Senior Katelyn Foster started school at Hillcrest for her K3 and K4 years; after a few years at another school, she returned to HCS in fifth grade. Katelyn is a member of Student Council, serving as Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer since her 8th-grade year. She further keeps busy as an Honor Society member, a school leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), a member of Mu Alpha Theta, an athlete for both the tennis and archery teams, and she serves as section leader of the saxophones in the One Spirit One Sound band. Being part of the band family led to her most memorable moment at HCS: it happened last year when they took top honors — all superior ratings, first place in their division, and overall best band — at the Copiah Marching Festival for the third year in a row. Katelyn says this will continue to be one of her favorite memories because, “After we received our trophies and applause, the band huddled together and prayed over the trophies, thanking God for our win because without Him, the band would be nothing.” Katelyn is also a stellar student who says she has discovered a newfound love for history since entering Ms. Flemmons’s class last year; she states, “She makes history interesting and brings it to life. Plus, she prays before every class and cares for her students.”
Outside of her many school activities, Katelyn enjoys volunteering at her church, hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and “of course, learning more about otters.” This otter-obsessed young lady even paid tribute to her love for the cuddly critters on the back of her senior jersey, which reads “The Princess and the Otter.” Like the adorable animal she loves, Katelyn definitely has a playful side, but she is best known around Hillcrest as being responsible, trustworthy, loyal, considerate, friendly, and a hard worker whose love for the Lord is evident. She says that the words in 1 John 4:8 — “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” — guide her and remind her that when we go through hard times, we can always find love in God because He is the definition of true love.
Finally, Katelyn wants lower classmen to remember that they don’t need to worry about the big OR the little things in their lives; she reminds them to “have faith in God, and He will get you through all your worries.” After she graduates next May, Katelyn plans to attend a community college and then to continue on to a university in order to pursue a major and a career in radiological sciences.