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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 5, Issue 23
February 21, 2013
In This Issue
Superior Scholar
Jumping For Joy
Operatic Opportunity
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
PFC Update
What's Happening?

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Lakehill's own Prince Giadolor is a finalist in this week's Vype Magazine Muscle Milk Player of the Week.
Vote for Prince here:


Go to this week's poll, then Greater Dallas, and VOTE FOR PRINCE!

(Voters using office, school, or rural IP addresses, networks, and gateways may experience voting issues. If so, we recommend using home computers and networks or smart phones.)  

"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with 

the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these." 

~Robert H. Goddard,   

American Rocket Engineer

Superior Scholar

Senior Named Presidential Scholars Program Candidate

Clayton Drazner, a graduating senior at Lakehill Preparatory School, has been named a candidate in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Fewer than 1% (roughly 2600) of the 3.4 million graduating seniors in the U.S. have been selected for this distinction. 

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 49th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.

Candidates are selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. They then go through a rigorous application process where they must submit essays, self-assessments, secondary school reports, and transcripts, which are then evaluated. Approximately 500 Semifinalists will be announced in April. 


The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of eminent citizens appointed by the President, will make final selection of the Scholars. One male student and one female Scholar are chosen from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and from families of U.S. citizens living abroad. In addition, up to fifteen Scholars are chosen at-large. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.


Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities with their elected representatives, educators, and other leading individuals in public life.

"These astonishing young people have succeeded in the highest possible level of high school academic rigor. They go on to attend the nation's top colleges and universities, and to exercise their gifts on behalf of our country and the world," says a program spokesperson.
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7th and 8th Grade Students Enjoy Roman Banquet

On February 14, Lakehill's seventh and eighth grade Latin students dressed up in togas and other various mythological costumes to take a trip back in time. 


They went to Stratos Global Taverna and feasted on a meal of mouth-watering chicken souvlaki, pita bread with lemon butter, Mediterranean-inspired rice, and steamed vegetables. The feast ended sweetly with a Greek dessert called baklava. This is a flaky pastry with honey and nuts, very similar to what the Romans would have enjoyed. 


The fun continued as the students enjoyed a costume contest and tested their knowledge with a Roman Bingo game. "It is so rewarding to teach such wonderful students and enjoy a special event with them, as individuals and as a group," said Latin teacher Victoria John. "Having colleagues like Katie Becker and Jo Cayme also brightens all of our days. The 2013 Roman Banquet was a delight."   


See more pictures.


By Lucia Dunlap

Jumping For Joy
Lakehill Students Jump Rope for Heart
On Tuesday, February 19, the Lower School students of Lakehill Preparatory School participated in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart. Coach Cayme, Coach Blake, and Coach Peacock helped organize the event. The kids were divided into teams with cute names and took turns jumping rope! 
This event was dedicated to the health of their own hearts, using jump rope as a fun cardio exercise. This annual fundraiser inspires people to keep their hearts healthy, support the American Heart Association, and make a difference for children with heart problems. This annual event has been happening for more than 30 years throughout the country, aiming to promote physical activities and teach a healthy lifestyle to children. The students at Lakehill enjoyed the fun event and can't wait to do it again next year! After more than five years supporting the event, it's a tradition they look forward to every year. 
By Carly Chester

Operatic Opportunity

Dallas Opera Performs at Lakehill

The Dallas Opera performed for the first time at Lakehill Preparatory School on February 21. The program, a joint effort between the Dallas Opera, UNT, and SMU, is part of its educational series. The school is very fortunate to have the Dallas Opera on campus to perform their one-act comic opera "Doctor Miracle" by Georges Bizet, a French composer who lived a short life of 37 years during the mid-1800s and is known for his most famous work "Carmen". Bizet began his career at age 18 after writing Doctor Miracle for an opera competition in Paris and winning it at such a young age. 


Students in kindergarten through eighth grade seemed to be very fond of the performance and were able to experience this wonderful event for free. Choir Director Tracy Herron, who has been performing with the Dallas Opera for 14 seasons said, "It was delightful and I think it is wonderful that so many students at Lakehill were able to experience this." While many schools have the opportunity to attend student performances at the opera house, Lakehill students are fortunate to have had this opportunity to see the opera performed in their own auditorium.


By Carly Chester 

Cris McCarty
Senior Spotlight

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: Cris McCarty   

Cris McCarty is almost the ideal student that any teacher would be glad to teach or any coach would be glad to coach. Throughout his time at Lakehill, Cris has been involved with sports. Cris reflects that playing basketball and football in high school has been one of the best experiences of his thirteen years at Lakehill. Being able to bond with his teammates will be one thing he misses when he moves onto the next stage of his life.


In the next stage of his life, Cris plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in economics because economics is an important part of a person's everyday life. Economics will also help Cris one day achieve his goal of becoming a lawyer. Cris has begun to prepare for this career, participating as a member of the Lakehill Debate Club, which recently went to Austin for a statewide debate. Cris plans to attend law school once he receives his Bachelor's degree as well.


For a person who wants to pursue a career in law, you might assume his favorite subject would probably be history or government, but not Cris; his favorite subject at Lakehill is Calculus taught by Dr. Brigham. Cris also enjoys his art class, taught by Mr. Boles.


Outside of school, Cris likes to do many things. To help keep his body in shape for sports, he constantly works out on the weekends. He hopes to continue to stay this way throughout his entire time in college. Being a very competitive person, Cris always enjoys playing basketball with his friends on the weekends.


All in all, Cris is a very likable, smart, athletic, and outgoing person who is beloved by the Lakehill community.

Special Contributors:
Griffin Burt and Charlie Bayoud, eighth grade
Sports Snippets


Warriors Are Bi-District Champions, Advance to Area Round of State Playoffs
The Lakehill gym was packed with fans from both sides, each hoping for a different outcome. It was the final regular season game of the year. Covenant had to win to advance to the playoffs and Lakehill needed a win to secure second place in district and host the first round of the playoffs. With each team refusing to lose, the game continued through four overtimes.  In the end, Lakehill prevailed, 99-96. Prince Giadolor contributed 49 points, 18 rebounds, and 8 assists. Drew Norman had 19 points and 5 assists while Josh Wood had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Keith Mitchell added another 10 points to the total.

Three-time Bi-District Champions
Lakehill faced a strong opponent, Kennedale Fellowship Academy, on Tuesday in the first round of playoffs. The Warriors knew they would have to be at their best, and they were, defeating Kennedale and earning the title of Bi-District Champions for the third consecutive year. Giadolor, in a performance that would earn him top mention in Tuesday's Standouts by The Dallas Morning News had 44 points, 15 rebounds, and 9 assists in the 82-57 win. Norman offered 11 points and 5 assists and Wood contributed 9 points and 8 rebounds.  MitchellHudson Trent, and Brandon Shaw kicked in an additional six points each.
The Road To State
The Warriors now advance to the Area Round of the State Playoffs, traveling to Waco on Friday to take on long-time rival Waco Vanguard. The Warriors split with Vanguard last year (when the teams were in the same district) after Cris McCarty memorably sank two free throws with just five seconds left on the clock.
Up for a road trip? Vanguard will fill the stands and we need to do the same! The boys play at 7:00 p.m. at Waco Vanguard, located at 2517 Mt. Carmel, Waco, TX 76712. 
Can't make it? Check facebook and twitter this weekend for the results. Go Warriors! 


Lady Warriors Advance to Playoffs, Come Up Short

The Lady Warriors concluded the season with a loss to defending state champion Muenster Sacred Heart this past Tuesday in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. After a big win over Covenant on February 11, the girls traveled to the rival school on February 15, hoping to secure second place in district. Unfortunately the girls came up short, losing in overtime  49-53. Maia Heard recorded an impressive double-double in the loss with 19 points and 18 rebounds. Kelly Werther continued her double-double streak with 12 points and 11 rebounds as well. 


The loss left the Lady Warriors and Covenant tied for the second seed for the third year in a row, forcing another game in Desoto. The girls played their second game in 24 hours on February 16 and again came up short, losing 40-42 in overtime. Maia Heard and Sam Caldwell led the team in scoring with 12 and 11 points respectively. 


Though the two losses put them in third place in district, the girls kept the playoff streak alive, making the playoffs for the third year in a row. They fell behind early in the February 19 game against Sacred Heart, but played with pride and never gave up. The team held Sacred Heart to 15 points, outscoring them by 9 in the second half, but were unable to make up the first half deficit. The team was led by Maia Heard with 17 points and Kelly Werther who chipped in 14. 


"This year has been a great transition year for a lot of the younger girls on the team," said Coach Jhoana Cayme. "They have had to step up and play really big roles. I think that experience will do wonders for them in the next several years." With a talented group of eighth graders coming up and 11 returning players, the future is definitely bright for the Lady Warriors. 
Warriors in the Water

This past weekend, Lakehill swimmers Rachel Myers and Emily Allton competed in the TAPPS State Swim Meet in San Antonio. Rachel claimed 2nd place in the 100 meter freestyle and took 7th place in the 100 meter backstroke. Emily placed 5th in the 100 meter breaststroke. This was the first time in history that Lakehill has been represented in a State Swim Meet. Both girls will continue swimming in the off-season to stay in shape.

By Lucia Dunlap


This Week at the ESC    

Lower School Parents Invited to ESCape to Nature

Parents are invited to join their children at the ESC during the second annual Lower School ESCape to Nature Week, March 4-8.


Parents and their children will enjoy a fun-filled morning of activities, including reading student journals to find out what they are learning at the ESC, observing a variety of items from nature under the microscopes in the lab, viewing Planet Earth on the big screen, and scanning the woods for flora and fauna with binoculars. Parents will also have the opportunity to learn more about the ESC Garden Project.


Parents should send a picnic lunch to enjoy with their children. Due to the nature of the activities and for the safety of all students, it is requested that siblings not attend. Don't miss this fun morning of wonderful adventures with nature. The day begins at 10:45 with lunch at 11:00 a.m. Students will return to the main campus at 11:50 a.m.


Mark your calendar for your ESCape to Nature Day!




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March 8


Trail Blazing Day at the ESC, originally scheduled for February 23, has been postponed! Please stay tuned for more information. 

See more pictures from the ESC.


PFC Update    

It's Almost Here!

The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction - March 2, 2013

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 tonight's Wine Tasting for Lower School parents benefiting the Wine Pull at the Auction! Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Colleen and Ty McCall (6720 Westlake).  


Class baskets and projects
 will be displayed during Parent -Teacher Conferences on February 28 in the main hallway.

Read this week's blog for a different perspective on the auction.


Box Tops 

It's Time to Turn in Box Tops!

The next Box Top competition deadline is Wednesday, February 27! Don't forget to bring in what you have collected since last fall. 
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Want to know more about Lakehill's Upper School? See what students and parents are saying about their experiences here.


February 21

Wine Tasting for Lower School parents, benefiting the Auction, 6:30 p.m., 6720 Westlake 


February 22
Early Release Day

Students dismissed at noon. After School Care available. Please RSVP.


February 25
National Mythology Exam

February 27
Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops! 


February 27
Fourth Grade Invention Convention, 1:40 - 2:45 p.m.  


February 28
Parent-Teacher Conferences 

No classes 


March 1
Kohl's Community Service Scholarship Due 

Students should complete the Nomination Form and turn into Ms. Ekstrom by March 1, 2013. She will use the information on the form to complete the online nomination process. 


March 2, 2013
The Great Gatsby Gala Benefit Auction 


Middle School Adventure Week
March 4-7, 2013
Middle School Adventure Week is just around the corner! Please contact Kaye Hauschild with any questions.

April 19 and 21
Save The Date! White Rock Spring Games
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  and noon - 6:00 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.

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Summer Camps 2013
Online Registration Now Open!
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