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Joe Ball

What grade did you enter Lakeview?     6th Grade            
Have you received any honors or awards while at Lakeview?
Head of School and Director’s Lists

Offices, clubs, honor societies in which you were a member in the Upper School:
Troupe 3630, Troupe 3630 Thespian Officers, Computer Science Honor Society, Beta Club

Sports you played in high school while at Lakeview:
JV Cross Country (9th Grade), JV Soccer (9th Grade), Varsity Soccer (11th and 12th Grades)

Fine arts programs and awards:
13 the Musical (Richie), Big Fish (Zacky Price), 9 to 5 (Mr. Hart), All Shook Up (Chad), Mamma Mia! (Sam Carmichael), Bright Star (Jimmy-Ray), Newsies (Jack Kelly), Footloose (Ren McCormack),
Literary Team (Quartet, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation), One-Act State Champion Team, Literary State Champion Team, State One-Act All-Star Cast, Humorous Interpretation Region Literary Champion, Rising Star Award, Best Actor Award
What teacher, coach or staff member at Lakeview has made the biggest impact to your career as a student, athlete or performer and why?
Joe Harris because he taught me to be a better performer, improving my acting skills significantly and teaching me to love what I do.

What will you miss most at Lakeview Academy?
I’ll miss the welcoming spirit of the faculty and students, especially in the Fine Arts family.

Did you participate in anything outside of Lakeview?
Boy Scouts taught me patience and determination.

College you will attend in the fall: University of Georgia

College degree or area of study: Journalism/Communications

Other than college, do you have any other plans after high school?
I aspire to make a name for myself in the film industry, whether it be in front of the camera or behind the scenes.

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  • Mikhail Lovell
    Joe, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work with you over the past four years and see you grow up. I also enjoyed finally having you in class this year. You are an incredible performer, an incredible person, and I can't wait to see what comes your way in the future.
  • John Ball
    Congratulations, Joseph I am so proud of you and all you have accoumplished at Lake View Academy. Wish you all the success at UGA. Love and "GO Dawgs".
  • Anne Ball
    Congratulations, Graduate! I am the proudest Nana on the planet today because you are my grandson. You always know just the right thing to say to make me smile, and you give terrific hugs. I know UGA will be a better place when you are there. My advice is the same as always: Stand up straight and act like you have good sense! I love you. Nana
  • Richard Geriner
    Joe, so proud of you and everything you have accomplished! You have always followed your own passions and chase your dreams! Love Uncle Richard
  • Janet Geriner
    Congratulations, Joseph! I am so proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished! I can’t wait to watch what God has planned for you in this next chapter. I know you’ll do great things but remember to have fun along the way. Love you! Aunt Janet
  • Anne Ball
    Congratulations, Joseph! I am the proudest Nana on the planet today because I get to have you as my grandson. You always know just the right thing to say when I see you, and you give terrific hugs. I know UGA will be a better place with you there. My advice: Have fun, study hard, and always stand up straight and act like you’ve got good sense. [emoji]
  • Roula Abboud
    Dear Joe, What a talented young man!!! I have enjoyed watching you in every single play.... I admire your talent, your work ethic, and most of all your kindness. I wish you all the best on this new chapter of your life!!! Congratulations on your graduation [emoji]
  • Sassy Rice
    Joe, I’m so proud of you. Always remember to do your best. Good luck at UGA. And good luck in ALL that you do. Love you
  • Gretchen Plummer
    Hey Joe, It has been a pleasure working with you over the past several years! Congratulations on your graduation and I wish you all good things! We will miss you for sure. Take care.
  • Matthew Gruhn
    You are without a doubt the best Ball! So much better than Chris or William. Wish you the best Coach Gruhn
  • Wyoma Newman
    Joe- even though I never had the honor of teaching you, I certainly enjoyed seeing you on stage over the last few years! Good luck in the future and hope to see your name in lights!
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