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|The Honor System
Fifty-Two Join Honor Societies
Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on March 27 at the Nye Family Environmental Science Center. NHS President Davis Clark and NJHS President Haley York 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.
Twenty-five 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 Emily Allton, Laura Ballard, Caroline Boles, Hannah Cavuoti, John Devine, Sydney Firsching, Cameron Gavinski, Matthew Graff, Maia Heard, Tessa Hornbach, Sam LaJone, Jeff Millican, Drew Norman, Sydney Thompson, Hudson Trent, Anastasia Walton, and Ethan Weil, juniors Laura Currey, Mari Eboli-Abreu, Dory Fine, Alexis Johnson, and Jackson Vickery, and seniors Grant Hilbert, Kurt Norman, and Thom Wood.
Twenty-seven 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 Charlie Bayoud, Noah Bernstein, Lily Bines, Dunny Bock, Griffin Burt, Elizabeth Collins, Claire Crow, Declan Devine, Salma El-Feky, Giulia Ferguson, Marion Humphreys, Varun Iyer, Tillie McCoskey, Charlie Pippen, Abi Price, Lily Turner, and Olivia Wagner, and eighth grade students Travis Amerine, Anna Bolt, Audrey Castaigne, Ava Ecklin, Afton Guedea, Audrey Hiltabidle, Kate Hornbach, Carlos Lopez, III, Camryn Thompson, and Laura Walton.
See all the pictures from this special evening.
Students Without Borders
Delegates Attend Model UN in Minnesota
The Middle School Warrior Forensic Team and the Upper School Debate Team successfully participated in the 26th Annual YMCA Model United Nations Conference. The conference was held at the Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis. Over 700 middle school and high school students from Canada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Texas participated in the conference.
Middle School team members Griffin Burt, Declan Devine, Destiny Ripka, and Karl Sheeran represented the Russian Federation, while Reed Henry, Marion Humphreys, and Lily Turner represented Peru. Seventh grader Declan Devine was voted Outstanding Delegate by his peers for his work on the Junior Security Council.
Six Upper School participants represented China, including
John Devine, Clayton Drazner, Jacob Graff, Matt Graff, Nicholas Anastasi, and Monty McKnight. Emily Allton and Sydney Firsching represented Madagascar.
Delegates learned the importance of building consensus while drafting their resolutions. They had to persuade, negotiate, and compromise before a resolution could be passed. They also had to take action on any international crises that arose during the conference. Both the Middle and Upper School team did a great job of representing their school and their state.
Up In The Air
Lakehill Hosts Kite Day
A breezy day, a kite, and a kid - a Saturday morning at its finest. Even without the breeze, this old-school pastime became a new favorite for hundreds of students from Bayles Elementary and their families during this year's annual Kite Day celebration on March 27.
The fields at Lakehill's Roger L. Perry Campus provided the perfect location. Volunteers handed out 500 kites while Lakehill eighth and eleventh grade students offered guidance to novice kite fliers and their families. Mr. Perry fired up the grill to provide a hot dog lunch to all who attended.
As the sky came alive with hundreds of colorful, dancing kites, spirits soared back on the ground.
See more pictures from Kite Day.
Springing Into Service
Applications for President's Volunteer Service Award Due Monday, April 2
Students who plan to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award should turn in their records of service to Ms. Ekstrom by Monday, April 2. All recipients will be recognized at the spring Award Assemblies. Get more information or download the Tracking Form. Please see Ms. Ekstrom for more information.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Lakehill's freshman class, along with some parents and their class sponsors spent Saturday, March 24 working with residents of Jubilee Park, a neighborhood near Fair Park that is being revitalized with new construction, renovated housing, and rebuilt parks, to help beautify the neighborhood. They spent their Saturday morning painting the fences of two homes in the area. The students were commended for their hard work by the residents and community center staff. Lakehill's ninth graders first became involved with Jubilee Park during the first Upper School Day of Service and wanted to continue their commitment to the residents of the Jubilee Park. Good neighbors, indeed.
See more pictures.
On March 26, Lakehill's Middle School Community Connections members continued the partnership with Jubilee Park by making 75 Easter Baskets for children who utilize the Jubilee Park Community Center.
Good for the Sole
Lower and Middle School Community Connections members have organized a shoe drive to benefit the Shoe Bank. The drive will begin Monday, April 2.
The Shoe Bank provides shoes for twenty-five thousand people every year - primarily children, both in Dallas and abroad.
Good used children's shoes, men's and women's athletic shoes, and men's dress shoes can be donated through April 10 in the specially marked shoe drop box in the main hallway.
Nothing But Nets
Student Council will hold the Nothing But Nets final on April 13 in the gym during open period. Upper School teams can sign up to play for $12. Upper and Middle School students may attend for $5. T-shirts are also on sale for $10. All proceeds from the event benefit UNICEF.
PASF members are selling cascarones (dyed eggs filled with confetti and a personal message for the recipient) to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute in memory of former Lakehill student Haley Wester. Cascarones are $1 for one, $5 for a half dozen, or $10 for a dozen. Order through April 2 for delivery on April 5.
See all the pictures from recent Community Service projects.
The Warriors Varsity Baseball team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, falling 12-9 to Dallas Covenant. Philip Macurak and Hudson Trent led the way with two hits each. Philip Macurak along with Josh Wood combined to throw 7 full innings with 14 strikeouts while giving up 15 walks and 5 hits.
The Warriors continued district play on March 26 against Tyler East Texas Christian, losing 7-1. Kurt Norman threw a great game striking out 12, while allowing only 6 walks. Austin Simpson added two hits in the game and scored the only run.
The Warriors traveled to DeSoto on March 28 to play Canterbury Episcopal School. The game remained close through the 5th inning before Canterbury scored 5 in the 6th, giving them the 7-3 lead they held on to to win the game. Philip Macurak pitched, striking out 11 with 13 walks, and 4 hits. Josh Wood and Philip Macurak both recorded hits in the game, while Austin Simpson and Hudson Trent each had a double to try to add to the Warriors offense. The Warriors are now 2-3 in district and will play again on Saturday at Greenville Christian at 1:00 p.m.
The Lady Warriors delivered an exciting win against Greenville Christian on March 26 at home. With the score tied 14-14 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Maia Heard scored the winning run, with the final score 15-14. The entire team contributed in the win. Amanda Boles pitched while Caroline Boles and Whitney Beckwith had key hits for the Lady Warriors. The Lady Warriors are now 2-0 in District Play.
Middle School Baseball and Softball
The Middle School Baseball and Softball teams kick off their seasons today at home against Arlington Burton. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, the Middle School teams are back at it at home against McKinney Christian.
The tennis season is in full swing and the team competes on April 4 in the District Tournament.
Varsity Track started the season on Saturday at the first annual High Point Prep Invitational in Euless. Alexis Johnson placed 1st in the Long Jump, 100m, and 200m. Ayana Heard placed 4th in the 200m and 6th in the 400m. Hannah McCue placed 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles and 2nd in the 300m hurdles. Thomasz Wood placed 5th in the 3200m and set a personal record in the 1600. The team will compete on April 3 in the East Texas Private School Championships.
This Week at the ESC
The second grade continued their study of ladybugs with the year's final ladybug release. Eighth graders took their final hike for the year. Kindergarten learned how animals move and how it benefits them. On Friday, sixth graders will enjoy outdoor games like tether ball and horseshoes before enjoying a hike to discover the spring growth in the woods.
See all the ESC photos here.
Lakehill Rocks Benefit Auction - Two Days Away! March 31
The Lakehill Benefit Auction is only two days away, but it's not too late to get your tickets, raffle tickets, and t-shirts! Don't miss out on the biggest event of the year - make plans to join us at the House of Blues on Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
While you're on the website, don't forget to pick up a special VIP All-Access Pass for an additional $25 and enjoy admission to a special cocktail reception and shopping in the Foundation Room before the Lakehill Rocks party.
There is still time to drop off your wine for the wine pull and get raffle tickets and t-shirts in the carpool line.
If you won items in the online auction, you may pick them up in the Lakehill Conference Room on Thursday and Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Reward yourself and our school by signing up for a Target Debit Card or Target Credit Card. The card instantly gives you a 5% discount on every purchase. Once you sign up, just link your card to Lakehill to earn money for the school every time you shop. Find out more.
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