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The Warrior Weekly
Volume 6, Issue 30
April 17, 2014
In This Issue
Awarding Altruism
Stand-Out Scholar
Community Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Sports Snippets
This Week at the ESC
What's Happening?

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~David Lloyd George

Awarding Altruism

Lakehill Senior Selected for State Service Award

 Lakehill senior Anastasia Walton has been selected by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) for the Teens Serving Texas Award.


This prestigious award was designed to recognize Texas high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of community service, leadership, and personal accomplishments.


Walton has received the President's Volunteer Service Gold Award every year since the award has been available at Lakehill. In high school, this equates to more than 250 hours of service every year. While Anastasia is a dedicated volunteer through her church youth group, she also offers her time to a variety of school and community causes.


To be considered for this award, a student must be nominated by their high school principal. Applicants were selected based on their overall grade point average, pursuit of an advanced diploma, and evidence of exceptional service to the community. Each student nominee completed an application that included reference letters, an essay on their personal goals, and documentation of their contribution to the community. From this state-wide group of outstanding leaders, five were chosen to receive the Teens Serving Texas Award and a $500 unrestricted scholarship.  


As a winner of the TASSP Teens Serving Texas Award, Walton will be invited to the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin on June 12, 2014, to receive her award in front of 2,100 TASSP principals and headmasters.

Stand-Out Scholar

Senior Claims Spot on State Academic Excellence Team
Lakehill senior John Devine has been selected by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a member of the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team.


This prestigious award was designed to recognize Texas high school seniors for their outstanding academic achievements and to reward superior scholarship.


Many outstanding senior students were nominated by their high school principals and headmasters based on their SAT or ACT scores, academic grade point average, pursuit of advanced diploma, and other evidence of exceptional academic ability. Each student nominated then wrote a 300-500 word essay to submit with the application. 


As one of only 18 members selected for the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team, Devine will be awarded a $500 scholarship and formally recognized at the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin, Texas, on June 12, 2014.

Community Spotlight

Students Help Out in the Community


Lakehill Students Medal in Games, Earn Money for Their School

Lakehill students enjoyed the fun and games at the third annual White Rock Spring Games. Sponsored by Comerica Bank, the games gave students from more than twenty different neighborhood schools the opportunity to engage in friendly competition and earn money for their school. All registration fees were donated to the team's school with Comerica matching the amount. 


Students in grades 1 through 8 competed in team and individual events on Friday night. Lakehill's sixth grade team of Anders Ekstrom, Hamed El-Feky, Gaige Cerda, Kyeser Hall-Underwood, and Cole Johnson brought home the Gold Medal for the second consecutive year in Laser Tag, and the Bronze Medal in the Sack Race. Cole also brought home a silver medal in the individual 50-meter dash. 


On Sunday, the sixth grade team squared off against the Lakehill fifth grade team of Matthew McCall, Sam LaCerte, Ryan Henry, and Nathan Lewis  in three-in-three basketball. "This was my third time to compete in the Games," said Hamed. "The events are a lot of fun. I hope a lot of Lakehill teams sign up next year." 


Thanks to Dad's Club President Jeff "Smitty" Smith, who served as Lakehill's liaison to the Games.


Freshman Class Concludes a Successful Diaper Drive, Thanks Participants

Thank you to everyone who brought diapers for the Ninth Grade Diaper Drive. "We delivered a car load of diapers to Vogel Alcove," said ninth grade President Christian Giadolor. "They have an amazing program that greatly benefits from these diapers. Your participation is greatly appreciated!" 
Senior Spotlight

Brandon's chair

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: Brandon Shaw

Brandon Shaw has attended Lakehill since first grade. He has been very active in sports and other clubs. Throughout high school, he played football, baseball, basketball, golf, cross country, and track. His favorite sports were basketball and golf because they were fun to play and his teammates were his good friends. He also took part in Fine Dining Club and was a Lakehill Student Ambassador. 


Brandon's favorite class at Lakehill was Algebra II, taught by his favorite teacher, Ms. Warder. She has always supported him and pushed him to succeed.


Brandon has had an interest in technology ever since he was little. He has always wanted to be an entrepreneur, so he decided to pursue business to help reach his goal. His dream job coming out of college is to run his own technology business, but if this idea fails, he would like to work at Google or any other major technology company. 


He plans to attend High Point University in North Carolina where he will study business. His advice for incoming seniors and high school students in general is to "Stay young and stay foolish."


By: Charlie Pippen, ninth grade 

Sports Snippets


Varsity Softball
The Lakehill Lady Warriors took on Garland Christian at home on April 15.
Caroline Boles pitched the first three innings, with
Maia Heard stepping in to pitch the remaining innings. 
Rachel Myers had an amazing home run while
Sophia de la Cruz had an impressive double. Overall the girls had a great all-around game with smooth fielding from the whole team, taking home a big victory, 16-6, to hold their spot in second place in District. The Lady Warriors will play Garland Christian again next Tuesday. If they win, they secure their spot in the playoffs, so come out and support the Lady Warriors!


By Brandon Shaw, Athletics Intern, Class of 2014


Middle Baseball and Softball

The Lakehill Lady Warriors MS softball team hosted Greenhill on Thursday, April 10.

Heather Hines pitched three strong innings, giving up only two runs and chalking up a number of strikeouts. Mia Vafa went 3-3 at the plate with a triple, two doubles, and five runs driven in. The end result was a stunning 15-7 victory over the larger Lady Hornet squad. 


On Tuesday, April 15 the Lady Warriors travelled to Carrollton to take on Prince of Peace. The Lady Eagles took advantage of a few unlucky Lakehill errors and used some aggressive base-running to secure a 12-6 win. 


The Middle School Baseball team defeated Akiba 20-4 on Aplril 10. Joseph Cavuoti debuted as Lakehill's newest pitcher. He struck out six batters in four innings of work. Toni Perez-Stark led with four RBIs, and every Lakehill batter had a hit in the game. Lakehill scored another victory on April 15, defeating Fairhill 18-5. The Warriors claimed their second in-the-park home-run of the season when Gerard Franklin hit the ball deep into left field and beat the throw at home for the score. Jackson Huff performed well in his first time on the mound for Lakehill, facing five batters and striking out the last one to end the game. 

This Week at the ESC

The fourth grade enjoyed their ESCape to Nature Day at the ESC this week. It was a full house with many excited kids and enthusiastic parents. Everyone ate lunch in the Great Hall and then proceeded out to feed the hungry fish.


Kindergarten came for their last visit for the year. They used the app Moose and Zebra Africa, which is a magazine for children. They colored, counted, made decisions, and did mazes on the app that used animals as the subjects of all the activities. After lunch, the classes played outside and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather.

See more pictures from the ESC.

finger with stringWhat's Happening?   
April 18 - 21
School Holiday 
Enjoy your break!
April 22
Headmaster's Reception for Top Donors
April 25
MS/US Choir Concert 
7:00 p.m. 
April 25
Birthday Book Club 
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.  
April 25 and 26
Earth Day Dallas
See Ms. Ekstrom to volunteer! 
May 16
Middle School Musical: Aladdin, Jr.
7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
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. 

Lakehill Summer Camps 2014
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