Lakehill Preparatory School
The Warrior Weekly

Volume 10, Issue 29
April 12, 2018
On Their Honor
Lakehill's National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held a combined Induction Ceremony on April 5, in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. NHS President Reese Brown and NJHS President Sarah Smith plus officers assisted with the presentation. Headmaster Roger Perry offered his appreciation for the efforts members have made throughout the year, and the example they set for others.

Twenty-three new members were inducted into the Warrior Chapter of the NHS, an honor society for students in grades 10 to 12. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for the previous three semesters to be eligible for membership. The NHS Faculty Council then reviews each eligible student's application for character, service, and positive leadership.
This year's inductees are Preston Bied, Elizabeth Blanchard, Xinsheng (Nicole) Dan, Ryan Douglas, Katie Anne Eastus, Anders Ekstrom, Hamed El-Feky, Lindsey Evans, Will Grooms, Kyeser Hall, Loveth Heard, Atsuyoshi (John) Hirata, Claire Howard, Haley Lopez, Stella Palmer, William Liam Reece, Jonah Shaw, Michael Skellie, Changmao (Bill) Song, Alanna Stern, Lynley Waggoner, Ella Witherite, and Hao Zhao.
Twenty students were inducted into Lakehill's Golden Arrow Chapter of NJHS. To be considered, students must have attended Lakehill for three semesters and maintain a 3.3 GPA. Those selected must demonstrate outstanding scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.

This year's inductees include seventh-grade students Calista Byrd, Ethan Gaertner, Taylor Gardsbane, Anna Knickel, Noah Kohn, James McKinney, Avery Owen, Hannah Reister, Katherine Rich, and Aleena Wallace, and eighth-grade students Mitchell Crow, Mika Davis, Zachary Goldstein, Sean William Gorman, George Harris Jones, Cullen McCaleb, Leo Paparoni, Dasha Ramey, Sydney Rutherford, and Luke Williams.
Congratulations to these outstanding students.

See more pictures from the ceremony.
TIP Top Talent
Seven Lakehill seventh graders who elected to take the SAT or ACT as part of the Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search recently received State Recognition, with one student qualifying for Grand Recognition. 

Lakehill congratulates Ethan Gaertner, Anna Knickel, James McKinney, Hannah Reister, Katie Rich, Suhani Singh, and Hudson Welch for their outstanding achievements. All seven students received State Recognition. Additionally, Reister received Grand Recognition, the highest honor in the program. 

The Duke University Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented seventh graders based on their standardized test scores. Candidates are then invited to complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. The goal is to provide them with information about their abilities while introducing them to a network of services and enrichment programs.  

These seven Lakehill students will be honored on May 17 at a Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) State Recognition Ceremony at the University of North Texas. They have also been invited to participate in a Duke TIP Summer Program. Reister has also been invited to a Grand Recognition ceremony on May 21 at the Duke University campus.
A Night of Honor
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), Science National Honor Society, and International Thespian Society, five of Lakehill's student honor societies, held their induction ceremonies on April 10, in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. These groups welcomed 71 inductees into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty sponsors Cristy McCarty, Kristin Rutherford, Joan Mayo, Justin Solonick, Jeremy Holman, and Mark Guerra.

Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a "B" average or better in all math classes. Spanish honorees must complete at least three years of the language and maintain an average of 3.5 or higher. Rho Kappa honorees must have completed four semesters of Social Studies, and maintain a 3.0 overall and a 3.5 in all high school Social Studies classes. 

Membership in the Science National Honor Society is awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.0 in all coursework, have taken or are enrolled in at least one Honors or AP Science class (juniors) or one Honors course and one AP course, or two AP courses (seniors), and maintain a 3.5 average in all science courses. Members inducted into the International Thespian Society have completed at least 100 hours of high school theater experience, either on stage or behind the scenes. Members of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation.  

Mu Alpha Theta honorees were seniors Reese Brown and Lauren Bush, and juniors
Connor Alexander, Julia Bartholow, Eli Buxt, Yangzi (Joanna) Chen, Xinsheng (Nicole) Dan, Benjamin Gillman, Gregory Gillman, Gary Hou, Atsuyoshi (John) Hirata, Kumail Imam, Kathryn Langley, Tyler McCall, Benjamin Palmer, Justin Reed, Montgomery Rotellini, Changmao (Bill) Song, and Hao Zhao.

This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were seniors Steven Murff, Antoni Perez-Stark, and Dayton Steinbach

Rho Kappa inductees were Connor Alexander, Julia Bartholow, Kathleen Benedict, Reese Brown, Yangzi (Joanna) Chen, Xinsheng (Nicole) Dan, Gregory Gillman, Will Grooms, Warren Lester, Kyeser Hall, Antoni Perez-Stark, Pingyun Liu, Benjamin Palmer, Liam Reece, Changmao (Bill) Song, Vanya Suchen, Andre Luka Varnes, Chenhang (Regan) Yuan, Hao Zhao, and Mingyue (Judy) Zhu.

The newly-inducted members of the Science National Honor Society are senior Arthur Hu, and juniors
Connor Alexander, Eli Buxt, Yangzi (Joanna) Chen, Xinsheng (Nicole) Dan, Benjamin Gillman, Gregory Gillman, Gary Hou, Kumail Imam, Kathryn Langley, Pingyun Liu, Tyler McCall, Benjamin Palmer, Justin Reed, Changmao (Bill) Song, and Hao Zhou.

Inductees to the International Thespian Society were Jake Aron, Julia Bartholow, Lauren Bush, Kathleen Benedict, Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, Lovlee Crane, Lindsey Evans, Tyler McCall, Douglas McKenzie, Jourdyn Owens, Justin Reed, and Logan Stout.

Lakehill Hosts Annual Kite Day for Bayles Elementary
Braving unseasonably cold temperatures, Mr. Perry, Ms. Hauschild, and Lakehill volunteers welcomed students from Bayles Elementary and their families for the annual Kite Day celebration on April 7.

The fields at Lakehill's Roger L. Perry Campus provided the perfect location, as an old-school pastime became a new favorite for those who attended. Volunteers handed out kites and offered guidance to novice kite fliers and their families. The Lion's Club fired up the grill to serve a hot dog lunch to all who attended. The grill also provided welcome relief from the cold, and a place to warm up from the chilling winds. Despite the dropping temperatures, the children's spirits soared as high as the kites they were flying.
See more pictures from Kite Day.
Paws for Books: Scholastic Book Fair Set for April 23-26 
Replenish your bookshelves for summer reading at Lakehill's Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held April 23-26, in the Upper Library and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Enjoy fun surprises every day!

The Book Fair Committee welcomes any parents who would like to volunteer. Sign up here.

A special preview for teachers will be held on Friday, April 20, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Find out more about exciting daily events.
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: Chenhand (Regan) Yuan              
Chenhang (Regan) Yuan has attended Lakehill for four years. He has participated in basketball, tennis, and golf class. He is a member of the International Club and French Club. He also was a part of the musical theater production of Bye Bye Birdie . His favorite memories at Lakehill include playing basketball, International Club events, and cleaning up graffiti with the Warrior Outreach Organization (WOO).

Regan enjoys volunteering, and has participated in several WOO service projects, including the Shoreline Spruce-Up and Graffiti Abatement projects. He also loves traveling, eating in new restaurants, and gaming.

Regan has applied to Purdue University, Boston University, Ohio State University, New York University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Miami University (Ohio), Pennsylvania State University, and Southern Methodist University. He plans to study engineering while in college, but is undecided on a career path.

His mother has had the greatest impact on his life and inspires him the most. He has learned a great deal about American culture from attending Lakehill.

By Alex Dondis , eighth grade
Sports Snippets

Varsity Softball
The Lady Warriors traveled to Rockwall Heritage on April 6. The team jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but Rockwall came back and scored five runs over the next three innings. The game was halted with Rockwall leading 5-4 in the bottom of the third due to storms. The game will be completed at a later date.

On April 9, the Lady Warriors hosted Dallas First Baptist. It was an exciting game from start to finish. The Lady Warriors prevailed with a 20-16 win. Macy Ellis pitched a complete game.

Katie Anne Eastus was recognized for having a double and a triple. These hits provided some timely RBIs.

The team is now 2-1 in District play. The team next takes on Texoma Christian at home on April 14, at 4:00 p.m.

See more softball photos.

Varsity Baseball
Toni Perez-Stark threw 3 2-3 effective innings and drilled a single,  Gerard Franklin ripped a double, and  Nathan Lewis threw 1 1-3 perfect innings of relief in a rain-shortened 5-0 loss to district favorite Covenant. The Warriors return to action on April 14, at home against Dallas Lutheran.

Middle School Baseball
The Middle School Baseball team tied First Baptist Academy on April 10, 6-6. Lakehill had a 4-0 lead, but could not hang on. Down by one run in the last inning, Cullen McCaleb got on base, stole second and third, and scored the tying run on a passed ball. Spencer Neill did a great job as pitcher. The Warriors were led in hitting by Mitchell Crow who went two for two with a double, one RBI, and two runs scored. The Warriors will play again on April 12, at home against the Shelton Chargers.
Varsity Track and Field
The Varsity Track and Field team competed at the Nolan Catholic High School Invitational. They came ready to run, and almost every athlete achieved a personal best.

The girls' team saw many top five places, including Jourdyn Owens and Lynley Waggoner who placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 200m dash. The girls 4x100m team also brought home gold in their relay. (Owens, Hayden Yoss , Waggoner, and Alanna Stern

On the boys' side, the Warriors relay teams looked strong. The team brought home a third place finish in the 4x100m relay, and a second place finish in the 4x200m relay ( Jonah Shaw , Luka Varnes , Avery Meiteen , and Ryan Henry  for both relays). Individually, the boys' team saw a second place finish from Meiteen in the Long Jump.

Those not participating in the ISAS arts festival will be competing on April 13, at the Tom Landry Invitational at Trinity Christian in Addison.
Spring Into Summer
Summer is a lot closer than you might think - especially when it comes to signing your kids up for summer camps! 

Registration for Lakehill Summer Camps is open, and space is filling quickly. Nearly 900 registrations have already been received!

With 84 different camps for all grade levels in every area imaginable, this is one summer you don't want to miss!

Check out the new  2018 Summer Camps Guide.

Find out more about our Summer Camps programs.
Serving Others:
Community Service Opportunities  
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Carter Blood Drive, sponsored by the National Honor Society (NHS).The 25 pints of blood collected will help up to 75 patients.

Volunteer During Lakehill Summer Camps
Middle and Upper School students who are interested in serving as an intern for Lakehill Summer Camps should see Ms. Ekstrom to sign up. This is a great way to have fun, help younger students, and get a head start on service hours for next year!

Volunteer at EarthX
Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22
EarthX, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lakehill students of all ages and families are invited to help with the Lakehill booth at EarthX (formerly Earth Day Texas). Students and families are invited to sign up to volunteer on Sunday here
What's Happening?

April 12-14
ISAS Arts Festival (Dallas, Hockaday) 

April 13 
Upper School Holiday
There is no school for Upper School students who are not attending ISAS.

5th and Sixth Grade Game Night, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

April 14 
White Rock Spring Games

April 16-19
3rd and 4th Grade ERB Testing 

April 20, 23, 24, 26
1st and 2nd Grade ERB Testing 

April 21
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake,10:00 a.m. - noon
All members should plan to attend. Contact Ms. Blanchette or Ms. Callens for more information.

WOO Service Project at Voice of Hope,10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Transportation provided.

April 24
Lower School Spring Fling and Art Show, 6:30 p.m.
Join Lower School students for an exciting evening of art and song.

April 27 
School Holiday 

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