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The Warrior Weekly
Issue: #28 April 2, 2009
In This Issue
Lakehill Says Goodbye
Lakehill In Boston
Hitting the High Notes
Double Feature
Drew Coryell Scholarship
Faculty Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening
Lakehill In The News
Quick Links
Week at a Glance
Lakehill Home Page
Ren Web
Lunch Menu
LAKEHILL SAYS GOODBYE
Martha Martha McBride Leaves Lasting Legacy The Lakehill Preparatory School Family would like to extend our sincere condolences to Dorsey, Richard ('83) and Alexandra ('87) and the entire McBride Family. Martha McBride 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!
BostonEighth graders 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 blog.
 
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 Caf´┐Ż.
 
On Tuesday, 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 ended!
 
On Wednesday, 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
Choir.GroupOn 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 festival.

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.
DOUBLE FEATURE
Performing Arts Stages Two One-Act Plays and a Coffee House
Coffee HouseLakehill'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 Austin Simpson.
DREW CORYELL SCHOLARSHIP
Jeans Day Raises Record Funds
Jeans DayStudents, 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.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
Lakehill Poet to Read in Little Rock
Suzann SaltzmanPoet Suzann 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.
 
Saltzman, 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?
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April 2-4
ISAS Arts Festival in Houston

April 10-13
Holiday (No classes)

April 21
Middle School Spring Fling

April 21 - 24
Summer Reading Book Fair
For more information on the Summer Reading Book Fair, click here.

April 23
Lower School Spring Fling

April 30
Spring Choir Concert
Leading to success.