Overrun with Recognition


Hillcrest Christian School Senior Phillip Hutchins III signed with Hinds Community College as Band Drum Major. Seated with Phillip are his parents Jennifer and Phil Hutchins, Jr. Standing: Hillcrest Band Director Nolan Jones and Hinds Community College Band Director Shane Sprayberry.

Hillcrest Christian School Senior Kaylyn Turner signed a track scholarship with Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Seated with Kaylyn is her mother, Alicia, and her sister, Maddison. Standing: Dr. John Buchanan, Headmaster, Eddie Denton, Assistant Track Coach, Langston Carter-Price, student at Dillard University, Derek Gay, Dillard Track Coach, Brett Warren, Hillcrest Track Coach.

Hillcrest Christian School Senior Donovan Givens signed a basketball scholarship with Millsaps College. Seated with Donovan are his parents Vincett Givens and Regina Nero-Price. Standing: Dr. John Buchanan, Headmaster, Charlie Warriner, Hillcrest Boys’ Basketball Coach, and Reinaldo Dixon, Assistant Coach.

Hillcrest Christian School Senior Jazmyn Ellis signed a basketball scholarship with Mississippi College. Seated with Jazmyn are her parents Deirdre and James Ellis. Standing: Dr. John Buchanan, Headmaster, and Tommy Groves, Hillcrest Girls’ Basketball Coach.

Congratulations to Hillcrest Christian School Junior Aliza Williams, who is Hinds County’s Distinguished Young Woman. She will travel to Meridian to compete in the state competition in July.
Senior Summer Cline’s accomplishments and essay submission led to her being awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Area IV.

All of these students are the best examples to show that hard work truly does pay off! Your Hillcrest family could not be any prouder of each of you!

Junior-Senior Prom 2019

Parents, please click HERE to read a letter which details important procedures and behavioral expectations for Prom. This letter is also being given to all Hillcrest juniors and seniors.

Only Senior parents are invited to see the Senior Walk; you may arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 PM in order to watch and take pictures. Please do not bring extended family or friends, as space is limited. Parents must wait outside until time for the Senior Walk to begin, and must leave IMMEDIATELY after it is over. Bruckner’s will also be at Prom taking professional pictures; if you would like to purchase these, have your child get an envelope from Mrs. Browning or Mrs. Bridges, and send it on Prom night with a check made out for the correct amount.

Finally, don’t forget to order your Prom t-shirts by Monday, April 8th! Click HERE for the order form; absolutely no late orders will be accepted.

More Student successes


Sophomore Taylor Breaux has been selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2019 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Washington, D.C, in June. He will be one of only 300 students from across the country to participate in a week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Breaux was chosen based on academic accomplishments and his interest in the sciences and conservation studies.
Congratulations to District Science Fair Participants: Aaliyah Newsome placed 1st in Class 5 Environmental; Caitlyn McNamee placed 1st in Class 4 Environmental; Beth Hammill placed 2nd in Class 4 Earth/Space; and Austin Myers placed 2nd in Class 4 Chemistry. They all qualified to go to the State MAIS Science Fair in April.
Congratulations to Envirothon Team A: Jared Bewley, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Emily Lewis, Gage Mitchell, Aaliyah Newsome, and alternate Sam Brownlee. They took 1st place overall at district competition, as well as 1st place in Aquatics, Wildlife, and Current Issues. They will compete at the State level at the end of April.
Senior Zoe Williams recently served as a junior page for the Mississippi State Senate, assisting in its day-to-day operations by running errands for officials and other staff.