyed the FIRST Welcome Party on Thursday evening, complete with food trucks, live art installations, karaoke with a live band, musical performances, and a silent disco.

Friday was the final day of qualification. The first match of the day was a tough loss, putting the Bionicles at 2-4. Fortunately, the Bionicles are tough competitors and rallied to win the last three matches of the series, to end with a 5-4 record. After the qualifying round, the top four teams each chose two alliance partners for the semi-final rounds. Although they made a strong showing, the Bionicles did not make it into the final rounds. The team took advantage of being in Space City by making a visit to NASA. They learned that NASA sponsors many teams and hosts their own FIRST Robotics team, the Robonauts, in their Astronaut Training Facility.

FIRST also revealed the theme for next year’s games: FIRST RISE 2020. For the 2019-20 competition year, FIRST has made an exciting partnership with the Star Wars franchise, the theme being the rise and fall of civilizations and the building of a planetary metropolis. A video announcing the theme and partnership features Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill.

The coaches, Mitch Musselman and Jennifer Herta, team captains, Hao Zhao, Luke Jerome, and Jason Herron-Loza, and team members Ryan Douglas, Michael Skellie, Elijah McMillan, Koby Watkins, Preston Bied, Sarah Smith, James Freeman, Sumner Born, and Leo Paparoni would like to thank each and every member of the Lakehill family for supporting the team on this year's spectacular journey!

Those interested in viewing the matches can visit here and find matches 7, 28, 52, 71, 92, 107, 133, 144, and 169 (the videos are in reverse chronological order, beginning with the semi-finals).

The Bunny Bunch
On April 18, students in kindergarten, first, and second grades enjoyed the annual Bunny Games, a tradition that has been put on by the junior class for over 30 years. 

The juniors "hid" each child's candy-filled bunny bags which were made during 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.

Honor the 2018-19 school year with a gift to the Warrior Fund
Donations to the Warrior Fund impact every member of the Lakehill Community. Your support helps ensure every student is getting the educational and social foundation they need for success today and far into the future. Our new  online donation platform features a streamlined donor experience, so it's quicker and easier to make a  #BigImpact.  

The Warrior Fund supports the Lakehill experience, including curriculum advances, classroom STEM innovations, competitive athletics, and innovative performing and visual arts. Your gift helps our students excel, whatever the challenge.

Thank you for being an important part of our Warrior Community!
Scholastic Book Fair
Dino-mite Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair Set for April 29 - May 3
Replenish your bookshelves for fun summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held April 29 - May 3, in the Lydia and James Perry Community Room, and will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day. Enjoy fun surprises every day!

The Book Fair Committee welcomes any parents who would like to volunteer. Sign up here.

A special preview for teachers will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Find out more about exciting daily events.
Calling All Warrior Alumni!  
Join us for the  First Annual Warrior Alumni Softball Game .   Caroline Boles , '14 has helped plan the event, and Softball Coach  Lloyd Gamboa will be coaching one team, while Baseball Coach  RC Castaigne  will lead the other. Come out to relive great memories and make some new ones - we would love to see you and your family there! 
Sunday, April 28, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
Roger L. Perry Campus 
7401 Ferguson Road
Dallas, 75228
The entire Lakehill community is invited! We ask that only alumni register as players. We'll have food, refreshments, and games for the children. 
Make sure to check out the details and  register here . Share the link and encourage other alumni to register as well.
See you April 28! 
Create Your Perfect Summer
When school is out for the summer, Lakehill Preparatory School’s two campuses keep on bustling with programs for students, ages 5–18, from all over Dallas. The same principles that make our community thrive during the school year infuse our summer programs with a spirit of adventure, abundant learning potential, and guaranteed fun.
Lakehill Summer Camps offer award-winning programs for boys and girls entering kindergarten through grade 12. Lakehill provides quality, teacher-led camps at an affordable price, with FREE before- and after-camp care available daily. Half- and full-day, week-long camps run from June 3 through August 2.
Mix and match from a variety of camps to create your perfect summer!
Check out the newly updated   2019 Summer Camps Guide

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
Senior Spotlight
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates 

In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities, and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents: 

NJHS Spotlight on Seniors
This week's senior: Liam Reece
Liam Reece has attended Lakehill since the seventh grade. He has served as freshman class co-president and participated in drama and musical theater his freshman and sophomore years, varsity baseball his freshman year, and Live Stream his junior and senior years. He has been a member of PASF (the Spanish Club), GSA, International Club, Shakespeare and Friends, International Thespian Society, and National Honor Society. He has been on Honor Roll, received a medal for National Spanish Exam, and was awarded Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role (for Radium Girls). 

Outside of school, Liam enjoys playing musical instruments (guitar, bass, and piano), animal fostering and rescue, spending time with friends, film, foreign language study, and video games. 

Liam’s favorite Lakehill memory is the Performing Arts trip to New York City his sophomore year. Liam has fond memories of the incredibly supportive teachers and other faculty and friends who are part of the Lakehill community. 

Liam has been accepted to the University of British Columbia, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Willamette University. He plans to study foreign languages and pursue a career in diplomacy. 

Liam’s advice to young Warriors is, "Don't waste time stressing out about grades. Enjoy the academic subjects and the privilege of learning in such an amazing environment." 

By Ethan Gaertner, eighth grade
Sports Snippets

Middle School and Varsity Track
The Middle School Track team ended their season on a terrific note at the IAA Championship Meet on Tuesday, April 23. The girls took home the overall team championship with 135 points in a come-from-behind victory over St. Johns in the last two events. Results from the girls events are below. 

100m - Jade Stephens (7th place)
200m - Stephens (7th place)
400m - Addie Ashford (1st place)
800m - Cali Byrd (3rd place); Lobna El-Feky (5th place)
1600m - Avery Owen (5th place)
2400m - Owen (3rd place); Byrd (4th place)
4x100m relay - Madeline Reister, Bella Pumpelly, Hannah Reister, Kayla Ristianto (1st place) 
4x200m relay - M. Reister, Pumpelly, Aleena Wallace, Ristianto (1st place) 
4x400m relay - Pumpelly, H. Reister, Blake Bied, Ristianto (1st place) 
4x800m relay - Owen, Byrd, Wallace, Bied (2nd place) 
Shot put - Owen (6th place); Bied (8th place)
Discus - Owen (3rd place); Olivia Johnston (6th place)
Long Jump - H. Reister (4th place); Ashford (7th place)

The boys team finished the meet in second place after battling back from fifth place in the last five events. They dominated the relay events, taking first place in all four.

100m - Maxwell Byrd (5th place) 
200m - Murray Smith (1st place)
400m - Samuel Rosen (2nd place); Kellen Khan (6th place)
1600m - James McKinney (1st place) 
110m hurdles - Jeremiah Blanco (4th place)
4x100m relay - Rosen, Smith, Jon Paul Maney, Byrd (1st place)
4x200m relay - Rosen, Smith, Maney, Byrd (1st place) 
4x400m relay - Hudson Welch, McKinney, Vivek Patel, Maney (1st place) 
4x800m relay - McKinney, Kellen Khan, Patel, Welch (1st place) 
Long Jump - Patel (7th place) 

The Varsity Track team will look to qualify for state this Friday, April 26, when they compete in the TAPPS 3A North Regional Track Meet at Clark Stadium in Ft. Worth. 
Varsity Crew
Lakehill Varsity rowers with Dallas United Crew, Connor Alexander, Anders Ekstrom, and Mars Henderson, headed to Princeton, New Jersey, to race in the highly competitive Mercer Lake Sprints/ISA Championship on April 19-20. Mercer Lake has hosted numerous regattas and Olympic Rowing Team Trials. This regatta represented a great opportunity for DUC Athletes to compete against some of the top crews in the country outside of their Central Region. Each crew raced in individual heats, and top crews landed a place in the finals. 

After taking third in their heat against the top-ranked teams in the country, Alexander and Ekstrom finished in fifth place in the Grand Final of the Men's Youth Varsity 8+. Henderson placed third in her heat of the Women's Youth JV 8+.

Lakehill rowers will compete in the US Rowing Central Youth Championships in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on May 4-5, vying for a spot in the National Championships in Sarasota, Florida in June.
Varsity Baseball and Softball
Nathan Lewis allowed only one hit and struck out six, plus added a double, an RBI, and scored a run to lead the Warriors past Texoma Christian 11-1 for their first win of the season. Lakehill broke the game open with five runs in the third inning, with key contributions by both sets of brothers on the team: Jake and Josh Aron and Charlie and William Leake. Spencer Neill had two hits, including a well-struck triple, and was solid behind the plate. Eli Buxt also had an RBI single, as every starter scored a run or drove one in. The Warriors dropped their next game, against Rockwall Heritage Christian, to end the season outside the playoffs.

The Varsity Softball team lost to Texoma on April 22. The team continues to improve with great promise from freshmen Madison Deason, Megan Gillman, Sydney Rutherford, and Brook'Lynn Williams. The next game is scheduled for April 25 at Rockwall.

Shop 'til You Drop!
Visit the Spirit Shop this week and get 25% off all apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, flannel PJs, and hats!

The Spirit Shop is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Serving Others:
Community Service Opportunities  
Volunteer Opportunities in April

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28
EarthX, Fair Park, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Lakehill students and families are invited to help with the Lakehill booth at EarthX on Sunday, April 28.

Saturday, April 27
NJHS Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thanks to the National Junior Honor Society for taking on Lakehill's Shoreline Spruce-up this month! All members should plan to attend. Contact  Ms. Blanchette or  Mr. Neyland for more information.

Volunteer During Lakehill Summer Camps!
Middle and Upper School students who are interested in serving as an intern for Lakehill Summer Camps should see Ms. Ekstrom to sign up. This is a great way to have fun, help younger students, and get a head start on service hours for next year! Camps run June 3 through August 2.
What's Happening?

April 26
Senior Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

Tribe Meetings/Senior Day, 8:35 - 9:30 a.m.

Mark Twain Day, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., ESC

Senior Countdown, 3:30 p.m.

April 26 - 28
EarthX, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

April 28
Alumni Softball Game, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

April 29
Lakehill Give Back Night at Liberty Burger Lakewood, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Just bring  this flyer .

April 30
Lower School Spring Fling and Art Show, 7:00 p.m.

May 1
Second Grade to Texas Discovery Gardens

May 2
Middle and Upper School Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m.

May 3
Kindergarten Visit from Dallas Zoo, 9:00 a.m.

Middle School Morning of Service (on campus), 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Middle School Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

May 5
Middle School Community Connections Volunteer at Children's Center Carnival, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

May 7
First Grade to Dallas World Aquarium, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Lower and Middle School Community Connections Shoreline Spruce-Up, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Pizza and Popsicles on the Playground (Kindergarten - Grade 2), 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Preliminary 2019-20 Calendar
Take a look at the  preliminary school calendar  for 2019-20.
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