Math and Science Tournament Achievers

In February, more than 1,000 Mississippi high school students converged on Mississippi College to take tests and compete for scholarships at the Mississippi Science and Mathematics Tournament.  Talented math and science students completed 50-minute written exams in biology, chemistry, computer science, math and physics.  They were competing not only for bragging rights, but also for academic scholarships to MC: all those who place in the top 20 percent on each test are offered scholarships.

Hillcrest sent 10 students to compete in the subjects of Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry.  Our highest scores in each of these areas were earned by Kaylyn Turner, JoJo Moss, and Madelyn Banks. Kaylyn and JoJo both scored in the top 35 percent in Mathematics!

Envirothon Places at State Competition

(L to R) Kofi Quartey, Gage Mitchell, Thomas Wilson, Emily Lewis, Connor McDavid, and Dawson Hinton

Congratulations to the Envirothon A Team who took 2nd place overall at the State competition last week, as well as the highest scores in Aquatics and Forestry categories. As a result of their wins, they were presented with a cash scholarship.  These dedicated students have put in a great deal of extra time and have arrived early to school many mornings in order to study and practice, and the Hillcrest family is so proud of their hard work and impressive achievement!

Physics Class Builds Catapults

As part of their study of projectile motion, physics students have been building catapults; when they are finished, these will be judged in two categories: accuracy and distance.  The competition is cutthroat, but these science students are having fun AND applying skills they’ve learned in class, which makes all of them winners.