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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 3, Issue 30
April 14, 2011
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Honors Earned
Tapping Talent
Look Out Below
Making Headlines
Sports Snippets
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Honors EarnedAlexis NHS
Honor Societies Induct New Members 

Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on April 13 in the Auditorium. NHS President Katherine Crocker and NJHS President Brooks Vickery assisted with the presentation. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year and the example they set for others. "This is not a club you can talk your way into," he said. "You have to earn it."
Eleven members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honorary society for students in grades 10 to 12. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters to be eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student for character, service, and positive leadership.

Inductees included sophomores Clayton Drazner, Sterling Gavinski, Jacob Graff, Alex Mills, Nina Unger, and Brooks Vickery, juniors Amanda Boles, Alexis Franklin, and Austin Simpson, and seniors Charles Burch, III and Manon LaGrange.
Fourteen students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must attend Lakehill for at least one year and maintain a 3.3 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.

This year's inductees include seventh-grade students Paige Alexander, Kason Burt, Rebecca Currey, Katie Duke, Hannah Herrman, Elliott Jacobsen, Abby Kieker, Sally Levine, Mitchell Levinson, Cameron Pike, Chloe Roberson, Karl Sheeran, Rebecca Wildman, and Kyra Wilmes,
eighth grade students Rachel Myers and Leo Nussenzveig, and freshmen Tessa Hornbach and Ethan Weil

Duke TIP

Tapping Talent

Three Qualify for Duke TIP State Recognition 
Three Lakehill seventh graders who elected to take the SAT or ACT as part of the Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search recently received State Recognition.

Lakehill congratulates Abby Kieker, Rebecca Wildman, and Kyra Wilmes for their outstanding achievements.

The Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented seventh graders based on their standardized test scores. Candidates are then invited to complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. The goal is to provide them with information about their abilities while introducing them to a network of services and enrichment programs.
These three Lakehill students will be honored in June at a Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) State Recognition Ceremony.

Abby, Rebecca, Kyra, and Johnathan Ballew were invited to participate in the Duke TIP Summer Program.  

Look Out BelowEgg drop
Kindergarten Egg Drop

Kindergarten students looked to the sky last week- not for birds or planes or superheroes, but for falling eggs.


The annual Kindergarten Egg Drop is a crowd favorite. Student create contraptions to hold their eggs - and then hold their breath in anticipation as Mrs. Burt launches them from the roof. This year, the containers holding the eggs were as varied as the children themselves. Students found a variety of creative ways to soften the landing for their eggs - including attaching it to a parachute, putting it inside a giant balloon, and sending it flying inside a stuffed animal riding an airplane. Once all the eggs hit the ground, children peeked inside the containers to see how their eggs fared. No matter what the result, there was plenty of egg-citement

Making Headlines:
Joseph Audition

Photo by Irwin Thompson.

Lakehill in the News 


Two One Acts Delight and Entertain    

The Upper School Advanced Drama class presented two one-act plays with an intermission on April 8 and 9. Read and see more pictures here.



Going Global  

How smart were the kids in this year's State Geography Bee? So smart, it seems, that the quizmaster ran out of questions in the final round. Lakehill's Geo Bee champion, seventh grader Reed Henry, advanced from the qualifying round to a tie-breaking round and placed 28th out of more than 100 contestants. Read more about the competition here.  
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Sports Snippets
Lakehill Teams on the Road to State  


Varsity Tennis Team Heads to State
The Varsity Tennis Team is heading to State after a successful showing in the District Tournament. John Godbey, Davis Clark, Eleni Wilsmann, and Tessa Hornbach all qualified for the state tennis tournament to be held on April 26. John Godbey and Davis Clark also earned the title of District Champions.

Varsity Track Team Running Strong

The track team had a strong showing last Thursday at the East Texas Private School Championships. The track meet consisted of much larger 3A and 4A schools, but the team competed, placed, and broke personal records in several events. The girls team placed third overall behind two 4A schools from Tyler and the boys placed sixth overall. Get all the results here.

The team competes again on April 15 in the HSA Meet at 4:30pm.

Varsity Softball Team Tied for First Place in District

The Lady Warriors are 13-1 overall and 6-0 in district play. They host Greenville Christian on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Lakehill and Desoto Canterbury are currently tied for first place in the district. The two teams face-off in a doubleheader on Monday, April 18 at Lakehill. Read more here


Varsity Baseball Team in Tie for Second Place 

Lakehill won 14-4 on April 5 against Greenville Christian and lost to Dallas Covenant 18-8 on April 7. The Warriors defeated Desoto Canterbury 7-4 on April 12 to move into a three-way tie for second place in district play. The Warriors final game before the district tournament starts will be on the road against Rockwall Christian on Saturday at noon.

Varsity Golf Team Earns Trip to State
The Varsity Golf Team has qualified for a trip to the State Tournament on April 18.

Middle School Softball
The Middle School Lady Warriors lost on Wednesday in a close district game against Parish, 9-15. Lakehill was up 8-7 at the end of thesecond inning then parish has some great hits to take the lead. Kelly Werther pitched and Rachel Myers scored on all three times she was up at bat. The team in on the road on Friday to take on McKinney Christian.

Middle School Baseball

The Middle School boys take on Prince of Peace at home on Thursday after a tough loss to Parish on Tuesday.



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What's Happening?    


April 11 - 15

Achievement Testing


April 14

Headmaster's Reception, 6:30 - 8:30pm

April 15

Nothing But Nets 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. Mr. Perry and two coaches take on the top team in the Final.  


April 15
Senior Day, 2:00 p.m.

Seniors will announce their college choices at this all-school pep assembly.  Senior day is a time to celebrate the journey and share with the student community the successes and excitement of college!  Wear your favorite college t-shirt (or your Nothing But Nets shirt) and celebrate the seniors in this annual event. Watch for our special coverage, beginning tomorrow, of where our seniors are heading to college. 


April 16
Upper School Prom, "Masquerade", 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Doubletree Hotel  at Campbell Centre  


April 18
40th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration, 8:15 a.m.
All-School Assembly and Commemorative Photo 


Students and faculty should take advantage of this "Jeans Day" and wear their Lakehill spirit wear to help kick-off the 40th anniversary celebration of Lakehill. 


April 19-21

Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 am - 4:00 p.m. each day

Special Hours: Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, prior to the Lower School Spring Fling. Stock up on a variety of great books for everyone in the family! You can also purchase books for your teachers' classrooms!     


April 20

Lower School Spring Fling, 7:00 p.m.


April 22-25

No School  


April 26

Special Screening of Two Million Minutes

Hosted by Independent Schools Communicators Council 

Studio Movie Grill , 7:00 p.m. 


April 28

Middle and Upper School Concert, 7:00 p.m.


May 7 

Upper School Choir Performance at the Winspear Opera House, 3:00 p.m. 


May 7 

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. Get more information and register here. Want to know more? Contact Steve Wildman at steve_wildman@swbell.net or 214-725-6227.


June 6 - July 29

Lakehill Summer Camps

Summer Camps are filling up quickly! 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