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Starting a New Semester

Emma Jaramillo
(Above) The start of this semester has allowed students to come back inspired with ideas for new artwork. These pieces will be displayed around campus during the spring arts festival. Cleo Richardson, grade 11, is in Mrs. Kathleen Forster’s Advanced Drawing and Composition 1 Honors class, one of the many art classes offered at Lake Highland.

From new construction opening up to students such as the Porter Family Center for Innovation and Academics to the implementation of a homeroom, students have seen the campus go through major transformations to set them up for success. Simultaneously, as the Class of 2027 has fully immersed themselves in their high school experience, and the Class of 2024 prepares to start the next chapter of their life, freshman and seniors alike have come back from refreshing break, ready to see what is in store for them this semester. Whether that is trying out new classes, exploring a new area on campus, or looking forward to changes in Lake Highland’s policies and procedures, students are ready to make this semester the best one yet. With that said, here’s how Lake Highland is welcoming back students and celebrating the beginning of the end of this academic year. 

(Above) In many year-long classes, the foundation of many concepts and skills were built during the first semester of the academic year. Now, students have the opportunity to apply these ideas at a higher level and in real world scenarios. Jack Lovejoy and Zaky Syed, both grade 11, both attest to this. Lovejoy stated, “The work within Mr. George Clemens’ class is extremely interesting. I get to learn more about the history of the world every day, and it’s always refreshing.” (Zane Rimes)
(Above) Contrastingly, students also have the opportunity to take new semester-long classes. Set on making 2024 a relaxing and introspective year, students of Ms. Angie Wohltman’s Yoga and Mindfulness class begin their meditation session. Walker Black, grade 9, notes that this year he hopes to start his SoundCloud career. Additionally, he referenced his favorite quote, “Money is the key to happiness” as his 2024 mantra. (Delaney Bolstein)
(Above) Outside of academics, LHP takes pride in its athletic programs. At Lake Highland, there is a team ready for new athletes at every age and level. This semester, basketball and soccer are currently in season, with tennis, lacrosse, baseball, and softball starting in the spring. Not only have many new athletes joined these programs, but some have new coaches too. (Emily Cypher)
(Above) Ms. Kelly Johnson, Upper School’s Administrative Assistant to the Dean, has been working at LHP for 26 years. This semester, she is looking forward to seeing Phase Two of the Capital Plan, which includes a new athletic complex, as well as continuing to see the Porter Family Center for Innovation and Academics flourish. However, she also reminds students to, “Stay focused and finish strong” as well as to, “Take the time to enjoy the people around you,” despite all the exciting things coming up. (Alyssa Wiboon)
(Above) Now that renovations and construction are complete, students have the opportunity to fully explore all the new areas of campus. This has allowed students such as Juli Mendez and Addison Smith, both grade 10, to find new spots to study and spend time together. This constuction has also given students a chance to find new lunch spots during cold and rainy days. Additionally, students have a closer location to grab food while studying or avoiding the rain, with the completion of the Scottish Cafe. (Sofia Cohen)
(Above) Mrs. Cindy Wray is a librarian here at Lake Highland’s Kind Family Library. Aside from hosting upcoming cultural events, she has also started a book club on campus, which includes the opportunity to have lunch with the author. Additionally, Mrs. Wray has helped arrange a trip for students to travel to Oxford University during Spring Break. However, she is most excited for book week as, “It’s a chance to celebrate reading, build community, and hear from and get inspired by great authors.” (Minaal Arain)
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Minaal Arain
Minaal Arain, Co-Editor
Minaal Arain started writing for Lake Highland Preparatory School’s newspaper, Twice-Told Tale her Junior year of high school and now is the Co-Editor of the publication, as well as the Director of Photography of the school's literary magazine, By Any Other Name. Aside from writing on various subjects, she enjoys working on her photography, listening to music, reading, and spending time outdoors. Some of her favorite activities include football, swimming, and weight training. Minaal's favorite moments are with her friends and family. In the future, she wants to go into photojournalism and law, continuing to express her passion for photography and revealing the truth.  
Zane Rimes
Zane Rimes, Director of Advertising
Zane Rimes is currently attending Lake Highland Preparatory School as an 11th grader. He is involved with Boy Scouts and is on Lake Highland's Wrestling team. Zane is a very big advocate for cancer research since he is a pediatric cancer survivor. He continues to serve advocacy for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Currently, he loves hanging out with friends and building Legos and various other buildable miniatures. He is very passionate about writing and enjoys being with the newspaper team. Zane now enjoys scuba diving as he became scuba certified at the end of last year!
Alyssa Wiboon
Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media
Alyssa Wiboon, grade 11, is the Director of Media of Lake Highland Preparatory School's Upper School newspaper Twice-Told Tale, and Co-Editor of the Upper School literary magazine By Any Other Name, both nationally recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Alyssa is also the Co-President of her school’s club, Paws for a Cause, where she helps spread awareness for animals within local Orlando shelters. Outside of school, she enjoys Irish dancing, going to the beach, reading, and watching movies in her free time. With well over 100 service hours, Alyssa prioritizes helping local communities in any way she can, whether it be at her church or nearby food banks. In the future, she dreams of traveling around the world and creating her own blog, pursuing her love for writing, and being creative.
Emily Cypher
Emily Cypher, Copy Editor
Emily Cypher, grade 10, is the Copy Editor of Lake Highland Preparatory School’s, Upper School newspaper, the Twice-Told Tale. She found her passion for Newspaper from the iconic show Gilmore Girls, which aired in the 2000s. After reading more books than anyone could count, her passion for writing grew even bigger, as she is currently exploring creative writing as well. The staff and the opportunities that come with being part of the paper are what she enjoys most about being a member of the Twice-Told Tale staff. Emily continues exploring new passions with writing and beyond. Outside of school, she plays volleyball at Game Point Volleyball Club as a libero. Her commitment to the sport helps her time management skills grow along with her ability to be flexible. Emily loves to travel and visits New York as much as she can, and she is excited to push herself to learn new things.
Sofia Cohen
Sofia Cohen, Copy Editor
Sofia Cohen is a student at Lake Highland Preparatory School in grade 10. Her favorite subjects in school are English and History. Her favorite part about school is being on a beautiful campus surrounded by amazing friends and teachers. When she is not in school, she enjoys reading, writing, listening to music all sorts of music (mostly Taylor Swift), watching movies, playing soccer, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite time of the year is summer, and she can't wait to be on the beach again!
Delaney Bolstein
Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief
Delaney Bolstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Lake Highland Preparatory School's Upper School newspaper Twice-Told Tale. She is a Senior at Lake Highland and has been at the school since Pre-K. Delaney has also been a member of the cross-country and track team since Sophomore year. Additionally, Delaney volunteers at the Winter Park Public Library. In her free time, Delaney can be found watching Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous and translating French novels.

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