Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 20
February 1, 2018
Spelling Bee 
Ryan Motes , Landry Poore , and Anna Knickel represented grades 5, 6, and 7 respectively on the stage. They were all who remained of nearly sixty contestants in Lakehill's spelling bee on January 29.  Motes, the only survivor of the final round, correctly spelled stasis , winning first place. Then it was a showdown for second place, with Poore correctly spelling telegenic without even asking for details about it. Knickel took third place.

Maya Patel was the last fourth grader in, while Mika Davis and WIll Gorman were the last eighth graders to remain in the competition.

Each year, students from across the country compete for the chance to represent their schools and communities in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Motes will compete in the next round in February against winners from other private schools. As runner-up, Poore will also be recognized at the event.

Julie Riggs, the sponsor of the event, commented, "This year's bee had a lot of excitement when the final group of about a dozen contestants all missed their words. That meant a reset, and they all got another chance. It was exciting and little bit confusing, too! 

"Our judge, Kaye Hauschild, helped keep things sorted out and was an invaluable help," Riggs added.

Are you a spectacular speller? Just for fun, take a look at past National Spelling Bee Champions and their winning words.
State Debate
Eight members of the Lakehill Upper School Debate team participated in the 71st Annual State Youth in Government Conference, held January 25-28, at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. More than 1,000 students participated in the conference. 
Lakehill had four teams in State Affairs Forum, representing a variety of proposals. Greg Gillman and Justin Reed advanced to the second round with their proposal on mobile device tracking rights. Also advancing were Toni Perez-Stark and Kumail Imam, whose proposal focused on later start times for secondary schools. Katie Anne Eastus and Montgomery Rotellini presented on medical care for veterans, while Lovlee Crane presented a proposal on free contraceptives for low income teens.

Ben Gillman was selected to serve on the Governor's Cabinet. He was responsible for lobbying representatives and senators in the capital chambers, trying to pass or fail bills on the Youth Governor’s agenda. He was also selected as Outstanding Club Leader. Lakehill was named Premier Delegation for the fifth consecutive year. 

Aiming for 100%
On January 17, Lakehill kicked off its 100% in 100 Days Annual Fund Campaign. Lakehill teachers and staff have already reached 100% participation in the Annual Fund – now the goal is to match their commitment with 100% parent participation.  

A donation in any amount is welcome and appreciated. When Lakehill seeks assistance from outside sources such as foundations, endowments, and corporations, parent participation rates are extremely important to our success. Every gift matters, no matter how big or small.

If you have multiple children, one donation counts for every class. Please consider what is appropriate for your family and donate to the Lakehill Annual Fund today.  

Thank you to all of the parents who have already given to the Lakehill Annual Fund this year - your contributions allow the school to do so much more for our students than would be possible based on tuition alone. Please know that the entire Lakehill community - other parents, faculty, staff and students - are grateful for your contribution.  

Make your Annual Fund donation now.
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!

Why should you attend the Lakehill Benefit Auction? Find out in the Top Ten List .

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: Jonathan Kelley
Jonathan Kelley has attended Lakehill since kindergarten. Activities he participates in are Ambassadors and the Frisbee Club, He plays Varsity Football and Baseball, and participates in Students Ambassadors and Frisbee Club. He is also a member of National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and Mu Alpha Theta. He is most proud of winning the First Team All-District award in baseball for both his sophomore and junior years of high school.

Jonathan's favorite classes have been Algebra II, AP Calculus, AP US History, and AP Human Geography. He plans to major in finance at either Texas A&M or Texas Tech. After college, he hopes to work for an investment company.

Some of Jonathan's favorite memories at Lakehill are winning the IAA championship in eighth grade for basketball, making the playoffs in both football and baseball, and Grandparents Day back in lower school. The people who have inspired him the most are his grandparents, and his parents have had the greatest impact on his life. A quote that inspires him is “Work smarter, not harder.” Jonathan's advice for young Warriors is to "always do your work and to have fun in school."

By Matthew McCall, ninth grade
Sports Snippets


Middle School Boys (IAA) Basketball
The Middle School Boys Basketball team treated the home crowd to a thrilling 51-28 victory over Winston in the first round of the IAA Playoffs on January 30. The Warriors were led in scoring by Mitchell Crow with 19 points, Alex Dondis with 10, and Brett Peacock with eight. 

"The boys set the tone early for the game, and everyone contributed to a fantastic win," said Coach Bob Yttredahl. "Alex and Mitchell really took control offensively, while Brett and Henry (Hopkins) played great defense and ran the floor for us." See pictures from the game.

The team will now face off against their toughest competition of the season when they host Dallas International in the second round of playoffs on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Varsity Girls Basketball
On January 27, the Varsity Girls Basketball lost 53-44 on the road to Irving The Highlands. The team started strong, with a 10-point lead at halftime, but could not hold on in the second half. Late in the third quarter, junior Tyler McCall had to leave the game with a knee injury and sophomore Lynley Waggoner fouled out early in the fourth quarter. The Warriors were led in scoring by freshman Krista Carlson with 26 points. Sophomore Alana Stern contributed 11. Defensively, the Warriors were led by Waggoner and sophomores Ryan Douglas and Zuri Williams in rebounds.

On January 29, Lakehill defeated Rockwall Heritage Christian at home. After trailing most of the game, Stern made back-to-back three-point shots to give the Lady Warriors the lead in the third quarter. She finished with 13 points and four rebounds. Williams contributed four points and 12 rebounds. Carlson was the leading scorer with 19 points, five rebounds, and seven steals. She made two free throws in the last five seconds to seal the game for the Warriors, giving them a 39–37 victory.

On January 30, Lakehill hosted district leader Yavneh, losing 45-29. After falling behind early, the Lady Warriors came back in the third quarter to cut the lead to nine points. Carlson again let the Warriors with 13 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Waggoner contributed four points and nine rebounds and played tough defense. Douglas also had five rebounds and two points. Williams had two points and eight rebounds.  

Next up, the Lady Warriors host Dallas Covenant on Friday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Varsity Boys Basketball
The Varsity Boys Basketball team enjoyed a huge district win on January 29, against Heritage Christian, 46-40. The team played with a lot of heart and came through when it mattered most. The Warriors were led in scoring by Gerard Franklin with 17 points. Luke Jerome contributed nine points, including a huge bucket and free throw to seal the game at the end. The Warriors were not successful on January 30, against Yavneh. Come out Friday night for another big district game against Covenant at 7:30 p.m.


Middle School Soccer
The Middle School Soccer team defeated Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) twice in a matter of days.

The Warriors won 9-7 at home on January 23. The game was close after trading goals in the first 12 minutes. Lakehill pulled away after that, scoring frequently and ending the half, 8-1. ESD scored five unanswered goals in the second half, but the Warriors were able to hold them off for the win.

Avery Owen had two goals and four assists. James McKinney added two goals and one assist, and Kayla Ristianto scored two goals. Hannah Reister, Ellis Meyer, and Ethan Gaertner also scored.

On January 29, the Warriors defeated ESD again, winning 7-2 on the road. The teams traded goals in the first 10 minutes of the game. The Warriors controlled the game for the rest of the first half, to make it 3-1. ESD had a quick goal to start the second half, but Lakehill answered immediately and dominated to the end with three more goals.

Ristianto led the team with three goals, while McKinney added two goals and two assists. Gaertner and Meyer each had a goal, and Owen had two assists.

The team will take on Covenant on the road on Thursday, February 1, at 4:30 p.m.

Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Soccer team lost 9-1 at home to a relentless Cristo Rey team on January 22. Ben Palmer scored Lakehill's only goal. Standouts for the Warriors were Justin Reed on defense and Logan Stout in midfield.

On January 23, Lakehill lost at home to The Highlands, 3-6. The Highlands scored right away, but Lakehill settled in after that, and no scores were made until just before half. Luka Varnes scored on a penalty kick, Highlands answered, and Stout stole the ball from the goalie and scored in the last minute of the first half to tie it at 2-2. Highlands took the game over in the second half, scoring four unanswered points to put the game out of reach. Palmer had a late goal to wrap up the game.

Lakehill took on Cristo Rey again, this time on the road, losing 7-2. A goal from Ben Gillman started off the scoring for Lakehill. Cristo Rey scored on a couple of breakaways and was able to score five unanswered goals in the second half. Varnes had a late goal for the Warriors.

Jason Herron-Loza and Michael Skellie did well on defense, while Varnes, Gillman, and Hamed El-Feky were strong in the midfield.

Varsity is at home on Friday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Warren Lester , Jonathan Kelley , Arjun Agrawal , and Christian Druebert will be honored at the Senior Night celebration. Sixth grader Lily Bracken will also be honored as Player of the Day.

What's Happening?

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 6
Kindergarten and First Grade Parent Coffee, 8:15 a.m.
Parents of kindergarten and first grade students are invited to join us for coffee and snacks in the Lydia and James Perry Community Room. Find out what is coming up, meet the first and second grade teachers, and get to know other parents.

February 7
Admission Coffee and Conversation, 8:30 a.m.
Prospective families are invited to find out more about a Lakehill education for their child.

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

February 10
Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

February 13
Third Grade Living Wax Museum, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

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

Roman Banquet (7th & 8th grade)

February 16 - 19
Winter Break (No School)

February 22 
Fourth Grade Mini Musical, Shh, We're Writing the Constitution , 10:30 a.m. 

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. 

February 23-25
Middle School State Debate (Austin)

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

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