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Elise Roark

Grade entered Lakeview: Kindergarten

Honors or awards while at Lakeview:
  • DAR Good Citizens Award nominee
  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Georgia Merit Scholar
  • Head of School List
Offices, clubs, honor societies in which you were a member in the Upper School:
  • Student council president
  • Junior class president
  • Sophomore and freshmen class treasurer
  • Math Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Senior Beta Club (officer during senior year)
  • Honor council (freshmen, sophomore, and junior year)\
  • FCA
Sports played in high school:
  • Varsity basketball (4 years)
  • JV volleyball (freshmen year)
Other programs in which you participated:
  • Medical Scholars (11th grade)
  • Youth Leadership Hall (12th grade)
Teacher, coach or staff member at Lakeview who has made the biggest impact to you:
Mrs. Zwald has made the biggest impact on my career as a student. Math has never been my favorite subject and I’m pretty sure she knows that, but I was lucky enough to have her twice, my freshmen and junior year, and her passion for math helped spark my interest. She always stressed not memorizing a formula but understanding why and how we were doing a problem, which helped me all throughout my high school career.

What will you miss most at Lakeview Academy?
What I will miss most about Lakeview is the family atmosphere. It always made it a lot easier to go to school when I knew I was surrounded not only by friends who cared about me but teachers, coaches, and administrators too. It is very special to grow up in the environment Lakeview creates for its students.

Did you participate in anything outside of Lakeview?
YMCA Camp High Harbour (camp counselor). Camp High Harbour made a difference in my life by teaching me what it means to be a servant leader and that there is greater joy in serving others than yourself.

College you will attend in the fall: University of Georgia

College degree or area of study: Biological Sciences

Other than college, do you have any other plans after high school?
I would like to travel abroad during college.

NOTE: To leave a comment for Elise, scroll down past the pictures to the bottom of this page.

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  • Rhett Amy
    You will always be a “winner” in whatever you do. We love you and are proud of you.
  • Kristi Baer
    I've loved being a small part of your Lakeview journey...from 2nd grade all the way through 5th grade science. Your kindness and intelligence will carry you far in life. Wishing you only the best in all of your future endeavors. Love, Mrs. Baer
  • Kathy Smith
    Elise, congrats on all your accomplishments. I know there will be more to come. Blessings to you and Go Dawgs!!
  • Jennifer Roark
    I don’t know if it is possible for a Mom to possibly be any prouder of their daughter than I am of you! God has certainly blessed your Dad and I with a beautiful daughter, both inside and out, who is talented in so many ways and also a hard worker. You make my heart beam with pride and I love you so much! Can’t wait to see what your future holds!!
  • Kim Baldwin
    Oh Elise! I can’t believe this day has come!! What will I do not seeing your smiling face at Lakeview and giving you my mama hug? I am sooooo so proud of you! Not because of all of your accomplishments (they are amazing as well) but because of being such an amazing young adult with a beautiful heart! You are so caring and giving of yourself and you will accomplish so much more because of this! Stay true to you and don’t forget to stop back by and give me my hugs! I can’t wait to hear about all your traveling abroad experiences! I think you got this from me! You other mother! Love you like my own! Keep in touch!
  • Deuce Roark
    Proud is an understatement. You have continued to open my eyes as a Dad to what it means to have a wonderful relationship with a daughter. I love you very much.
  • Michelle Child
    E you did it, CONGRATULATIONS!!! So proud of you and all of your accomplishments! I will treasurer all of the memories made with you and the girls over the last 13 years, especially the 1st sleep over in 1st grade...haha! Your future is bright and I can't wait to see what you do with it, go Dawgs!
  • Gretchen Plummer
    Congratulations Elise! Best of luck to you at UGA. Go Dawgs!
  • Matthew Gruhn
    Power Clean Champ. You turned out pretty good despite your Dad. Hope and wish the best for you Coach Gruhn
  • Lisa Wilkins
    Sweet Elise! How can it be that you are graduating already and going to UGA! So proud of you and I have loved watching you grow! Good luck in the future! The best is yet to come! Go Dawgs! - Mrs. Wilkins
  • Angie Cooper
    Elise, It has been an honor watching you grow into the beautiful young lady that you are! Congratulations on all that you have already accomplished. We wish you much happiness and success at UGA. With you kindness, talents, and intelligence, you will continue to shine! The Coopers
  • Laura Johnson
    Congratulations! My family has enjoyed watching you on the basketball court! The teamwork, heart, and perseverance that you and the team displayed was a wonderful example for my boys! Best wishes. - Mrs. Johnson
  • Jenna Blackwell
    Elise, congrats! It has been fun to watch you grow and succeed at Lakeview! I am sad to be done teaching all the Roark kids this year. I wish you the best in the future and Go Dawgs! -Mrs. Blackwell
  • Charles Finch
    Just seeing you grow up over these years has been fun. Watching you shooting and making threes and never showing emotion always Made me smile. Good Luck. You have great parents.
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