We came, we saw, we conquered… Homecoming week! Congratulations to the Cougar varsity football team for an exciting win over Amite Friday night. Our boys fought hard and came out with the victory, which they then celebrated at the Homecoming dance. Prior to that, it was a week filled with games, costumes, and a parade, which allowed upper-school classes to compete for points and yet-to-be-determined prizes. The seniors earned the most points in the high school, and the 8th grade took the win in the junior high. Congratulations to both classes!
Congratulations also must go to Madelyn Banks, who was elected 2016 Homecoming Queen. She and all the other maids not only looked beautiful Friday night, but they represented Hillcrest well.
School has now returned somewhat back to normal; however, the upper school will be taking 9 Weeks’ Exams this week, and we will be on regular schedule each day. Today, due to an early-morning power outage, students will only take their second period exams; the first period exam has been moved to Thursday. Tuesday’s exams are third and fourth periods; Wednesday’s exams are fifth and sixth periods; and Thursday’s exams are first and seventh periods, as well as any make-ups students may have. After that, school will be closed for a well-deserved four-day weekend for Fall Break!
The annual Hillcrest college fair for juniors and seniors just happened to fall at the same time as Homecoming this year, so college and armed services recruiters were bombarded with questions from the likes of Dory, Cinderella, a slew of Star Wars heroes and villains, and many more.
Maybe Hillcrest is the real “happiest place on earth”!
Today is national See You at the Pole day, and though Hillcrest is in the midst of a wild and fun Homecoming week, we can never forget that the primary mission of our school is to reach students for Christ while operating in a manner worthy of the Lord. To that end, HCS Upper School students, faculty, and staff were invited to participate in a campus prayer walk beginning at 7:15 this morning.
Prayer warriors met at the cross on the lawn in front of the administrative building for instructions and a time of worship in song. After that, individuals proceeded to 10 different stations, where there were signs asking them to pray for our school, our families, our cities, our nation, and our world. At the end of the walk, everyone met in front of the gym to worship again.
The goal of See You at the Pole is to promote both global unity in Christ and prayer for our generations. Hillcrest Christian School is committed to that goal as well.
Day two of Homecoming week brought out the sports fans… and some rivalries! We all still manage to remain friendly, though, despite the teasing and taunting.
Homecoming week started today, and Hillcrest’s campus has been overrun with heroes (and a few villains too)!