Congratulations to Lakeview Academy senior, William Beard, who was named a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist. Out of the more than 1.6 million students who took the 2018 PSAT, William was one of only 16,000 selected and the only one in Hall County/City of Gainesville. In the spring, the National Merit Scholarship Finalist will be announced, and we hope his name will be included! William is also on our winning high school coding team and robotics team.
Congratulations to Manideep Reddy and William Beard who were named National AP Scholars! These two students had an average score of at least 4 (out of 5) on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams! Your hard work and effort paid off.
Congratulations to junior Mary Michael Callahan and freshman Anniston Smathers. Mary Michael was named to the All Area First Volleyball Team and was also chosen for the Area All Tournament Team. Anniston was selected as Honorable Mention for All Area.
Congratulations to Lakeview's cross country teams for their performance at the recent Riverside Military Academy Fall Runaway. The Varsity Girls placed placed for the FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY coming in third as a team overall. Leading the Lady Lions was senior Lily Harris, who not only earned a top ten finish coming in sixth overall, but also set a NEW SCHOOL RECORD for girls with a time of 22:19. The previous record was held by Jackie Allen '18 and was set in 2016.
In the JV races, Annie Nivens earned a medal placing SECOND for the girls. Pavani Reddy and Quinn Davis also earned a top ten finish. Jack Kubiak took fourth in the boys race with eighth grader Bryan Ramsey also earning a top ten finish. GO LION!
Congratulations to Lakeview Academy's 2019 Homecoming Queen, Lindy Kanaday. Lindy was crowned by last year's Homecoming Queen, Linda Geib. Also on the Homecoming Court are seniors, Emma Kate Park and Maddy Towles; juniors, Grace Baldwin and Carol Cook; sophomores, Sara Nivens and Lauren Scott; and freshmen, Catherine Chandler and Caroline Gottsman. Congratulations to all for being selected to this year's Homecoming Court!
Congratulations to Lady Lion and senior, Eliza Snyder, on being named to Sandy Spiel's, (nationally known as a leader in Georgia High School Basketball coverage), preseason All-State Private A Basketball Team! We can't wait to see all you accomplish this year, Eliza.
Lakeview Academy recently had their K3 and K4 inspection with the state consultant who was "very pleased with our program" and found Lakeview to be in compliance with all rules and regulations. Congratulations preschool teachers!
Congratulations to senior, Eliza Snyder, has been selected to the GHSA 2019-20 Girls Preseason North Georgia All-State Team. Last year, she was the Region 8A Basketball Player of the Year and was named to the 2018-19 Basketball All-State Team and the Atlanta Journal & Constitution All-State Class A Basketball Team.
Troupe 3630 Thespian members participated in All-State Theatre auditions and LeadCon in Houston County this past weekend. Michael Lynden, Anna Price and Davison Filson auditioned with over 200 students state-wide and Adeline Bryant and Ari Mikels participated in the state leadership sessions while our troupe directors attended and taught workshops representing our troupe. Congratulations to Michael Lynden who was selected for All-State Theatre 2019-2020!
Sophomore Jordan Thomas's chicken logo design was selected for the Gold Creek design competition. She received $250 cash prize and her artwork will be used in various promotional materials for the company.
Congratulations to Bianca who is the Rotary Student of the Month. Selected students are positive representatives of their schools. In addition to academic achievement, selected students also display characteristics of good citizenship and school/community involvement. She was honored at the Rotary meeting today and introduced by Dr. Kennedy.
Congratulations to Lakeview Academy's soccer players who were named to the All-Area Soccer Teams: Millie Filson, Sara Nivens, Isabella Rojas-Alban and Sadie Thrailkill for the girls team and Palmer Ferguson for the boys team. Honorable Mentions included Abigail Child, Hannah Perkins, Lauren Scott and Maddy Towles.
Congratulations to these members of the Class of 2019 who recently signed to play or perform at the college level. They are Arturo Varela, who signed to play basketball with Oxford College of Emory University and Blake McIntyre, who signed to play basketball with Reinhardt University. In addition, we celebrated the scholarships and fine arts departmental acceptance signings of Grace Abee (Samford University), Lainie Ewers (Brenau University), and Hannah Hicks (Samford University). Congratulations all!
Lakeview's Upper School Coding team visited Lockheed Martin for their annual Code Quest programming competition today. The advanced group, (Alice Gao, William Beard, and Nicholas Mazzaferro), won 1st place with the highest score out of over 50 teams and the novice level group, (Max Pethel, Sara Laine, and Garv Gaur), placed 4th out of 20+ novice groups. Congratulations to all six students!
Congratulations to our Beth Grindle Excellence in Teaching Award winners: Cristina Leek (Lower School), Gina Tipton (Middle School) and Mikhail Lovell (Upper School) for their selection for the 2019-2020 school year. The award honors Beth Grindle who wore many hats while at Lakeview and is presented annually to a teacher from each division who is not only an excellent teacher but is also active in professional development and a cooperative and contributing colleague.
Congratulations to Lakeview junior, SS/P Andrew Estes, on being named Region 8-A Player of the Year and leading the Lions to the Region Championship hitting .494, 40 Hits, 35 Runs, 18 RBI, 15 BB, 14 SB. Pitching 5-0 1.41 ERA, 48K/9BB, 39.2 IP. In addition, Deuce Roark was named 8-A Coach of the Year. Athletes who made the 1st Team are: Holden Cooper, KJ Millwood and Sam Stewart; 2nd Team: Ian Echols and Jordan Thomas; and Honorable Mentions were Parker Allen, Campbell Melson and Skyler Thellman.
Awards are voted on by all the Region Coaches. Lions will Host the 2nd Round of the State Playoffs this Thursday at 4:00 in a Doubleheader. Come Support your Lions!
Lakeview senior Reed Butler’s artwork, “Reading Bear,” won 1st Place for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for the 9th Congressional District. Reed and his parent will be flown to D.C. in July and will be recognized at an award ceremony in Washington D.C. The artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. Congratulations, Reed!
Congratulations to our Lady Lions who made the state playoffs for the 5th consecutive season. They head to Savannah Tuesday vs. Savannah Country Day School for the first round of the Soccer State Playoffs. GO LIONS!
Lakeview 7 @ Hebron Christian 3 Andrew Estes led the Lions to the Championship pitching 6 strong innings, allowing only 2 runs while striking out 8! Lions finished their regular season 19-4 (10-0), have a first round bye in the State Playoffs and will host the second round on Thursday May 2nd. Come out to support your Lions!
Congratulations to Lakeview Academy's Youth Leadership Hall (YLH) Class of 2019 for their graduation from the program earlier this week. "A program for high school juniors and seniors, YLH seeks to provide an investment in the community’s future leadership by fostering interest in the community and inspiring students to become the leaders of tomorrow". Lakeview's representatives were: Bryce Blackwell, Sophia Coker, Adam Cottrell, Jack Kennedy (not shown), Mary Keys Payne, Abbe Piccolo, and Nanditha Rajini.
The Colonel William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored the 2018-2019 Good Citizen Award Winners yesterday. Congratulations to senior, Sophia Coker (high school) and to 8th grader, Luke Harris (middle school), Lakeview Academy's DAR nominees. This award "is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship." Students selected for this honor "possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities." The students must also have high academic standards requiring excellence at all times.
Congratulations to Lakeview's Kalen Oliveira and William Beard who, along with nine other students in Hall County, were selected to participate in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. "GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program... is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Kalen was selected for mechanical and electrical (a Lakeview first!) and William for Mathematics.
Congratulations to the founding members of the new-to-Lakeview Computer Science Honor Society who were inducted into the society during last week's Upper School assembly. Members must have a B or higher in all of their technology classes which must include at least one semester in an AP Computer Science course. Students must also complete 10 service hours per year to maintain membership.
Lakeview Academy 9th grade students participate each year in the Georgia Rotary Club Laws of Life Essay Contest, which requires students to choose a law of life that they live by and explain why. This year's school winner is Celia Wilson-Patino (center) and Arwa Sharif and Alicia Wylie were Honorable Mention. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Lakeview's calculus team who recently competed at the Clemson Calculus Challenge and placed first in the team division and second overall! Team members included: William Beard, Sophia Coker, Alice Gao, Cameron Gay, Brock Harris, Nicholas Mazzaferro, Reese Myers and Hongjia Ren.
Congratulations to Lakeview Academy's cast & crew of "Bright Star" for their nominations and honorable mentions from the Georgia High School Musical Theatre - Shuler Hensley Awards which celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. The nominees are:
Lakeview students, Ashton Blehm, Abigail Child, Paxton Smathers and Delaney Vetter,recently participated in a Junior Achievement (JA) Inspire and Rotary Club of Gainesville program. JA Inspire is a high school career-based event designed to inspire students to identify a post high school pathway with the idea that, based on self-awareness and exposure, students are more likely to achieve success.
Congratulations to our Featherbone graduates! The Featherbone Communiversity Leadership Program's objective is to discover future community builders and to encourage "giving back" to the community. This year's graduates included Lainie Clark, Natalie Clark, Madison Dowdy, Ian Echols, Clayton Henderson, Briley Johnakin, Jettie Jones, Michael Lynden, Kennedy Payne, Max Pethel, and Georgia Shipley.
Lakeview Academy's college counselor, Kelsey Marcero, advises our high school students on how to find the right fit for college and find scholarships. Last week, Mrs. Marcero was honored as a recipient of the Featherbone Masters in Teaching Award. The program honors educators from local colleges, school systems and private schools. Well deserved!
Congratulations to Lady Lion, Eliza Snyder, who was named to the 2018-19 GHSA All-State Class A-Private Girls 2nd Team! Eliza was also named the Region 8-A Player of the Year and scored her 1,000th career high school basketball point this past season.. In addition, she was named the Athlete of the Week by both The Times and AccessWDUN for helping the Lady Lions claim the region title and go to Elite 8 at state.
Congratulations to senior Lainie Ewers who won 1st Place and a $2500 scholarship singing “Le Violette” in the Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship Awards Kiwanis Club of Gainesville and will go on to the Kiwanis state competition to compete later this spring. Our other students, John Carter Cooper (violin), Nanditha Rajini, (vocals), and Matthew Ju (vocals), represented Lakeview well.
Congratulations to senior, Blake McIntyre, who was named the MVP of the North Georgia All Star Basketball game Saturday. In addition, Blake made Honorable Mention for the 2018-19 GHSA All-State Boys Class A private Basketball Team.
Congratulations also to Jackie Allen, Adam Cottrell, and Eliza Snyder who were also selected to play in the All Star Basketball games.
On March 1-2 and March 9, 43 Lakeview students of all ages who take piano and strings lessons at the school participated in the North Gainesville Federated Festival, playing for adjudication and bringing home many, many "Superior" ratings. Gold cups for multiple years of participation were presented to Arya Mangalat, Hicks Garlich, Miriam Haddad, and Cole Grover (15 points), Tessa Mazzaferro (30 points), and Harrison Wheeler (45 points). Ashton Blehm won the Federated Festival Theory Award of $100 for Levels 7-9. Diego Bulos was recognized for an Honorable Mention in the High School Scholarship Competition. There were also LA students who study music elsewhere who successfully participated.
Congratulations to Lakeview Academy's medical scholar graduates. Throughout the school year, the Brenau University program gives high school students a more in-depth look at potential medical careers through once-a-month experiences that immerse the students in different healthcare modules.
Congratulations to Lakeview's Literary team who won the region championship today! This is the 15th year since 2002 that Lakeview has won. Region Champions include: 1st Place- Overall Team 1st Place- Girl's Solo- Lainie Ewers 1st Place- Argumentative Essay- Rocco Russo 1st Place- Humorous Interpretation- Joe Ball 1st Place- Dramatic Interpretation- Michael Lynden 1st Place- Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking- Brock Harris
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Lakeview Academy school spelling bee winners, Pavani Reddy and Luka Wolf, each competed in Round 1 of the GISA Spelling Bee on February 7 at McGinnis Country Day School. Both did an excellent job, and Luka Wolf qualified in the top eight to move on to Round 2 held at Atlanta Academy. Luka then competed in Round 2, placing in the top 20 to move on to Round 3 which is an oral round. He made it through four levels before exiting on the word "ersatz" and tying for 5th overall. We are very proud of our Lakeview spellers!
Congratulations to Lakeview senior, Anna Wylie, who signed to play volleyball with Georgia College. During Anna’s senior year playing volleyball, Lakeview’s varsity team won the Hall County Volleyball Championship, was the Region 8-A Private champions, and won their first state playoff game. In addition, Anna was named the Area 8-A Player of the year. Ana was also selected to play in the 2018 GHSA Senior All Star Volleyball match and she made First Team All-State for volleyball.
Mikhail Lovell, Lakeview’s Upper School Technology Teacher and Robotics Coach recently received the Compass Award at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) state competition. Nominated by the Upper School FIRST Tech Challenge robotics student team members, this award recognized Mikhail for his outstanding guidance and leadership to the team throughout the year as well as during the competition season.
In addition, the US Robotics team ended the day in... (Click "Read more")
Come Make Some Noise and Cheer on Your Lady Lions! Girls play at 6:00 PM | Gates will open at 5:30 Admission is $7 CASH for ALL who attend. GHSA passes are the only ones accepted for these games We CANNOT charge student accounts.
Last year's varsity girls soccer team (2017-2018) received the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches Association for the 2017-2018 school year. Congratulations to the athletes for all their hard work in the classroom to achieve this excellent award! For a team to be considered, it must have a composite team grade point average of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for all team members who appear on the official eligibility roster for the season. GO LIONS!
Lakeview Academy's Troupe 3630 was well represented at the State Georgia Thespian Conference this year. From over 6,000 attendees,
Our students sang in the ThesCon's Got Talent Show (Noah Caplan);
Were selected as part of the elite All-State Opening Number (Hannah Hicks)
Performed in the Individual Events Competition (Lainie Ewers, Michael Lynden and Catie Long)
Only 10 performances are chosen for the All-State Closing IE Showcase out of over 600 entrants and two of our IEs were selected- Nanditha Rajini with her solo, "If You Knew My Story" from Bright Star and Hannah Hicks, Grace Abee, Nanditha Rajini, Anna Price, Joe Ball, Michael Lynden, and Brock Harris with a multi-troupe IE (Lakeview, Buford, Gainesville, and Flowery Branch)
Congratulations to Lakeview senior Adam Cottrell who was recognized as a Georgia Scholar through the Georgia Scholars Program. "Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.
Congratulations to Lakeview senior, Adam Cottrell, who not only led the Lions with 16 points, 6 steals and 7 rebounds Friday night in the semifinals of the Region 8-A tournament against Athens Academy, but also reached his 1,000 Career Point!
Lakeview's Middle School Robotics team competed at Super Regionals on Saturday in Woodstock. They won the Best Robot Design Award. Later this week, we should have confirmation that they are also headed to state competition. GO LIONS!
Congratulations to the Upper School robotics team who won the Think Award (for best Engineering Notebook), 2nd runner-up for the Inspire Award, (the most prestigious award in the competition), and was captain of the winning alliance at the Northern Georgia League Tournament. Team members, William Beard and Kalen Oliveira, were selected as Dean’s List semi-finalists, the highest honor for individuals on an FTC team. The team will compete next at the GA State Championships in February.
Congratulations to junior William Beard who was the highest scoring Lakeview Academy student in the 2018 Kennesaw State University Mathematics Competition. In addition, he scored in the 96th percentile (top 4%) of the 1,800 competition participants. Kudos also to Alice Gao who scored in the 91th percentile. Both advanced to 2nd round of Kennesaw State University Mathematics Competition later this week.
Sophia Coker's digital art, "Stoned Ground" and Jack Kennedy's pen drawing, "Audacity" was selected for the 2019 All State Art Symposium to be held at Columbus State University. This is a high honor, since there were over 1,000 entries this year and only 140 works were accepted by a panel of esteemed judges.
Congratulations to Lakeview swimmers, Lily Harris and Aranxta Villa. At this past Saturday's Hall County Championship swim meet, Lily finished 1st in the 100 breast and 2nd in the 50 free. Aranxta finished 1st in the 100 free. Lily qualified for the State Meet at GA Tech on February 9.
Congratulations to Lakeview freshman, Garv Gaur, who passed the second audition for GMEA All State Chorus last night with a perfect score! He will attend All State Chorus in Athens in February. He will also attend All State Reading Chorus next weekend in Athens.
Congratulations to Lakeview Academy's Spelling Bee Champion, Luka, and alternate, Pavani. They, along with our classroom spelling champions, (see the entire list by clicking "Read More"), competed yesterday in the Lakeview Spelling Bee. Luka and Pavani go on to the next round at region. Great spelling, everyone!
From The Times: ...And while every school will have a shot at its region title, the Lakeview Academy boys and girls programs might be best positioned to earn one of the top spots to the state playoffs... Read more from the article at The Times.