Latest Lakota Shouts Outs (May 11)

Latest Lakota Shouts Outs (May 11)
Posted on 05/14/2018
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East, West Honor the "Top 25"

All across the district, year-end ceremonies are taking place to honor the academic achievements of our students. At the high schools, the “Top 25” students, representing approximately the upper 4 percent of their graduating class, were recently recognized during some special celebrations at Lakota East and West high schools.

East Top 25 Students

Hannah Ackerman - The Ohio State University
Ryan Ackerman - The Ohio State University
Katherine Baltrusch - University of Cincinnati
Hannah Beals - University of Cincinnati
Alexa Bencic - College of Wooster
Mitchell Bihn - The Ohio State University
Amanda Bilkasley - Wright State University
Zachary Dendler - University of Cincinnati
Alexander Dunaway - Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard Giang - The Ohio State University
Adam Johantges - United States Military Academy, West Point
Joshua Knull - Purdue University
Ryan Ladle - Brigham Young University
Magdalyn Lehman - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Madison Lentz - Not Reported
Weston Linder - Duke University
Joel Mathew - The Ohio State University
Joseph Mislansky - Purdue University
Matthew Moriarty - The Ohio State University
Wesley Reed - University of Cincinnati
Sofia Seppi - University of Pittsburgh
Logan Steele - The Ohio State University
Elaine Suer - University of Cincinnati
Hannah Wilson - Miami University
Alexander Smith - Undecided

West Top 25 Students

Mariam Alwattari - University of Cincinnati
Navkiran Bedi - The Ohio State University
Jacob Bennett - Miami University
Kristina Borglum - University of South Carolina
Vivian Comer - The Ohio State University
Luke de Villiers - Miami University
Joseph Demarco - The Ohio State University
Emer Goss - The Ohio State University
Andrew Hinchberger - Northwestern University
Sydney Hoffman - Miami University
Caroline Joseph - The Ohio State University
Zoe Kelley - Miami University
Taylor Klunk - The Ohio State University
Olivia Martini - The Ohio State University
Megan Merk - Miami University
Jacob Moore - The Ohio State University
Divya Patel - The Ohio State University
Alejandro Pimentel -The Ohio State University
Betty Richardson - Miami University
Nathan Spinosa - The Ohio State University
Steven Sweeney - Cedarville University
Anna Szolwinski - Purdue University
Douglas Van Arsdale - The Ohio State University
Madison Webb - Ohio Northern University
Robert Wetzler - The Ohio State University
Ashley Willicut - University of Cincinnati
Zixin Yang - The Ohio State University

Ridge STEAM Team Advances to Nationals

Four Ridge STEAM students will be going to STEAM Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Liana Bohrer and Ashlynn Sapp qualified by winning "Children's Stories". Elizabeth Ogle and Kaitlin Knapek won the "Structural Engineering Challenge". Participation in the contest is made possible through Lakota's partnership with Butler Tech.

West's Ali Hausfeld Sets Guinness World Record at Flying Pig

West senior Alexandra “Ali” Hausfeld has unofficially set a Guinness World Record at the Flying Pig Marathon on May 6, breaking the record for "Fastest Half Marathon Dressed an an Emoji". The previous world record was 2:30; Ali's final time was just under two hours at 1:59:15.

Ali ran to raise awareness and money for The Dragonfly Foundation, which helps young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families. She raised $2,500 for the organization.

Regional Road-E-O Results

Lakota and Petermann drivers participated in the Ohio Southwest Regional Road-E-O held at Plains Junior on April 21. Each spring, school bus drivers from around Ohio gather to test their driving skills and knowledge of the yellow school bus. Julie Moore placed first as a single driver and Matt Hull, Mike Luebbe, Bill Jansen, and Dan Jansen placed first as a team.

Michelle Tracy, Beth Koebbe, Julie Moore, and Jennifer Reed placed third as a team. The team spirit award was given to the Lakota drivers and Ronda Wambach.

East Spark Staff Brings Home Quill and Scroll Sweepstakes Awards

The staff of Lakota East's news magazine, Spark, brought home many Quill and Scroll Sweepstakes awards. Sidney Li won the sweepstakes in the in-depth individual reporting category and Julianne Ford won the sweepstakes opinion column category. The staff also won an in-depth reporting sweepstakes for their “Anti” package. The students involved include Sidney Li, Julianne Ford, Richard Giang, Lexy Harrison, Michael Croy, McKenna Lewis, Samadhi Marapane, Steven McKay, Tyler Bonawitz, Ruth Elendu, Katey Kruback, Meredith Peters, and Meredith Niemann.

West Students Win Congressional Art Awards

Lakota West took home many awards at the Congressional Art Competition. Trey Small was awarded Grand Prize and will have his drawing, “Skilled Hands at Work,” framed and hung in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for a year. Other winners include Cameron Bryant who placed second in photography, and Jennifer Ellison who placed second in painting. Christopher Johnson, Jaspreet Singh, and Elain Yang all received an honorable mention in drawing. Jaden Strattman received an honorable mention in photography.

Amitoj Kaur Running for National Elections

West junior Amitoj Kaur won the Ohio candidacy to run in national elections for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Elections will be held June 26-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. The top ten candidates throughout the nation are chosen and as a team they decide who gets which office.

East and West Students Elected as State Officers for HOSA

Two Lakota students, through the district's partnership with Butler Tech, have been elected as state officers for Ohio Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) for the 2018-19 school year. Lakota West junior Alandrea Harris was announced as parliamentarian and Lakota East junior Trey Saunders as the secretary. Both participated in an intensive application process, which included a written test and an interview.

Alec Reder Earns Perfect Score on National Latin Exam

Lakota West sophomore Alec Reder was one of 526 students out of 140,000 students worldwide who received a perfect score on the National Latin Exam. The goal of the National Latin Exam is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Latin and the Roman world on a test consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions.

East Celebrates 2018 College-Bound Student-Athletes

On May 3, Lakota East invited signed college athletes and their families to attend the final Athletic Signing Day, where all athletes who signed throughout the school year were recognized, including:

Anthony Achille
Sam Ballman
Madison Beckham
Alexa Bencic
Jak Birdsong
Katherine Bryson
Regan Butikofer35
Jake Christman
Jack Cooney
Jarrett Cox
Hallie Crawford
Jake Dendler
Nicholas Edkins
Isaiah Flood
Dylan Fry
Jeffrey Garcia
Natalie Hamilton
Corrine Haverland
Dustin Horter
Jaden Kaznowski
Hannah Keating
Ethan Oldfield
Jalen Peck
Jonathan Peul
Mitchell Reardon
Griffin Rich
Rachel Rosequist
Valerie Rosequist
Benjamin Sabelhaus
Daniel Sewak
Dylan Smith
Collin Smith
Ariel Swain
Aiden Talarek
Max Vogelsang

University of Mount Union
Morehead State University
Miami University at Hamilton
College of Wooster
Transylvania University
Thomas More College
Miami University at Hamilton
Wilmington College
Washington and Lee University
Fairmont State University
Muskingum University
Miami University at Hamilton
Ohio Northern University
Heidelberg University
Olivet Nazarene University
Urbana University
Cincinnati Christian University
University of the Cumberlands
Indiana University
Capital University
Morehead State University
Marietta College
Defiance College
Cincinnati Christian University
College of Wooster
Capital University
University of Tampa
University of Tampa
Belmont Abbey College
Cornerstone University
Miami Hamilton University
Muskingum University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Miami Hamilton University
Miami Hamilton University
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Volleyball & Beach VB
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East Artwork Featured at Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

East students Ryan Kmieske, Clayton Brown, Madison Lentz, Maianna Wells, and Magdalynn Lehman will have artwork displayed at the Scripps School Program's student art show at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). The exhibition features artwork by students from 15 local schools that participated in the program, and runs from May 7-11.