More Student successes


Sophomore Taylor Breaux has been selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2019 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Washington, D.C, in June. He will be one of only 300 students from across the country to participate in a week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Breaux was chosen based on academic accomplishments and his interest in the sciences and conservation studies.
Congratulations to District Science Fair Participants: Aaliyah Newsome placed 1st in Class 5 Environmental; Caitlyn McNamee placed 1st in Class 4 Environmental; Beth Hammill placed 2nd in Class 4 Earth/Space; and Austin Myers placed 2nd in Class 4 Chemistry. They all qualified to go to the State MAIS Science Fair in April.
Congratulations to Envirothon Team A: Jared Bewley, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Emily Lewis, Gage Mitchell, Aaliyah Newsome, and alternate Sam Brownlee. They took 1st place overall at district competition, as well as 1st place in Aquatics, Wildlife, and Current Issues. They will compete at the State level at the end of April.
Senior Zoe Williams recently served as a junior page for the Mississippi State Senate, assisting in its day-to-day operations by running errands for officials and other staff.

Student Successes

Congratulations, Kaylyn Turner and Emily Lewis for being named President’s Scholars by Hinds Community College! Because of their 4.0 GPAs, they will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on March 22nd.
Congratulations to Lauren Denton, pictured here with her family; Lauren signed with Hinds Community College and will be a member of their track team in the 2019 – 2020 academic year.
Congratulations to Donovan Givens and Jazmyn Ellis! They were selected to represent Hillcrest on the MAIS All-Star basketball teams; they will play in the MAIS All-Star game on March 8.
James Adams, Ally Noone, Lexi Leger, and Leah Wells recently completed a student training program with Mississippi Sports Medicine; as a result, they will get to take a trip to the New Orleans Saints’ training facility later this month!
Congratulations to Alex Howell and Jared Bewley, both of whom auditioned to be members of Mississippi State University’s Famous Maroon and White Band, and made it!

Hillcrest loves grandparents!

On Wednesday, February 13th, Hillcrest’s Lower School hosted a very special program to honor some very special people in our students’ lives. Grandparents were treated to songs and artwork from each grade, and snacks served by the 6th grade; plus, they were invited to join our brand new “Grand Cougar Club.” Over 165 grandparents attended, and we look forward to this program growing bigger each year!

“When God created grandparents, the world was truly blessed with all the special joys that make a family happiest…. For grandparents know how to do the things that warm a heart. They touch our lives with loving care right from the very start. Grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.”

K-5 Cuteness Overload

The Christmas season has ended, but we can still enjoy some of the memories captured during the holidays. For instance, on December 7th our K3, K4, and K5 classes participated in Breakfast with Santa. They were allowed to wear pajamas, and they ate breakfast with Santa Claus! Mrs. Osborne’s class is pictured below.

Dynamite Dictionary Donations

Our third-grade class was excited to welcome the Rotary Club of South Hinds County on Monday. Led by club President Don Davis, members spoke about Rotary’s mission and donated a dictionary to each child. One highlight of the visit was the students’ trying to say the longest published word in the English language, which has 1,909 letters!