Twice-Told Tale

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Twice-Told Tale

Twice-Told Tale

 Caption 1 (group photo): (Above) The first FCA luncheon attracted many students from all grade levels. They gathered to hear a testimony from teacher, Mr. J.R. Solis, and to learn about the future of FCA on campus. Photo courtesy of Henry Builder.

Christian Athletes’ Venue to Connect

Eva Cooper, Staff February 7, 2023

FCA, also known as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serves as a place where Lake Highland’s Christian student athletes can join together to strengthen not only their bond with Christ, but with each...

(Above) Social media is a big part of getting the word out about
a new organization or club. For NEHS, all of their communications
go through Instagram, where Serena Young, grade 11, is in charge.

She describes her job as, “I’ll post deadlines, updates, and fun En-
glish-related facts on there.” Other ways to promote peer reviewing

and NEHS have been through posters, and the Juniors that Mrs.
Tracy Fordham teaches. All photos courtesy of Instagram, @lhps.nehs.

Graphic courtesy of Instagram, @lhps_nehs.

English Honors Society Donates Talents

Rebecca Reif, Editor in Chief October 28, 2022

Lake Highland has an ongoing list of honors societies, with National English Honors Society (NEHS) being the newest edition. The pre-existing honors societies consist of foreign languages, as well as the...

(Above) As opposed to returning clubs, new clubs had to attract all new members and had to be extra cheerful and informative for all potential recruits. Space Club officers shared smiles during the fair, welcoming all interested in space to join! Photo courtesy of Lake Highland Space Club.

New Clubs Bring New Service Opportunities

Kailey Calvo, Co-Editor October 24, 2022

Clubs are one of the most dynamic and fun parts of a school day at Lake Highland. Currently, there are 78 clubs that have been whittled down from over 90. At the beginning of the year, all clubs, new and...

(Above) There are several department headquarters on LHP’s campus, like the College and Career
Center and the Upper School Office. There are also several headquarters, for behind the scenes

departments like Campus Safety and Transportation, as well as the Business Office and Human Re-
sources all of which are off campus. In the Campus Safety and Transportation HQ, all shipments get

inspected, and there are many different supplies within the headquarters for anything Highlanders

may need to keep us safe. Photo by Kailey Calvo.

Enhancements Modernize Campus Safety

Kailey Calvo, Co-Editor October 18, 2022

Lake Highland is an exceptionally safe school, but some may not know the background behind said safety. One may wonder, “Who is working both behind the scenes and on the front lines directing traffic,...

(Above) Most pep band practices consist of two
groups: the brass section (trumpets, saxaphones, and
trombones) and the rythym section (guitars, pianos,

and drums). Mr. Fray Peralta, along with his two as-
sistants, jump between the two sections to make sure

everything sounds cohesive. Photo by Delaney Bolstein.

Sounding the Trumpets for a New Season

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media October 14, 2022

A few years back, Lake Highland bade farewell to the marching band and announced the introduction of the pep band. Like the marching band, pep band provides musical entertainment for football games and...

(Above) Each group of seniors was assigned a 90-second clip of a song they had to
perform. Some of the songs included were, “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jespen,
“I Want it That Way,” by The Backstreet Boys, “Shut Up and Dance,” by WALK THE
MOON, and “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift. The winning group was the black swim
caps which swam to “I Want it That Way.” Many of the groups personalized their
dances based on the interests and skills of the group members. The white caps had
many cross-country runners, so they incorporated the cross-country team flag into
their routine. The green swim caps also included flips in their routine because many
of their members were experienced in doing flips. Photo by Rebecca Reif.

Seniors Make a Splash

Sarah Finfrock and Rebecca Reif, Copy Editor/ Director of Photography and Editor in Chief October 13, 2022

The Senior Retreat is a long standing tradition at Lake Highland. It is a way for the Senior class to bond before their last year. The day commenced with a Senior class photo followed by a twins photo,...

(Above) After graduating from Bishop Lynch High School in Dal-
las, Texas, Mr. Jim McIntyre enrolled in the University of North

Texas majoring in history with a focus on U.S. diplomacy. He
then worked in the restaurant industry for a year when he ran
into his former principal who offered him a teaching position.
After a few years of teaching, Mr. McIntyre obtained a Master’s
Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University.
Photo courtesy of Lake Highland Preparatory School.

Enhancing Existing Traditions

Sarah Finfrock, Copy Editor/ Director of Photography September 20, 2022

As the 10th Lake Highland President, Mr. Jim McIntyre brings more to the Lake Highland community than just his 31 years of educational experience. Mr. McIntyre also brings an enthusiasm for the whole child...

(Above) The second floor of the state-of-the-art building will be the Innovation Institute, which will feature a two-story makerspace surrounded by teaching labs for physics, engineering, robotics, computer science, augmented and virtual reality, and more. The third floor will be dedicated to math classrooms; the fourth floor will be home to English and language arts. The style of this new building will fit in seamlessly with the beautiful domed Rex Building and will be a welcomed addition to modernize the campus and provide a bold and modern future for all members of the greater Highlander community. All photos by Kailey Calvo.

Elevated for a Brighter Future

Kailey Calvo, Co-Editor September 9, 2022

Triathlon Intro ​​ The future of Lake Highland is a much debated and is often the topic of discussion, especially after LHP’s 50th anniversary in 2020. The Capital Projects, as they’re being...

(Above) A participant from the Special Olympics of Florida is throwing shot put, a track and field event that involves tossing a heavy spherical ball as far as possible. Women “put” an eight-pound ball, while men “put” a 15-pound ball. Volunteers assist in recording distances, congratulating participants, and providing medals.

Special Olympics Sparks Opportunities For All

Zeal Patel, Co-editor April 4, 2022

Most children follow a set path starting with childhood sports, whether it’s basketball, baseball, or even football. From continuing to make friends and develop physical skills to learning...

(Above) Some of the favorite FPS memories for coaches and participants alike is being lucky enough to travel to and participate in international competitions at a variety of universities throughout the United States with students from over 36 states and 7 countries worldwide. LHP was lucky enough to attend the last International Conference in June 2019 at UMass Amherst, and LHP’s competing teams brought back many awards to add to their huge collection.

Creating a Better Tomorrow Today

Kailey Calvo, Staff March 24, 2022

Lake Highland prides itself on offering many different clubs so students of all ages can find their passion. However, Future Problem Solvers is the only club that works on creating solutions to potential...

(Above) Mr. Derek Daly, Director of the Upper School, and Mr. Jonathan Hiett, Associate Director and Upper School Dean of Students, were two of many faculty and administrators that accompanied students in viewing the Hate Ends Now event. Mr. Hiett shared his thoughts, “The Hate Ends Now Tour was such a powerful and immersive experience. Being in the cattle car, hearing from Holocaust survivors, and getting a small taste for the horrific events they dealt with was indescribable.”

Cattle Cars Make Train Stop at Lake Highland

Staff of Twice-Told Tale March 16, 2022

Hate Ends Now, The Cattle Car Experience, was brought to Lake Highland to give students an opportunity to experience and learn about the Holocaust. While students learned...

(Above) Students from leadership would typically assist teachers at Ivey Lane and interact with the school’s students in small groups by helping them complete academic hands-on activities. Alec Bankston, grade 11, helps children in his group complete a fun measuring activity. Working in this environment helps Highlanders practice interpersonal communication skills from these new experiences.

From One Campus to Another

Amanda Wiboon, Co-editor and Director of Media February 23, 2022

While Highlanders are familiar with the annual “Heart of A Highlander Day”—a time when Lake Highland students and faculty serve at local charity partners in Orlando—many are not familiar...

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