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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 28
March 31, 2011
In This Issue
Prized Portfolio
Sno Cone Celebration
Scene and Heard
Community Spotlight
Sports Snippets
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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.   

~Thomas Jefferson    

Prized Portfolio Michaela State Art
Senior Earns Title of State Champion  

Lakehill students competed March 25-26 in the TAPPS State art tournament and annual TAPPS Senior Portfolio competition held at Concordia University in Austin.
Each year Seniors from every private and parochial school in the state of Texas assemble a portfolio of their best six works to compete for the title of State Champion. Michaela Rollins took first place in Senior Portfolio with her oil and watercolor paintings of various buildings from around the world. Her portfolio was chosen by the judges as the best in the state. Michaela also received fouth place for her painting of the Florence tower and an honorable mention for her graphite drawing Potpourri.

Scott Boles, Lakehill Visual Arts Chair and Upper School art teacher, has been instrumental in developing the school's program for more than 25 years. Boles has had state champions in painting, ceramics, and printmaking, but this is a first in senior portfolio. "Working with Michaela the past four years has been a joy," explains Boles. "To see your students rewarded for their hard work is every teacher's wish."

Snow Cones

Sno Cone Celebration

New Students Join Lakehill Family

Newly accepted Lower School students arrived at Lakehill on Friday with excitement and anticipation. After dropping off their contracts, new students and their parents relaxed and celebrated with Sno Cones. 

The Spirit Shop opened at the end of the event to let the children get a head start on their Warrior wardrobes. 


Director of Admission Holy Walker said, "The Sno Cone party was the perfect way for young students to engage in their new school and get excited about the years to come."

Scene and Hearddrama
Upper School To Perform Two One-Act Plays

The Upper School Advanced Drama class presents two one-act plays with an intermission on April 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. In To Date or Not To Date by Jason Pizzarello and Maria Pizzarello, Shakespearean worlds collide as the Bard's most famous characters go out on blind dates with each other. Can Romeo woo Lady Macbeth before she goes mad? Will Juliet marry King Lear or will her Nurse stand in the way? How will Joan of Arc inspire Hamlet to finally take action? Can Bottom really date all three witches at the same time? Hosted by waiter Puck, To Date or Not to Date is a wild ride of unlikely matchups and unexpected romances.


In The Audition by Don Zoldis, a new theater teacher is bringing a production of A Chorus Line to the high school. Though the hopefuls range from shy to outrageous, and from diva-like to determined, everyone has a chance to step into the spotlight. A hilarious and heartbreaking look at the madness of auditioning and the actors who brave the process for that perfect part.


Don't miss this outstanding production by Lakehill's talented drama students. The cost is $3 for Lakehill students and $5 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door.

Community Spotlight 

Powder PuffTouchdowns for Charity

Seventh and eighth grade girls took the field on March 30 in one of the most exciting games of the year, the fifth annual Powder Puff game.



Middle School students supported their favorite team and a good cause. The girls rocked the plays while the guys performed creative cheers and stunts. Student announcers kept fans well informed. In a thrilling upset, the seventh grade scored two touchdowns and emerged victorious.


The group raised money through ticket and concession stand sales. Earning a profit of approximately $600 through their efforts, the group reached their goal and will be able to purchase a Wii for hospitalized children.


"The seventh and eighth grade classes really came together to organize and run this event," explained eighth grade sponsor Katie Becker. "Their initiative and organization helped ensure the event's success." 

Maia Track
Photo by Irwin Thompson.

Sports Snippets
Warriors Rack up the Wins

Varsity Track
The Varsity Track team competed in the HSA Meet on Friday, March 25. The girls won the overall meet with 69 points while the boys took fourth place with 34 points.

2nd - Alexis Frankin

1st - Joseph Nall
1st - Emily Allton

Spring Medley Relay
1st - Alexis Johnson, Ayana Heard, Jenna Burch & Emily Allton
3rd - Tom Wood, Cris McCarty, Charles Burch, Joseph Nall

100m Hurdles
3rd - Hannah McCue

1st - Alexis Johnson
2nd - Kara Gamboa

1st - Maia Heard
1st - Charles Burch
3rd - Cris McCarty

Varsity Softball

The Lady Warriors defeated Greenville Christian in their third district game on March 28. Lakehill won 21 - 7 in three innings with a total of 21 hits. Kara Gamboa was the winning pitcher and Sarah Baker got the save. Sarah Baker and Josee Santiago hit doubles, Scout Garnsey had five hits, and Amanda Boles reached base six times and scored five times.


Lakehill defeated Rockwall Christian at home, winning 19-1 in four innings with a total of 13 hits. Sarah Baker was the winning pitcher and Kara Gamboa got the save with Lakehill's two pitchers combining for another "no hitter". Scout Garnsey had four hits, including a double, and Sarah Baker hit a triple.


The team's record is now 10-1 overall and 3-0 in district play.  Current team leaders are Scout Garnsey with 26 hits and a .650 batting average, Kara Gamboa with 26 stolen bases and 25 assists, Eleni Wilsmann with nine extra base hits, 22 RBIs and 88 put outs, and Sarah Baker with six wins and two saves.


The Lady Warriors host Heritage Christian on April 4.

Varsity Baseball
Lakehill moved to 2-1 in District play with a 10-0 win over East Texas Christian on March 28. Josh Wood pitched five innings, giving up only three hits and striking out seven. Hudson Trent went two for three and scored three runs for the Warriors. Tyler Wentz also had a multi-hit game, going two for two. Lakehill plays its next District game at home on April 5 at 5pm against Greenville Christian.

Varsity Golf
Joseph Nall finished second in the district golf meet on March 28. The team finished fourth in district and will participate in the regional meet next Monday.

MS Softball
The Middle School Lady Warriors tied with Desoto Canterbury 9-9 in 3 innings on March 25. In addition to a home run from Kelly Werther, other big hitters included Rachel Myers, Abby Kieker, Erin Boyce, Katie Collins, and Natalie Guess. Kelly Werther and Audrey Castaigne pitched for the Lady Warriors. The team lost to Texoma on March 26 and to Good Shepherd on March 29.  

MS Baseball

In the second game of the season, the Middle School boys team defeated Desoto Cantebury at home on March 25. Jack Pippen pitched for the Warriors. Cole Ellis took the mound in the the Warriors 12-5 win over Texoma on March 26.  



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What's Happening?    


March 30 - April 1
Biology Trip to YO Ranch


Box Tops for Education 
Due by March 31 

Please turn in your box tops to the "Box Tops Box" by the Main Office. If possible, please trim the box tops along the hatched markings prior to dropping them off. Thanks for supporting Lakehill.


April 1 - Forms Due!
President's Volunteer Service Award  

Forms documenting service hours are due to Mrs. Ekstrom for those who would like to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award. All students (K-12) are eligible! Students receiving the award will be presented with a certificate, a lapel pin, and a letter from the President if the United States at the Awards Program in May. Get more information, download the tracking form, or see Mrs. Ekstrom for more details. Don't forget to turn in forms by April 1!     


April 1
5th and 6th grade Game Night, 7:00 - 8:30pm 

Fun, snacks, and games in the Student Commons


April 5
Environmental Summit at ESC, 8:30 - 10:30am

All Lakehill parents and friends are invited to attend this free community event! Get more information and RSVP here.

April 8, 9

Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

Tickets are available at the door


April 9

Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake and Volunteer Appreciation, 9:00 - 11:00am

Join us to help clean up Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake. We'll fire up the grill and have a cook out to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of White Rock Lake and to show our appreciation for our Lakehill volunteers and their three years of incredible service to White Rock Lake! 


Nothing But Nets - New dates! 

April 4-8: Tickets and t-shirts sold
April 12: Playoff games, 1:50-3:30pm
April 15: Final game, 8:50-9:15am

The freshman class is hosting a 3-on-3 tournament to benefit the "Nothing But Nets" Foundation which purchases bed nets for children in Africa to prevent malaria. Teams can sign up at lunch for $6. The winning team in the playoffs will take on Mr. Perry and two coaches in the Final. Tickets to the final game are $5 and the first 100 get free Paciugo! T-shirts are available for $7. Additional donations are accepted. For more information, see ninth grade class president, Hudson Trent.  


April 19-21

Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm each day

Special Hours: Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, prior to the Lower School Spring Fling.   


April 22-25

No School 



Lakehill Dad's Club Presents the First Annual
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Put on your poker face and help the Lakehill Dad's Club raise some money for the new sport court. The fun will begin at 6:30pm at Bolt Productions, 2408 Converse Street. Food and drinks will be served throughout the evening.


Tickets are $150 for players and $50 for spectators and fans. Prizes will be awarded for final table participants as well as other accomplishments throughout the evening. There will also be side tables for other games.


Moms, dads, and friends are all invited. Look for the invitation and online registration next week! Want to know more? Contact Steve Wildman at steve_wildman@swbell.net or 214-725-6227.


June 6 - July 29

Lakehill Summer Camps

Registration is now open! Check out all the  great camp offerings and make plans to spend your summer with us!  


Visit the Spirit Shop!  Visit the Spirit Shop and get ready to show your Warrior spirit!

Wednesday morning, 7:30 - 8:15 am

Thursday afternoon, 2:45 - 3:45 pm