Lakota Shout-Outs: Oct. 18

Lakota Shout-Outs: Oct. 18 Edition
Posted on 10/23/2019
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Lakota Schools Win Regional Technology & Innovation Award

Lakota Local Schools has been named a 2019 winner of ComSpark’s Corporate Tech & Innovation Award. The award, now in its sixth year, honors the region’s leading corporations and executives who encourage innovation through technology. “Lakota Schools is committed to furthering education by utilizing technology as a tool for our students,” said Superintendent Matthew Miller. “To be recognized by ComSpark for this work is a great honor.” 

The district, which launched the Lakota Cyber Academy this fall, has implemented a 1:1 technology program for all secondary students, as well as a modified program for sixth graders. Innovation Hubs at its eight elementary schools and eight secondary buildings facilitate authentic future-ready learning for students through green screen technology, virtual reality, collaboration stations and more.

Liberty Junior Boys Golf Takes GMC Championship

Congratulations to the Liberty Junior School boys golf team on their Greater Miami Conference championship. The boys clinched the title with an 11 stroke lead over Sycamore. This is the fourth time the team has brought home the championship since 2013.

The team had an undefeated season, only the second time in recent years. Connor Schulte and Walker Wood placed third overall in the tournament.

West Girls Soccer Clinches Conference Championship, First Undefeated Season

The Firebirds clinched the Greater Miami Conference girls soccer championship, becoming the first team in Lakota West history to finish a season undefeated. The team celebrated their win over the Oak Hills Highlanders at their last regular season game, which doubled as Senior Night. 

The team is entering its “second” season, a potential one and done eight-game trek to the Ohio State Girls Soccer Championship.

Junior High Thunderhawk Cross Country Team Wins First GMC Title, Accounts for Top Six Individual Spots

For the first time, Lakota East’s seventh grade junior high cross country team, represented by runners from both Liberty and Hopewell junior schools, earned the top spot in the Greater Miami Conference. It was also the first time in a GMC Championship that the top six finishers were all from Lakota: Evelyn Prodoehl, Taylor Bacher, Brooke Asher, Lauren Matlack, Kaitlin Kaszubski and Brooke Hermann

In the spirit of "WE are Lakota," the Westside and Eastside junior high teams all train together, rotating between both high schools. Both teams will compete in the junior high state competition this Sunday, Oct. 20 at Dublin Jerome High School. 

East Girls Cross Country Wins Back-to-Back GMC Titles

For the second consecutive year, the Lakota East girls cross country team was crowned Greater Miami Conference team champions.  All seven Thunderhawks earned all-conference honors, with five receiving first-team and two second team. Congratulations to Head Coach Adam Thomas, who was named GMC Cross Country Coach of the Year for the girls sport.

The varsity team’s next stop is District Championships at Voice of America Metropark this Saturday, Oct. 19, where the top five girls teams, and top 20 individuals in each race, will qualify for Regional Championships.

Both East Golf Teams Get Special State Send-Off

Both of Lakota East's golf teams earned titles as GMC Champions and then southwest District Champions. The district win was the first for the girls team, and the third for the boys team, whose GMC win represented their sixth consecutive title. 

The girls will be making their third consecutive appearance at the state championship this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 at Ohio State University's Gray Course. The boys team began their fourth consecutive attempt for the state title on Thursday, Oct. 17 and will compete through today, Friday, Oct. 18. Lakota East continued its state send-off tradition with a parade down Main Street for both teams on Wednesday morning (pictured above).