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Photo by Irwin Thompson.
Lakehill Kicks-Off Plans for 40th Anniversary
Lakehill recently set plans in motion for a fabulous celebration that would make anyone glad to turn 40.
Lakehill Preparatory School celebrates its 40th school year in 2011-12, and the anniversary committee is busy putting plans in place. Lakehill's 40 Years of Excellence, 40 Ways to Celebrate will offer Lakehill families and supporters 40 special occasions to celebrate this milestone in the school's history.
The celebration kicked off on Monday, April 18 with an All-School Assembly and a commemorative photo. Events will be scheduled throughout the 2011-12 school year, culminating with the Lakehill Rocks 40th Anniversary Benefit Auction and Concert at the House of Blues on March 31, 2012.
Students, parents, alumni, and the community are all invited to join in the celebration. Activities will run the gamut from a Photo Contest and Tree Planting Ceremony to Lakehill's first Homecoming Parade. Special events for the whole family include a Family Fun Night at the Ballpark and a Dad's Club Chili Cook Off. With 40 ways to celebrate, everyone will have the chance to party like it's 1971.
See how students and faculty came together for the big event.
Oh! The Places They Will Go
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. ~Dr. Seuss
With 170 acceptances to 100 different universities under their collective belt, Lakehill seniors slowed down a bit on April 15 to celebrate the journey that has brought them to this point.
Seniors began their day with a treat from Starbucks and were joined by their parents for a catered lunch that afternoon. They then had the opportunity to announce their college acceptances at an all-school assembly in their honor. Senior sponsors introduced each senior one by one, sharing his or her achievements, college plans, and future goals. Soon-to-be graduates then answered questions from Lakehill alumni and were given the opportunity to share some of their treasured memories from their years at Lakehill. Each senior also had the opportunity to pass down a personal Lakehill memento to a lucky raffle winner. From autographed basketballs and running shoes to an SAT Study Guide, there was no limit to the treasures bequeathed.
Find out more about where Lakehill seniors were accepted.
Lower School Spring Fling Delivers Songs of Kindness and Compassion
The feeling of friendship permeated the air on April 20, as Lower School students presented their Spring Fling in the Wyly Auditorium.
The theme centered around the success of the Rachel's Challenge program implemented earlier this year at Lakehill. Students built on the tenets of kindness and compassion. The program was narrated by the fourth grade, and included original poems, stories, and drawings from Lower School students. The musical performances included selections performed by each Lower School grade and the Elementary Choir and focused on messages of friendship, support, and positive influences.
Mr. Perry, Coach Vincent, Coach Cayme, and Mr. Parker took on the top student team of Cris McCarty, Ayana Heard, Beau Bunger, and Kurt Norman in the final of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament on April 15. The faculty team came out on top in a close game, defeating the students by a single point.
Organized by the freshman class, the event benefited the Nothing But Nets Foundation, a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria in Africa. Through entry fees, tickets sales, t-shirt sales, and donations, as well as sponsorship from the NJHS and support from Paciugo Lakewood, the class raised $1325 for the foundation. Each $10 bed net can protect a family of four from malaria for three years. Class President Hudson Trent is proud of the group's effort to provide a simple, life saving solution for hundreds of families.
Varsity Teams Take Top Honors
Joseph Nall Takes Second in State in Varsity Golf
Lakehill senior Joseph Nall
finished second in the State Golf Tournament, shooting a two day total of 155. The team placed 8th overall.
Varsity Girls Track Team Takes District Championship
The Varsity Girls Track team won the first overall team District Championship in Lakehill history on Friday at Brook Hill. Every single girl who competed placed and qualified for the Regional Meet. Lakehill dominated in every event and beat the second place team by more than 50 points.
Lakehill also had four boys qualify for the Regional Meet, for a total of 14 athletes, a Lakehill record. The team competes in the 2A North Regional Track Meet on April 28 at McMurry University in Abilene.
District Results are listed below:
Charles Burch - 2nd in 400m; 3rd in 200m
Joseph Nall - 1st in 3200m; 1st in 1600m
Cris McCarty - 4th in 100m
Brett Trutna - 4th in 3200m
Alexis Johnson - 1st in 100m; 1st in long jump
Kara Gamboa - 2nd in 100m
Maia Heard - 2nd in 400m
Jenna Burch - 3rd in 400m
Sydney Thompson - 4th in 400m; 1st in 800m
Emily Allton - 1st in 3200m; 1st in 1600m
Hannah McCue - 1st in 100m hurdles; 2nd in 300m hurdles
Kaitlyn Wilson - 3rd in 100m hurdles; 1st in 300m hurdles
Alexis Franklin - 3rd in shot put
1st - 4x100m relay (Kara Gamboa, Jenna Burch, Ayana Heard, and Alexis Johnson)
1st - 4x200m relay (Kara Gamboa, Ayana Heard, Maia Heard, and Alexis Johnson)
1st - 4x400m relay (Jenna Burch, Ayana Heard, Sydney Thompson, and Maia Heard)
The softball team fell to Canterbury on April 18, but remains in second place in the district.
The baseball team fell to Heritage Christian April 18 in the opening round of the district tournament.
Lakehill Summer Camps -
Registration Due May 15
Interest in Lakehill Summer Camps is at an all-time high. Camps are filling up quickly so be sure to sign up now! Check out all the great camp offerings!
April 21 - Last Day!
Scholastic Book Fair, 7:30 am - 4:00 p.m.
Stock up on a variety of great books for everyone in the family! You can also purchase books for your teachers' classrooms!
April 27Informational Meeting for Future Warrior Cheerleaders
Special Screening of Two Million Minutes
Studio Movie Grill , 7:00 p.m.
Join parents from other independent schools for a special screening of this film.
Hosted by Independent Schools Communicators Council
Get more information and tickets ($5) here.
Students who are interesting in cheering for our Lakehill Warriors in grades 5-11 are invited to attend an informational meeting during open period on Wednesday, April 27. Sign up forms are due on May 9 before our uniform fittings on May 10. Students must turn in a $50 uniform deposit along with their permission forms. Camps will be help during the last week of July. Go Warriors!
Middle and Upper School Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m.
Upper School Choir Performance at the Winspear Opera House, 4:00 p.m.
May 7 - SIGN UP NOW!
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.
Tickets are $150 for players and $50 for spectators and fans. Don;t miss out on food, drinks, and fabulous prizes.
Moms, dads, and friends are all invited. Get more information and register here. Want to know more? Contact Steve Wildman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-725-6227.