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.”
This morning in the library during both junior-high and high-school break, our Student Council officers hosted a welcome meeting for students who are new to Hillcrest this year. They were introduced to members of the Student Council, allowed to ask about any Hillcrest traditions or procedures which they were unfamiliar with, and best of all, they were fed Chik-Fil-A biscuits. Above all, we want our new faces to know how glad we are that they are here, and that their Cougar family is here to help. Welcome, new students!
Senior Emily Lewis competed at the 4H State Shooting Competition hosted by Mississippi State University at the end of July and placed 4th in the state in the rifle competition. As a result, she is eligible to compete at Nationals in 2019. She will train all year for this event.
What a great start to a new school year! We began the week with our football team and cheerleaders greeting lower-school students, and helping them carry supplies and find their classrooms.
Upper-school students were updated on important school rules and procedures by their Student Council/Class Officers during an assembly which ended with a school-wide prayer led by Dr. Buchanan and a reminder from Coach Warren and the football team that Hillcrest is more than just a school… It’s a FAMILY!
Finally, the Senior Class had their first Caravan around campus, setting the tone for a spirit-filled school year.
We can’t wait to see what fun and fellowship the rest of the 2018/2019 school year will bring!