Lakota Shout-Outs: Jan. 17

Lakota Shout-Outs: Jan. 17
Posted on 01/24/2020
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Lakota Shout-outs Jan 17

East Boys Basketball Coach Earns 100th Career Win

Clint Adkins, the Lakota East boys basketball coach for six seasons and counting, celebrated his 100th career win at the Thunderhawks’ Dec. 30 game against Riverside. With an overall record of 103-36, Adkins has led two East teams to two District titles, including last year’s. His record also includes three sectional titles and two Greater Miami Conference wins, including one tie. 

Congratulations to Clint on this milestone and thank you for your leadership at Lakota East! 

Lakota Wins 210 Awards in the Regional Scholastic Art Competition

Lakota received an impressive 210 awards in the 2020 Regional Scholastic Art Awards; 106 art students combined to receive 51 Gold Key awards, 66 Silver Key awards and two Silver Key Art Portfolio awards.

“Lakota high school art students have the most winners selected in the entire tri-state region,” said East teacher Linda Augutis. “Many of our students will earn scholarships and future opportunities from participating in this prestigious art competition.”

The award-winning entries will be part of an exhibition at The Art Academy of Cincinnati from Feb. 10-21, and a ceremony will be held on Feb. 21 at The School for Creative and Performing Arts to recognize the winners.

Click here to view a complete list of the 2020 Scholastic regional winners.

Gold Key winners will move on to the national competition in New York City that takes place in March.

“Scholastic is our biggest art competition of the year and we are off to a great start to the competition season,” said West teacher Stephanie Gauer. “For many of our students, this was their first art competition and first time winning so it’s an exciting time for everyone involved.” 

Pictured above are two of Lakota’s Gold Key winners:
“Infancy” in India ink and acrylic paint by West senior Taylor Thompson
“Mama Bear Stare” black and white photo by East senior Tanner Gagliardo


Lakota Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

As a tribute to Ohio’s School Board Recognition Month, Lakota celebrated its five board members at the Jan. 13 school board meeting. Superintendent Matthew Miller presented each board member with a personalized, oversized card made by students at Liberty Early Childhood School. 

Lakota school board members include: President Brad Lovell, Vice President Kelley Casper and members Lynda O’Connor, Todd Parnell and Julie Shaffer. They are elected officials who serve as a link between the community and its schools. They are responsible for establishing policies that provide a framework for the daily operation of the schools. 

“Thank you for all that you do for us and all of our kids,” Miller said. 

Please join us in paying tribute to the tireless efforts of Lakota’s Board of Education!