Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were recognized during yesterday’s Winter Sports Awards Assembly:
Congratulations to the Cougar Varsity Baseball team for their win over Canton last night! Cougar fans: come out and support our very own “boys of summer” in their next games versus St. Aloysius, beginning 4:00 PM Thursday at home.
With the exception of a short span of time when she was in 2nd -grade and another year-and-a-half when she lived in Kentucky during her junior high years, Cheryl Gladney attended Hillcrest from 1st grade throughout her senior year of high school. Before her graduation in 1989, she was a member of the Beta Club, yearbook staff, band and flag corp, as well as the drill team. She then attended Mississippi College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 1993. Afterward, she went to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and received her MD degree in 1997, then completed residency in 2000, specializing in internal medicine. Dr. Gladney worked for Premier Medical Group from 2000 until 2011 and then began working at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, where she has been employed as a hospitalist for the past 17 years. She calls her career choice “very rewarding.”
Cheryl married David Kirk in 2001, and she has 2 step-children. She also is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to hunt and fish.
The message Dr. Gladney wants to relay to current HCS students is as follows: “Keep an eye on your goals, and keep God in your heart. He will help you achieve whatever you set your mind to. And always be kind to your fellow man. Also, another word… Always treasure the friendships that you make during high school because those friends will be with you throughout your lifetime.”
Hillcrest’s 7th through 9th graders (and a few 10th graders, as well) performed very well at the District Science Fair held last week at Porter’s Chapel Academy in Vicksburg. Congratulations to the following students who took top honors:
Class 3, Behavioral: Annellise Bell – Third place, Samantha McWilliams – First place
Class 3, Botany: Kamina Griffin – First place, Sancenia Johnson – Second place
Class 3, Chemistry: Lorien Harvey – Third place
Class 3, Earth: Beth Hammill – First place
Class 3, Engineering: Joe McAfee – Second place, Micah Parkinson – First place
Class 3, Environmental: Caitlyn McNamee – First place
Class 3, Medicine: Marie Schuff – First place
Class 3, Micro: Callie Matthews – Third place
Class 3, Physics: Austin Day – Second place
Class 4, Behavioral: Leah Wells – First place, Kaylyn Turner – Third place
Class 4, Chemistry: Trinity Powell – First place/ Best in Show Class 4
Class 4, Earth: Aliza Williams – First place
Class 4, Engineering: Taylor Williams – Second place
Class 4, Environmental: Aaliyah Newsome – First place
Class 4, Medicine: Madison Hughes – Third place, Addie Cothern – First place
Class 4, Physics: BJ Powe – Second place
Class 4, Zoology: Regan Chandler – First place, Jessica Bewley – Second place
Yesterday, Hillcrest’s Envirothon teams traveled to Chatauqua Park in Crystal Springs for the Area Envirothon competition. The A team took 1st place overall, along with top honors in each category of the contest; the B team also performed well, winning 5th place overall.
As a result of their wins, both teams will move on to the State competition to be held at the FFA Center in Raymond on April 28th. Congratulations!!