Lakeside Spotlight -- Good News
VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN
Lakeside High School is proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2018:
Valedictorian: Neha Sehgal
Salutatorians: Adrina Bradley
Congratulations Neha and Adrina! Go Vikings!
2018 GEORGIA SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Lakeside High School is pleased to announce the following Seniors who have been recognized as 2018 Georgia Scholars by State School Superintendent Richard Woods:
- Amanda McAuley
- Jake Tubesing
Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma. Congratulations Amanda and Jake! Way to go Vikings!
Senior Miles Miccichi has been recruited to play football with the University of Georgia beginning this summer. Miles joins the #1 recruiting class in the nation and attended G-Day, the University of Georgia's annual Red v. Black Spring Game Day, along with Coach Cam and his family. Congratulations Miles! Go Vikings!
GEORGIA GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM
Congratulations to the following students for their acceptance into the prestigious Georgia Governor's Honors Program for summer 2018!
Julienne de Vastey - Language Arts
Anna Floyd - Vocal Music
Elayne McGrail - French
Oliver Hewett - Social Studies
Karen Galiano - Visual Arts
SHULER HENSLEY AWARDS
Congratulations to Luis Vijil for his Georgia High School Musical Theatre Award Nomination! Luis is nominated for his role as Twig in Bring It On!
The Shuler Hensley Award Show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM. More information can be found here.
The 2nd Annual TEDxYouth@LakesideHS took place Saturday, April 14 at Lakeside and was huge success! Eight Lakeside students gave inspiring TED Talks that were #ideasworthspreading! Thank you to the TEDxYouth@LakesideHS organizers Bailey Conn, Celeste Chapman, Victoria Smith, and teacher sponsor Lauren Levin for all of your hard work.
GEORGIA HISTORY BEE STATE TOURNAMENT
Karah Lindsey represented Lakeside in the Georgia History Bee State Tournament on March 3rd. Karah tied for first place in the US History exam portion of the competition and qualified for the US History Bee National Championships on April 27th in Arlington, Virginia.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
Lakeside sophomore Harry Leff (Class of 2020) has completed his Eagle Scout project, landscaping the courtyard and hillside in front of the Fine Arts Auditorium as his project for Boy Scout Troop 77. On March 10, Harry led a team of Scouts in planting more than 20 new bushes on the hill.
He raised $2,000 to cover the cost of the crepe myrtle trees and plants. Lakeside family-owned, Brannon & Co. Landscape Design and Installation donated their expertise, time and heavy equipment to plant the large trees. Special thanks to the Lakeside Foundation and local families and friends who donated money for the purchase of the plants, and to Principal Bounds for his support of the project.
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
Congratulations to the Lakeside High School Theatre Company's Cast and Crew of Failure:A Love Story awarded Runner Up for Best Show and Best Ensemble at the South East Theatre Conference (SETC) High School Theatre Festival in Mobile, AL! Lakeside competed against 19 other schools from 10 states. In addition, Leah Thomas, Connor Hayes, and Paul Danner were selected as All Star Cast in the Festival. This was Lakeside Theatre's first trip to the SETC. They were selected last October as one of two shows at the Georgia Theatre Conference Ray Horne Festival to represent Georgia at the SETC. Lakeside Theatre would like to thank the LHS PTSA and the community for all their support in making this trip possible!
DEKALB NATIONAL HISTORY DAY COMPETITION
Lakeside had 40 students participate in the DeKalb National History Day Competition on Saturday, February 10. The following students will move on to Regionals on Saturday, March 24:
Alexa Leahy, Cassandra Leahy & Amy Nguyen
Georgia Mauldin, Olivia Polinski & Iris Wickham; Anna Albright, Jessica Lac & Virginia Van Pelt; Makeba Abebe, Zach Baumstark, Vickie Levine, Sydney Mills & Monserrat Vasquez Mendez
Niko Reynolds; Ian Mansker; Trang Le
Jake Goselin, Ben Hecker & Thomas Steele; Claire Lin; Hope Bradley
Congratulations to everyone!
STAR STUDENT AWARD
Each year, every high school in Georgia selects a STAR student and STAR teacher to represent their school. To be an honored recipient, a high school senior must have the highest SAT score on a single test and be in the top 10% of their class. The STAR student then selects a teacher they feel has helped further them academically to share the honor. Lakeside’s STAR student for 2017-2018 is Jacob Tubesing. He selected Ms. Tracey Anderson as Lakeside's STAR teacher. Congratulations to Jacob and Ms. Anderson. We are proud that you will represent Lakeside High School this year!
SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Several Lakeside art students have been awarded with prestigious recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!
The students include:
Karen Galiano - Silver Key
Jeff Manama - Honorable Mention
Gabrielle Morse - Gold Key & Silver Key
Landon Tubesing - Gold Key, Silver Key, American Visions Nominee
Lisa Yang - Silver Key
Emily Zhou - Honorable Mention
SWIM & DIVE TEAM
Congratulations to the LHS Swim and Dive team that competed in the 2018 6-7A GHSA State Championship meet this past weekend! Click here for the results.
Congratulations to Lakeside’s Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team! At the District competition on Saturday, January 27, the Vikings won or tied all of their rounds and took third place among the fifteen DeKalb high schools represented. Led by Captain Sarah Moore, team members participating included Talia Coopersmith, Emily Claussen, Maddie Gordon, Tessa Guthrie, Erin Li, Sydney Pratt, Christine Lee, Isabelle Higgins, Jennifer Barsa, and Dailey Martin.
MOCK TRIAL TEAM
Lakeside had an impressive show at the Mock Trial Competition this weekend. Nayeli Marano and Ruby Reich took home awards for Outstanding Witness. Jake Goselin and Brittany Boatchie took home awards for Outstanding Lawyers. The entire team was amazing! Special thanks to Mr. Devastey for being a great Teacher Sponsor!
ALL STATE HONORS CHORUS
Congratulations to the following students for passing the final audition to become members of the 2018 All State Honors Chorus event in Athens this February:
Tedy Dasher (perfect score)
Mac Welsh (perfect score)
Congratulations to James Armfield for passing the audition to participate in All State Reading Chorus this weekend in Athens!
The Lakeside Academic Team participated in the North Atlanta Quiz Bowl tournament on Saturday, January 20. Senior Mac Welsh placed Third in the individual competition. Congratulations!!
Congratulations to the following student winners at the District level. They are:
Isabella Higgins (11th grade) – 3rd place
Sara Carr (12th grade) – 3rd place
Mary Bielamowicz (9th grade) – 2nd place
Adan Jarvis (10th grade) – 2nd place
Evan Dangerfield (12th grade) – 1st place
The first and second place winners will go on to the state competition.
U.S. YOUTH CLIMBING TEAM
GEORGIA ALL STATE CHORUS
Congratulations to James Armfield (Class of 2019), who successfully auditioned for Georgia All State Reading Chorus this weekend and passed the audition with a perfect score!
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
Harry Leff (Class of 2020) tackled the challenge of landscaping the courtyard and hillside in front of the Fine Arts Auditorium as his Eagle Scout Project for Troop 77. Leff raised $2,000 to cover the cost of the trees and plants to be installed. Lakeside family-owned, Brannon & Co. Landscape Design and Installation donated their expertise, time and heavy equipment to plant the large trees. Special thanks to the Lakeside Foundation and local families and friends who donated money for the purchase of the plants, and to Principal Bounds for his support of the project.
Amanda competed in speed climbing, where she advanced to finals from a field of approximately 90 competitors and finished 14th in her category. Overall, the U.S. team won 14 medals, including 5 gold medals, finishing in second place behind Japan. Congratulations to Amanda and the entire U.S. youth climbing team!
TEEN LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT
Joseph Somers attended the Teen Legislative Summit in Washington, DC. He will be meeting with congressional leaders and applying the work of his current AP US History class.
TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to Lakeside’s Brian Herron! Brian was part of the American men’s 4x400 relay team this summer and set a new world junior record at Pan American Junior Championships in Peru! The American men's 4x400 relay team of Josephus Lyles, Zachary Shinnick, Brian Herron and Sean Hooper set a new World and American Junior Record at the Pan American Junior Championships on Sunday with a time of 3:00.33.
Margaret has been a member of the Lakeside Cross Country team, Lakeside Track and Field team, and Lakeside Swimming for the past couple of years. She has become quite an endurance athlete. Over the past 2 years, she has competed in numerous sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. Last August, she competed in a USAT sanctioned triathlon and finished first in her age group. This finish qualified her to compete in USAT Age Group Nationals 2017, the race that she will be competing in this week.
Carlo Vanni traveled to Minnesota to compete in the National Championship for Ultimate Frisbee. His team brought home Silver!
Elise Arancio was one of five young composers in the country invited by Dr. David Ludwig of the Curtis Institute of Music to the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. This is an outstanding program that will provide many opportunities for Elise’s musical growth as well as collaboration with other professors, professionals in her field, and other students with similar interests.
She will be working with Dr. Ludwig and other heads of composition of other prestigious conservatories such as the Curtis Institute of Music, which is her number one college choice. Let’s be sure to congratulate Elise on this amazing opportunity.
DeKalb Medical Foundation’s annual scholarship awards reception held on July 18. The Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarships were awarded to five high school seniors to help them pursue their dreams of serving in the healthcare field. Lakeside graduate . Fahad Paryani (Class of 2017) was a one of the five recipients and is now attending the University of California, Berkley. Congratualtions Fahad!
TEACHERS & STAFF
VALEDICTORIAN & SALUTATORIAN
Congratulations to Lakeside High School's 2016-17 Valedictorian, Yifan Liang and Lakeside High School's 2016-17 Salutatorian, Alec Reinhardt. Go Vikings!!!
Congratulations to Philip Li and Alec Reinhardt, who have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship program for 2017.
Congratulations to Advaith Sekharan, who was recognized as STAR Student and he named Terry Krugman, his AP Latin teacher as his STAR Teacher.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Two Lakeside students qualified for the National Science Fair in Los Angeles in May--Dylan Douglas-Brown and Zoe Weiss. Congratulations to you both!
SEAL OF BILITERACY
Claudia Ortega-Borda and Charles Cardot are graduating from Lakeside in May with the Certificate of Bi-Literacy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. Congratulations!
Dr. Cliff Towner, Director of Band Activities at Georgia College and State University, recently visited Lakeside to present a $3,000 scholarship in person to Haley Strassburger, who will be majoring in music there in the fall. Congratulations, Haley, on a job well done! All the hours of practice really paid off.
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
Lakeside has seven students competing in the National History Day State Level competition at Mercer University. They are: Lydia Wiederholt, Megan Moore-Crane, Christoffer Rokholm, Dylan Douglas-Brown, Brooke Bergstrom, Meghan Blank and Isabel Shackleford. Congratulations!
TRACK & FIELD
Lakeside's Brian Herron builds speed, builds computers.
63 students recently took the challenging and prestigious National Latin Exam. We had 27 medalists and the following students are 'Summa Cum Laude' Gold Medalists:
Lakeside Theater Company is very proud to announce their first Honorable Mentions from the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Shuler Hensley Awards for HAIRSPRAY. Daniel MacNamara received an Honorable Mention for Shuler Orchestra and Kate Berg received an Honorable Mention for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress.
Tune in to Georgia Public Broadcasting on April 20th at 7 p.m., live from the Cobb Energy Center. Watch for our drama students, Leah Thomas and Chloe Constant, who will be part of the opening ensemble and Charles Cardot, who is part of the production. http://www.ajc.com/news/local/dekalb-students-will-take-part-awards-live/ZG3hHTctokCrj7NVQxsnhM/
Lakeside Theatre Company's recent production of HAIRSPRAY sold out five of their six performances, making it the most successful show in the history of Lakeside High School - about 3,400 tickets sold! Only five shows were originally scheduled but the sixth show was added due to to overwhelming demand. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Congrats to the Lakeside Gymnastics Team for bringing home the County Championship title! The team also received a high enough score to attend the state qualifying meet as a team. This is the first time Lakeside has done this and LHS will be the only Dekalb County School competing as a team at state qualifying. Amelia Stockwell was the all-around champion! The team also took home the following individual awards:
Paige Munro: 2nd place - vault, beam; 3rd place - bars and all-around; 4th place - floor
Amelia Stockwell: 1st place - bars, beam and all-around; 3rd place - vault; 4th place - floor
Maja Jovanovic: 3rd place - floor; 4th place - beam; 6th place - bars, vault and all-around
Gracie Pharris: 6th place - vault
If you have any gymnasts in class or see them around school please congratulate them on a job incredibly well done!!
TRACK & FIELD
Congratulations to the Lakeside Boys Track and Field Program for bringing home the County Championship for the 2nd year in a row. Way to go!
GIRLS SCOUTS GOLD AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Kirstina Rokholm for receiving a 2017 Gold Award Scholarship from Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Kirstina's project, Mission Monarch, raised awareness of the Monarch butterfly population and helped plant and distribute over 5,000 Milkweed host plants and seeds.
SWIM & DIVE TEAM
Julia Shuford is swimming for Georgia Tech next year; plus, she broke the school record in 100 breast.
Sam Witcher broke the county dive record and shattered his own Lakeside dive record from last year.
Girls' 400 free relay of Madison Speece, Julia Shuford, Carlyn Slappey and Paige Meisner broke the school record.
Two band students, Zane Page and Syed Saadat, are attending the All-State Band on March 3 & 4 in Athens, GA.
SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARD
Marc LeVan won one of the Scholastic Writing Awards in our region--congratulations!
The Lakeside Band has recently completed the third of its three college events this school year by performing at the 2017 Concert Band Invitational at Kennesaw State University on February 10. The Lakeside Symphonic Band I submitted an application and was accepted to perform for the third year (2011 and 2016 were our previous performances) since the even's inception in 2011.
On Saturday, February 25th, the Lakeside Band had its 13th Annual Symphonic Camp to help prepare for the Large Group Performance Evaluations. We had guest conductors for each band, coaches for each instrument, and a ton of fun during the day.
The National Honor Society held a school clean-up on Saturday, February 11th. The campus looked GREAT. Students Jaliyah Screen, Anija Thakuri, Will Mallory, Caleb Cloud, and Madison Kesel were joined by Mr. Pastirik and Ms. Krieger for this service to our school and our community.
Students began the project in January of 2016 and completed the painting in April 2016. The mural was installed by volunteers from the community. Special thanks to Fred Andrieni, Mike Brooks and their crew for facilitating the installation.
The mural symbolizes the strength and spirit of Lakeside High School, represented by the large Male and Female Viking figures to the left and right. They are holding a banner that lists activities conducted in the fine arts building; Art, Band, Chorus, Dance, Drama, and Orchestra. The bottom of the mural shows the strong diversity and cooperative spirit of the students here at Lakeside and the variety of activities that students participate in. This mural will serve as a lasting testament to the energy, creativity, and commitment of the students here at Lakeside High School.
Another temporary mural is going up in the breezeway. National Art Honor Society won a mini-grant from 3M Corporation to create a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) related mural made out of Blue Tape.
Click here for the latest Lakeside JFJROTC news.
Tracy Anderson is scoring AP English Language essays for the sixth year in a row. This a position where teachers from around the country are invited to take part. There's stringent process and proof of burden to show ability to mark is on teacher. This is a great honor.
The Sadie Hawkins dance was a great success due to the efforts of the SGA and the Audio Visual Club. The dance was a fundraiser for Feed the Heart, an organization that provides meals to children waiting for heart transplants and procedures at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The students raised $2600 for Feed the Heart.
Lakeside High School alum Alec Kann plays for Atlanta United. Click here for more information.
Seventeen of our marching band students were involved with Georgia State Band Day performance during halftime at a November GSU game in the Dome.
Lakeside High School Music Students Participate in Annual Pearl Harbor Festivities in Honolulu, Hawaii. Click here for more information.