September Character Counts & Youth-of-the-Month

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented awards to LHHS students Friday. Shown are: LHHS Principal Dr. Josh Delich, Dominique Conway, Imani Johnson, Colt Brock and Exchange Club VP Robert Walne. Not pictured: Victor Maya.

Thank you all that showed up last Friday at Lake Highlands High School to honor our Character Counts and Youth of the Month awards.


Youth of the Year Awards

The Exchange club of Lake Highlands announced its annual Youth of the

Year Awards at Lake Highlands High School at its meeting on May 5. These are selected from Youth of the Month recipients named throughout the year.

 The selections are based on academic achievement, school and community activities, and character. The winners for 2017 are–

 

Catherine Bryant  is ranked No 6 out of a class of 567. She has been involved in numerous school activities.  She plans to attend Auburn University and her long term goal is to be an orthopedic surgeon.  Her parents are Graham and Ellen Bryant of Dallas.

 

Kevin Lieb is ranked No 11 in the Senior Class.  He is a National Merit finalist and

is also active in many school organizations. Kevin is an Eagle Scout and plans to attend Texas A&M to major in aeronautical engineering.  He is the son of Mike and

Ann Lieb of Dallas.

 

Both received plaques  and $1,000 college scholarship awards.  Catherine has been

selected to enter the Texas District of Exchange Club’s Youth of the Year competition.

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Pictured are Dr. Jeanie Stone, RISD Superintendent, Catherine Bryant, Kevin Lieb, and Frank Miller, Principal of Lake Highlands High School.



ACE Breakfast, Teacher Recognition and Youth of the Year

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A.C.E. Awardees and Youth of the Year | Left to Right-Rebuma Kedir – A.C.E. Awards, Karla Ruiz – A.C.E Awards, Peyton Cabaniss – Youth of the Year, Mark Gaarwood – Youth of the Year

The ECLH gives 8 Youth-of-the-Month awards during our calendar year, and the Youth-of-the-Year (YOY) is chosen from among those to represent our club at the local, state and national level of Exchange.

YOY—An award designed to recognize industrious high school students who have high levels of academic achievement while also demonstrating leadership/involvement/participation and a willing desire to serve others in their school, community and beyond.

A.C.E. – “Accepting the Challenge of Excellence”: These awards are given to students who have overcome adversity and have achieved positive outcomes during their HS careers. It is a national Exchange Club program and a national winner is selected.

Teachers of the Year

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Teachers of the Year Left to Right: Cecilia Whitham – Northlake Elementary, James Bradanese – Stults Road Elementary, Alexandra Hines – Forest Lane Academy, Lilana Castillo – Audelia Creek Elementary, Erin Chesal – Lake Highlands Freshman Center, Cecilia Whitham – Northlake Elementary, Lisa Steward – Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet, Lauren Janco – Forest Lane Academy


April Youth of the Month and Character Counts

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented monthly student awards for April to four Lake Highlands High School students at its meeting on April 8th. These will be the final awards for the 2015/2016 school year.

Character Counts awards were presented to Christopher Polito and Lanie Jackson. These awards recognize students who display strong character traits, serve as role models to other students, and participate in school and community activities. They are selected by LHHS teachers and staff. Christopher is the son of Nicholas and Sunny Polito. He is an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of the Mens Choir and has performed in the school musicals productions. He is also on the school video production team. He plans to attend Emerson College in Boston and major in media studies. Lainey is the daughter of Judy Craigo. She was unable to attend the event and will be introduced to the club at a future meeting.

Youth of the Month awards were presented to Peyton Cabaniss and

Picture--LHHS Principal Frank Miller, Christopher Polito, Peyton Cabaniss, Brandon Kaylor, and Exchange Club VP Chris Brown.

Picture–LHHS Principal Frank Miller, Christopher Polito, Peyton Cabaniss, Brandon Kaylor, and Exchange Club VP Chris     Brown.

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Lanie Jackson, April Character Counts

Brandon Kaylor. These awards recognize students who are in the top 20% of their class who articipate in student government, school publications, music, theatre, athletics, or other activities. They are also selected by teachers and staff. Peyton is Number 4 in the Senior Class She is the daughter of Kevin and Carol Cabaniss. She a member of the Highlandette Drill team, and President of the A Cappella Choir. Peyton is a member of the National Honor Society and The Girls Service League. She attends Wilshire Baptist Church where she is in the Student Ministry and choir. She plans to attend Baylor University to major in Business.

Brandon is the son of Len and Patti Kaylor. He is also an honor student and enjoys his English and social studies classes. He has been a member of the school football and wrestling teams. Branson has also been a Dallas Mavericks ball boy. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas to major in Business.

Each student received a plaque and a gift of North Park Gold. Letters from teachers told about the Character Counts recipients. The Youth of the Month recipients read their essay on “Responsible Citizenship”. They will be eligible for the club’s Youth of the Year award, Exchange District award, and the National Exchange Club Youth of the Year award.  Over the past 20 years, the Exchange Club has presented monthly awards, and Scholarship awards to over 1,000 LHHS students.


March Character Counts and Youth of the Month Awards

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LHHS Principal Frank Miller, Braden Weitzel, Summer Brown, Ugochi Uche, Justin Yarbrough and ECLH VP Brent Basden

Reprinted from The Advocate.

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands recognized outstanding Wildcats in February and March and presented them with plaques and gifts of NorthPark gold. Ugochi Uch and Justin Yarbrough were named Students of the Month for March, and Summer Brown and Braden Weitzel received Character Counts Awards.

Ugochi is the daughter of Comfort and Christian Uche. Born in Nigeria, she has a 4.1 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. She volunteers at North Texas Food Bank and teaches Sunday School at Mount Bethel Church. She hopes to attend Texas Tech or UNT to study biology.

Justin is the son of Teresa Rentshler and Jay Yarbrough. He also participates in NHS, Student Council and Mu Alpha Theta and is a member of the Wildcat golf team. Justin is active in Young Life and serves as a summer counselor at church camp. He will major in engineering in the fall.

Summer is the daughter of Kimberly Brown. She is on the Wildcat softball team and hopes to play college softball at UTD or Kennesaw State. She aspires to be a math or chemistry teacher. Summer attends North Highlands Baptist Church, where she teaches Vacation Bible School.

Braden is the son of Ken and Celia Weitzel. An honor student, he performs as part of the pop choir group, Espree, and with LHHS’ theatre program. He plans to attend Trinity University to study music.

Congratulations everyone!

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February Character Counts and Youth of the Month Awards

Reprinted from The Advocate.

In February, Emily Moise was honored as Student of the Month while Christian Edwards and Tatyana Johnigan received Character Counts Awards.

Christian is the son of David and Andrea Edwards. He is a member of Young Republicans and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is active in the youth ministry at Watermark Community Church, and he participates in Young Life and Wyldlife. Christian enjoys rock climbing, sand volleyball and tennis, and he plans to major in business at Colorado Christian University.

Tatyana is the daughter of Melvin and Loretta Johnigan. An honor student, she is a member of the Feminist Club and Young Democrats. She serves as an intern in Presbyterian Hospital’s Pulmonary Unit and enjoys writing fiction. She will study biology/pre-med in the fall.

Emily is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Moise. She is ranked in the top ten students at LHHS, and is a member of NHS and Mu Alpha Theta. She plays bassoon in the band and is a member of the varsity volleyball team. She will attend Tufts University to study electrical engineering and music.

Congratulations, all!

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LHHS Asst. Principal Sharonda Tims, Emily Moise, Christian Edwards, Tatyana Johnigan, ECLH VP Chris Brown

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February Youth of the Month and Character Counts

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LHHS Assistant Principal, Sharonda Tims; Youth of the Month honoree Emily Moise; Character Counts honorees Christian Edwards and Tatyana Johnigan; ECLH VP-Youth, Chris Brown

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented monthly awards to three Lake HighlandsHigh School students on February 12th.
ECLH Vice President—Youth, Chris Brown, presented Character Counts awards for February to Christian Edwards and Tatyana Johnigan.

Christian is the son of David and Andrea Edwards.  He is a member of the Young Republicans and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  A member of Watermark Community Church, he is active in the youth ministry, Young Life, and Wyldlife.  In his free time, Christian enjoys rock climbing, sand volleyball, and tennis.  He plans to attend Colorado Christian University in the fall to study business.

Tatyana is the daughter of Melvin and Loretta Johnigan.   She is an honor student and a member of the Feminist Club and the Young Democrats Club.  In addition to her course work at LHHS, Tatyana serves as an intern in the Pulmonary Unit at Presbyterian Hospital.  She enjoys writing fiction in her “free time” and plans to study biology/pre-med in college.

The Youth of the Month award was presented to Emily Moise.

Emily is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Moise.  She is an honor student ranked in the top-10 of her class.  A member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, she enjoys playing the bassoon in the LHHS Band and Wind Ensemble and is a varsity member of the LHHS Volleyball team.  She is planning to attend Tufts University in the fall to study electrical engineering and music.

Each of the above received a plaque and a gift of North Park Gold.  The club also heard letters from teachers about the Character Counts recipients, and the Youth of the Month recipient read her essay on “Responsible Citizenship” and will be eligible for consideration for the Youth of the Year, Exchange District Youth, and National Exchange Club Youth of the Year awards.

Over the past 20 years the Exchange Club has presented Character Counts, Youth of the Month, and scholarship awards to over 1,000 Lake Highlands High School students.


January Character Counts & Youth of the Month Awards

The Exchange Club honored four outstanding Lake Highlands High School students in January. Caitlyn Bosch and Blake Cronin received Character Counts awards and Steffany Salazar and Duncan Meara were named Youth of the Month.

Caitlyn is the daughter of Matt and Diane Bosch. She performs with Espree, the pop singing group, and is a member of Girls Service League, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Red Cross Club and Mu Alpha Theta. She is a member of the Honors Choir and was selected to the All-Region Choir and first alternate to All-State. She competes with the Wildcat cross country team, has a job at CrossFit and attends North Highlands Bible Church. She plans to study nursing at the University of Arkansas.

Blake is the son of Bill and Lizzy Cronin. He was captain of the Wildcat football team and serves as VP of the Student Council. He participates in Young Life, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Red Cross Club and Young Republicans. He also runs track and enjoys basketball, rock climbing and snowboarding. He plans to study architecture at either USC or UCLA.

Steffany is the daughter of Sara Salazar. Steffany served as drum major of the Wildcat Marching Band for two years and is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Feminist Club. She enjoys listening to music and is a member of the Kiss Me Kate musical pit. She plays clarinet in the band and was selected for All-Region. She will study business and math at either Texas A&M, Texas Tech or Baylor.

Duncan is the son of Thomas and Kimberly Meara. He is an AP Ambassador and member of the Academic Decathlon team. He is in National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Spanish Honor Society, Science Club and the Anime and Gaming Club. He’s a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and he plays select soccer and volunteers with the Lake Highlands Elementary Chess Club. He wants to study physics and is considering several college options.

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Congratulations, all!


December Character Counts & Youth of the Month Awards

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented monthly awards to four Lake Highlands High School students on December 11th.

Character Counts awards for December were presented to Laney Norris and T. J. Churchill. Laney is the daughter of Trey and Laura Norris.  She is an honor student , a member of the National Honor Society, the A Capella Choir, and Young Life.  A member of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, she plays soccer for the FC Dallas Girls Classic League and works at Starbucks. She hopes to attend Texas A&M and major in elementary education.  T. J. is the son of Jim and Tammy Churchill.  He has played on the LHHS wildcat football team, is a DECA participant, member of Young Life, and enjoys making and watching movies.  He is considering the University of Arkansas and Texas Tech to major in business or Radio and TV production.

Lauren Urban and Berket Ghebermichael received Youth of the Month awards for December. Lauren is the daughter of Bryan and Kari Urban.  She is an honor student (99 grade point average), is an officer in the National Honor Society, a member of Young Life and the Girls Service League. Lauren is Captain of the Highlandettes and attends North Highlands Bible Church. She is considering  Baylor University or Auburn University to major in business. Berket Ghebermichael is the son of Almaz Tekele and Merhawit Ghebermichael.  He is also an honor student.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta math society, is Vice President of the Senior Class, and a member of the school cross country track team.  He is considering several colleges and hopes  to major in pre law. His family is dedicated to becoming well educated.  His older brother is a medical student at UT Southwestern, another brother attends Texas Tech and his sister just graduated from UNT.

Each of the above received a plaque and a gift of North Park Gold.  The club heard letters from teachers about the Character Counts recipients.  Each Youth of the Month recipient read their essays on “Responsible Citizenship”  They will be eligible for Youth of the Year, Exchange District Youth, and National Exchange Club Youth of the Year awards. Over the past 20 years the Exchange Club has presented Character Counts, Youth of the Month, and scholarship awards to over 1,000 Lake Highlands High School students.

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LHHS Principal Frank Miller, T.J. Churchill, Laney Norris, Lauren Urban, Berket Ghebermichael and Exchange Club VP Chris Brown