Twice-Told Tale

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Twice-Told Tale

Twice-Told Tale

Cleo Richard-
son, grade 10, Aniston

Goldstein, grade 12, and
Alexandra Caballero, Class
of 2022, all share the
same passion for archery.
Alexandra shared how she
found her niche through
joining the archery
team: “I joined the team
during my Sophmore year,
and everyone was very
supportive. It was fun
to watch how I improved
throughout my time on
the team.” Alexandra
now serves as an active

mentor to the underclass-
men on the team, and

continues to push them to
do their best while still
learning about new ways

to improve their strate-
gies on a daily basis. In

fact, Cleo and Aniston have
learned a great deal from
Alexandra’s experience,
which have helped them in
fixing their mistakes and
forming new bonds in the
process. Photo by Arya

Sant. (Above) Graph-
ic courtesy of Clipart

On Target to Win

Louis Roldan and Arya Sant, Co-Editor and Staff November 2, 2022

Among the 17 sports and 57 teams Lake Highland offers, archery has to be one of the most unique. It is no secret that our ar- chery program has been no stranger to success, as they have repeatedly competed...

(Above) Miya Okuda, grade 12, shares how she’s recently been doing two-shades on her nails. Her go-to nails are a shade of pink or blue, and anything with sparkles. This set reminded her of cherry blossoms, and she described them as, “Bright, sparkly, and fun,” adding how they reflect her personality. She would love to try storyboard nails and believes nails are really important because they, “Are one of the first things people will notice about you, especially when shaking your hand or when you’re moving.” When someone has nails as strong as these, they certainly are a great point of conversation indeed. All photos by Serena Young.

Express Yourself From Tip to Toe

Serena Young, Director of Advertising October 21, 2022

As with any accessory, nails are a great way to express oneself, whether that’s choosing to get them done or not. For the girls that want to glam up, here are a few nails to take inspiration from. The...

(Above) From an early age, I was exposed to the business world
through my family’s construction company, FINFROCK. I had my first
“job” shredding papers, making copies, and taking out the trash for
my dad’s coworkers. I would also walk the halls selling Girl Scout
cookies as an elementary student. Photo courtesy of Sarah Finfrock.

Getting a Business Degree at the Dinner Table

Sarah Finfrock, Copy Editor/ Director of Photography October 7, 2022

The teenage transition from child to adult looks different for many. Most learn to drive. Some get their first jobs. Many head off to college. For my family, growing up means taking a role in the business...

Cottageccore is an aesthetic that incorporates a romanticized version of rural life,
although more recently with a Victorian twist. This is mainly due to the popularity
of shows such as Bridgerton and adaptions of Jane Austen novels. The outfits have an
element of a corset,
puff sleeves, and floral
prints. Think about
taking a garden stroll
while bread is baking in
the oven. Shoes can be soft
leather boots and short
to the ankle. Wear a
straw hat for the sun
and adorn with delicate
jewerly. Comfort and simplicity are prioritized, whether
through soft cottons or handmade accessories. As
long as everything is minimalistic and intentional, it is Cottagecore. Photo by Serena Young.

Style Up Every Season

Serena Young, Director of Advertising October 6, 2022

Every generation has its trends, but with Gen Z, social media allows everyone to be a fashion curator and critic. As a result, popular aesthetics sweep TikTok feeds, Pinterest boards, and Instagram pages...


(Above) When the Alabama Hotel closed, after being owned by several generations of the LaChance and Schenck family, the space was renovated from 1980-1981. During this time, the hotel transformed from guest rooms that hosted luminaries, to a 19-unit condominium. Today, the Alabama is still a condominium, and a two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,245 square foot condo runs for around $800,000. There are currently 12-units in the Alabama, where the units are all updated, and residents have shared amenities, such as a pool and lake access. Photo by Rebecca Reif.

Winter Park Hotels Embody the City’s Charms

Sarah Finfrock and Rebecca Reif, Editor-in-Chief and Director of Photography September 30, 2022

The name Winter Park embodies the motive of its foundation: a park for northerns to vacation in the winter. With an industry centered around tourism, numerous iconic hotels began popping up around the...

(Above) The eclectic nature of White Wolf Cafe has seemingly spread to the other, much newer, establishments nearby, making the street a hub for urban dining with an old-timey feel. However it is the diner’s history, seen by the Roman soldier, that makes White Wolf a must eat restuarant in the heart of Orlando. Photo by Delaney Bolstein.

Old Restaurants Bring a New Feel

Delaney Bolstein and Kailey Calvo, Co-Editors August 30, 2022

Though Orlando is a relatively newer city, “The City Beautiful” quickly became a commercial hotspot in Florida and is now home to thousands of businesses. However, only a few small businesses have...

(Above) Kiera Moore and Delaney Bolstein, both age ten, bake cookies during the summer before sixth grade. Kiera sports a neon green tank while Delaney wears a shirt with a hipster cat. They represent the uniqueness of tween fashion while doing what most tweens today would not imagine staying off their phones.

Tweens Are The New Teens

Delaney Bolstein, Staff April 1, 2022

Marked by newfound interests and celebrity crushes, the tween years are the transition period from childhood to teenhood. Tweens navigate through various levels of independence as they start drifting...

(Above) Since its establishment in 2020, Aster Lit has focused on ways to expand and connect their international community of young writers. In the future, the non-profit is planning to host poetry and prose workshops to give back to their audiences that have impacted the team immensely.

A Galaxy of Writers Shine through Aster Lit

Amanda Wiboon, Co-editor and Director of Media March 22, 2022

Derived from the Greek word, “Aster,” meaning star, an aster flower symbolizes love and wisdom with its star-shaped blooms. Like the aster, Aster Lit is devoted to blossoming the international...

(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, from left to right) Kate Ward, grade 9, Grace Wright, grade 9, Tynan Tracy, grade 9, Wali Hasan, grade 9, and Sophia Carraway, grade 10, perform and enjoy the Chinese dragon dance. The dragon dance was performed by LHP’s Chinese I and II classes in front of the Calkins Library, requiring students to build teamwork in order to learn how to walk together gracefully. The dragon dance is both a showcase of unification and power.

Chinese New Year Begins a Year of Celebration

Serena Young, Freelance Writer March 14, 2022

The last time I wore this QiPao was at my cousin’s wedding. I wore it again at Lake Highland Preparatory School for another important occasion: Chinese New Year celebration — the Year of the Tiger....

(Above) While passing by Lake Highland’s Middle School campus, we noticed Atlantic Strings across the street. Walking in, we were mesmerized by the
beautiful instruments
lined up against the
wall. The worker told
us how much she loved
working with everyone,
from young children to
adults, to help them find
their perfect strings fit.

Amplifying the Stories of Women Workers

Arely Rubio and Arya Sant, Staff March 10, 2022

While roaming around The Mills 50 District we decided to shine a spotlight on our local businesses. Suited-up workers admire a toy microphone, never thinking their shift...

(Above) Colleges are left with an important decision: require standardized testing or allow slight decreases in GPA performance in exchange for greater diversity and socioeconomic access. Increasing diversity is crucial to opening students to different intellectual and cultural perspectives.

Why Testing is Not the Golden Standard

Santiago Calderon, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

If you aren’t currently a Senior, how’s that SAT and ACT prep going? If that just caused a brief sense of anxiety, that’s indicative of a genuine problem in America’s system in applying...

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