Co-educational     K-12     Dallas, Texas

Alumni Reflections

Find Out What Our Alumni Say About Their Lakehill Experience

 

Attending The University of Texas at Austin has been my dream ever since I was a little girl, and, thanks to Lakehill’s commitment to its students, that dream came true. Lakehill provided me with challenging courses, passionate teachers, and endless extracurricular activities that allowed for my individual growth and enrichment to help me succeed in college. Through Lakehill’s rigorous curriculum and advanced classes, I learned how to manage my time appropriately and discovered studying techniques that have given me tremendous advantages over my peers at UT. Although I have classes with hundreds of other students, the skills I learned at Lakehill have taught me how to keep up with the lectures and continue my academic success.

Lakehill also encouraged school and community involvement, which inspired me to join clubs on campus and get involved with Greek life. Through my sorority, I have made life-long friends and received hundreds of service and leadership opportunities. Lakehill’s small environment allows its students to participate in as many athletic teams and student organizations as possible, which has sculpted my ability to balance school work with my extracurricular activities and prepared me to take on new leadership roles in college.

Hannah Herrman, Class of 2016
University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2020

 

Lakehill gave me the opportunity to explore countless interests and activities which subsequently built up my leadership skills and my confidence to use them as a student leader. Student government was one of the most influential experiences I had at Lakehill, and it became something that would dramatically shape and influence my life through college. Had I not gotten involved in student government at Lakehill, I doubt I would have had the confidence to run for election in college.

As a senior at TCU, I served as Student Body Vice President of External Affairs. Many of the same skills I gained at Lakehill as Student Council President – how to run a meeting, how to motivate my peers, how to set meaningful and achievable goals, how to handle conflict or failure, and how to best maximize my time – became paramount in ensuring I succeeded as Vice President. Lakehill also instilled a strong work ethic and passion for service that made something like student government in college manageable and extremely rewarding.

Hudson Trent, Class of 2014
Texas Christian University, Class of 2018

 

Coming to Lakehill, I never worried about not being able to adjust. In fact, I joined right in and became a part of tight-knit community of classmates and teachers that would last all the way to my graduation. Lakehill provided me with the type of environment for unbridled exploration, both academically and creatively. I felt free to try anything with no outside pressure. As a result, I had the confidence to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. From musical theater and drama to poetry writing and painting, I explored the full range of my artistic interests through clubs and classes at Lakehill. My sophomore year, I began producing music as well, and one of my first opportunities to perform was at Lakehill’s Coffee House.

Currently, I am a junior at the University of Southern California studying Creative Writing and Music Production. Now halfway through my undergraduate career, I have continued to grow as a writer and a creative artist. In the fall of 2017, I secured an internship with Music Connection Magazine where I’ve reviewed and written about concerts in the Los Angeles area. I am thankful I had the chance to explore the arts the way
I did at Lakehill; it truly helped mold me into the creative thinker I am today.

Brandon Douglas, Class of 2016
University of Southern California, Class of 2020

 

Attending a small high school was the best thing I could have done to achieve my goal of playing college volleyball. During my four years in high school, we had no more than 15 players at a time on varsity, which meant that I was able to maximize my playing time and how many reps I was getting. Being in a small atmosphere allowed me to feel comfortable enough to try new things on the court without hesitation. Additionally, the academic and social environment at Lakehill gave me opportunities to take on various leadership positions from the start of my freshman year. I began college volleyball with many advantages that I would not have had without the leadership experience I gained at Lakehill.

Claire Crow, Class of 2017
Sewanee: The University of the South, Class of 2021