On February 1, Upper School students participated in Lakehill Preparatory School's eighth annual Day of Service. Each class has a designated organization to serve, so that, by the end of Upper School, they will have worked with all four groups. This year, students and faculty logged more than 500 hours of service to their community before returning to campus.
The freshman class sorted and packed thousands of diapers for Hope Supply Co., an organization dedicated to providing for the needs of homeless children in the area. Freshman Spencer Friesen thought the experience helped him to become closer to his peers and allowed the class to work together toward a common goal. "I was amazed by the impact we could make working for just a few hours," he said. Sophomores visited the Brady Center where they interacted with senior citizens, talking, playing bingo, and dancing. Sophomore Maya Ariss enjoyed hearing stories from the senior citizens, while Tristan Leach had fun dancing. "I was really surprised by their dancing skills," he said.
Juniors helped sort and box food at the North Texas Food Bank, packing six pallets with more than 5,400 pounds of food, enough for 4,500 meals, for hungry North Texas families. "I really enjoyed helping people, especially when I was able to see the impact we were able to make,” said junior Preston Bied.
Seniors joined forces with Reading Partners, to provide tutoring to students in three elementary schools in DISD. Senior Natalie Sevilla enjoyed interacting with the children she tutored. "Seeing them improve over such a short period of time was immensely rewarding.”
By Kate Langley, '19
Lakehill Preparatory School is hosting an Admission Coffee and Conversation for prospective parents on Thursday, February 21, at 8:30 a.m. The Coffee will be held at Lakehill’s newly renovated Main Campus, located at 2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, 75214. Parents of students entering kindergarten through high school are encouraged to attend. Visitors will learn more about Lakehill's award-winning programs in academics, arts, athletics, and community service, and tour the expanded facility.
RSVP for the Admission Coffee and Conversation here.
Visit the website at lakehillprep.org for more information.