Quiz Bowl Won’t Quit

Congratulations to the Hillcrest Quiz Bowl team! In their matches yesterday at Mississippi College, they won against Lanier High School, but then lost in their second round to PCA. Team members will continue to practice for MAIS competition later this school year, when they plan to make a big comeback.

AR Tailgate Party

Congratulations to the following Lower School students for earning their way onto the Accelerated Reader Wall of Fame during the first 9 weeks! In order to qualify, they had to earn 25 A.R. points in the first term, and then they were invited to a “tailgate party” celebration.

1st Grade: Mariah Loving, Sharri Moore, Hannah Morton, and Jessica Tran

3rd Grade: Annalise Beard, Michael Lacey, Sophia Nino, and Deeya Sharma

4th Grade: Brooke Cadwallader, Silas Chambers, Diarra Davis, Dylan Harris, A’niya Morris, Mason Oexman, Mary Grace Tomlinson, Layla Williams, Mercie Wilson, and Colby Zillinger

5th Grade: Ivy Bankston, Kannon Cowart, Kayla Epperson, Teagan Hammond, Campbell Hargett, London McKenzie, Savannah Morton, Dhvani Patel, Jayden Rhymes, and Makenzie Ward

6th Grade: Dominique Austin, Bert Burns, Lily Dumas, Jillian Hall, Reba Lee, Jordyn McGee, and Brandon Turner

Way to go!!

Junior/Senior Student Council Visits Rotary

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.

Back Row, L to R: Club President Don Davis, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Mrs. Massey, Aaliyah Newsome, Abigail Browning, Leah Wells, Dr. Buchanan; Front Row: Kaylyn Turner, Trinity Powell

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.”

Welcome, New Students!

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!