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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 2, Issue 13
November 19, 2009

In This Issue
The Spirit of Community
Expressing Themselves
No Redemption Required
Classroom Connections
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
What's Happening?
Lakehill in the News
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The Spirit of Community
Students Honored for Service
Max Turner Max Turner, 12th grade, was recently named the Lakehill Preparatory School Volunteer of the Year in The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In addition, Sarah Baker, 11th grade, received a Certificate of Merit for her volunteer service.

Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the awards recognize outstanding community service by young Americans. Turner is now eligible for the Texas Youth Volunteer of the Year awards. Two State Honorees, one middle school and one high school student, will be named in February.
"Young people who contribute their time and talents to their communities are role models for all of us," said Prudential Chairman and CEO John R. Strangfeld. "We salute their dedication, their achievements, and their spirit of community."
Max Turner was recognized for his participation as a member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) for the Red Cross, North Texas Chapter. The DAT provides relief assistance to individuals and families by focusing on meeting people's immediate needs following an emergency disaster in order to enable them to resume normal lives. Team members work with the Police and Fire Departments at the scene of the disaster. Max has been actively involved for the past two years and is the only teen to hold this position in the chapter.
Max explains, "We have been able to help so many people by providing essentials like water, food, clothing, shelter, and resources for additional assistance. But probably our biggest contribution at the scene of a disaster is to offer hope." Max was influenced by his father's work with the Red Cross DAT. The father and son team now volunteer for 24-hour on-call shifts over the weekends and have shared many experiences together. Max has enhanced his ability to help others by taking course work through the Red Cross on Psychological First Aid.
Sarah Baker was recognized for her work on behalf of the Wilkinson Center, a nonprofit poverty intervention agency working in East and Southeast Dallas to assist people in need who desire to break the cycle of poverty. Sarah organized and implemented a Health Fair in conjunction with the Wilkinson Center's Back-to-School Rally.
Lakehill Headmaster Roger L. Perry praised the students for their volunteer service. "These Honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate-that volunteering within the community is an essential part of one's life."
Expressing Themselves
Thanks-Giving Lakehill Students Take Top Honors in Writing, Art
Lakehill students were invited to participate in the fifth annual Expressions Arts Competition, sponsored by Thanks-Giving Square, which enhances awareness of the Thanksgiving season.

Students could enter the Visual Arts category with an original drawing or painting or the Written Word category with an original prose, poetry, or drama. Expressions highlights education and the arts, which find common ground in gratefulness and thanksgiving. This year's competition focused on Abraham Lincoln and his impact on the celebration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

From more than 300 entries from across the country, four Lakehill students were selected as winners in the competition:
Kiefer Gorena, 1st place, Written Word, Grades 6 - 8, teacher Julie Riggs
Gabrielle Gard, 2nd place, Written Word, Grades 4-5, teacher John Trout
Gus Teter, 3rd place, Written Word, Grades K-3, teacher Jenny Livengood
Karl Sheeran, 3rd place, Visual Art, Grades 6 - 8, teacher Cat Huitt
Winning students and their teachers were invited to attend a special Award Ceremony on November 19. To celebrate the students' achievements, Lakehill transported the winning students, their teachers, and their parents to Thanks-Giving Square for the event. First place winners in each age group and category received cash prizes of $50, while their respective teachers received cash prizes of $250 for classroom use. Second and third place winners received recognition ribbons. As a special feature of the ceremony, first place winner Kiefer Gorena presented his prize-winning essay to the audience. The winning entries will be displayed in the Hall at Thanks-Giving Square from November 21-30, and will also be displayed in a World Affairs Conference in Australia and New Zealand.

In Dallas, Thanks-Giving Square serves as a central meeting place where citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding.
No Redemption Required
Marsyas Redemption
Lakehill Band Rocks the Run
Runners and race supporters received a special treat during Lakehill's 11th annual Trek for Tech, held on November 7 at Lakehill's main campus.

The band Marsyas Redemption, made up entirely of Lakehill Upper School students, performed a four-song set prior to the awards ceremony. Band members Alex Gilbert, Hagen Hauschild, Adam Jilek, Austin Simpson, and Spence Sandfield fired up the crowd and delighted fans of all ages.

Although the band - who takes its name from Marsyas, a mythological personage connected with the earliest period of Greek music - has played together for only a few months, they looked and sounded as if they had performed together for years. And unlike Marsyas, who was defeated by Apollo in a battle of music, no redemption is necessary for this talented group.
With influences as varied as Coldplay, Metallica, and 311, the band seems capable of most anything. Hauschild and Gilbert alternate on lead vocals and drums, offering solid covers ranging from Queen's Under Pressure to Europe's The Final Countdown. The band has also penned some original works. Members say they plan to work on a demo during the school holidays and are hoping to start performing locally.

Those in the mood for something on the softer side can take in Hauschild's and Gilbert's solo performances in this weekend's Upper School Musical, On Broadway. Simpson will also be featured as an ensemble member. For more information on the musical, click here.
Classroom Connections
Mrs. Ivey
Book Review Inspires Gift
When Julie Riggs was asked to recommend a favorite biography for an upcoming article in People Newspapers, she had no idea of the impact her review of The Story of My Life by Helen Keller would have. But across town, Mrs. Robert W. Ivey read the review and sprang into action, convinced fate had intervened.

Mrs. Ivey had a long association with the family of Phillips Brooks Keller, Helen's younger brother, who once lived on Lakewood Boulevard. Mrs. Ivey's mother had attended school with Helen Keller's sister-in-law, Ravinia. When Mrs. Ivey was a young girl, she had the opportunity to meet Helen Keller and remembers being impressed with her achievements and her work for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).
Seventh grade students, who have been reading The Story of My Life, recently had an unexpected treat when Mrs. Ivey paid a visit to Lakehill. She presented the group with a framed photograph taken in 1918 of Helen Keller with her mother and brother. She also donated a book called Helen Keller: Selected Writings to the Upper School Library.

In addition to the photo, the class received a video documentary made in 1954, when Helen Keller was seventy-four years old. It shows her speaking and contains one of the few records of Anne Sullivan, Keller's lifelong teacher, speaking. It is filled with newsreel footage of Keller's world travels visiting schools for blind and deaf children as well as scenes of Keller going about her daily routines. The film is introduced by Patty Duke, the star of the first Miracle Worker movie. Mrs. Ivey also presented Ms. Riggs with To Love this Life, a book of inspirational sayings by Helen Keller.

Mrs. Ivey and her husband, who is blind, have maintained a long association with the AFB. The items she gave to Lakehill had been given to her by the AFB.

Mrs. Ivey said that she had been wondering what to do with the memorabilia, and that when she read Ms. Riggs' article, she knew her treasures had found a good home.

Community Spotlight
Fifth Grade Lends a Helping Hand
5th grade service Fifth grade student Brandon Bartholow recently rallied members of his class for a fun afternoon of lending a helpful hand.

Brandon, who is new to Lakehill, wanted to make a difference at home and at school. His plan was to refurbish the tennis court back board and to clean up the park in his neighborhood. Brandon presented the idea to Ms. Riggs as a class project.
The event took place immediately following Trek for Tech and allowed the 30 fifth graders in attendance to contribute their time and energy to a good cause. The class bonded as they pulled together to work on the project. For an hour or two, Lakehill fifth graders were everywhere, cleaning, sweeping, painting, and working together.

The team swept and bagged leaves and picked up trash from the creek, park, tennis court, and woods. They cut down thorny bushes so that "the little kids wouldn't poke themselves." Students and dads then hung up plywood panels that they painted and taped, resulting in a new backboard for the tennis courts.
Brandon says he is pleased with how the day turned out. "The project was really fun. I got to share my neighborhood with my classmates, make new friends, and do something good for the community. Overall, it was a big success!"
Sports Snippets
Pep Rally, Winter Tailgate, and Games
Lakehill's JV and Varsity Basketball teams are off to a fantastic start this season, with all three teams claiming victory on Thursday night.

The Varsity Warriors are off to a 1-0 start, with an infusion from Joseph Nall's scoring and John Godbey's defense. Coach Yttredahl admits being a little nervous going into Thursday's game, with the Warriors facing off in their first game against a team with three games already under their belt. Although the team experienced some of the typical hurdles expected in a first game, they played extremely hard and by the second quarter had come together as a solid team.
Lakehill's defense was in top form. Although Cambridge's leading scorer, #40 Alex Weir, had been averaging close to 30 points a game in Cambridge's first three, Lakehill's John Godbey shut him down early and held him to 14 points.
Lakehill put forth a well rounded effort on offense as well. With Austin Simpson and Blake Bishop attacking from inside, the floor opened up for Joseph Nall, who led the team with 22 points. Bishop added another 15 to the score while Godbey and Mac Kelly added 12 and 8, respectively. The team is back at work, getting ready for their next match up on Tuesday at Texoma Christian. 
The Lady Warriors continued their strong start to the season last night with a 41-29 victory over Dallas Cambridge. The team defeated Dallas Fairhill 40-33 in action last week. Against Fairhill, junior Sarah Baker led all scorers with 14 points while junior Kara Gamboa, senior Jacy Franklin, and sophomore Amanda Boles each added 6 points to the score.

In the home opener against Cambridge, Boles led all scorers with 11 points, Gamboa with 6 points, and Franklin and junior Kaitlyn Wilson with 5 each. The girls have been working hard in practices since late October and seem well prepared for the season ahead.

The team graduated two seniors last year, but make up for it in strong freshmen and sophomore classes. Four starters from last year's team return: Co-Captains Franklin and Baker backed up by Gamboa and Wilson. The girls return to action next Tuesday on the road against Texoma Christian and play their second home game on December 1 against Dallas Academy. Both games are scheduled for a 6:00pm start.
Warrior fans started celebrating basketball season early, beginning with an afternoon pep rally followed by the Winter Tailgate later that evening. The Winter Tailgate Party got underway following the JV game, with parent volunteers manning the grills and serving up a variety of tasty treats. The first 100 fans received a Warrior Basketball t-shirt.

The Lower School Warriors for a Day, much coveted positions offered annually at Lakehill's Benefit Auction, received their official team jerseys at the Pep Rally. They were also able to spend some time with the teams before and during the games. This year's Warriors for a Day were Kathryn Mahan and Ben and Greg Gillman.
Yard Sign
New Lakehill Spirit Signs
The Lakehill Spirit Shop unveiled new Spirit Signs at the game on Wednesday. Spirit signs can be ordered by using the order form or directly online here. A stake with a Lakehill school topper is $25. Additional icons can be added for $20 each. Visit www.lonestaryardart.net for more information.

View the complete Athletic Calendar here.
What's Happening?
November 20-22
Upper School Musical, On Broadway
Lakehill's Performing Arts presents an original musical review entitled On Broadway. Mark your calendars for November 20 and 21 at 7:00 pm and November 22 at 2:00 pm for a musical fantasy that truly offers something for everyone. General admission is $5 and Lakehill students are $3. Tickets are available at the door.

The show features over 20 musical numbers centered around three group performances. Medleys from Rogers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and Hairspray will be supplemented with individual favorites. The show features songs such as "Greased Lightning" from Grease, "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity, and other solos and duets from musicals as diverse as Pippin, A Secret Garden, and Miss Saigon. Don't miss this extravaganza of music and dance that will truly put the spotlight on Lakehill's talented students. Get more information here.

November 20
UNICEF Collection Boxes Due
Students can turn in UNICEF boxes to their classroom teacher or class sponsor. Help us reach our goal of $2,000 for UNICEF!

November 24
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day
Breakfast at 8:30am; Program at 9:30am
Classes dismiss at 11:00am for Thanksgiving Holiday
Lakehill welcomes grandparents, parents, and special friends to the annual Grandparents' Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 24. The celebration begins at 8:30am with a breakfast reception
in the cafeteria. The program, which includes performances by various student groups, will begin at 9:30am in the auditorium. School is dismissed at 11:00am and there is no after-school care.

November 24
Open House at Nye Environmental Science Center
11:30am - 12:30pm
Families are invited to visit Lakehill's new Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center immediately following the Grandparents' Day celebration. Tours will be provided and visitors will be able to explore this new facility.

November 25 - 29
Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes.
Classes resume November 30.

November 30
Community Service Project - 9th and 12th grades
People Helping People, 8:30am - 2:30pm

Sisteens Stocking Stuffers
Help Sisteens by providing stocking stuffers for Senior Citizens. Find out more here.
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