AR Hall of Famers

So many of our elementary students seem to have taken this classic Dr. Seuss quote to heart: “The more that you read, the more things you know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  The following have reached at least 25 Accelerated Reader points during the first nine weeks of school; this earns each of these remarkable readers a spot on the “Wall of Fame.” Some of them have even earned over 100 AR points. What an accomplishment!!

1st grade – Kenzie Allen, Myles Brown, Zander Coleman, Summer Epperson, Annalise James, Olivia Jones, Michael Lacey, Madison McMillan, Sophia Nino, and Deeya Sharma

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2nd Grade – Colton Adams, Sadie Beazley, Ryker Brooks, Brooke Cadwallader, Silas Chambers, Brayden Cohn, Jovie Donelson, Coleston Foster, Molly Godbold, Michael Gonzalez, Alex Holm, Amari McNeal, A’niya Morris, Logan Powers, Mary Grace Tomlinson, Matthew Watkins, Layla Williams, Colby Zillinger, Trey Askew, Addison Cohn, Kimberly Davis, Dylan Harris, Brock Horner, Mason Oexman, Jay Shuff, and Mercie Wilson

3rd Grade – Hallie Alexander, Ivy Bankston, Madison Cooley, Chayce Cooper, Kannon Cowart, Kayla Epperson, Audriana Gonzalez, Teagan Hammond, Bria Mallet, Aiden McGloster, London McKenzie, Lauryn Moore, Dhvani Patel, Damion Portis, Skyler Ramage, Jaden Rhymes, Drew Ross, Sadie Shanks, Caden Thornton, and Makenzie Ward

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4th Grade – Bert Burns

5th Grade – Cole Bankston, Brooke Boney, Mason Brown, Emily Diggs, Hannah Holm, Lena Matthews, Brooks Rutland, and Danielle Wallace

6th Grade – Brooke Bankston, Cole Hatch, Kirsten Hill, Avery Mitchell, Ally Noone, Ekkaleo Quartey, Lily Thompson, Ethan Watkins, Allison Harvey, McKenzie Myers, Tiffany Price, and Lauren Shuff

Mrs. Lum wants to encourage all of you to “keep on reading”!

Hillcrest Elects Homecoming Maids

Homecoming week starts Monday!  This year’s theme is a “Classic Homecoming.”  The entire week will be packed with fun activities for the student body, including dress-up days, games for class competition, floats, dances, and parades featuring, among others, beautiful maids.

The HCS student body recently elected the following young ladies to represent their classes on the 2016 Homecoming Court:

Freshman Maids –  Addie Cothern & Aliza Williams

Sophomore Maids – Sarah Grace Brownlee & Emily Lewis

Junior Maids – Jaylan Brown & Lauren Horton

Senior Maids –  Madelyn Banks, Skylar Patterson & Emily Smith, Band Maid – Anna Tilghman, and Football Maid – Ansley Myers

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Pictured from left to right: Anna Tilghman, Lauren Horton, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Jaylan Brown, Emily Lewis, Madelyn Banks, Emily Smith, Ansley Myers, Addie Cothern, Skylar Patterson, and Aliza Williams

Don’t forget about the football game Friday night!  We hope to have a record crowd of students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents and friends, and just-plain-old sports fans to support our Cougars.

Mu Alpha Theta Inducts Members and Associates

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Pictured here are the sponsors and the first members of Hillcrest’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the honor society for mathematics; they were officially inducted into membership during chapel today. High school students in grades 9 through 12 who have completed the equivalent of three years of college-preparatory mathematics are eligible. Then, they must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average overall in mathematics.

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Those who are currently enrolled in a third-year college-preparatory math course are Associates.  They are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership who will be fully inducted once they successfully complete geometry and maintain the required GPA.

Congratulations to these hard-working scholars for their impressive achievement!

OSOS Members March with Famous Maroon Band

Mississippi State University held its annual Marching Honor Band as part of the Bulldogs’ first game of the football season against South Alabama this past Saturday, September 3rd. Participants were selected from the first 250 students in 9th grade or above to have registered.  Hillcrest’s One Spirit One Sound band was well represented, with 7 members taking part in this thrilling experience.

Highlights of the day included being served breakfast, warming up with the Maroon Band, and parading to Davis Wade stadium, but the culmination of the event was a “mass band” performance at halftime.

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from left to right: Katelyn Wyatt, Anna Grace Browning, Alex Howell, Emily Walker, Cullen Wood, Katelyn Foster,  and Amber Speegle