Lakes wins rivalry football game against Clover Park 55–8


By Jon Esken

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a rivalry as competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.

On Friday night, Lakes won the rivalry game, crushing Clover Park 55-8. It was the eighth straight lopsided victory in a decade; over the last 8 contests, Lakes has outscored the Warrior 428-62.

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Lakes ready for 2014 season

By Jon Esken

In the past, Lakes has had one of the most talent-rich programs in Washington. Over the last two years, Lakes has played one of the most difficult game schedules in the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (WIAA) 3A high school football classification. Many have wondered why the Lakes has struggled with a losing 9-12 record.

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Lakes Wrestlers compete in USA Wrestling

Lakes' Anesia Ramirez places 3rd (Cadet) in the USA Wrestling National Championships.

By Jon Esken

Five Lakes High School wrestlers are representing the Washington state national team this weekend at the 2014 USA Wrestling National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. Sienna Ramirez, Anesia Ramirez, Kiaya Van Scoyoc, Andrew Ramirez and Tino Nieves qualified in the Freestyle category. The wrestlers qualified for the team during the Washington State Freestyle & Greco Championships last May. [Read more...]

One of 300 Lakes grads from 1964

From the Lakewood Library, to the Tacoma Speedway; from the Colonial Center, to the Lakewood Playhouse—it seems as though there’s always some Milestone event being celebrated.

Well, here’s one more to add to the list—Lakes High School marks its 50th anniversary in 2014, and one of LHS’s board members has a special connection to that event.  [Read more...]

Lakewood siblings graduate BYU


Nearly 6,000 students walked across the stage in the Marriott Center, in late April, as they became official graduates of Brigham Young University.

Lakewood’s Christopher and Katherine Badger, both former Lakes High School graduates, were among the 4,928 BYU graduates receiving Bachelor’s degrees. Christopher received his degree in Business Management while Katherine received hers in Elementary Education. Both graduated with academic honors.

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CPSD high school students honored with Kiwanis awards, scholarships

Students from Clover Park and Lakes High Schools received Kiwanis Club of Clover Park awards and scholarships on June 3 at Clover Park Technical College. The local club has honored Clover Park School District students for more than 25 years.

“The mission statement for the Kiwanis is ‘serving the children of the world’ and that’s what we try to do with these awards and scholarships,” said Clover Park Kiwanis president Walt Sommers. “These recipients work very hard and are realizing their own potential.”

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CPSD students earn awards at multimedia education showcase

Students from Clover Park and Lakes High Schools and Harrison Preparatory School earned awards at the 2014 Pierce County Multimedia Education showcase held May 8 at Clover Park Technical College. Two-hundred twenty-three students from eight Pierce County high schools involved in Career and Technical Education programs in video production, photography and graphic design participated in the event. Winning entries from Clover Park School District: [Read more...]

Lakes High School to host annual Artasia May 21

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Lakes High School has hosted an annual celebration of the arts known as Artasia for more than 40 years. This year’s event is being held Wednesday, May 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the high school’s Pathways Building, 10320 Farwest Drive in Lakewood.

Seniors will have individual displays featuring photography, sculptures, ceramics, glass and other art forms. Lakes musicians, singers and actors will perform and students from the literary arts club will give original readings.  [Read more...]