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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 19
January 23, 2014
In This Issue
Unanimously Decided
All-State Honors
Discussing the Dream
Making Rank
Senior Spotlight
PFC Events
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~Martin Luther King Jr.  

Unanimously Decided

Perry Honored for Community Leadership

After three consecutive years of serving as the Chairman of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Roger Perry knows what it means to serve his community. His leadership of the organization has helped propel it to new heights, resulting in a vibrant, active, and inclusive organization. 


When the Chamber met Tuesday to recognize former Chairmen and to bestow its highest honor, the Pete Sessions Chairman's Award for leadership and service to the community, Perry may have been the only one in the audience surprised to hear his name called as the recipient. "I really thought they were talking about someone else," the ever-humble Perry said. "But I was thrilled to know it was me. What an honor to be recognized by my peers in this outstanding organization." 


U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, himself a former Chamber Chairman, presented the award to Perry. In addition to a crystal award and plaque, Perry received an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor and a Presidential Plate. 


Perry's mother, father, and son, in addition to well wishers from Lakehill, surprised him with their attendance at the luncheon. The program honored past Chairmen of the Chamber and bestowed the Sessions Award. New Chamber President, Darlene Ellison, reported that while numerous nominations were received for the award, the selection process was easy. "Every single nomination the committee received was for Roger Perry," she said. "Now that's saying something." 


"I think Mr. Perry knows how those of us at Lakehill feel about him," said Tricia McCaleb, Lakehill Parent Faculty Club President, who attended the celebration. "I hope now he knows that the entire community of East Dallas feels the same way."  


See more pictures from the event.

All-State Honors

Football "Rookie" Takes Top Honors

Lakehill senior Jonathan Page was recently selected for First Team, All-State in Football. While this is an amazing athletic accomplishment in itself, in this case it is even more so, as Jonathan, or "JP" as he is known to his coaches and teammates, joined the football on the second day of school his senior year. He had not played football since his eighth grade year at Lakehill.

Page played very little in the first two games of the season, which make his season statistics even more impressive.

To qualify for All-State honors, a player must first be chosen as First Team All-District in his respective District and then be chosen by coaches statewide to make the All-State team.

Page also made Academic All-State, along with his Lakehill teammates, Drew Norman, a senior, and junior Cole Ellis. To be selected for Academic All-State, an athlete must be chosen First or Second Team All-District and maintain a 90 or higher overall GPA. 
Page is Lakehill's first football player to earn All-State honors since Morgan Lineberry in 2009, and is the first Lakehill football player to earn First Team All-District honors on both offense and defense in the last ten years. Page is being recruited by several Division 2 and Division 3 schools to play football in college.
"Johnathan was a crucial part of the 2013 team's success," said Head Varsity Football Coach Chris Peacock. "He very quickly assumed a prominent role on the team through his on-field performance, and more importantly, his leadership."
Peacock explained,"One of our team goals is simple: each day we try to get better as a person and an athlete. Johnathan personified that in a big way. We would come in off the field after a two-hour practice, and it was not at all uncommon for him to hit the weights for another 30 minutes on his own. He was always looking to make himself better. Johnathan was a lot of fun to coach, my only regret is that he was only with us for a year!"    

Discussing the Dream 

Students Celebrate King's Legacy 

In preparation for Martin Luther King Day, Lakehill invited Reverend Josef Rasheed to speak on the topic of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and equality.
 Before Lakehill students were treated to Reverend Rasheed's presentation, they met as tribes to discuss the famous "I Have A Dream Speech." Each tribe member was able to share a personal dream for our society's future and record it on a special "Joining Hands" wreath.
When asked about the message of the assembly, Mrs. Gajkowski said, "It was all about teaching us that the ordinary person can change the world through determination, tenacity, and charisma, all while doing so in a peaceful manner.
Gajkowski explained, "Reverend Rasheed was the perfect choice for our assembly. He has a passion for the topic of Martin Luther King, Jr. and has been involved in promoting equal rights for everyone all his life."
By: Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014

Making Rank

Senior Becomes Eagle Scout

For anyone involved in Boy Scouts, the pinnacle of achievement is to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. It requires sustained and diligent work to complete the many required merit badges and the completion of a major community service project. Less than 3% of all boys who enter Boy Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle.

Lakehill is proud to recognize senior John Devine as having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Devine has been active in Scouting since the first grade. It was no surprise that when he set out to complete his Eagle Scout project, it would involve the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association and its after-school program, where Devine is a long-time mentor and tutor. His project focused on teaching the children there about Dallas History.
"Of all the things I've accomplished while at Lakehill," explained Devine, "I am most proud of my work with Dolphin Heights. The people there are like a family to me." 
By Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014 
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: Gaby Gonzalez

Gaby Gonzalez has attended Lakehill for only three years, yet they have been quality ones. Starting out at Lakehill in Kindergarten, she continued to first grade, but had to move to another school when her family bought another house in the Richardson area. Once Gaby's junior year came around, she could drive herself and return to the school she loved. 


At Lakehill, Gaby's favorite classes are government, economics, statistics, and calculus. She also takes part in the Academic World Quest, Lakehill's Debate Team, and the Varsity Tennis team.


Gaby has been selected as a 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, which pinpoints outstanding Hispanic/Latino students and shares their information with colleges and universities.  


Outside of school, Gaby has a very busy life. She has a sister to whom she is very close. Gaby has played cello since the fifth grade and continues to play it for fun. She recently began working as a hostess at III Forks Restaurant as a hostess. She also likes to spend time with her dog, Vanilla, and cat, Bluebell, whom she loves very much.   


Gaby hopes to attend Williams College, Wellesley College, or Washington and Lee University, and plans to complete a double-major in economics and political science. 


Gaby says that her Lakehill experience has been an unforgettable one because of her friends, teachers, and the wonderful academic and extracurricular activities she has had within her reach.


By: Gabrielle Gard, eighth grade 

PFC Benefit Auction
Auction Tickets Now On Sale!
Don't miss out on A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54 LPS Benefit Auction. Visit the Auction Website to buy your tickets today! Early bird pricing is available until February 7. 
Visit the auction website often for event details and auction updates, and to see a sneak preview of some amazing auction items. 
Invitations will be arriving in your mailboxes this week, so be on the lookout. The auction website will be updated weekly with the latest and greatest auction items. 
Get ready to boogie on Friday, February 21 at the Hotel Palomar as we celebrate that legendary nightclub of the '70s that started all things disco. 
Sports Snippets


Boys Varsity Basketball 

The Lakehill Warriors took on the Fairhill Falcons on Friday, January 17. The Warriors had a strong start, taking a 24-12 lead in the first quarter and holding onto that lead throughout the game. 
Johnathan Page was the leading scorer with 17 points, three assists, and two steals, with Prince Giadolor coming right behind him with 16 points, four assists, and three steals. Drew Norman had great intensity on the court, scoring 10 points, while Cole Ellis came up with another 10 points to help the Warriors lock up a 62-44 win. 


By Brandon Shaw, Class of 2014


See more pictures from the Cambridge game. The Lakehill Varsity Boys are ranked #10 in Texas in Class 1A Division II Small Private Schools.

Girls Varsity Basketball 

The Varsity Girls Basketball team had an outstanding week, defeating Tyler Street on January 14 56-21. The girls followed up with another victory against Cambridge on January 16, winning 41-25. On January 17, the girls defeated Fairhill, 46-17.


See more pictures from the January 17 Fairhill game and the January 16 Cambridge game.


Middle School Basketball 

On January 16, the eighth grade girls team defeated Texoma Christian 45-25 and the seventh grade girls team won 22-14.


The Boys defeated Parish Episcopal 56-11 on January 21.

The seventh grade girls lost to St. John's 15-5 on January 22.


Middle School Soccer

soccer shoes

The Lakehill Middle School Co-ed Soccer team defeated The Highlands 2-1 on January 16.

This Week at the ESC

This week the eighth graders are making bamboo fishing poles in preparation for some fishing in the spring (catch and release, of course!). 

Students learned how to cut bamboo for the poles, as well as how to sand and prep them for fishing. The anxious fishermen will continue working during their project on their next visit in February. 

Students in fifth grade learned why the pH of soil is so important and tested their soil samples with TesTabs designed especially for soil chemicals. The pH affects the way plants adsorb nutrients, making it extremely important to a sustainable environment. Students then used the Citizen Science Soil app developed by Aecern on their iPads to complete the physical analysis of their sample.

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
January 24 
Freshman Visit Day 
Current eighth graders will spend a day learning more about the exciting opportunities available in Lakehill's Upper School. 
January 24
Upper School Day of Service, 8:00 a.m. - noon  
While eighth graders are learning about "all things high school," each Upper School grade will work on a service project with a different community organization. Upper School students will return to campus in the afternoon to enjoy lunch with the eighth graders.
January 28
Fourth Grade Fly-Up 
January 29
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Have trouble making it to a Saturday morning lake clean-up? Join us for a little fun in the afternoon as we help maintain this neighborhood treasure. Meet at Lakehill's adopted shoreline on West Lawther at Chapel Hill. All equipment will be provided. Come when you can! 
January 31
Early Release Day/Faculty Development 
All students will be released at noon. After School Care is available. Contact Kaye Hauschild to make a reservation.

February 3
College Night for Sophomores
Auditorium, 7:00 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.

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.

Middle School Adventure Week
March 3-6, 2014
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.