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Volume 8, Issue 30 April 21, 2016
TIP Top Students
Five Recognized Through Duke Talent Identification Program
Five 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. 

Fifty-six percent of Lakehill's test takers qualified for special recognition.  Lakehill congratulates Christian Barefoot, Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, Matthew McCall, and Sarah Smith   for their outstanding achievements. All five students received state recognition. Additionally, Clendenin 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 five Lakehill students will be honored on May 7 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. Clendenin has also been invited to a Grand Recognition ceremony on May 16 at the Duke University campus.
Math Maniacs
Students Sign On for Purple Comet Math Competition
The Purple Comet  Math Meet is a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually since 2003.

Teams of up to six students compete by submitting solutions to a list of mathematics problems, ranging in difficulty from easy to extremely challenging.  The middle school contest consists of 20 problems to be completed in 60 minutes. 

More than 800 teams, representing 32 different countries, registered for the event. Math teacher Ellen Kufel put together a test group of 16 interested students on three teams this year to compete. Participants included James McKinney, Ethan Gaertner, Alex Dondis, Brett Peacock, Zak Goldstein, Spencer Neill, Prahlad Pant, Joey Spiro, Matthew McCall, Nathan Lewis, Jason Davis, Annika Kapoor, Sarah Smith, Keegan Clendenin, Emerson Danamraj, and Asher Chamoy. The group met a few times to practice before the event. 

"It was exciting to see such enthusiasm for math and to see new friendships and cooperation among the teams," Kufel said. "Next year, I want to open this up to all students in grades 5-8 who want to participate. I can see this growing into a math club next year as well." 

Students were excited about the event as well, although they admitted it was challenging. "I thought I was smart when I walked in the door," said Asher Chamoy. "These questions are hard!" The most common response: "My brain hurts...but in a good way!"
Honorary Scholars
Honor Societies Induct New Members
Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on April 20 at Lakehill's Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. NHS President Charlotte Abate and NJHS President Kate Langley 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.

Eighteen 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 Arjun Agrawal, Zac Aron, Shelby Britton, George Cheng, Arthur Hu, Zain Imam, Jonathan Kelly, Warren Lester, Sophia Liu, Tillie McCoskey, Steven Murff, Ashley Peacock, Mandy Scales, Autumn Scales, Will Skipworth, Regan Yuan, Jensen Zhou, and Judy Zhu.
Twenty-four 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 Grace Addison, Annabelle Boyle, Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, Emerson Danamraj, Jason Davis, Sophia Ganson, Johnny Hirata, Nathan Lewis, Kathryn Mahan, Matthew McCall, Emma Myers, Jourdyn Owens, Sarah Smith, Cecelie Smith-Morris, Ender Trout, Justin Vlier, Zoe Williams, and Hayden Yoss, and eighth graders Ryan Douglas, Claire Howard, Jonah Shaw, Alanna Stern, and Lynley Waggoner.
Congratulations to these outstanding students. See  more pictures from the ceremony.
True Texans
Third Grade Students Enjoy Visit from Texas State Representative Ken Sheets
Lakehill third graders had a special treat on April 18 when State Representative Ken Sheets spoke to them as part of their study of Texas History and Government. The students even got to sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The visit was arranged by Lakehill parents Tricia and Jonathan Neerman

"It was wonderful to watch learning come to life in the classroom," said third grade teacher Meredith Sauer. "Representative Sheets had the third grade students up out of their seats, voting on bills as House members and Senators. In less than an hour, I felt that the students gained a greater appreciation for what it means to be contributing citizens and proud Texans.
On The Stage
Upper School Drama Performs Two One-Act Plays
Lakehill's Upper School Drama students performed  Radium Girls  by D.W. Gregory and Who Is Theo? by David Kimple on April 15 and 16 in the Lakehill auditorium. 

Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Starring McKinney Waggoner as Fryer, the cast also included Warren Cao, Macy Ellis, Alice Feng, Heather Hines, John Hirata, Gary Hou, Kumail Imam, Liam Reece, Vanya Suchan, and Leandro Yang

In Who Is Theo?, amidst the late-night din of St. Patrick's Day in New York City, Donna, played by Evyn Greene, comes home to find a man named Theo (Noah Bernstein), dressed like a leprechaun, in her apartment. Featuring Brandon Douglas and Tillie McCoskey as Donna's roommates Jamie and Ellie, the trio try to figure out where Theo came from and how to get him out of the apartment. They even enlist the help of police, with Rishi Pant as Officer Perkins and Warren Lester as Officer Bart (offstage voice). 

Kate Langley served as Stage Manager and Elizabeth Motes as Assistant Stage Manager for both productions. Braden Burt Served as Lightboard Operator and Assistant Stage Manager. Both one-act plays were directed by Mark Guerra

Middle School Musical
Mark your calendars for May 13 at 7:00 p.m., when Lakehill's Middle School musical theater students will present Peter Pan, Jr.
Community Minders
Upcoming Service Opportunities
April 30  - National Junior Honor Society - Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Palmer for more information. 

April 30 - Kite Day - Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Members of the eighth grade and eleventh grade classes are invited to help host Kite Day for students from Bayles Elementary and their families. Contact Ms. Hauschild for more information.

May 1 - Middle School - Children's Center Carnival - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

May 3 - Lower and Middle School Community Connections - Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - After school.

Art for Africa
The Global Citizenship class is sponsoring an African art and bracelet sale on April 26 and 27 from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. with the proceeds to benefit the Kayengona School in Namibia. Stop by for a taste of Rooibos tea, while shopping for all sorts of African art, crafts, and bracelets.  
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: Rishi Pant
Rishi Pant has attended Lakehill for one year. Previously, he went to the Shanghai American School. Although he has only been at Lakehill for a year, he still has many fond memories. His favorites are the Upper School Retreat for the fun day and new friends made, and the Holiday Luncheon which he said "removed the stress for exams and was very nostalgic."
While at Lakehill, Rishi participated in International Student Organization, Math Club, and Drama classes. He was in the production Who Is Theo? and presented a monologue at ISASIn addition, he was also the school's tennis correspondent for The Warrior Weekly.
When asked about classes, Rishi stated that history is his favorite because he enjoys learning about the world's past, present, and future. Rishi is grateful to Ms. Dondis for her guidance in preparing him for college.
Rishi applied to Southwestern, Baylor, Marist College, Austin College, St. Edwards, SMU, Goucher College, and Arcadia University. While in college, Rishi hopes to study political science or international affairs. During past summers, he has participated in programs at Yale and in various internships.
Rishi's advice to younger students would be to work hard, don't waste time, but have fun.
By Kate Langley, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Middle School Track
The Middle School Track team competed in the Trinity Tiger Meet on April 14 at Trinity Christian Academy.  In the shot put, 
Jada Silas finished second overall and
Annabelle Boyle claimed fourth.  The girls team took first place overall.

Addison Baum took first in the 400 meter with a personal record of 58 seconds. He followed with another first place finish in the 800 meter. He then came back for the 4 x 400 relay, running a previously-unheard-of two legs in the race. With an injured team member unable to run, Baum ran the first and the fourth leg of the race. Baum, Spencer Mihm, and Hamed El-Feky amazed spectators with their third place finish. The boys team finished sixth overall in the meet. 

Varsity Track
The Varsity Track team competed in the District Meet on April 18 in Mansfield. Nick Morvay took second place in the shot put and will advance to the Regional Track Meet on April 28. Other strong district performances included Kelly Carlson, who placed sixth in the 800 meter and the boys 4 x 100 relay team (Brandon Bartholow, Brandon Douglas, Kevin Lantz, and Ben Palmer) with a fifth place finish. 

Varsity Baseball
The Varsity Baseball team had a rough week, with a tough foe on the field and a pair of rain-outs preventing a chance for a quick recovery. The Warriors lost 14-2 to Longview Christian. A series of pitchers struggled with walks while the rival pitcher silenced most of the Lakehill bats.  Toni Perez-Stark  continued his hot hitting streak with a pair of singles and  Dylan Welch  added another. Hopefully, the weather cooperates, and the Warriors will be able to host East Texas for a doubleheader on Friday. 

Varsity and JV Softball
The Lady Warriors lost a disappointing game, 10-19, to district opponent East Texas Christian Academy at home on April 14. The team fought hard and kept it close going into the fifth inning.
Sofia De La Cruz
pitched all five innings and hit a double to left field and two singles during the game.  Lily Turner  made an outstanding catch in center field and  Kaeli Bunger  added two solid hits.

Middle School Softball and Baseball
The Middle School Softball team finished their season on a four-game winning streak and a record of five wins and four losses. Their last game was a 15-10 victory against Arlington Burton. 

Lakehill was in control from the very beginning, and stole home five times in the first inning. They were led in pitching by Zuri Williams, Merritt McCaleb, and Claire Howard. Lynly Waggoner led the team in hitting with a perfectly placed bunt and a single to right field. 

The girls showed great improvement during the season with their bunting skills, base stealing, and timely hitting, and were able to turn several double plays.

The team was treated to their traditional day at Starbucks with Coach Vaughn and Coach Howard at the seasons end. "We are so proud of all they accomplished this season," said Vaughn. "It was a great to see their growth as the season progressed."

The Middle School Baseball team lost 15-8 to First Baptist Academy on April 14. The Warriors gave up eight runs on errors and could not recover as they had in the previous games. They hope to bounce back against CHANT on Thursday.
This Week at the ESC
Sixth grade students completed a scavenger hunt using the QR Reader app and the iPads to find information about the trees around the ESC. The QR codes around the ESC were created and hung by this year's seventh grade class.

Seventh grade learned that trees are mostly made of air and that they are able to defy physics as they pull water up over 300 feet from their roots to their leaves. They also enjoyed s'mores and fed the fish.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
April 20-21 
Reclamation Days
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

April 21 
Mark Twain Day
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

April 21
Early Release Day/Faculty Development 
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 22
School Holiday - No Classes 

April 22-24 
Earth Day Texas
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Come see Lakehill's AP Environmental Science students show off their projects in the world's largest Earth Day event. Admission is free! Find out more.

April 26
Middle and Upper School Spring Concert
7:00 p.m. 

April 27
Lakehill Night at Unleavened Kitchen
4:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Just mention Lakehill and a percentage of your bill will be donated to Lakehill. Dine-in only. Kids eat free. 

April 28
Tribe Meetings/Senior Day
8:30 a.m. 

April 28
Lower School Spring Fling
7:00 p.m. 

April 29
Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon

April 29
US Performing Arts Banquet 
6:00 p.m., ESC 

Lakehill Summer Camps 2016
More than 1,000 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2016 have already been received. D on't miss out on the camps you want!