Youth Art Month

April is Youth Art Month, and the Lower School is having its annual “Strut Your Stuff” campaign.  Each Thursday, students who ordered a t-shirt featuring their art work (from their Artsonia accounts), are allowed to wear those shirts.  Hillcrest’s Lower School is proud of its outstanding art program, and we want people to see that everyone can be a great artist.  Featured below are some of the students from each grade who recently decided to “strut” their stuff:

Student / Faculty Basketball Game

It’s possible that the right words do not yet exist to describe the action on the basketball court today when 2 teams of non-basketball-playing senior girls faced off against one another in a brief but brutal game, followed by another game in which a team of (again) non-basketball-playing senior boys and male faculty members took each other on for bragging rights.  Today, we’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

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Envirothon Wins Again

Yesterday, Hillcrest’s Envirothon teams traveled to Chatauqua Park in Crystal Springs for the Area Envirothon competition.  The A team took 1st place overall, along with top honors in each category of the contest; the B team also performed well, winning 5th place overall.

As a result of their wins, both teams will move on to the State competition to be held at the FFA Center in Raymond on April 28th.  Congratulations!!

Hinton to Become Cumberland Patriot

Congratulations to senior Dawson Hinton who signed his letter of intent, committing to University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky; he will be a member of the Patriots’ archery team — which won three individual national titles in Las Vegas in February — beginning in the fall.

Hillcrest Senior Dawson Hinton with his parents and Athletic Director Todd Montgomery

Off to Oxford (England, That Is)

Senior Lauren Parkinson recently has been accepted to the Oxford Honors Scholars Program at Georgetown College in Kentucky.  In order to qualify for this program, she had to have a 28 or higher ACT score and a cumulative un-weighted high school GPA of 3.75. Lauren also had to attend a special program orientation and to interview on Georgetown’s campus.  As a result of her acceptance, she will be awarded a $1,000 yearly scholarship above and beyond any academic awards she receives.

This great honor, however, will require Parkinson to work “above and beyond” the average college student; on top of the credit hours she must earn in order to complete her chosen major, Lauren will also be part of the “Oxford Honors” track of the Honors Program, which requires her to maintain a 3.75 overall G.P.A, to complete 15 hours of Honors Credit, and to write an Honors Thesis, among several other expectations. She will also be assigned a professor as an adviser, and they will have regular meetings and communications, mirroring the Tutorial Method of instruction used at Oxford University. The reward for all of this, though, is that Lauren will have the opportunity to travel to Oxford, England, to attend one term of study at Regent’s Park College during her junior or senior year.

Congratulations, Lauren!