Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 19
January 25, 2018
Students Perform Shakespeare's Monologues
Members of Lakehill's Shakespeare and Friends Club competed in the school's third English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition on January 24. Seniors Reese Brown and Warren Lester, junior Justin Reed, sophomores Elizabeth Blanchard and Jonah Shaw, and freshmen Asher Chamoy and Keegan Clendenin, each performed a 20-line monologue from a Shakespeare play to judges Julie Riggs and Mark Guerra.

Brown took first place, impressing the judges with her performance of Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra. Second place went to Shaw who performed Enobarbus, also from  Antony and Cleopatra, and will serve as the alternate. Chamoy finished third, performing Claudio from Measure for Measure.

The ESU National Shakespeare Competition is a performance-based education program in which high school students nationwide read, analyze, perform, and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets. Approximately 2,500 teachers and 20,000 students in nearly 60 ESU Branch communities participate each year. 

Lakehill's competitors worked throughout the first semester during Shakespeare and Friends, an Upper School club sponsored by Elizabeth Schmitt. "Every year, as I coach the students through their speeches, I enjoy watching the process of them go from just saying the words, to understanding them, to embodying the characters they are portraying. The pieces chosen this year challenged them which allowed me to utilize techniques to guide them that I learned at the Folger Shakespeare Library workshop I attended in the fall." 

"I am passionate about Shakespeare, and I love spending time with my friends. Shakespeare Club brings both of these things together," explained Brown. "It truly is an honor to be able to represent my peers, and to have been able to perform alongside them for our classmates and teachers."

Brown will represent Lakehill at the local ESU Dallas Branch Competition on February 24, at Highland Park High School. In addition to her monologue, she will also memorize and recite one of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets. 

The local winner will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to New York City (underwritten by the Dallas Branch of the English Speaking Union) for the National Competition, held at Lincoln Center. National Competition prizes include a scholarship to study acting in England, Shakespeare's homeland. 

Chemical Reactions
Students in Jeremy Holman's Honors Chemistry class wrapped up their 10-day paint-making project this week. Students were given the challenge to research chemical reactions to produce vibrant pigments that could be mixed with various binding agents to create many different colors of paint.

The project tied together many aspects of chemistry: how chemicals are named, how to balance chemical reactions, how to calculate molar mass of compounds, and how to determine the proper ratio (by mass) of the chemicals needed for their reactions.

Students applied what they learned about the insolubility of certain chemicals in water and experienced first-hand the effects that altering the temperature and pH of some substances can have on its color and solubility.

These highly motivated and independent students worked in groups, producing a single piece of artwork that included the pigments each member of the group made, and a poster or slideshow demonstrating the process used to create their paints. In addition to teamwork and careful planning, students applied all of the technical skills they learned during the first semester of laboratory experiments to successfully perform the chemical reaction, extract, dry, and grind the pigments, and mix them with various binding agents.

As part of their research plan, students learned the history of their pigments as well, which included many fascinating facts. For example, one of the pigments students made was commonly used to make hieroglyphics in Egypt. Another was used in making the famed Mauritian postage stamps in England, some of which have been auctioned at one million British pounds. Many of the pigments created were commonly used in famous masterpieces throughout medieval and modern Europe, while a few have a history of use dating back to ancient Greece and Rome.

This project is a great example of the fun, challenging, and interdisciplinary curriculum offered at Lakehill.

Ways to Earn Money for Lakehill that Really Add Up
The following fundraising opportunities may seem small, but they really add up, allowing Lakehill to purchase much needed items for the school.

Box Tops for Education
The Spring Box Tops Collection deadline is February 23. Bring in those box tops and help raise money for our school. The group that collects the most box tops will earn a class party!

We encourage Middle School and Upper School to join in on this fundraising opportunity. Please leave your boxtops at the front desk.

Amazon Smile
Did you know that you can earn money for our school every time you shop on Amazon? Just connect Lakehill Preparatory School to your Amazon account through Amazon Smile and a small percentage will be donated to the school. 

Kroger Rewards
Kroger shoppers can earn money for Lakehill by connecting their Rewards account to our school. Kroger will donate a small percentage to Lakehill.
Auction Update
Join us at the 2018 Auction Gala, Monte Carlo by Moonlight , on Saturday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. on the 42nd floor of the Tower at Cityplace.

Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event are on sale now! Tickets are $125 and include dinner, drinks, dessert, and fun!

Visit for more details and the link to purchase tickets.
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: Arthur Hu
Arthur Hu has been part of the Lakehill family since his freshman year. He has participated in choir and musical theater. He is also a member of National Honor Society and the International Student Organization.

Arthur's favorite classes at Lakehill have been Chemistry, American History, and American Literature. Mr. Jones inspired Arthur during American Literature to think poetically.

Arthur’s favorite Lakehill memory would be the one snowy day he experienced in the middle of classes during his freshman year. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music.

Arthur hopes to attend the University of California at San Diego. He plans to study Philosophy and either Chemistry or Biology. He has not yet decided on any final career plans.

His advice to young Warriors is “Never be afraid to ask” because “There is no such thing as a stupid question.” 

By Prahlad Pant, eighth grade
Sports Snippets


Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated Cristo Rey January 19, 55–21. The Warriors were led in scoring by Krista Carlson with 23 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and six steals. Hayden Yoss contributed 13 points with two rebounds and three steals. Tyler McCall added five points and three steals. Lynley Waggoner scored seven points and had 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and four steals. Zuri Williams came off the bench, picking up nine rebounds and playing solid defense. 

"From opening tip-off to the final buzzer, this was the most complete game the girls have played all season," said head coach Rob Vaughn.

On January 23, the Lady Warriors traveled to Dallas Lutheran for another district match-up. Lakehill kept the game close until the fourth quarter when they were down by 11 points and outscored the Lions 16–8 in a furious come back that almost resulted in a last-second victory. 

Carlson scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter to lead the come back. The Lady Warriors had big rebounding numbers in this game: Waggoner with 16, Alanna Stern, 15, and Ryan Douglas, 12. Stern also added nine points and hit two three-point shots in the second half. 

The Warriors travel to Irving The Highlands for a 1:30 p.m. game on January 27.  

Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost a hard-fought district game on Tuesday, 41-28, to Dallas Lutheran. The Warriors had a halftime lead and were within two points after the third quarter but were unable to hang on. The Warriors were led in scoring by freshman Nathan Lewis with eight points.

The Warriors are at Irving The Highlands School on January 27, with the JV starting 3:00 p.m. and Varsity at 4:30 p.m. The team follows with three home games, taking on Rockwall Heritage on January 29, Yavneh on January 30, and Covenant on February 2.

Middle School Boys (IAA) Basketball
The Middle School IAA Boys Basketball team extended its IAA League record to 11-0 with 41-19 win over Parish last Thursday night at Lakehill. The boys were led in scoring by Mitchell Crow and Alex Dondis who had nine point each. The boys won a non-league game on Tuesday night, defeating rival Dallas Lutheran, 43-18. The team plays its final league on Thursday at Zion, before the league playoffs begin next week. 

Middle School Girls (IAA) Basketball
The Middle School Girls Basketball team ended their season with two tough losses. The first came to St. John's on January 19, 20-12. The team was led by Dasha Ramey with 10 points. The girls were eliminated from playoff contention with a 31-13 loss to Garland Christian. They were again led by Ramey with 8 points. Also scoring for Lakehill was Madison Deason and Ava Cummingham . The team finished the season at 4-8. 

Middle School Boys (7th Grade) Basketball
The seventh grade boys basketball team notched a big 40-16 win over area rival Dallas Lutheran on January 23. The team was led by Arthur Cirillo with 20 points. Hayden Bauer contributed nine points, Jon Paul Maney added seven, and Noah Kohn had two.

The Warriors were in control from the tip, executing a balanced attack. They jumped out to a 20-0 lead early on and never looked back. Lakehill's stifling defense proved too much for the Lutheran team.

The team will be at home on February 2, when they take on Covenant 4:00 p.m.

What's Happening?

January 26
Early Release Day/Staff Development
Lower School students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Middle and Upper School students will be released at noon. After-care is available with a  reservation.

January 27
New Applicant Admission Testing (for the 2018-19 school year)

January 29
Spelling Bee
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in Lakehill's annual Spelling Bee. The website has daily tips, articles, and games that can increase your ability to compete. Spending a little time with it each week will improve your spelling sense and your vocabulary.  The Spelling Bee will be held January 29 at 8:45 a.m. in the Auditorium.

February 2
Freshman Visit Day, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lakehill eighth grade students and other interested applicants will spend a day attending classes and leaning more about the many opportunities in Lakehill's Upper School.
Upper School Day of Service, 8:00 a.m. - noon 
All Upper School students should meet in the Auditorium at 8:00 a.m. for the Day of Service. Jeans and a Lakehill t-shirt are appropriate dress for the day. All students are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
Students will return to campus for a pizza lunch and Pep Rally, before being dismissed for the day at 1:30 p.m.

All-School Pep Rally, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

February 9
PFC General Meeting , 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

February 15
Tribe Meetings, 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Roman Banquet (7th & 8th grade)

February 16 - 19
Winter Break (No School)

February 24 
WOO Service Project with Crossroads Community Services, 9:30 a.m. - noon 
Meet at Lakehill at 9:30 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided.

February 23
Box Tops Due!
Look for Box Tops for Education on participating products, cut them out, and turn them in to your child's teacher by February 23. The class that collects the most will earn a class party! Please bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope. All Box Tops must have a visible expiration date. 

March 3 - Save the Date!
Lakehill Benefit Auction: Midnight in Monte Carlo

Don't forget: Lakehill benefits from your purchases on AmazonSmile!

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