LAKEHILL SAYS GOODBYE
Martha McBride Leaves Lasting Legacy
Preparatory School Family would like to extend our sincere condolences to Dorsey,
Richard ('83) and Alexandra ('87) and the
entire McBride Family. Martha
passed away on Saturday, March 28 after a prolonged illness.
Born in San Antonio, Martha was a graduate of The Hockaday
School and The University of Texas. Martha served the students of Lakehill for
over thirty years and was a dedicated teacher to a generation of young people
who are better off today because they knew her. Her spirit and enthusiasm for
teaching and learning will continue to be felt through the halls of Lakehill.
Services were held on Wednesday at Holy Trinity Greek
Orthodox Church. Many students, alumni, and families who knew Martha joined
together to mourn her loss and celebrate her life.
|LAKEHILL IN BOSTON
|The Eighth Graders Are Coming! The Eighth Graders Are Coming!
headed to Boston during Adventure Week to trace the
history of America. From Lexington and Concord to Harvard to the Freedom Trail, students were engrossed in the
history of our nation. Families and
friends back home enjoyed following the group's adventures through their daily
After an early
flight to Boston, students headed to Lexington and Concord to witness the historic places where American patriots took on the British in the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They even took time to have a battle of their own making - a
huge snowball fight. Students also visited the capital building, the Cheer's
Pub, and the Hard Rock Café.
students walked the hallowed grounds of Harvard University. They visited the Paul Revere
House, walked the Freedom Trail, and saw the Old North Church. After viewing sea creatures in the New England Aquarium, they enjoyed lunch at Quincy Market and visited Faneuil Hall to learn more about the Revolutionary War. That evening they enjoyed Shear Madness, an
interactive murder mystery that allowed the audience to decide how the play
students traveled to Salem to see the Salem Witch Museum and the House of Seven Gables. They
visited the Science Museum and enjoyed an IMAX presentation on the
Amazon before ending their last full day with a delicious pizza dinner.
The blog was
buzzing with comments from excited students, declaring the trip an overwhelming
success. As Jackson Vickery summed up in his last posting on the trip blog, "It
feels like this trip has gone by so fast and I wish we could stay longer,
because you cannot capture Boston
in only four days. I could take years to capture the full essence of it." It seems that chaperones Victoria John and Katie Becker gave them a pretty good start.
|HITTING THE HIGH NOTES
|Choir Takes Top Honors
On Saturday, March 28, the Upper
School choir performed in the Texas
Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Concert and Sight Reading
Festival. This is the first time that Lakehill has participated in this
The choir prepared three pieces from a state-approved list meeting
several criteria. Although Lakehill is classified as a 1A school, in this
festival, the choir performed a 5A program of the state UIL list. Tracy
Herron, Choir Director, admits that he was nervous about
preparing such an aggressive program.
With three judges in the room and nearly 300
students from other schools, Lakehill received a rating of "1" --the highest score possible--from all three judges. They immediately
proceeded to the Sight Reading room where they
were handed a piece of music they had never seen and given six minutes
to learn it--without singing any of the notes. Again they were scored by three judges, and again Lakehill received the highest scores possible - a rating of "1" from every judge. These were truly performances to celebrate - six judges, six ratings of "1."
Lakehill is extremely proud of the hard work exhibited by these ninth
through twelfth grade students. You can hear this award-winning Choir at the upcoming Spring Choir Concert on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00pm in the Charles Wyly, Jr. Auditorium.
Performing Arts Stages Two One-Act Plays and a Coffee House
Lakehill's Upper School
sports two drama classes, and each one staged a different performance last
weekend in the school's Charles J. Wyly Jr. Auditorium. One class performed The Bear, written by Anton Chekhov, while the other took on Flowers for Algernon, a stage adaptation of Daniel Keyes' book by
David Rogers. The productions took place March 27 and 28, with a special coffee
house following the Saturday performance, which showcased a sampling of Upper
School talent. The shows served as
precursors to performances this weekend during the Independent Schools Association
of the Southwest Arts Festival at The Kinkaid School in Houston.
The Bear starred Kate Fosha, 11th grade, as
Yelena Ivanovna Popova; Brian McElrath, 12th grade, as Grigory Stepanovich
Smirnoff; and Tyler Redington, 12th grade, as Luka. Flowers for Algernon featured Ronald Robinson,
11th grade, as Charlie Gordon; Imani Suber, 12th grade, as Alice Kinnian; Rosie
McCoskey, 11th grade, as Dr. Strauss; Brennen Cowart, 12th grade, as Professor
Nemur; and Hagen Hauschild, 11th grade, as Burt Seldon.
Coffee House provided an opportunity for Lakehill's Upper
School students to perform in an
informal setting. Those attending ISAS will also participate in a Coffee House
there. Saturday's line up ran the gamut, from Katherine Crocker's piano solo
"Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" by Debussy to a riveting performance (complete
with an audience sing along) of 4 Non Blondes' "What's Up," performed by Alex
Gilbert (guitar/vocals), Mac Werther (guitar/vocals), Hagen Hauschild
(bass/vocals), Victoria Collins (guitar/vocals), and Arden Stringer
(piano/guitar/vocals). Other performers included Eshe Rasheed, Aaqila Rasheed,
Nia Rasheed, Mandi Fox, Spencer Sandfield, and
DREW CORYELL SCHOLARSHIP
|Jeans Day Raises Record Funds
Students, faculty, and staff members who made a $5 donation last week to the Drew Coryell Scholarship Fund, were rewarded with a Jeans Day on Friday.
Drew Coryell was a beloved member of the class of 2010 until he passed away from an illness in January of 2007.
Kaye Hauschild, coordinator of the effort, was grateful for the overwhelming support. She reported that over $1800 was raised this year for the scholarship created in Coryell's memory.
|Lakehill Poet to Read in Little Rock
Steele Saltzman will read from her works at the Arkansas Literary
Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 18, 2009.
Originally from Little Rock, Saltzman now
resides in Dallas, Texas where she teaches Creative Writing and Journalism and serves as the publications adviser at Lakehill. Her recent
publications in books, literary journals and collections include Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis, Everywhere, Out of Place, and Writing Vignettes with Sandra
Cisneros's House on Mango Street.
along with poets Geoff Brock and Marck L. Beggs, will make up a panel of
contemporary poets. The readings will
be followed by audience questions and panel discussion.
For more information check the website: www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org
| SPORTS SNIPPETS
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| WHAT'S HAPPENING?
ISAS Arts Festival in HoustonApril 10-13Holiday (No classes)April 21Middle School Spring FlingApril 21 - 24Summer Reading Book Fair
For more information on the Summer Reading Book Fair, click here
.April 23Lower School Spring FlingApril 30 Spring Choir Concert