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"In high seas or low seas, I'm going to be your friend.
In high tide or low tide, I'll be by your side."
Making A Splash
Lakehill Swimmers Headed to State
On February 1, junior Emily Allton and sophomore Rachel Myers competed in the TAPPS Division III Regional Swim Meet as the first-ever representatives from Lakehill to compete in a swim meet.This all-day event came with great successes for both girls, as they qualified for state in every race in which they competed.
Allton swam the 100-meter breaststroke and placed third. Myers took first place in the 100-meter freestyle and second place in the 100-meter backstroke. Both girls qualified for the state meet on February 15 with Allton ranked fourth in state for the 100-meter breaststroke and Myers ranked second in state for the 100-meter freestyle and fifth in state for the 100-meter backstroke. Myers said, "It was a really fun and exciting day, and I am proud to say that I competed for Lakehill in a swim meet for the first time."
Lucia Dunlap, 11th Grade
State of Debate
Debate Club Claims State Awards
The Lakehill Debate Team recently attended the YMCA's 66th annual Texas State Youth and Government conference held at the state Capitol in Austin.
Two Lakehill teams participated in State Affairs Forum, a component in which teams take a pro or con stance on a key issue and engage in rounds of legislative debate. Clayton Drazner, Gaby Gonzalez and Jacob Graff drafted a proposal against the requirement of a passport to vote. Their team finished third in the state. John Devine, Matt Graff and Cris McCarty drafted a proposal against the privatization of the postal service. Their team finished second in the state. John, Clayton and Gaby were all awarded Distinguished Delegate medals.
Monty McKnight participated in the newly created Model UN component. He represented Hungary in the Political and Security committee. He authored a resolution to end nuclear proliferation that was passed in the General Assembly. Monty was also recognized as a Distinguished Delegate for his component.
Sponsor Jamie Thorne confirmed that she was very proud of her debaters, calling them the "winningest delegation at the state conference!"
Thorne says it looks like the team will again be extended the opportunity to attend Minnesota's State Model UN conference in March. For two years, Lakehill has been sponsored by the White Rock YMCA to serve as the pilot group representing the state of Texas.
Carly Chester, 11th grade
National Junior Honor Society Highlights Lakehill's Soon-to-be Graduates
In an effort to reveal the hidden talents, personalities and accomplishments of Lakehill's most experienced students, the National Junior Honor Society presents:
NJHS Spotlight on Seniors!
This week's senior: Mari Eboli
Mari Eboli is a fun-loving, crazy senior at Lakehill, who even though she has no siblings at the school, has built a family of friends. Mari, originally from Brazil, has attended Lakehill for five years and has loved it all. When we asked her to describe her Lakehill experience in one word, Mari responded,"Fun!" She's made great friends and enjoys getting to experience so many things with them.
In Upper School, Mari has participated in choir, musical theater, volleyball, NHS, and tennis. Mari has particularly enjoyed being in the Upper School choir with Mr. Herron because he has helped her break through her natural shyness. She also likes English courses with Mr. Hagood. He has helped Mari improve since the eighth grade and when asked which teacher inspires her the most, she answers, "Mr. Hagood and Mr. Herron!" She says, "They really helped me to achieve and be the best that I can be."
Though she likes all her classes, Mari's favorite part of the day is lunch. She takes full advantage of the off-campus lunch privilege that the seniors earned by doing good work on the holiday luncheon. That event also happens to be one of her favorite memories from being at Lakehill, so the process of getting their lunch privileges wasn't so grueling for her. Mari has had many exciting experiences at Lakehill, but one thing that she probably wouldn't have done if she hadn't attended Lakehill would be going on a trip to Paris, France with the entire French Club.
Studying at Lakehill has set Mari up for college. She plans on attending Seton Hall in New Jersey and studying diplomacy. She sees herself being a diplomat in ten years, and she knows she would enjoy pursuing that career because she loves traveling and can speak Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Italian. She says she'll pursue her dream job by getting more involved in politics and marrying a President. Even though she'll be focusing mainly on diplomacy, Mari will still continue her hobbies, such as reading, drawing, and music.
McKinney Waggoner and Abi Price, eighth grade
Middle School Basketball
The Middle School basketball teams wrapped up their seasons with games against Dallas Thunder and Rockwall Heritage. Last Friday was a complete sweep against the Dallas Thunder, with the Lady Warriors winning 20-10, the boys Green team avenging an early-season loss with a 37-29 victory, and the boys Blue team scoring a season-high in a 49-29 win.
On Monday, the Green teams traveled to Rockwall to take on Rockwall Heritage. The girls team put up a good fight before falling 32-24, and the boys fell 41-26. All in all it was a successful 2012-13 campaign: the girls teams finished with a combined won-loss record of 9-7, and the boys ended at 11-8. More importantly, Middle School athletes furthered the development of their basketball skills while learning the concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Varsity Girls Basketball
The Lady Warriors basketball team is now in second place in district with only two more games to go. They kicked off Spirit Week with a convincing 56-22 win over Tyler Street on Tuesday night.
Samantha Caldwell led all scorers, including the entire Tyler Street team combined, with 23 points.
had her first triple-double of her career, finishing with 13 points, 11 assists, and 11 steals. The girls take on Dallas Thunder at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and are home for Senior Night next Monday against their biggest district rival, Dallas Covenant. See pictures from the games on February 1 here and February 5 here.
Varsity Boys Basketball Claims Second in District
The Varsity Boys Basketball team fell to Desoto Canterbury, 47-64 on February 1.
Drew Norman contributed 21 points,
Josh Wood had 15 points, and
Victor Abengowe contributed 6 points and 12 rebounds.
The team took on Tyler Street on Tuesday in a hard-fought battle for second place in district. The atmosphere in the Lakehill gym was electric with strong fan support from both sides. In what was arguably their best team effort of the season, the Warriors ended up on top, 59-57, and laid claim to second place. It was a game where everyone, literally, contributed: every player who played, scored. With the win, the Warriors secured the right to host a first-round playoff game. Norman scored 15 points while Prince Giadolor, in his return to the court, contributed 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Brandon Shaw delivered 8 points and 8 rebounds and Hudson Trent had 7 points and 8 rebounds.
See images from the February 1 games here
The JV and Varsity Warriors continue their Spirit Week momentum at home on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Congratulations to junior Emily Allton and sophomore Rachel Myers who will represent the new Lakehill Varsity Swim team at the State Swim Meet on February 15 in San Antonio. (See related story above).
This Week at the ESC
The Eyes Have It
The entire second grade was up to their eyeballs in spectacular science on Monday. Students spent the previous week learning about the eye in class as part of the second grade unit on the human body.
In a new addition to the second grade curriculum, students had the opportunity the actually dissect a cow eyeball. They were led through the activity by a docent from the Perot Museum. Students were also able to learn more about the eye in a special presentation by Dr. Ty McCall. He even shared videos on a cornea transplant and a cataract surgery.
This is the first time that the ESC has hosted this type of event, as students usually travel to the museums. Next up, second graders will dissect a pig's heart at the ESC during their study of the circulatory system.
First grade learned about bird habitats before heading outside observes the nests in the trees. Seventh graders conducted a study on turning motion into heat and heat into motion and then headed outside to the trails.
Time to hit the trails at the ESC!
February 23, Noon until 3:00 p.m.
Leave the horses at home, but bring your rakes, hoes, clippers, pruners, trimmers, gloves, and determination as we clear trails for the students to use. Be prepared to hike through heavy growth (and possibly mud and water) and take on some primitive trails.
If you are a hand-held GPS receiver expert, we need your expertise to track our trails and teach us how. A GPS unit is available.
Parents with their children and older students are all welcome. We will cook lunch outside (hotdogs and burgers) so come ready to eat! Please contact Ms. Carpenter or Mr. Holman if you plan to join us for this fun day!
Third Annual Dad's Club Poker Night - CANCELLED
Due to unanticipated scheduling conflicts, the Dad's Club Poker Tournament has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone at the auction.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming PFC Events! To volunteer or for more information, contact Colleen McCall, PFC President.
PFC General Meeting
February 8, 2013
8:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction - March 2, 2013
We've got some swanky stuff coming in like crazy! It's not too late to make a donation, though...please contact Amy Gregory for donating items, Holly Mahan for underwriting, and Tanya Bauer for discussing any new party ideas.
Take a look and what we've got for Spirit Items, Teacher Gifts of Time, and Sign-Up Parties. And you don't want to miss the raffle with its fantastic prizes.
Don't forget to buy your tickets!
Visit the Auction website for information on the party, tickets, and underwriting opportunities.
Don't miss the upcoming Wine Tasting for Lower School parents benefiting the Wine Pull at the Auction. Mark you calendars for Thursday, February 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of John and Patty Pippen. More information will be sent shortly.
Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here.
Read this week's new post from a student's perspective on the Lakehill Blog.
Basketball Spirit Week
Join us for the Pep Rally on Friday from 1:40 - 2:05 p.m. Then help cheer on the Warriors in the race to the Playoffs! The games begin at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy chili, nachos, and a few surprises from the Athletic Committee. Go Warriors!
Middle School Valentine's Dance (7th and 8th grade)
ESC, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
February 9 - Join us this Saturday!
Shoreline Spruce Up, White Rock Lake, 9:00-10:30 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 15 - 18
No classes on Friday and Monday - enjoy your holiday!
Lower School Jump Rope for Heart, 9:30 a.m.
March 2, 2013
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction
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.
Save The Date! White Rock Spring Games
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Warrior Shop is Open!
Visit us for all your spirit wear needs!
Mondays, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Thursdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.