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Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Société Honoraire de Français (French), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), Science National Honor Society, National Honor Society, and National Junior Honor Society. Lakehill's student honor societies held their induction ceremonies on April 24 in Lakehill's Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Auditorium. These groups welcomed 60 inductees into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty members Bradley Neyland, Joan Mayo, Julie Murugen, Kristin Rutherford, Cristi McCarty, Zelie Jeanvoine, Kevin Cobb, Jeremy Holman, and Richard Jaggers along with administration members Ms. Patti Frullo and Mr. Art Hall.
 
Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.5 average or better in all math classes. Spanish and French 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, maintain a 3.0 overall G.P.A. 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 Advanced AP Science class (juniors) or one advanced course and one AP course or two AP courses (seniors), and maintain a 3.5 average in all science courses. 
 
Members of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation. 
 
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics) honorees were Millie Castoldi, Indi Esneault, Harris Jones, Anna Knickel, Ellis Meyer, Avery Owen, Hannah Reister, Katie Rich, Kayla Ristianto, Sam Rosen, Kat Seale, Ashton Sharifi, Paris West, Brook’Lynn Williams, and Luke Williams.
 
This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were Ashton Abbott-Sharifi, James Freeman, Megan Gillman, Zak Goldstein, Leo Paparoni, Sydney Rutherford, and Kat Seale.
 
Rho Kappa (Social Studies) inductees were Millie Castoldi, Indi Esneault, Marcus Gadsden, Henry Hopkins, Emory Johnston, Anna Knickel, Ellis Meyer, Avery Owen, Hannah Reister, Katie Rich, Kayla Ristianto, Sam Rosen, Kat Seale, Ma’Ki Shaw, and Paris West.
 
The Science National Honor Society inductees were Millie Castoldi, Madison Deason, Indi Esneault, Anna Knickel, Ellis Meyer, Avery Owen, Hannah Reister, Katie Rich, Kayla Ristianto, Sam Rosen, Kat Seale, and Paris West.
 
Société Honoraire de Français (French) inductees were Harris Jones, Cullen McCaleb, Spencer Neill, and Laurel Way.
 
The National Junior Honor Society inductees were Anniston Barrett, Mallory Booth, Connor Byrd, Shelby Chretien, Preston Corder, Adrian Chytil, Caroline Crum, Karly Davis, Rygel Farr, Lily Greenwood, Mary Greenwood, Aneruddh Kannan, Abram Knight, Gracie Rabon, Dalia Ranen, Eli Ranen, Maya Scheinrock, Blakely Scruggs, Shelby Shook, Kegan Thompson, and Kalen White.
 
 
National Honor Society inductees were Henry Hopkins, Graysen Walker, Paris West, Taylor Allen, Reese Armentrout, Addie Ashford, Rory Bailey, Bella Bassman, Nick Blanchard, Aslan Campbell, Parker Crist, Sophia DeMarco, Lobna El-Feky, Sarah Ganson, Riya Jasti, Olivia Johnston, Sam Kane, Isabel Ketterson, Taylor Lewis, Nicholas Meadows, Brayden Neill, Bella Pumpelly, Maddie Reister, Leyton Scruggs, Jade Stephens, Willow Turkyilmaz, Kishan Vallabh, and Jack Widhalm.

 

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Last year, Lakehill student Mitchell Crow was at Target stocking up on supplies ahead of the February winter storm that brought snow, ice, and widespread power outages across North Texas. He saw a homeless shelter near the store and that is when he began collecting money and supplies to donate to the shelter.
 
This year, Mitchell and fellow senior Cullen McCaleb were at it again. Collectively, Mitchell and Cullen posted on Snapchat and Instagram that they were collecting money and supplies to donate to the Austin Street Center prior to this year’s winter storm. Overall, they collected over $1,500 via Snapchat and Instagram. Mitchell and Cullen spent every penny and bought goods and dropped them off prior to the storm mid-February. 
 
With true Warrior hearts, a special thanks to Mitchell and Cullen for continuing to make Lakehill proud.
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On February 26, Lakehill Preparatory School's Robotics team headed out to the FIRST North Texas Regionals Competition at Woodrow Wilson High School.
 
The Lakehill Bionicles and their robot, Lewa, placed 8th among the 40 teams participating in the Regionals Competition, winning 3 out of the 5 matches they competed in and taking in over 852 points. In each match, the team was randomly paired with an alliance partner to compete against two other teams. Lewa had to complete tasks such as autonomous movement, intaking, moving game pieces, and driving over difficult terrain.
 
The whole competition was a team effort. Throughout the day, team members drove the robot, helped other teams, adjusted code, made alliances with other teams, fixed robot parts that broke, and spoke to judges about their experience in FIRST.
 
During the awards ceremony at the end of the competition, the team won 3rd place in the Innovate Award, awarded for teams who use their creativity and ingenuity to think outside the box. Winning 3rd place Innovate was a huge milestone for the team because this is the first time the team has received the Innovate award at the Regionals Competition.
 
Thank you to all of the teachers, mentors, sponsors, and outreach partners for helping this amazing season go successfully and smoothly!
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For members of the Lakehill family, serving the community is not only a part of our mission, but it is who we are. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world around us, yet the answer is even more clear: Continue to give back to the Dallas community. 
 
For the 13th year in a row, Lakehill students Emory Johnston and Ethan Westerberg delivered Meals on Wheels to the Dallas community on MLK day. “Ethan and I look forward to this day every year,” said Emory. “We have done this with our families every year since I can remember, and it is always a fun day serving the community.”
 
This year, Ethan, Emory, and their families did things slightly different. They ordered chicken fingers, collard greens, and mac and cheese, Martin Luther King, Jr’s favorite foods so that an additional meal would be provided. On top of the meal, they tied a note and ribbon in celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
 
“We love to serve our community, but it has become so much more,” said Ethan. “It is tradition!” Ethan and Emory laughed and shared stories for a few minutes on Wednesday afternoon. “One year we knocked on a door and discovered that a lady was celebrating her 100th birthday! They invited us inside, and we sang happy birthday and took photos with her.”
 
Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Dr. King was an influential civil rights leader known for serving his community. Thanks, Emory, Ethan, and all our Warriors who honor Dr. King by serving the Dallas community throughout the year.
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Lakehill students welcomed more than 100 seniors citizens from all over the Dallas area to the annual Holiday Luncheon on December 10. Each Upper School student played a large role in ensuring this event took place for our guests.
 
Throughout the drive-thru, guests received a framed photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a stocking filled with small gifts made by Middle School Community Connections Club members, and a pre-packaged holiday meal.
 
Triste Vasquez-White, Program Director of the Foster Grandparent program wanted to share a message of gratitude to Lakehill students: "Thank you so much (again!) for including us in this event. We are always so impressed by the hard work, dedication, and kindness of your students."
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On December 4, Lakehill Preparatory School's Robotics team made its debut at the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier at Marcus High School. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. The Lakehill Bionicles and their robot, Lewa, placed 16th among the 22 scheduled participants from across North Texas.
 
The Lakehill Bionicles won 2 out of the 6 matches they competed in. In each match, the team was randomly paired with an alliance partner to compete against two other teams. Lewa had to complete tasks such as autonomous movement, intaking, moving game pieces, and driving over difficult terrain. 
 
The whole competition was a team effort. Throughout the day, team members drove the robot, helped other teams, adjusted code, made alliances with other teams, fixed robot parts that broke, and spoke to judges about their experience in FIRST. 
 
During the awards ceremony at the end of the competition, the team won 2nd place in the Think Award, which is an award for the application of science and math principles in the building/design of the robot. Lakehill Bionicles won 1st place in the Control Award, an award for the usage of sensors and programming ingenuity, and also won 2nd place in the Inspire Award. The Inspire Award is the overall award for the competition - strong field performance, design, programming, outreach/business programs, and judging. Due to the Inspire Award, the Lakehill Bionicles have qualified for the Regional Competition!
 
The team can’t wait to compete in the next competition on January 29 as well as the regional competition on February 26.  Thank you to all of the teachers, mentors, sponsors, and outreach partners for helping this competition go successfully and smoothly. 
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The Head of School, Art Hall, of Lakehill Preparatory School announced last week that Blake Perry has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the Head of School to this scholastically talented senior.
 
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
 
"Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
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Jhoana Cayme-Mosley, athletic coordinator and physical education teacher, has been appointed as Athletic Director for Lakehill Preparatory School beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. Coach Cayme-Mosley has been coaching at Lakehill since 2007 and in 2009 she joined the faculty full time as a teacher and coach. 
 
“It is my honor and privilege to name Jhoana Athletic Director of Lakehill,” said outgoing Athletic Director Bob Yttredahl. “Since joining the Warrior family fifteen years ago, she has been a huge asset to our campus.”
 
Bob Yttredahl is going into his 16th year at Lakehill and will continue to focus on his role as Head of Upper School. Mr. Yttredahl will stay connected with athletics this school year to help guide Jhoana through this transition.
 
“I am so excited to serve the students of Lakehill in a different capacity and I feel honored to lead a department of coaches that have such passion for their sport,” said Coach Cayme-Mosley. “It is an exciting time for Warrior Athletics and it is going to be a great year!”
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So excited was 2017 Lakehill alumnus Claire Crow that she bolted from her room and raced across campus to tell her mentors the great news: she had been one of only three out of over 550 applicants accepted to the PhD in English program at Yale University. Not finding her Medieval Studies mentor Stephanie Batkie in her office, she rushed without knocking into the office of her Victorian Studies mentor Maha Jafri and exclaimed, “I got in!” She and Dr. Jafri began literally jumping up and down for joy, and it was only when they hugged that Dr. Jafri realized she hadn’t had time to put on her mask. 
 
The year of Covid has been quite the journey for the Lakehill graduate. It began at the University of Oxford, where Claire was embarking on her studies as a fellow of Keble College, having been selected to attend through the Middlebury-CRMS Oxford Humanities program. Claire was forewarned not to yield early to the temptation to take trips across the Channel to other European countries, as she might fall behind in her studies. So Claire buckled down and worked hard with her tutors, studying Women and Literature and Medieval Philosophy, until March 10th, when she was informed she would have to return to the United States because of the pandemic. Claire was forced, like so many of us this past year, to work long-distance, but she powered through and completed her Oxford studies with distinction. Her Women and Literature tutor, Hannah Ryley, encouraged Claire to explore treatments of race and proto colonialism as well as women in medieval literature, and from this Claire found the subject she will explore at Yale. Because she so clearly defined her passion to its English department, Yale also appointed her to represent the English department in its Center for Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Studies, wherein she will be able to fund research projects and campus visits from distinguished scholars from around the world.
 
Claire never got to go to the European cities she really wanted to visit while in England, but her devotion to her passion has her poised to become a top scholar in her field. Being one, she will surely be able to travel the world when it opens again. Claire encourages Lakehill students to be fearless: "Do not allow hard work to scare you and never be afraid to seek the help you need." With mentors stretching from Dallas to Tennessee to England, Claire is proof that such an approach can take you wherever you want to go.
 
written by: Tim Hagood, Lakehill Upper School English Teacher
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Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics), Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish), Société Honoraire de Français (French), Rho Kappa (Social Studies), Science National Honor Society, National Honor Society, and National Junior Honor Society, Lakehill's student honor societies, held their induction ceremonies on April 24, in Lakehill's Charles Wyly Auditorium. These groups welcomed 60 inductees into their illustrious ranks. The ceremony was led by faculty members Bradley Neyland, Mitch Musselman, Michael Jones, Joan Mayo, Kristin Rutherford, and Justin Solonick along with administration members Ms. Patti Frullo and Mr. Roger L Perry.
 
Membership in Mu Alpha Theta at Lakehill is reserved for juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.5 average or better in all math classes. Spanish and French 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, maintain a 3.5 overall G.P.A. 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 3.5 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 of these highly regarded organizations wear honor cords at graduation. 
 
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics) honorees were Sumner Born, James Freeman, Sophia Ganson, Megan Gillman, Zak Goldstein, Page Howland, Jaden Lambert, William Leake, Harrison Linder, Max Link, Cullen McCaleb, Spencer Neill, Leo Paparoni, Blake Perry, Sydney Rutherford, Abby Saldivar, Georgina Stephens, Laurel Way, Raymond Xiao, and Hayden Yoss.
 
This year's Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica inductees were Cade Armstrong, Emerson Danamraj, Sophia Ganson, Nathan Lewis, Matthew McCall, Ender Trout, and Raymond Xiao.
 
Rho Kappa (Social Studies) inductees were Maya Ariss, Josh Aron, Ashton Abbott-Sharifi, Sumner Born, Landon Burt, Mitchell Crow, Madison Deason, James Freeman, Megan Gillman, Will Gorman, 
Harrison Linder, Cullen McCaleb, Spencer Neill, Leo Paparoni, Blake Perry, Sydney Rutherford, Abby Saldivar, Johnny Tiernan, Graysen Walker, Laurel Way, Brooklyn Williams, and Luke WIlliams.
 
The Science National Honor Society inductees were Sumner Born, Megan Gillman, Page Howland, Cullen McCaleb, Spencer Neill, Leo Paparoni, Blake Perry, Sydney Rutherford, Georgina Stephens, and Laurel Way.
 
Société Honoraire de Français (French) inductees were Asher Chamoy, Keegan Clendenin, William Leake, Kathryn Mahan, Sarah Smith, and Georgina Stephens.
 
The National Junior Honor Society inductees were Emma Bassman, Clio Byrd, Rowan Clendenin, Max Crist, Emily Deason, Cece Degeyter, Jason Dickerson, Delilah Dinaburg, Taylor Donahue, Elisa Haden, Gray Henegar, Ian Johnston, Madeline Jones, Leonie Khan, Andrew Knipp, Noah Kurian, Miyu Nagamo, Evan-Claire New, Mason Pedroza, Grafton Robinson, Saul Rosen, Sierra Salazar, Luke Widhalm, and RJ Yttredahl.
 
National Honor Society inductees were Ashton Abbott-Sharifi, Maya Ariss, Millie Castoldi, Mitchell Crow, Madison Deason, Anna Knickel, Ellis Meyer, Avery Owen, Hannah Reister, Katie Rich, Kayla Ristianto, Samuel Rosen, Kat Seale, Ma’Ki Shaw, and Hayden Yoss.