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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 19
January 24, 2013
In This Issue
Making History
Praise for Perot
Worldly and Wise
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Update
What's Happening?

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" It's not what you gather but what you scatter." 

~Helen Walton       


Making History

Upper School Students Attend Historic Inauguration

This past weekend, twenty-two Lakehill juniors and seniors had the amazing opportunity to attend President Obama's inauguration in Washington, D.C. 


The group left bright and early Saturday morning and were met by a Worldstrides tour leader. While in D.C, the students took full advantage of the many historical monuments there. Favorite sights included the Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guards, Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the White House, and many more. The long weekend was packed full of amazing sights.


The highlight of the trip was the Inauguration Ceremony itself. The students left the hotel at 5:00 a.m. to ensure a good spot in the crowd to witness the memorable event. They were able to experience the entire swearing-in ceremony, the inaugural address, and live performances from Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce. Those who attended the inauguration felt it was completely worth the wait and was something they would never forget. As junior Tessa Hornbach explained, "I thought the coolest part of the trip is that we got to be a part of history."  


See more photos.

By Lucia Dunlap, 11th grade
Special Contributor

Perot Praise for Perot

Lakehill Students Visit New Museum

Lakehill Preparatory School students visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this week, with each division attending on a different day.


Lower School students found the sports and solar system section the most fun part of the museum. "My favorite part was when you could see all of the planets around the sun," said second grader Van Alex Ramey. Upon returning, shouts of "the best field trip ever!" and "awesome and cool!" were heard throughout the building. 


Middle School students also enjoyed their visit and found the unique structure and design of the new building breathtaking. "I found the architecture very interesting,"said eighth grader Giulia Ferguson. 


The Upper School was the last to visit and there was a positive reaction from everyone. The teachers and students enjoyed the earthquake-simulation platform that shook them around at their feet. A majority of the Upper School students found the geodes and precious stones fascinating; many of them had a hard time taking their eyes off of them! 


The eleven exhibit halls, including Sports, Discovering Life, Being Human, Dynamic Earth, Energy, Life Then and Now, Gems and Minerals, and Birds amazed the faculty and students of Lakehill Prep.


See more photos 


 By Carly Chester, 11th grade
Special Contributor

Geo Bee Worldly and Wise

Students Shine in Geo Bee

Noah Bernstein knew the thrill of victory, and was hoping for a repeat performance. After winning last year's Geo Bee with his knowledge of Timbuktu, Mali, Bernstein set his eyes on achieving the top spot again.
This year, the eighth grader's knowledge that the Yaghan, a nomadic tribe indigenous to the island group of Tierra del Fuego, is part of both Argentina and Chile, earned him the championship.

Noah was declared Lakehill's champion after correctly answering "Chile" to the final question of the championship round. Sixth grader Madison Cunningham was the other finalist and claimed second place. Third place went to sixth grade student Kate Langley while sixth grader Ben Gillman took fourth. 


The competition, held on January 23, was open to all students in grades four through eight. The bee consisted of seven rounds of questions, a final round, and a championship round. This is the 25th year the National Geographic Society has organized this bee, and each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

As a school winner, Noah will advance to the next level of competition, a 70-question written examination. The top 100 test takers in the state will compete for the state title. Each state winner will advance to Washington, D.C. for the national finals in May. 
Sports Snippets


Middle School Basketball


The Lakehill Green teams hosted Desoto Canterbury on January 17. The girls team won 25-13. Charity Abengowe, McKinney Waggoner, and Adelaide Graham led the Lady Warriors with some tight defense and timely shooting. The boys game was another thriller. Down 35-33 with 9 seconds left, Noah Bernstein was fouled and calmly stepped to the free-throw line and sank both shots to send the game into overtime. Malex Fuget and Trapp Hawthorne took over in overtime, leading the Warriors to a 44-41 victory over a talented Canterbury squad.


On Tuesday the CHANT Chargers visited Lakehill for a full round of four games. The Lady Warriors Green team put up a good fight against a tough CHANT team, but fell 31-19. In the boys Green game, Deven Pokhrel got the Warriors a quick first-quarter lead with some nice outside shooting. Lakehill maintained their lead the rest of the way, securing a 46-37 victory. The Lady Warriors Blue team had no problem cruising to a 28-2 victory. McKenna Martin led the way with 14 points and Mia Vafa provided great defensive play. In the boys Blue game, the Warriors broke open a close game with an outstanding second-half defense. The Chargers were limited to 9 second-half points and Lakehill pulled away for a 40-25 win. Gerard Franklin had 13 points, Toni Perez-Stark had 10 points, and Berkin Parlakay hit a big 3-point shot in the victory.


The Warriors play on January 24 at West Dallas Community Christian (5:00/6:00 p.m.), January 28 at Zion Lutheran (4:30/5:30 p.m.).   


Varsity Girls Basketball

The Lady Warriors are now 2-1 in district after a 50-31 victory over Cambridge on January 17.
Jenna Burch and Samantha Caldwell led all scorers with 14 points each and Kelly Werther recorded her first double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The team dominated the boards with a season high 46 rebounds in the contest. The girls took a few days off, but have resumed practices and will continue district play on January 29 at home against the same Cambridge team. See pictures here and here and here.


Varsity Boys Basketball
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The Varsity Boys Basketball team are holding tight to a 3-1 record and second place in district after losing 49-62 to Cambridge on January 17. Lakehill was led by Prince Giadolor with 24 points and Drew Norman with 11 points. The Warriors take on Dallas International School on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Swimming
Junior Emily Allton and sophomore
Rachel Myers will represent the new Lakehill Varsity Swim team at the upcoming Regional Finals Swim Meet. The event will be held on February 1 at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium. Find out more in about this exciting new Lakehill team in an upcoming issue of The Warrior Weekly.

This Week at the ESC    

Fourth grade studied the "Survival of the Species" as they examined fresh corn cobs and determined how many seeds a corn cob has. They then predicted how many seeds would survive. As avid lovers of fresh corn, students are hoping that enough seeds survive from each corn plant to ensure the survival of the species!
Sixth grade continued their study of energy - where it comes from and why it is important. 
Want to get involved with the Little Sprouts Garden at the ESC? From new ideas to shoveling dirt, all levels of involvement are welcome! No green thumb required. Contact Lisa Bracken or Bridget Stuart for more information.

See more pictures from the ESC.


PFC Update    

Mark your calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall, PFC President.


Third Annual Dad's Club Poker Night
February 9, 2013 
Register Now! 
Join us for the third annual Dad's Club Poker Night on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Bolt Studios in the Design District.
With a Texas Hold'em Tournament, Black Jack Tournament, food, drinks, and lots of fun, this is one night you do not want to miss! The buy-in is $150 to play and you can register a second player for just $100.
Don't Play?
Don't Worry...$50 lets you enjoy the night, eat and drink, and even try your hand at Blackjack. There are great prizes to be won and all proceeds will fund infrastructure upgrades at the main campus.

auction2013 The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction - March 2, 2013

Save the date for Lakehill's swankiest social event of the year, the Great Gatsby Gala. Put on your glad rags and join us at the Orion Ballroom for a swell evening of dining, dancing, and a live and silent auction that's sure to be the bee knees! Look for updates weekly.


Visit the Auction website for information on the party, tickets, and underwriting opportunities.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   


Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here. 


Read more from a student's perspective on the Lakehill Blog.


January 25
Early Release Day/Faculty Development 

All students will be released at noon.  


January 28
Financial Planning for College  
Upper School Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Homer Ramirez, Founder of Start Planning Early Education OutReach will be co-presenting with a Financial Aid representative from a local university on the outlook of the costs of higher education and the importance of planning early for college. This presentation is geared for parents of Upper School students, however, parents of Middle School students are welcome to attend as well.

February 1
Eighth grade college visit to UNT
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February 1
Regional Varsity Swimming Meet
Mansfield, 10:30 a.m.

February 4 - 8
Basketball Spirit Week

Enjoy a week full of exciting events.


February 6
College Night for Sophomores

Auditorium, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Dondis will discuss PSAT scores as well as introduce topics related to the college process itself. All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend.


February 8
Middle School Valentine's Dance (7th and 8th grade)

ESC, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.


February 9

Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Join us at Lakehill's adopted shoreline at White Rock Lake to help clean up this neighborhood treasure. Meet at the parking lot at W. Lawther and Chapel Hill. All supplies will be provided. Breakfast will be served.


February 9
Dad's Club Poker Night , 6:30 p.m.


February 19
Lower School Jump Rope for Heart, 9:30 a.m. 


March 2, 2013
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction 


April 19
Save The Date! White Rock Spring Games
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 


Middle School Adventure Week
March 4-7, 2013
Middle School Adventure Week will be here before you know it! All Middle School parents should have received an informational letter about this exciting Lakehill tradition. Please contact Kaye Hauschild with any questions.

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