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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 25
March 6, 2014
In This Issue
Quest for Knowledge
Basketball Honors
Well Said
Adventures in Learning
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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Quest for Knowledge

Students Shine in Academic Competition

On January 26, for the first time in Lakehill's history, eight upper school students participated in Academic WorldQuest, a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. 


WorldQuest is a game played with teams of four. The team of Christian GiadolorNoah BernsteinLily Turner, and Allison Riemer placed 13th out of 90 teams. The team of
John DevineMatt GraffGaby Gonzalez, and Baustin Shaw, placed 14th in the competition. The students were coached by Susan Rapoport. 

The game tests high school students' knowledge of international affairs. Teams compete by answering multiple-choice questions divided into ten engaging categories. Some of the topics this year included cybersecurity, U.S. education, the Middle East, and global environmental issues. To prepare for WorldQuest, students diligently read articles and studied current events to be aware of the pertinent issues.


Each year, approximately 4,000 students participate in the competitions hosted by more than 40 local World Affairs Councils across the country. The winning team from each local World Affairs Council's competition is invited to attend the national WorldQuest game held in Washington, D.C.


By Lucia Dunlap, Marketing Intern, Class of 2014

Basketball Honors

Lakehill Athletes Claim All-District and All-State Recognition

Coaches from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 2A District 2 met recently to bestow the coveted honor of All-District teams for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball.


Class 2A District  2 is comprised of seven schools, including Lakehill, Dallas Covenant, Cambridge, Fairhill, DeSoto Canterbury, Dallas International, and Tyler Street.


Lakehill had a fantastic showing, capturing 18 All-District awards and four All-State honorees.

All-District Girls' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Charity Abengowe, Samantha CaldwellMaia Heard, and Kelly Werther


Second Team All-District - Caroline Boles, Emily Boles, and Anastasia Walton


Honorable Mention - Ava Ecklin and McKinney Waggoner


Additionally, Charity Abengowe was named District Co-Freshman of the Year.


All-District Boys' Basketball:
First Team All-District - Prince GiadolorDrew Norman, and Johnathan Page


Second Team All-District - Cole Ellis and Hudson Trent

Honorable Mention - Keith Mitchell and Brandon Shaw


Additionally, Prince Giadolor was selected as the District MVP for the second consecutive year.


All-State Teams

Maia Heard was named to the  Second Team All-State and Samantha Caldwell made All-State Honorable Mention. Prince Giadalor was named to First Team All-State and Johnathan Page made All-State Honorable Mention.


Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on their achievements. See more pictures here.

Well Said

Students Score Big in Speech and Drama

All nine of the Upper School students representing Lakehill advanced to the finals in at least one event at the TAPPS District Academic Tournament for speech and drama on February 27. 


Students who advanced included Camille Willaford (duet acting), Camryn Thompson (prose interpretation and poetry interpretation), Tata Fortune (duet acting and poetry interpretation), Gracie Carroll (duet acting and solo acting),Kate Hornbach (original oratory), Brandon Douglas (prose interpretation and duet acting), Charlotte Abate (solo acting and duet acting), Cameron Gavinski (duet acting and solo acting), and Christian Giadolor (extemporaneous persuasive speaking). 


Four Lakehill students,  including the team of Douglas and Abate (duet acting), Gavinski (solo acting), and Giadalor (extemporaneous persuasive speaking), won their events and will now compete in the State Meet on April 7-8 in Waco.


You can enjoy several of these award-winning performances at the upcoming Upper School play, to be presented in the Wyly Auditorium on March 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Adventures in Learning

Middle School Students Get Hands-On Experiences During Annual Adventure Week

The halls of Lakehill were especially quiet this week, as 150 Middle School students took off in different directions on a variety of adventures. 
Fifth graders headed to Mo Ranch for an opportunity to learn about the environment and build leadership skills on the High Ropes course. Sixth graders relived Texas history on their Tour of Texas, while seventh graders enhanced their study of ancient civilizations by exploring Palo Duro Canyon and the surrounding area. Eighth graders got up close and personal on their journey though the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement on their trip to Memphis.
Middle School Adventure Week, a tradition that has evolved over the past 30 years, gives students the opportunity to share experiences, build relationships, and create memories. While the destinations and details may have changed over the years, the philosophy behind the adventure has not. "We have always believed that when we can step into it, put our hands on it, and actually experience it, the learning is much greater," explained Middle School Coordinator Kaye Hauschild. 
You can see pictures and read more about their adventures on their blogs:

6th Grade Blog

7th Grade Blog

8th Grade Blog 

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: Sam LaJone

When searching for a middle and high school that best fit her needs, Samantha LaJone was drawn to the smaller size and friendly environment that Lakehill offered. She feels she has gotten to know her classmates on a more personal level than she would have at a larger high school.


Sam enjoys studying psychology, sociology, and two-dimensional art. Her passion for art was ignited in her AP art courses, taught by Scott Boles. Boles has noticed Sam's unique style in her artwork, which has developed significantly during her years at Lakehill. He describes her style as "realistic yet abstract" and describes one of her more outstanding pieces, an acrylic painting of a cat that lives in her barn in Celina, Texas.


Sam's best memory of her high school years at Lakehill is being a member of the 2013 Varsity Volleyball team. She loves how the relationship of the team produced strong communication across all four grade levels. 


Sam says that her five years at Lakehill have helped her tremendously, by pushing her harder to excel as a student and helping her achieve more academically. This positive experience inspires her advice for Lakehill students, which is to be respectful of your teachers and to absorb what they pass on to you. 


By: Abi Price, ninth grade 

Sports Snippets

Spring Sports Gearing Up for Strong Seasons

With a great basketball season wrapped up, Lakehill Athletics turns its attention to Varsity Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track. Middle School Baseball, Softball, and Tennis begin soon.


 Varsity Baseball and Softball

The Varsity Baseball and Softball teams are hard at work getting ready for another great season. The Baseball team defeated Campbell High School 26-1 on February 28 and lost to Greenhill 0-14 on March 1. The softball and baseball teams play home games on Thursday against Corem Deo and Friday against Rockwall Heritage. All games are at 4:30 p.m. Come out often to support these teams! 

Varsity Tennis
The Varsity Tennis team takes on Fairhill on March 5 at 4:30 p.m. and Shelton on March 6 at 4:00 p.m. The team is preparing for the District Tournament on April 2. 
Varsity Track
running-track.jpgThe Varsity Track team will compete in its first meet on March 22 in the Sheaner Jesuit Relays.
This Week at the ESC

Lower School students and their parents, grandparents, or special friends enjoyed time together this week during Lakehill's third annual ESCape to Nature at the ESC. 


After enjoying lunch together, guests had the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and enjoy representative materials from each grade in the labs. Despite the lack of springtime weather, everyone enjoyed a moment to explore the outdoors as well.


ESCape to Nature is the brainchild of Lakehill's Director of Environmental Education, Melissa Carpenter. "This event is a favorite of mine," she explained. "I am always so proud to share the ESC with our Lower School parents." 

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
March 7
Middle School Holiday
March 10-14
Spring Break - No Classes! 
Enjoy your holiday! 
March 17
Second Grade Heart Dissection
March 18
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill
March 19-21
10th Grade Sweet Sale (all lunches)
Proceeds benefit Community Partners of Dallas
March 20 - 27
9th Grade Diaper Drive
Benefiting Vogel Alcove 
March 21 and 22
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m. 
March 24
Shoreline Spruce-Up
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Come when you can - everyone invited! 
March 24-27
Achievement Testing: Grades 5-6
March 24
Lakehill Day at Liberty Burger 
March 26
NJHS/NHS Induction
7:00 p.m., Auditorium
March 28
Early Release Day/Staff Development 
Lower School released at 11:30 a.m., Middle and Upper School released at noon 
March 28
Community Connections Snack Sale
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., benefiting MDA 
March 29
Upper School Prom, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. 
Texas Discovery Garden
March 31
Second Grade Eye Dissection 
March 31 - April 4
Achievement Testing: Grades K-2
April 11 and 13
White Rock Spring Games
Great fun for students in K through Grade 8!

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