Congratulations to our newest members of Mu Alpha Theta — the national high school mathematics honor society — who were inducted into the Hillcrest chapter yesterday during chapel. According to its website, the purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to inspire “a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics…. Mu Alpha Theta provides a method for schools to recognize and encourage students who enjoy and excel in mathematics.”
In order to become a member, 9th through 12th-grade students must meet the following minimum requirements: They must have completed two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory math. They also must have at least a 3.0 math grade point average. Congratulations to these students for their hard work!
On Monday, the junior and senior officers of Hillcrest’s Student Council spoke to members of the South Hinds County Rotary club, of which our Head of School, Dr. Buchanan, is a member. After enjoying lunch, each student spoke about her experiences at Hillcrest, how she has grown as a result of attending HCS, and her plans for the future. It was an excellent opportunity for leaders of our school to reach out to service-minded members of our community.
Rotary is “a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves…. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.”