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Volume 7, Issue 24February 26, 2015
Top Notch Scholar

Senior Named National Merit Finalist

Lakehill senior Rachel Drazner has been named a National Merit Finalist, an honor reserved for the nation's most academically talented students.


First named as a Semi-finalist in January from a highly competitive pool of students in Texas who were selected to apply to the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Competition in the fall, Rachel advanced to Finalist standing by meeting high academic standards and fulfilling several requirements that included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of high academic performance. Finalists are now eligible for National Merit Scholarships, which will be awarded in March. 

Create Your Perfect Summer

Register Now for Lakehill Summer Camps

After surviving Snowpocalypse, Icemageddon, and other winter adventures of 2015, many are turning their thoughts to warmer things like summer plans. 

Registration for Lakehill Summer Camps is open, and space is filling quickly. 

With 85 different camps for all age levels in every area imaginable, this is one summer you don't want to miss!

Check out the new 2015 Summer Camps Guide. Find out more about our Summer Camps programs here.


Register for Camps!

Get Your Bond On

The Lakehill Benefit Auction is This Weekend

The Diamonds are Forever 007 Lakehill Benefit Auction is this Saturday, February 28. You can still buy tickets if you haven't already! 

Don't miss your  chance to bid on some incredible and priceless items or to win diamond earrings in the Matthew Trent "Diamond Dig." 

Enjoy an amazing dinner from Knife Restaurant and Top Chef's John Tesar. And don't forget your raffle tickets with the chance to win a $5,000 tuition waiver or NorthPark Gold. 

Dining, dancing, shopping...what better way to spend your Saturday evening!

Visit the Auction website to purchase event and raffle tickets, sponsor a teacher, and check out some of the great items available.

Start planning your bids! Check out the Auction Program!
Exceptional Women

Lakehill Duo Teams Up for Round Two

Motivated by a call for original plays about exceptional women and inspired by her interest in Annie Sullivan, the teacher of Helen Keller, Lakehill teacher and playwright Julie Riggs created Round Two, a one-woman play about Sullivan. The play has been chosen as one of ten works to be presented by Rover Dramawerks as part of the 365 Women a Year project.


"It's a short play -- only 25-30 minutes. It takes place in the last hours of the life of Anne Sullivan. I wanted to give her a forum for some of her unfinished business, to be able to defend herself against some of the criticism leveled against her in her lifetime," said Riggs. "The play is inspirational -- because that's how I am."


Round Two is being directed by former Lakehill drama teacher Elizabeth Schmitt. "It is exciting and a bit terrifying to be the first person to stage this play," said Schmitt. "Julie has been my friend and colleague for nearly 14 years. I am honored that she has entrusted me with bringing her words to life. I hope that it will inspire people to learn about Sullivan's remarkable life."


The play stars local actress Natalia Borja. Round Two will be performed in conjunction with 100 Injustices by Susan Long Haga and One Night in the Garden by Carol M. Rice on Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m.


365 Women A Year involves playwrights from around the world who want to get more plays written about women.


Tickets for the 365 Women A Year Festival are $12 for a single time block performance and $30 for a festival pass, and may be ordered online.
Rover's theater venue is in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. 

Road Trips

Middle School Heads Off on Adventure Week

Middle School students hit the road on Monday morning for their much anticipated Adventure Week Trips. 


All four groups will meet in the parking lot at Lakehill at 6:45 a.m. to load the buses and be ready for a 7:00 a.m. departure.


Fifth grade is off to Mo Ranch for a leadership and science adventure, while sixth grade heads south to begin their Tour of Texas. Seventh grade will get up close with science and ancient civilizations on their trip to Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon, while eighth graders will follow the trail of the Civil War and the Civil Right Movement to Memphis.


Follow the adventures of our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students on their Adventure Week Blogs.

Critical Moment

Fourth Grade Presents Mini Musical

To coincide with their study of American history, Lakehill's fourth grade students brought history to life as they performed the mini-musical, Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Carmino Ravosa on February 20 for Lower School students and parents.  

The story focuses on the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the trials and tribulations of the delegates as they worked to create an ordered system of government.

The cast featured the fourth grade students as delegates to the Convention, and included Maddie Muller as George Washington, Angus Gilbreath as James Madison, Ethan Gaertner as Alexander Hamilton, and Anna Knickel as Benjamin Franklin. Soloists included Arthur Cirillo, Taylor Gardsbane, Noah Kohn, Van Alex Ramey, Hayden Bauer, Megan Blomquist, and Katie Rich. The students were under the direction of Linda Booth. 


See more pictures.

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: Dana Maynard

Dana Maynard has attended Lakehill Preparatory School since kindergarten. Her favorite class is English, and she is an avid reader. She has participated in Choir, Musical Theater, and Broadcast Production.


Dana plans to major and work in journalism or communications. She has been accepted by Belmont University, Eckerd College, St. Edwards University, and Austin College.


She idolizes her mother and musician Demi Lovato. Dana's favorite music genre is pop, and she loves listening to One Direction, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Taylor Swift. Lakehill students have been treated to her feature "In My Opinion" on the video announcements for the past two years.


When she's not reading or listening to music, she enjoys going on the internet or playing with her cat. An avid animal lover, Dana enjoys volunteering with animal groups.


Dana says that she will most miss the family-like feeling at Lakehill when she graduates.  

 By Laura Wildman, eighth grade

Sports Snippets
Girls Varsity Basketball  
The Lady Warriors are in the Basketball State Playoffs and everyone has basketball fever!

The Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated Texas Christian Academy 57-42 on February 20. Sam Caldwell led the team with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Charity Abengowe added 16 points and 11 steals.

The Lady Warriors now advance to the second round of playoffs, taking on Wichita Falls Notre Dame at Bishop Lynch High School on February 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Come out and support your Lady Warriors. Let's pack the stands!
What's Happening?
finger with string
February 26

Drama Club Performance

Auditorium, 3:45 p.m. 


February 27
Regular School Day - No Early Release

February 28
Lakehill Benefit Auction
Tickets for the 2015 Benefit Auction are on now on sale! Go to the auction website to buy your tickets. 

The Spring Auction Benefit and Gala, Diamonds are Forever 007, is on Saturday, February 28, at the Highland Dallas Hotel. The event will feature casino tables, silent and live auctions, food from the renown Knife restaurant, and the chance to dance the night away again with DJ SoulJAH. 

March 2 - 5
Middle School Adventure Week

March 6
Middle School Holiday 

March 6
Kindergarten and First Grade Pajama Party
Gym, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Get a spot at the Auction! 

March 7
Second Grade Party
Gym, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Get a spot at the Auction!

March 20
4th Grade Party
Gym, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Get a spot at the Auction!

March 21
3rd Grade Movie Night
Commons, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Get a spot at the Auction!

April 25
Football, Food, and Friends Party for 2nd-6th grades
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Get a spot at the Auction!

March 9 - 13
Spring Break 
Enjoy the break!

March 16 - 27
Ninth Grade Diaper Drive for Vogel Alcove

March 17
Lakehill Day at Genghis Grill 

March 19 and March 21
Round Two by Julie Riggs; Directed by Elizabeth Schmitt 
Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m.

April 10 and 11
Upper School Play, 7:00 p.m. 
Design for Murder will be performed on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
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