Crystal F. ’20 , Janani I. ’20, and Arielle B. ’21 carried the day in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences state competition May 20 at Penn State. All three took first place in their respective categories, and Crystal and Arielle earned perfect scores. Their talks were:
Crystal — “Does Organic Matter Matter?”
Janani — “Effects of Dopamine on the Structural Dynamics of MDN-Like cells”
Arielle — “Exploring Nickel to Combat Bacteria”
Page S. ’19 competed in the Xcel USA Gymnastics State Championship event May 18, earning fourth place on beam and eighth place on vault.
Jack K. ’19 signed a letter of intent to play ice hockey at the University of Tennessee.
L-L League All-Stars Kendall K. ’19, Cassidy G. ’21, Jonah R. ’20, and George M. ’19 were honored at a banquet May 11.
Andrew W. ’19 was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State 1A third basketball team.
Alexa A. ’22 finished first in figures, solo, and duet, and second in team routine in the 13-15 group and first in combo in the 16-19 group at the Mid-Atlantic (Pa.) Association Meet in April. She finished first in figures, second in solo, third in duet, and third in team routine in the 13-15 group and second in combo in the 16-19 group at the East Zone Region B Meet on May 12.
Keira A. ’25 finished fourth in figures, first in mixed duet, third in solo in the 12-and-under group, first in team in 11-12 intermediates, and first in combo in 13-15 intermediates at the Mid-Atlantic (Pa.) Association Meet in April. She also finished seventh in figures, first in mixed duet, fifth in solo in the 12-and-under group, and third in team in 11-12 intermediates, and first in combo in 13-15 intermediates at the East Zone Region B Meet on May 12.
In early April, 47 Middle School students participated in the National Spanish Exam, and the following students earned awards for their performance:
Gold — Rebecca M., Olivia B., Zainab C., Liz H., Sofia H.
Silver — Amelie B., Natalie D., Anna G., Tyler H., Olivia T., Elise T., Nisha M., Annabelle L., McKenna K., Nik K.
Bronze — Addie A., Stella B., Evelyn F., Sonia G., Helena J., Ben S., Littie C., Jamilex R.
Honorable Mention — Natalie S., Maggie S.
Silver — Carrington B.
Honorable Mention — Kieran B., Ashe B., Julia B., Margaret H., Luke H., Molly K., Claire M., Lauren T.
Silver — Elena S., Rohon D.
Bronze — Nadya D.
Honorable Mention — Milana B., Claire M., Grace R.
Louise B.’21 created the winning design in the LNP/LancasterOnline Journalism and Design an Ad contest. Her ad for LAncaster Pediatrics will appear in LNP on May 21.
The following students won awards at the Classics Festival:
Katrina F. ‘19: 1st place; color drawings, 3rd place; board games, 3rd place; mythology bowl
Gabe W. ‘20: 2nd place; written test level 4
Amelia L. ‘21: 3rd place; written test level 3
Benjamin K. ‘21: 2nd place; written test level 2, 2nd place; creative writing level 2
Winston T. ‘23: 2nd place; written test level 1
Adrien W. ‘21: 3rd place; vocabulary bee level 2
Annika K. ‘21: 2nd place; shoebox diorama
Trivia team (Ben K., Amelia L., Gabe W., Adrien W.) 2nd place
The 8th grade robotics team competed at the World Championships in Detroit April 24-28 and were finalists for the Inspiration Award.
Seniors McKayla F. and Luke W. were the LCDS nominees for 2018-19 Lancaster-Lebanon Athletic Association A. Landis Brackbill Award, which recognizes outstanding female and male students for their academic and athletic excellence.
On April 13, fifth grader Delaney W., Sophia B., Jenny L., and Toby B. participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association District 7 Elementary Song Fest at South Western High School.
Grace F. ‘21 has been selected to be a 2019 Student Ambassador for Smile Train, an international charity that works to provide cleft lip and palate surgeries and medical care to children in over 85 countries around the world.
LCDS Mini-THON raised $23,000 for childhood cancer.
Delaney W. ‘26, Zainab C. ’25, Sonia G. ‘25, and Evelyn F. ’25 played PMEA District 7 Youth String Fest at Mechanicsburg Middle School.
At the IU13 MS Chess Team Tournament, the MS chess team took 2nd place, while Beckett W. ‘25 and Jonathan Z. ‘25 both finished at the top of their respective flights.
Sixth graders Annabelle L., Olivia B. and Stella B. won the MS Talent Show with their ballet performance.
In the 67th annual North Museum Science and Engineering Fair:
–Janani I. ’20 earned Honorable Mention in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology category for her project “Dopamine Effects on Dynamics of Monocyte-Derived-Neuronal-Like Cells From Humans.”
–Anjali I. ’22 earned First Place in the Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Engineering category for her project “Train Matlab to Identify Changes in Neuronal-like Cells.”
Arielle B.’21 is the 67th annual North Museum Science and Engineering Fair’s senior reserve champion.
Mira F. ’28 spoke at the Youth Climate Action Strike at Penn Square on March 15.
Jonathan H. ’20 will perform in the PMEA All-State Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Meyer, music director of the Erie Philharmonic, at Norwin High School in Irwin, Pa. on April 6.
Senior Thomas W. was named a 2019 National Merit Finalist for a $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. He will be evaluated for his academic records, as well as school and community activities.
Olivia G.’20 was named a Dean’s List Finalist at the FTC State Championship competition on March 3. She is one of only two students chosen to represent Pa. at the World Championship in April.
At the PJAS Region IV event, Arielle B. ‘21, Crystal F. ‘20, and Janani I. ‘20 earned first place awards. They move on to states. Also, Janani was named a PA Science Talent Search nominee and Sania A. ‘19 earned second place.
For their idea of a reef-safe, all natural sunscreen product, Allie M. ’19 and Mike K. ’21 earned third place in Social Innovation in the 2019 Diamond Challenge live pitch competition in Wilmington, Del.
Rohon D.’23 is our spelling bee winner and Sharanya G. ’23 is our runner-up. They both advance to the semifinals of the 61th LNP Spelling Bee, working toward a spot in the 92st Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Violinists Grace F. ’21 and Florence S. ’22, along with clarinetist Jonathon H.’20, played in the LLMEA Orchestra festival on February 16.
Morgan T. ’20 won first place in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic while competing at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
Carly C.’19 received an Honorable Mention in the Northeast region of the Scholastic Writing Awards for her Personal Essay/Memoir entitled Fracta Aspecta.
The LCDS Technology Student Association competed at the Regional Qualifier in Conestoga Valley on Feb. 9. They move on to states in April.
Justin K. ’20, Charley W. ’20, Kareem E-H. ’20, Hayden F. ’20, Anjali I. ’22, and Florence S. ’22 – placed in On-Demand Video
Nina S. ‘20, a member of the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program, won first place in the York College/YCPrep Concerto Competition. Nina will perform the 3rd movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the YCP Community Orchestra in May.
Gold: Grace R. ’23, Plate
Silver: Claire M. ’23, Panda Plate
Lucy K. ’24, Pufferfish & Elena S. ’23, The Melancholy GirlUS Lancaster County Young Artist
Gold: Arielle B. ’21, Arctic Isolation & Reality Lost
Silver: Arielle B. ’21, Anticipation
Honorable Mention: Laura B. ’21, Woke Up in the Sky & Frannie T. ’22 Drawing Mind vs. MatterScholastics
Gold Key: Arielle B. ’21, Reality Lost
Silver Key: Arielle B. ’21, Arctic IsolationIn February, Jonathan H. ’20 and Cecilia W. ‘21 will perform in the PMEA Central Region Orchestra Festival at Jersey Shore Area Senior High School under the direction of guest conductor Maestro Gerardo Edelstein from Penn State University.
In March, Jonathan H. ’20 will perform in the PMEA Region V Band at Conrad Weiser High School under the direction of Dr. Kyle Glaser from Texas State University.
Piper S. ’23 won the Country Day Geography Bee. She moves on to the State GeoBee Qualifying test.
At the FLL State Championships in January, the eighth grade team earned first place and a spot at the World Championships in April. Meanwhile, the fifth grade team won the 2nd place Presentation Award and 6th grade won the 2nd place Inspiration Award.
Andrew W. ‘19 scored his 1,000th in a 51-24 win over Lebanon Catholic. He is only the 10th player in LCDS history to do this.
In January, the 8th grade Cougarbots Yellow team earned 3rd place in the LCDS annual Robot Ruckus scrimmage.
The US FTC robotics team competed at the Oxford Qualifier and received the 2nd place Motivate Award, while Hayden F. ‘20 and Olivia G. ‘20 are semi-finalists for the Deans List Award.
The MS Chorus participated in Lancaster’s Carol Crawl in December.
The US Robotics team competed in the FTC Hat Tricks Qualifying Tournament in Horsham, Pa. The team received the Motivate Award for their extensive outreach in the robotics community as well as their work with the Girl Scouts.
Natalie C. ’28 has qualified to run in the USATF Cross Country National Championship at the 8u level in Reno, Nevada.
Lily M. ’23, Luke H.’24 and Andy K. ‘23 played in the LLMEA Middle School Orchestra Festival at Lebanon High School.
Arielle B.’21 was named to the Lancaster-Lebanon Cross Country Coaches Association Section One All-Star First Team.
On Nov. 10, LCDS Middle School students Ryan D., Claire M., Julia B., and Max W. participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association District 7 Middle School Song Fest.
The Lancaster-Lebanon League 2018 field hockey Section Three all-stars include McKayla F. ’19, Lauren W. ’20, Annabelle C. ’20, with honorable mentions Whitney F. 20 and Gaby K. ’19.
The boys soccer team qualified for the PIAA State Tournament.
The Upper School Robotics team placed second out of 14 teams in their first scrimmage of the season.
Seniors Matt B. and Nicholas H. are L-L League section four golf All-Stars. LCDS won the section’s Sportsmanship Award.
At the Lancaster-Lebanon Middle School Cross Country Championships, Gabrielle T. ‘24 placed #5 and Milana B. ’23 placed #15 out of 254 competitors from 22 schools. They were the top two girls for the J.P. McCaskey co-op cross country team.
Sophomores Arielle B. and Aimee F. ran with J.P. McCaskey in the PIAA District III AAA Cross Country Championships. Aimee placed #3 on the team, and Arielle placed #15 overall and will move on to States.
Olivia S. ’22, Elizabeth H. ’25, Jeremy O. ’25, and Karma M. ‘26 received superior scores for their piano performances at the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival. They move on to the showcase at Temple University Nov. 3
Sharanya G. ‘23 scored 100% on her music theory test, and received a superior rating for all four of her audition pieces in the piano and voice categories, at the Reading Music Teachers Association’s Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival on Oct. 6. This enabled her to perform in the Honors recital on Oct. 7.
David W. ‘19 has been named a commended student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program for his score on the PSAT/NMSQT.
Sharanya G. ‘23 is trained in classical Indian dance and performed at Millersville University’s Indian American cultural event, Namaste 2018, on Sept. 22.
Senior Thomas W. was named a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist. To be a finalist for a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, he will be evaluated for his academic records, as well as school and community activities.
Lily N. ’21, Tessa B. ’21, Carly C. ’19, Riley E. ’21, Lisa E. ’21, Katrina F. ’19, Maisy S. ’21, and Amelia S. ’21 will have work on display in Pennsylvania Art Education Association Virtual Art Show to be held at The Harrisburg Hilton during the annual conference on October 5-7 and on the PAEA website, www.paeablog.org.
Drew W. ’19 was featured in the Attollo Prep “Scholar Spotlight” for being a scholar-athlete in basketball who is starting his own clothing line. The mission of 2Up Apparel is to motivate teens living in places of crime and poverty to chase their dreams.
Milana B. ’23 has been named to the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS Top 300, the premier STEM competition for Middle School students.
This summer, Arielle B. ’21 won the female 14 & under in the Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon, running the 13.1 miles at a 7:37 mile pace.
Cara C.’25 and Sonia G. ’25 won the Lancaster County Library’s Chopped Event by preparing an appetizer and dessert using three mystery ingredients.
LCDS’ Girl Scout Troop #70441 is working to achieve a Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. In August, they built a Little Libraries at the Milagro House in Lancaster.
Nick H.’19 was chosen by Penn Live as a Central Pa. golfer to watch.
At the Friendship Chess League Individuals Tournament in March, Matt M. ‘23 earned the top prize of first place on the top flight. In addition, Henry C. ’23 came in third on Flight 2, Tristan M. ’22 placed fourth on Flight 3, and Adil A. ’22 took third place on Flight 4. The team also received a second place league trophy.
Rebecca M.’25 and Omar P.’25 earned participated in the 24 Math Challenge Competition at IU 13.
At the 84th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) held at Penn State University in May, Matthew G.’19 and Arielle B. ’21 earned first place awards while Eric Y. ’19 and Janani I. ’20 captured second place awards. Arielle’s first-place presentation earned a perfect score and the Junior High Excellence in Microbiology Award. Matthew also received a renewable scholarship of $2,000 from Penn State University for the College of Science or College of Engineering. About three thousand students from grades seven to twelve presented their science fair projects at this competition.
At the Friendship Chess League Individuals Tournament in March, Matt M. ’23 earned the top prize of first place on the top flight. In addition, Henry C. ’23 came in third on Flight 2, Tristan M. ’22 placed fourth on Flight 3, and Adil A. ’22 took third place on Flight 4. The team also received a second place league trophy.
Rebecca M.’25 and Omar P.’25 earned participated in the 24 Math Challenge Competition at IU #13.
At the 84th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) held at Penn State University in May, Matthew G.’19 and Arielle B. ’21 earned first place awards while Eric Y.’19 and Janani I.’20 captured second place awards. Arielle’s first-place presentation earned a perfect score and the Junior High Excellence in Microbiology Award. Matthew also received a renewable scholarship of $2,000 from Penn State University for the College of Science or College of Engineering. About three thousand students from grades seven to twelve presented their science fair projects at this competition.
The following students were names to the L-L League girls lacrosse all-stars.
First team: McKayla F. ’19, Katie K. ’18, Lauren W. ’20
Second team: Emma S. ’18
Honorable mention: Grace G. ’20
The following sixth-grade students earned awards in the National Spanish Exam.
Gold – Kieran B., Carrington B.
Silver – Mia J., Claire M., Paityn N., Amelia W., Julia B., Sophie H., Margaret H., Luke H
Bronze – Ashe B., Marissa J., Tobe K., Jimmy S., Evelyn W.
Honorable Mention – Savannah M.
The following seventh-grade students earned awards in the National Spanish Exam.
Silver – Rohon D. and Nadya D.
Bronze – Claire M. and Christopher R.
Honorable Mention – Maggie A., Milana B., Luke B., Leah G., Grace R., Elena S.
The following eighth-grade students earned awards in the National Spanish Exam.
Gold – Anjali I.
Silver – Ben A., Caterina M., Liz P.
Bronze – Alexa A., Sarah H., Michael S.
Honorable Mention – Adil A.
Jonah R. ’20 earned a silver medal in the District Three Class 2A boys tennis singles tournament and a berth in the PIAA State Singles Tournament.
George M. ’19 played in the District III Class 2A Boys Tennis Singles Tournament.
Herbert B. ’18 & Carter A. ’18 competed in the District III Class 2A Boys Tennis Doubles Tournament.
Nick A. ’18 competed at Penn Relays as he anchored the 4 x 100 meter relay team from JP McCaskey.
George W. ’22 placed 1st locally and 6th nationally in the National French Contest. He earned a silver medal for being in the 90th percentile.
In May, the following students were awarded prizes based on their National French Exam scores:
Gold Medal – Arielle B. ’21
Silver Medal–Dory N. ’21, Linnea W. ’21
Honorable Mention– Lisa Etter ’21, Mira H. ’20, Rohan K. ’21, Joan M. ’21
Silver Medal–Nina S. ’20
Bronze Medal–Adam M. ’20, Anna S. ’20
Honorable Mention–Renie C. ’20, Jonathan H. ’20
Gold Medal – Thomas W. ’19
Silver Medal–William M. ’19 and Evan P. ’19
Honorable Mention–Clare J. ’18, Gregory M. ’20
Honorable Mention–Bethany J. ’18, Laura P. ’18
The following students won awards at the Capital Area Classics Festival.
Livvy N. ’20 first place: sculpture
Katrina F. ’19 first place: needlework and colored drawings; second place: mythology bowl
Anna S. ’20 third place: “Veni, Vidi, Scripsi,” Beta level
Amelia L. ’21 third place: Vocabulary Bee, Beta level
Ben K. ’21 third place:: Vocabulary Bee, Alpha level
Dorothy N. ’21 third place: “Veni, Vidi, Scripsi,” Alpha level
Dory B. ’18 has been selected as a winner of the Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award by the Junior League of Lancaster for her community service with the LCDS Horizons program.
Seniors Sarah F., Finley L., Sam W. and Dannie L. were recognized for their musical contributions at the LLMEA Honors Banquet on April 24.
During MiniTHON April 14-15, more than 70 students stood for 12 hours and raised a little over $20,000.
LCDS Winners of Place and Auxiliary Awards at the North Museum Science Fair:
Grant G. – 1st Place, Engineering
Hana H. – 2nd Place, Plant Science
Liz P. – 1st Place, Earth Science
Gavin W. – 1st Place, Physical Science
George W. – Honorable Mention, Plant Science
Maggie A. – 1st Place, Life Science
Milana B. – 3rd Place, Earth Science
Claire M. – 3rd Place, Physical Science
Arielle B. – Microbioogy
Ajay C. – Honorable Mention, Behavioral and Social Science
Matt G. – 2nd Place, Engineering
Faith H. – Honorable Mention, Animal Science
Alexis A. – Eurofins
Grant G. – Broadcom
Hana H. – (2 awards) Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Broadcom
Laurel M. – Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Liz P. (2 awards) – Armstrong Ind. and Broadcom
Gavin W. – Broadcom
George W.- Millersville University College of Science and Technology
Maggie A. (3 awards) – Creative Solutions to Lancaster County Problems, PA College of Health Sciences and Broadcom
Milana B. – (2 awards) – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Broadcom
William B. – Farm and Home Foundation of Lancaster County
Claire M. – Broadcom
Arielle B. – (3 awards) ASM Materials Education Foundation, Harrisburg Univ. of Science and Tech., and PA College of Health Sciences
Matt G. – (2 awards) PA Society of Professional Engineers and Yale Science and Engineering
Fifth-graders Olivia B., Sarah B., Annabelle L., and Llari V. represented LCDS at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Elementary Songfest on April 7.
The Optimist Club of Lancaster crowned Lauren N. ’19 its 2018 Optimist Queen.
Steven Y. ’23 won first place in his age group at the 2018 Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contestin Pennsylvania. This contest was recognized by Congress with the 1994 enactment of the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act. Every year, about 27,000 students participate in a state-level Duck Stamp art contest.
Livvy N. ’20 was admitted to the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) 2018 summer immersion program in Zhuhai, China. She is the third student at LCDS ever admitted to the program.
In the 100 Back & 100 Fly, Owen W.‘20 earned a place on the LL League All League team.
In diving, Evie A. ’20 earned a place on the L-L League All-League team.
Gavin W. ’22 placed fifth in the State MathCounts Competition in March.
The Social Venturing Class’ Dura-Bowl Team (seniors Dory B., Sarah F., Emma S., and Meredith W.) won first place in their division and received $1,000 in the Social Innovation contest at the University of Delaware Diamond Challenge in March. They pitched a durable bowl that has a conduction heated base and a silicone-insulated surface to cook foods safely and clean easily. The bowl you buy would helps provide a similar bowl for a family in refugee camps or in disaster situations, like Puerto Rico.
Art work by Katrina F. ’19, Nina S. ’20, and Lilly N. ’21 have been selected for the PAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit at the PA Dept. of Education in Harrisburg Feb. 25-April 20.
Third graders Nora S., William G., Nate W., and Riley R. earned first place in the first annual Third Grade STEM Bowl at the IU13. They competed against 12 other Lancaster Lebanon teams in quiz bowl style questions and a hands-on design challenge.