Twice-Told Tale

The Student News Site of Lake Highland Preparatory School

Twice-Told Tale

Twice-Told Tale

(Above) La Guaria has a large outside pavillion where students could participate in fun games and activities. Allison Raymond, grade 12, enjoyed playing basketball with the student she was paired with. She comments on her experience at the school by saying, “I really loved getting to see the impact we made right in front of us. Seeing the joy on the kids’ faces made me so excited to start fundraising so we could give these kids a better education.”

Going Beyond the Typical Field Trip

Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media April 4, 2024

Over Winter Break, a group of Lake Highland AP Human Geography and AP Environmental Science students embarked on a week-long field trip to Costa Rica to explore the unique environment and culture that...

(Above) One of the volunteers at E.S.T.H.E.R. taught a Highlander how to correctly fill the pantries up for the mothers to receive later on in the week. Later everyone joined in to help with the food. After this section of the activities, everybody moved to the second room where the volunteers made paper flowers to attach to the goodie bags, which include a variety of snack for the children. These bags included a variety of snacks to cheer them up, including chips, cookies, and more. When the children receive these bags, they give hope and comfort that some of them dont get to experience too often. This is why E.S.T.H.E.R. wants every task performed to a volunteers best effort.

Filing Closets and Pantries with Love

Mary Collins, Staff March 13, 2024

Being a single mother can be challenging. Lots of them struggle with juggling multiple responsibilities such as being the primary caregiver, provider, and emotional support for their children, making it...

(Above) Similarly to Dani, Carolyn Rogers, grade 12, and Renessa Ghosh, grade 11, also worked carnvial games at the pop-up event, including a game in which every child won a stuffed animal.

Highlanders Capture Hearts

Savannah Fondo, Staff March 6, 2024

Once a year, a single day out of the school year is dedicated to giving back to the community. Heart of a Highlander is an event where students are granted a day off school in order to have an opportunity...

(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.

Starting a New Semester

Minaal Arain, Co-Editor February 28, 2024

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...

(Above, left to right) Amelia Lipscomb, grade 12, and Regan McCall, grade 12, love spending time in the Student Union on the first floor of the Rex Building. They better understand the details of the videos assigned to them by discussing it with each other. Talking with peers was another recommendation by Seniors, as it helps both people better understand the topic at hand.

Wisdom From the Class of 2024

Tessa Guerra, Staff February 27, 2024

Navigating high school during the first couple of years is complicated, especially when there is no mentor to help guide you. Things like what you should and shouldn’t do, what is recommended or not...

(Above) Last school year, Write of Passage created a display of book recommendations. This display was situated in the Calkins Library and had recommendations written by various club members. Write of Passage has a tendency to be a very creative space, and books can help foster that creativity. Club member Emma Aiken, grade 9, says, “My favorite thing about writing is the freedom I get to create a world that is nothing like the one we live in. I like that I am surrounded by people who have a similar interest in writing.”

“Write of Passage” Pens a Creative Outlet

Sofia Tenghoff, Staff February 26, 2024

Lake Highland’s writing club, Write of Passage, has existed for over four years. In the past, it created writing contests for Lower School students to enter and helped write artifact captions for Orlando’s...

(Above) The festival showcased The Hour of Darkness, LHP’s Jazz Ensemble, and the chorus. Chorus displays unique singing personalities, while the LHP Band displays their incredible use of instruments. The amount of people at the art festival illustrates both the love and the need for both performing arts and traditional art in our community.

Festivities with the Arts

Zane Rimes, Director of Advertisement November 3, 2023

This October showcased the first of this year’s arts festivals here at Lake Highland. Every year Lake Highland holds this festival to commemorate the arts and show off what the students have created...

(Above) Shailee Patel (right), grade 10, serves as the secretary of the Crafts of Service Club and Ally Safi (left) participated at the first Crafts of Service club meeting held in Mrs. Miriam Campbells room. Here, they are successfully constructing a Note of Kindness. These notes are the first of many projects to come and can be picked up by any given person in the Kind Library.

“Crafts of Service” are Acts of Service

Tessa Guerra, Staff October 9, 2023

Crafting is an activity anyone can get into and feel proud of. Not only is it amusing, but because there are endless opportunities to do what you please and to personalize a piece to any extent desired,...

(Above) I’m so grateful to watch each and every one of these girls go through a transformation. “Do you want to do it again next year?” my mom asked me. I smiled and nodded my response.

China Summer Camp Becomes A Reality

Serena Young, Director of Photography September 13, 2023

Often, we only hear about the glossy success stories after they happen. When asked about the process, hard work is almost always mentioned. But what does working hard really mean? What does the behind-the-scenes...

(Above) Second Harvest Food Bank supports over
100 partner charities. For every dollar donated,
they provide five meals for families and people with
food insecurity throughout Orlando. Their mission is
to, “Grow hope in our region by creating pathways
to nutritious food.” They also want to achieve their
vision of, “A brighter future for all by cultivating
a healthy, hunger-free community.” Not only does
Second Harvest Food Bank allow people to help their

community, but it also has its own community be-
tween the volunteers. You can volunteer at Second

Harvest Food Bank, located at 411 Mercy Drive, Or-
lando, Florida. Whether you are a returning volunteer

or are volunteering there for the first time, Second

Harvest welcomes everyone excited to help the com-
munity. Photo courtesy of Mr. Brent Pirie.

Can by Can Conquers Hunger

Taylor Hannigan, Staff April 27, 2023

Lake Highland Preparatory School offers so many great clubs that allow people to take part in their community, and one of those clubs is the LHP Feeds Orlando Club. This club was created by Melissa Demello...

(Above) The Dance Marathon Members plan a theme each

year, this year being Candy Land, and come up with cre-
ative activities that correlate with the theme. Ms. Katie

Gallagher expresses how proud she is of the group saying
that they,“Did an amazing job raising funds and coming
up with a fun way to celebrate our success.” Photo of total
2022 funds courtesy of @lhpsdm Instagram.

Dancing Donations Fight Pediatric Cancer

Eva Cooper, Staff April 19, 2023

Every year, Lake Highland Preparatory School students work alongside faculty members and college students from The University of Central Florida in order to raise funds to support Children’s Miracle...

(Above) Mr. Jim Varley, who works at Lockheed Martin and is a Hazmat men-
tor, is an expert in design processes and has been paramount to the success of

Hazmat Robotics. He assists (left to right) Julia Nicholson, grade 12; Raheema
Naseeruddin, grade 12; and Garrett Thorn, grade 10, prior to going to States. All

photos by Anthony George.

Hazmat Wins its Spot at States

Anthony George, Staff April 18, 2023

Hazmat Robotics has advanced to the State Championship for the 8th year in a row. This year, the team made it to semifinals, placing 4th out of 60 amazing teams. Robots stack cones on poles of different...

Load More Stories