One Spirit, One Sound Concert Band

Hillcrest’s concert band performed in the MAIS competition held last Thursday at Jackson Prep. Under the leadership of new director Nolan Jones — who has only been “at the helm” for approximately 2 months — the band showed its adaptability and skill, and they came away with an overall rating of 2, which is considered to be “excellent.” Congratulations to all!!

Lower School Students of the Month

Lower School has recently begun a Student of the Month program, and last Wednesday was the first time these special students were honored. Each teacher nominates a student who regularly sets a Christ-like example, and they are then treated to a breakfast after chapel.  The students are shown in the picture above, from left to right: Front row—Rivers Bankston, Kylie Mosley, Dailah Collins, Tate Hammond, and Ella Smith. Back row—Amante Edmond, Cole James, Kayla Epperson, Jay Shuff, Mary Grace Tomlinson, Deeya Sharma, Molly Godbold, Madison Cooley, and Diarra Hicks.

Congratulations, and keep sharing Jesus in the way you live each day!

Fifth Grade Field Trip Fun

Last Tuesday, our 5th graders took a field trip to the new Ocean Adventures Marine Park in Gulfport, which features several interactive attractions, such as an aviary where birds fly overhead and all around, a dolphin/sea lion show, an underwater viewing area, a stingray feeding area, and other touch pools, where visitors can pet a crab, a snake or an alligator. Hillcrest’s students especially enjoyed touching the sting rays and seeing the dolphin and sea lion shows..