Hillcrest Loves Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is always fun in the Lower School, with parties, love-themed activities and crafts, cards for friends, and LOTS of sugary treats. (Sorry, parents!) Mrs. Engels’ 2nd graders showed their Valentine’s Day spirit by wearing the colors of the day.

In the Junior High, Mrs. Harwell uses Valentine’s Day each year to hold a giant birthday party, celebrating all of her students’ special days and showing her love for them.

Above all, however, at Hillcrest we strive to remember that Valentine’s Day — and every day — is possible because God loved us first and loves us still.

Quiz Bowl’s Quest to Win

Congratulations to the Hillcrest Quiz Bowl team for their outstanding performance in last Friday’s MAIS Quiz Bowl competition at Park Place Academy in Pearl. They defeated Benton Academy and MRA before losing to Laurel Christian in the semi-finals.

Front Row (L to R): Abigail Browning, Amber Speegle, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Beth Hammill, and Jessica Bewley; Back Row (L to R): JoJo Moss, Jared Bewley, Gage Mitchell, and Luke Tynes

2018 Beauties

Saturday night, January 20th, 18 lovely young ladies paraded before an appreciative audience and expert judges in Hillcrest’s 2018 High School Beauty Pageant. Congratulations to Eva Grace McCrory for being crowned Most Beautiful 2018! Congratulations also to the following young ladies who were named Beauties: First Alternate – Katelyn Foster, Second Alternate – Brianna Foy, Third Alternate – Addie Cothern, and Fourth Alternate – Makenzie Chastain.

Furthermore, in keeping with the mission of Hillcrest Christian School — to incorporate Christ-like values in all extracurricular activities — one outstanding young lady was also presented with the “Spirit of HCS” award. During the pageant, each contestant casts her vote for the participant who best represents the woman described in Proverbs 31 – one who is kind, selfless, graceful, compassionate, cooperative, and who consistently demonstrates a Christ-like attitude. Congratulations to junior Emily Lewis on receiving this special honor!

MAIS Band Clinic 2018

MAIS Band Clinic, an intense three-day experience which allows band students to sharpen their musical skills with students and directors from across the state, was held January 4 – 6 at Hinds Community College. Students learn new musical pieces and techniques for two days after trying out for and being placed in one of two ensembles; on the final day of Clinic, they perform in a concert to showcase their talents, and it is always a beautiful finale to a worthwhile event.

This year’s Clinic featured 93 participants from 7 different schools. Representing Hillcrest were the following: Jesse Fountain – Alto Saxophone, Luke Tynes – French Horn, Phillip Hutchins – Alto Saxophone, Micah Parkinson – Alto Saxophone, and Jared Bewley – Baritone Saxophone.

Congratulations, gentlemen, on a job well done!