In the spring of 2013 a team led by Alejandro L, with Marcos G and Jose M began cutting out the pieces. In the fall of 2013 R.J. Hovers, Sebastian Ortiz, Julio Catano, and Carlos Ante continued the work and worked throughout the school year, as time allowed. In the fall of 2014 Jordyn Seaton (no longer in Wood Tech after having completed both classes) asked if he could come in during his lunch hour and work on completing the Viking. Jordyn worked on sanding, lacquering, sanding, and polishing over and over again almost every day during his lunch hour from September 2014 to May 27, 2015. He often worked on the project before or after school in addition to his lunch hour work sessions. Eventually he assisted in mounting the pieces and framing the work. Jordyn is a senior and graduating this year. His excellent work reveals the beauty of the various woods and grain patterns.
Connor Berry, a 2013 Lamar Graduate, attends Baylor University and sings with Baylor VirtuOSO, a contemporary acappella music group. VirtuOSO recently made it to the 2015 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Finals in New York City and placed 4th in the competition.
Way to go Connor! You make Lamar Proud!
State Visual Art Competition Winners
As you may remember, Lamar had 6 students qualify to compete at the State Visual Art Competition this year in Dallas ( the equivalent of U.I.L. for visual arts). This is a huge success as there were 28,760 entries state wide that competed and only 10 percent were selected to go to state. These students were: Frida Rodriquez, Alora C. Natalie T, Kelsi J., Skye K. and Jourdain B .
Only 1026 medaled in their division at the state level. From Lamar, we had 4: Natalie T Skye K, Kelsi J, and Jourdain B.
Out of these medalists, only 177 were selected as a Gold Seal Winner. This is the highest honor you can receive where your piece travels nationally. This year Arlington ISD had their first gold seal medalists!! One from Martin High and one from Lamar High. Jourdain B received the medal from Lamar.
In addition, students were given a chance to enter a workshop and compete against those at the same level with the same materials, same amount of time and same prompt in order to receive a scholarship. Natalie T received a $400 scholarship in a 2-D workshop.
Names of those pictured from left to right: Skye K., Natalie T., Jourdain B., Kelsi Jennings, and art teacher Cindy Thomas
Athletic Participation Forms and our AISD Athletic Parent/Student Handbook is now online and active.
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Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp
Coach Delay has developed a plan for the summer strength and conditioning sessions
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Media Fair 2015
Lamar High School junior Deja S.
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Lamar Art Department Contest Winners
On February 7 th over 2000 high school students competed in the annual regional art V.A.S.E. Competition in Mansfield . 13 students brought back regional medals in their division. These students are: (bottom right):
Skye K, Dulce C, Dallas S, Kelsi J, Alora C, Madison H, Frida R, Luz C, Paola A, Alexis G, Natalie T, Jourdain B, and not pictured Tashuyn P.
Only 10 percent of these 2000 will get to advance to state.This year Mrs. Thomas will be taking 6 Lamar students to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas April 24-25th. They are: ( bottom right):
Jourdain B, Alora C, Frida R, Natalie T, Skye K, and Kelsi J.
Please congratulate and encourage these students!
Honors Students: Tara F, Sarah (bronze in Economics and 5th place out of all Honors students present), and Ritu P (bronze in Language & Literature, gold for Lamar's top Honors student, and 4th Place out of all Honors students present)
Scholastic Students: Jenna H (bronze in Speech), Dulce M (gold in Language & Literature), and Rebecca V (bronze in Music, silver in Art, silver in Social Science, gold in Science, gold for Lamar's top Scholastic student, and 4th place out of all Scholastic students present)
Varsity Students: Mycah B (gold in speech), Zahraa I, and Pamela A (bronze in Economics, silver in Essay, silver in Social Science, gold in Interview, gold for Lamar's top Varsity student, and silver out of all Varsity students present)
We took 2nd Place at Super Quiz and came in Second Place OVERALL!
first row left to right - Haley W. (4th place PSA team) Linda Tran (2nd place Public Health team) , Annisaa H. ( 2nd place Public Health team) Sarah A. (2nd Place Public Health team) Naponi J. (4th Place Persuasive Speaking) back row - Brianna W. (4th Place PSA team) Reasat B. (2nd Place Public Health team) Sierra S. (4th Place PSA team) Uzo M. (3rd place Public Health Team). Lauren P. - not pictured (1st place Medical Spelling)
26 LHS HOSA members (Health Occupation Students of America) competed in Killeen, TX. LHS Medical Spelling and Public Health team advanced to State competition in April.
Lamar is an AVID National Demonstration School. This recognition is earned for beingan exemplary model of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program and demonstrating the very best AVID methodologies and strategies. They join Carter and Hutcheson junior highs in achieving this high honor; of the4,800 schools implementing AVID. Approximately 120 schools have this designation.