Lakota Shout-Outs (March 8, 2019)

Lakota Shout-Outs (March 8, 2019)
Posted on 03/14/2019
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collage of shout-outsSo many great things going on around Lakota. Here are the latest Shout-Outs about students and staff! 

East Swimmer Crowned State Champion

Lakota East junior Jacob McDonald became the third swimmer in the district’s history to bring home a state title. Finishing the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:22.17, Jacob won the title and capped-off a stellar season, which includes setting four East records. The school celebrated by treating Jacob to a ticker-tape parade down Main Street. Congratulations, Jacob!


West Swimmers Qualify for State Championship

Two additional swimmers from Lakota West High School headed to Canton to compete in the state competition. Congratulations to:

Michael Lorenz (100 Back)
Jacob Ortwein (500 Free)


East, West Students Headed to State Competition

Students from Lakota East and West high schools, through our partnership with Butler Tech, placed in the top three spots during SkillsUSA competitions. They will now compete at the Ohio SkillsUSA state competitions in April.

Lakota East:
Kyle Dombrowski, 2nd place, CNC Milling

Lakota West:
Conner Japiske, 2nd place, Advertising Design
James Drake, 3rd place, Welding


East Artist Featured in Middletown Art Exhibit

Lakota East junior Selena Chen earned first place in the mixed media category in a Middletown art exhibition called “Tomorrow’s Artist Today.” The exhibit showcases work submitted from area high school juniors and seniors. Her painting, titled “Pollution at Sea,” is on display through March 14 at the Middletown Arts Center.


East Gymnast Earns Ticket to State Tournament

A spirited school tradition sent Lakota East gymnast Tiyanna Woodruff off to the state tournament in fanfare fashion last Friday. Staff and students lined Main Street to cheer her on in the two individual events she qualified for at the Southwest District Championships. The All-District team member finished 27th on bars and tied for 14th on the vault. Congratulations Tiyanna!


Heritage Media Aide Starts Birthday Book Club Tradition

Media aide Holly Vonderhaar is the impetus behind a new birthday tradition at Heritage Early Childhood School that is encouraging students to leave their mark on Heritage and promote a love of reading. On their birthdays, students are invited to donate a book to the school library collection. Holly sees 29 classes every week and consistently goes above the call of duty, visiting classrooms that have missed their library time with a book cart to ensure every child has a new book to ready. Thank you, Holly, for your dedication!