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Volume 8, Issue 23 March 3, 2016
All-District Basketball
Lakehill Athletes Claim All-District Honors
Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 2A District 4 met recently to bestow the coveted honors of All-District teams for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball.

Class 2A District  4 is comprised of seven schools, including Lakehill, DeSoto Canterbury, East Texas Christian, Longview Heritage, Longview Trinity, and Tyler Street Christian Academy.

Lakehill had an impressive showing, capturing 14 All-District awards overall.

All-District Girls Basketball
The District 4-2A Champion Lady Warriors wrapped up their season last week and raked in some impressive awards for their efforts. 

Jakayla Silas was honored as overall District MVP, as well as Offensive District  MVP.  Charity Abengowe was named Defensive District MVP.  Coach Rob Vaughn was selected as the District Coach of the year. 

First Team All-District - Charity Abengowe, Ashley Peacock Jakayla Silas , and McKinney Waggoner
Second Team All-District - Mandy Scales
All-District Honorable Mention - Kaeli Bunger and Giulia Ferguson

The Lady Warriors also earned praise at the district meeting for having made 97 three-point shots in 25 games this season.

All-State and Academic All-State honors will be announced on March 8.

All-District Boys' Basketball:

Second Team All-District - Gerard Franklin

Honorable Mention - Dunny Bock and Kason Burt
State of Debate
Middle School Earns Honors at State Debate Tournament
Lakehill's Middle School Debate team participated in the 69th Annual Junior Youth and Government State Conference, held February 26-28 at the State Capitol in Austin. 
Eighth grade team members Niamh McKinney and Jonah Shaw, seventh grade team member Lincoln Turner, and sixth grade team members  Sumner Born, Alexander Dondis, Megan Gillman, Henry Hopkins, Spencer Neill, Mara Sandberg, Joey Spiro, and Luke Williams  represented  Lakehill. 
Students compete as mock legislators using the actual State House and Senate Chambers as well as other conference rooms in the Capitol. Each student must draft a bill or proposal on a matter of state law and argue for its passage. To do this effectively, students must learn procedural rules and how to respond to questions and suggested amendments from delegates. They must also learn parliamentary procedure, how to question other delegates, and how to draft pro/con arguments and amendments.

The Lakehill team was recognized as a Premier Delegation for the second time. Five of six bills/proposals passed and were recommended for adoption. 
Lakehill teacher India Miles and parent Paula Gillman provided excellent leadership as club sponsors this year. "It was wonderful to see our kids shine," said Miles. "Their maturity and mastery of debate procedures really exemplified the hard work they'd put into preparing. I'm astounded by their leadership and look forward to their continued growth as debaters."
A preview meeting will be held soon for Middle School students who are interested in Debate. Stay tuned for more information.
Making a Difference
Spruce-Ups and Sandwiches
Lakehill students and families joined forces with Mr. Perry and the Ferguson Road Initiative on Saturday, February 27, for a neighborhood beautification effort. Lakehill participants took to the woods behind the ESC, removing a variety of trash, tires, and discarded items. 

Also on Saturday, Lakehill students partnered with Tango Tab to help set a world record and fight hunger. The 2,586 participants helped set a new world record by making a total of 32,000 sandwiches to feed hungry North Texans.

Back at Lakehill, Lower and Middle School Community Connections members made 200 sandwiches of their own, which were delivered to Austin Street Center to feed the homeless. 

See more pictures from recent service projects.
Auction Update
Take a Look at These Awesome Auction Items
The Lakehill Benefit Auction is this weekend - Saturday, March 5. You don't want to miss this event. Take a look at some of the great items up for bid!

Get tickets and find out more here.

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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: Hannah Herrman
Hannah Herrman has attended Lakehill since Kindergarten. She attended another school for her freshman year, but returned to Lakehill for the rest of her high school experience. So, she has been at Lakehill for twelve years. Her favorite subject is science, but her favorite teacher is Mrs. Troxler, one of the art teachers at Lakehill. Hannah likes Mrs. Troxler "because she is more like a friend than a teacher."

Hannah has made many memories at Lakehill by participating in many activities and clubs. She is the Senior Class President this year. She also participates in Sisteens, National Honor Society, PASF, Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Club, and is a Varsity cheerleader. This is Hannah's first and last year of being a cheerleader, but she thoroughly enjoys it. "Cheering at games and pep rallies are probably the most memorable moments I have had."

After high school, Hannah plans to major in Biology. She has applied to the University of Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, TCU, Texas Tech, and the University of Texas. She was accepted to all of them, but has decided to attend the University of Texas. "I am most proud of getting into my dream school, the University of Texas." Her goal is to become a pediatric dentist.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys watching movies and hanging out with her friends, who describe her as friendly, focused, and dedicated.

Hannah has loved her time at Lakehill and is sad to part ways. She is very excited about her future, though. Her advice for younger Warriors: "I advise everyone to get involved as much as they can at Lakehill. Don't be afraid to try new things because you'll make some of the best memories doing them."
By Merritt McCaleb, eighth grade
Sports Snippets
The Spring baseball and softball season got off to a great start this week, with victories for all four teams.

Varsity Baseball
The Lakehill Varsity Baseball team defeated Rockwall Heritage 5-1 on March 1.  Zac Aron threw a complete game for the win.  Dylan Welch, Jonathan Kelly, and Gerard Franklin all contributed solid hits. The team takes on Newman Academy on March 5 at home in a double-header. Games are at noon and 2:00 p.m.

Varsity Softball
The Lady Warriors opened the softball season at home on March 1 with a 14-0 win over DISD Irma Rangel. The Warriors were led by seniors 
Sofia De la Cruz Audrey Castaigne , and  Ava Ecklin .  The team will now face First Baptist Academy at home on March 3 at 5:00 p.m. and Rockwall Heritage Christian on the road on Friday. 

Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team won their season opener on March 1 against DeSoto Canterbury. The Warriors got off to a great start, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. The Warrior surrendered their lead after a few mistakes in the bottom half of the inning. Behind 4-3, the Warriors dug deep and were able to produce four more runs. After giving up two runs early in the final inning, the Warriors held on for a 7-6 win. Eighth grader
Jalen Webster was the winning pitcher. The team plays at Dallas Lutheran on March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Middle School Softball
The Middle School Softball team kicked off their season with a win on March 1 at  ESD. The team was led in hitting and pitching by eighth grader Claire Howard. It was an exciting finish in the last inning as the Middle School Lady Warriors  held off an ESD come-back to preserve a 15-14 victory. 

The team hits the road again on Thursday as they travel to Canterbury for a 4:30 p.m. game.
This Week at the ESC
Seventh grade is hanging their QR Codes on the trees they identified earlier this year. They also went on a hike to observe and identify trees in the forest.

Fourth grade observed and potted their avocado seedlings. They learned how to use dichotomous keys to classify each other in the lab and discovered how those keys can be used to identify trees. They hiked through the forest to observe the newly flowering Crab Apple and Red Bud trees, and the budding American Elm trees in the forest.

See more photos from the ESC.
What's Happening?
finger with string March 5
Science Olympiad Regional Competition
7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Lakehill Benefit Auction: We're Going Back to the Eighties
Join us for an awesome evening at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park and enjoy a buffet dinner by Two Sisters Catering, a live and silent auction, a performance by the Dan Quinn Band, and an 80's "rave" party with DJ Dan Quinn spinning your favorite 80's tunes following the live auction. 

March 8
Drama Club Performance,  NQuiry

March 14- 17
Middle School Adventure Week

March 18
Middle School Holiday 

March 21 - 28
Spring Break 
Enjoy the break!

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.

Lakehill Summer Camps 2016
More than 700 registrations for Lakehill Summer Camps 2016 have already been received. D on't miss out on the camps you want!