Yesterday, current 6th-grade students took their annual tour of the Upper School, in order to feel more comfortable in their surroundings when they go “up the hill” next year to become junior high students. They attended Upper School chapel, and then were shown the administration offices, computer labs, library, the junior high hall and classes, and the band hall. However, the highlight of the trip every year is eating break in the cafeteria, where they are allowed to purchase any food they want, including the “famous” cheese sticks.
Congratulations to Thomas Cain, Jr. — better known throughout the HCS halls simply as “Junior” — who signed a commitment today to play basketball next year as a Northeast Mississippi Community College Tiger. Thomas is the recipient of several honors and awards: he was chosen to play on the All-Conference 1st Team for 2AAAA, was an MAIS All Star, and was the MAIS 2AAAA Player of the Year. Furthermore, he is the sixth Hillcrest Cougar in the last 7 years to sign a full scholarship to play college basketball.
April is Youth Art Month, and the Lower School is having its annual “Strut Your Stuff” campaign. Each Thursday, students who ordered a t-shirt featuring their art work (from their Artsonia accounts), are allowed to wear those shirts. Hillcrest’s Lower School is proud of its outstanding art program, and we want people to see that everyone can be a great artist. Featured below are some of the students from each grade who recently decided to “strut” their stuff:
It’s possible that the right words do not yet exist to describe the action on the basketball court today when 2 teams of non-basketball-playing senior girls faced off against one another in a brief but brutal game, followed by another game in which a team of (again) non-basketball-playing senior boys and male faculty members took each other on for bragging rights. Today, we’ll just let the pictures do the talking.