Shout-Outs: Feb. 23

Lakota Shout-Outs: Feb. 23
Posted on 02/28/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Lakota Shout-Outs: Feb. 23

Collage of shout-outs for Feb. 23

Swimmers Head to State Competition

Congratulations to our Lakota East and West swimmers who are competing in the state competition this weekend! They surpassed the competition at the sectional and district meets to earn the trip to Canton. The state qualifiers are:

Lakota East:

Jacob McDonald (200, 500 Free)
Hannah Cech (200 IM, 500 Free)
Keith Enrico, Alex Devine, Alec Gayer, Jacob McDonald, alt Joey Kelley (Boys 200 Free Relay)

Lakota West:

Bridget Cramer (100 Fly)
Grace Luebbe (200 Free, 500 Free)
McKenzie Rice (500 Free)
McKenzie Rice, Grace Luebbe, Bridget Cramer, Molly Fisher Alt Maddie Roberts (Girls 200 Free Relay)
Michael Lorenz (100 Back)
Griffin Manning (200 IM 100 Breast)
Michael Lorenz, Griffin Manning, Connor Davis, Justin Hailey (Boys 200 Medley Relay)
Justin Hailey, Zach Saurine, Griffin Manning, Kaleb Sackenheim (Boys 200 Free Relay)


LEA & LSSA Awards Scholarships

Lakota School Support Association (LSSA) is happy to announce the 2018 LSSA Scholarship winners, Thomas Batt – Archbishop Moeller High School, Hallie Crawford – Lakota East High School, Nicholas Durstock – St. Xavier High School, Mitchell James – Lakota West High School, Kaden Raiford – Lakota East High School, and Mason Ribar – Lakota East High School.

This year LSSA was able to give six winners a $400 scholarship. This is the second year LSSA has given the opportunity for a member’s graduating senior child or grandchild to win a scholarship. LSSA Scholarship Committee members judged the applicants blindly based on activities, memberships, essay and GPA.

The Lakota Education Association (LEA) also recently announced its 2018 scholarship winners, recognizing the four recipients at the Feb. 9 Lakota East versus Lakota West men’s varsity basketball game. 

Such gifts are made possible by the generosity of Lakota teachers The union’s scholarship committee awards a total of four $1,000 scholarships in two categories: the LEA Senior Scholarship is given to a senior who has indicated his or her interest in pursuing a degree in education, while the LEA Member Scholarship is awarded to students whose parents or grandparents are educators at Lakota.

Congratulations to future educators and Senior Scholarship winners Hallie Crawford and Emma Cunningham. The LEA Member Scholarship winners are Holly Thompson and Ashley Willicut.


Six Lakota Students Named National Merit Finalists

Lakota Schools is proud of its six National Merit Finalists. Megan Merk, Jacob Moore and Steven Sweeney from Lakota West join Ryan Ackerman, Alex Dunaway and Weston Lindner from Lakota East in this great accomplishment. Only one percent of the students who took the PSAT as juniors are named finalists. Great job!


Dustin Horter Named Gatorade Runner of the Year

Lakota East senior Dustin Horter has been named the 2017-18 Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second year in a row. Dustin has had a phenomenal year. This honor comes on the heels of being chosen to be a member of Team USA at the 2018 Simply Health Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge. Congratulations, Dustin!


Lakota Students Headed to Regional Spelling Bee

Five Lakota students have claimed spots in the WCPO 9 On Your Side Regional Spelling Bee that will be held on March 17 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Good luck to the spellers as they prepare for the bee!

Ritvik Irigireddy (Cherokee Elementary)

Evin Lodder (Heritage Elementary)

Audrey Charles (Hopewell Elementary)

Kai Compton (Independence Elementary)

Audrey Shooner (Woodland Elementary)


Lakota Earns Auditor of State Award with Distinction

The Auditor of State’s Office has presented Lakota Local Schools with the “Auditor of State Award with Distinction.”  This is the 4th consecutive year the district has earned this prestigious award.

“Lakota Local Schools is committed to strong fiscal management and we’ve made significant changes to the way we operate our schools,” said Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Jenni Logan.  “We maintain a lean operation and have held the line on expenses to ensure the most efficient budget possible while also expanding services for students.  This creates a tremendous value for both families and residents.” Read more...

Pictured above, Lakota Treasurer Jenni Logan celebrates the award with her entire team.