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Volume 8, Issue 29 April 14, 2016
Arts All Around
Students Showcase Work at ISAS Arts Festival
Fifty of Lakehill's Upper School students  traveled to San Antonio 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 one-act plays, scenes and monologues, and short films they directed, and were able to participate in coffee houses. Students were then encouraged to attend other performances as well as workshops to hone acting 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.
"This year's ISAS trip was fantastic," says junior Varun Iyer. "It allowed us to express ourselves by doing what we love. It is amazing to be around so many people who share your passions and understand what it is like to follow your dreams."

"It was so inspiring to be surrounded by such great artistry," said drama teacher Mark Guerra. "There is so much talent at Lakehill. It's absolutely amazing." 

Lakehill's performing arts students will take the stage again this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in two one-act plays. Find out more information below in the This Weekend's Best Bet.

By Afton Guedea, Marketing Intern, Class of 2016
State of Art
Not pictured Lauren Luna
Lakehill Takes Second at TAPPS State Art Championship
On April 4, Visual Arts Chair Scott Boles took 23 selected works of art created by Lakehill students in his drawing, painting, and sculpture classes, work from Cat Huitt's ceramics, weaving, and printmaking classes, and Ms. Troxler's yearbook cover to Waco, Texas, for the 2016 TAPPS State Art Championship competition.

Competing against 29 other Division 2A schools from the state of Texas, nine Lakehill students placed high enough to accumulate 80 points and claim the Runner-up title of the State Championship. Lakehill students won 18 medals in the eight categories they entered. This number is even more impressive considering they were competing against a total of 619 entries in the categories they entered. Sophia Liu won overall Individual State Champion with the most points by a competitor.

Drawing - Black and White: 
Sophia Liu - 7th place
Lauren Luna - Honorable Mention 

Drawing - Color: 
Sophia Liu - 2nd and 3rd place
Lauren Luna - Honorable Mention

Communication Design: 
Sophia Liu - 1st and 4th place 
Will Crutchfield - 3rd place

Computer Rendered Art: 
Arjun Agrawal - 5th place

Sophia Liu - 1st and 2nd place 
Alex Tracy - 6th place
Charity Abengowe - 3rd place 
Steven Murff - 7th place

Textile Arts: 
Kaeli Bunger - 3rd place

Ashley Peacock - 6th place
Steven Murff - 8th place
Lauren Luna - Honorable Mention

"This is the most medals won by the greatest number of Lakehill students ever at State," said Boles. "Since we have added more Upper School art electives like weaving, ceramics, and printmaking, taught by Ms. Huitt, we can enter more categories in the state competition. This has made us more competitive with other 2A schools."
The Weekend's Best Bet
Upper School Drama Performs Two One-Act Plays
Lakehill's Upper School Drama students will bring a two one-act plays to the Lakehill stage on April 15 and 16.
Radium Girls  will be performed at 7:00 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages. Who Is Theo? will begin at 8:00 p.m., and is suitable for  seventh  grade and older.

Both one-act plays are directed by Mark Guerra. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
Peace. Love. Books.
Scholastic Spring Book Fair is This Week!
Replenish your bookshelves for summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held in the Upper Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Take a look at the fun surprises going on 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
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 3 - Lower and Middle School Community Connections - Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake - After school.

Junior Class - Throw the First Pitch Raffle   
Make sure to buy a ticket for the Throw the First Pitch raffle, sponsored by the junior class. The lucky winner can throw the first pitch at the Varsity Baseball home game on April 25. Tickets are $3 for one and $5 for two. Tickets will be sold April 18-20 at the Lower School and Main entrances after school. 

Art for Africa
The Global Citizenship class is sponsoring an Africa 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: Adam Muncaster
Adam Muncaster has attended Lakehill since his junior year. He has enjoyed his time at Lakehill and being a part of its community. Adam says that his favorite class is English with Mr. Hagood where he enjoys the small class size and all of the interesting discussions.

While at Lakehill, Adam has been a leading scorer on the Varsity Soccer team and has received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to the team. Adam was president of the after-school Soccer Club last year and has also participated in Lakehill's Hip Hop Club and Enigma Club. In his free time, Adam says he likes to produce music and hang out with friends. 

Adam has applied to many colleges including Trinity University, University of Redlands, Belmont University, Carleton College, Occidental College, Austin College, Allegheny College, and Pitzer College. He plans to study music or psychology.

Adam's favorite event at Lakehill is the Holiday Luncheon because he is able to spend time with local senior citizens and his friends. His advice for young Warriors: "Focus on School!"
By Ben Gillman, ninth grade
Sports Snippets
Varsity Tennis
The Varsity Tennis team sent three players to the State Tournament on April 12-13 in Waco. Freshman
Heather Hines competed in women's singles, while junior  Will Skipworth competed in men's singles. Junior
Dunny Bock won two matches on Tuesday to advance to the state semi-finals on Wednesday, where he claimed third place in 2A Boys Singles. Congratulations to the tennis team on a great season!

Varsity Baseball
The Varsity Baseball team had an unexpected mid-season break, with three games getting cancelled. The Warriors (5-3 overall, 1-1 in district) return to action Friday at home against Longview Christian and at home Monday against East Texas Christian. They also play Tuesday at Heath Fulton.

Varsity Softball
T he Lady Warriors lost a tough district game to Texoma Christian 11-4 on April 12, at home. Lakehill kept the game within reach through the sixth inning.
Sofia De La Cruz pitched a complete game with several strike outs. 
Lily Turner made several strong plays in center field.  Chambliss Pierson made a great catch and several plays at first base while  Ashley Peacock made a exceptional catch in left field in the sixth inning.  Alex Tracy contributed two tag-outs at home as well as a throw to  Audrey Castaigne  for a tag-out at third base. Tracy also had two singles to center field.

The Lady Warriors are 1-1 in district play and take on East Texas Christian Academy on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at home.

Middle School Softball and Baseball
The Middle School Softball team is on a three-game winning streak, having defeated First Baptist Academy two times last week and Arlington Burton on Monday.

On Friday, April 8,  Zuri Williams
pitched three strong innings and struck out five Saints' batters leading the way to a 14-7 victory for the Lady Warriors. Williams and  Lynley Waggoner  also had bunt singles that scored runs. The team had four players steal home and slide underneath the tag safely.

On Monday, April 8, the Lady Warriors defeated Arlington Burton 12-4 at home. The Arlington Burton pitcher walked 20 batters. Three Lady Warrior players stole home safely off the pitcher and catcher. The team's record is now 4-4.

The Lady Warriors play at Arlington Burton again on Thursday. The Middle School Baseball team takes on First Baptist Academy on April 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Middle School Track
The Middle School Track team competed in the Ovilla Christian Invitational on April 9. In the 100-meter dash,  Cole Johnson placed first, while
Ryan Henry took fourth. In the 400-meter, Addison Baum took first place. The  boys 4x100 relay team took fourth place ( Jason Davis, Emerson Danamraj, Henry, Johnson). The boys team placed fifth overall. 

In the girls meet, Jourdyn Owens took third place in the long jump. Hayden Yoss claimed second place in the 100-meter dash, while Niamh McKinney placed second in the 800-meter. The girls also claimed a first-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay (Yoss, Jada Silas, Kalli Turner, Owens) and second place in the 4x100 (Yoss, Silas, Owens, Alanna Stern). The girls team took third overall. 
This Week at the ESC
Fifth grade learned about the different types of animals that live in soil. They also hiked into the woods to try to dig up crayfish, one of the soil animals they learned about. 

Eighth grade spent their last day at the ESC fishing and making s'mores around the fire.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string
April 11-15
PFC Book Fair
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

April 15 and 16
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m. 
Radium Girls and  Who is Theo? will be performed on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

April 16 
White Rock Spring Games
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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! 

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 1,300 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2016 have already been received. D on't miss out on the camps you want!