Calling all Lakes class of ‘66 Alums… Details on our 50-year reunion are set and it is going to be one fantastic party! We hope you can join us to celebrate the memories we share and the years that have since flown by. Together we will make this a night to remember.
By Tim Marsh, Lakes High School Class of 1966 Gerry Austin is best known for the outstanding football teams he coached at Clover Park and Lakes High Schools. In addition to being a Clover Park Warrior and Lakes Lancer, he was also a Kelso Hilander and Washington Husky.
Positive, uplifting and inspiring are three adjectives that describe Ivory Turner. Ivory is an involved and caring student who makes Lakes High School a better place for her peers. She is the Lakes High School ASB Treasurer, an Executive Peer Mentor, a member of the Lakes Dance Team and also participates in Track and Field […]
Lakes High School senior Kenny Richards was recognized in December as KIRO Radio’s Hometown Hero. The program recognizes citizens who perform an exceptional act of courage, demonstrate outstanding virtue or leadership or inspire greatness in the local community. Richards was recognized for helping to start Washington state’s first Tourette Syndrome youth support group.
By Ted Cohn On a whim, I decided to throw a canned food drive competition for my six English classes. The rules were simple – whatever class brought in the most got a free period (something that never happens-and they know this). I gave them one week to donate any non-perishable item and my hope […]
Lakes has produced several high school football All-Americans over the decades. This fact has attracted a lot of talent and national attention to Lakes. Along with those talented young teenagers are those student-athletes that live in the shadows of athletic superiority. They wait and work for their opportunity to excel.
Lakewood – The twisted metal of two broken vehicles lay strewn over the roadway. The chaos and horror of tragedy is punctuated by screams of pain and desperation. It’s a grisly and gory scene that worsens as the emergency crews discover those involved in this crash are students from Lakes High School on their way home from a the Prom. The odor of alcohol is evident; empty beer cans lie on the ground beside their crushed car. The driver begs, desperately, for forgiveness as he is blamed for killing their good friend. Alcohol, lack of a seatbelt, inexperience and high speed add up to one person critically injured, one dead, one arrested, and many lives changed forever.
By Jon Esken
With Lakes Football experiencing consecutive sub-par years, I wanted to chat with someone about rebuilding Lakes Football. Lakes Football Booster Club’s President, Donna Waters, was happy to address my questions.
As one of the state’s fastest Class 3A 100-meter sprinters, Swillie was supposed to place in both the 100 and 200, and lead the Lancers to a top-three team finish at the 2014 WIAA Track and Field Championships. But Swillie came up lame at last year’s district meet and the Lancers missed the sweeping swiftness of Swillie to finish 43rd at State.