Where Are They Now? – Scott Pope

Scott Pope, a Cougar beginning in K4, graduated from Hillcrest in 2012.  While at HCS, Scott participated in band and was chosen to receive the Director’s Award his senior year; he also was an avid soccer player and ran track throughout high school.

After graduation, Scott attended Mississippi State University, where earlier this year, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, graduating with Cum Laude honors.pope1

Scott’s hard work at MSU has led to his receiving numerous awards and recognition, including the Undergraduate Research Award for the College of Education in 2015 and Personal Trainer of the Year at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center.  He has now been accepted into graduate school at MSU and is working toward his degree as a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology.  He is also getting ready to take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination later this month.

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In his free time Pope enjoys competitive powerlifting in the American Powerlifting Association, and he is engaged to Bethany Lossau; their wedding date is set for May 20, 2017.

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Scott says that he is always thankful for the education that he received at Hillcrest Christian School because his time here prepared him not only for studying both as an undergraduate and now as a graduate student, but also helped tremendously in making life’s biggest decisions.

Setting the Stage for Excellence

It didn’t take long for Hillcrest students to get back “into the groove” of the regular school routine.  After one week, notes have been taken, homework has been completed, and a few tests and quizzes have even been passed!  The stage has been set for our scholars to achieve excellence this year.

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Mu Alpha Theta, a national honors organization for math, is a new addition at Hillcrest for students with high academic achievement in the area of mathematics.

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Brand new lockers were delivered to the junior high building.

It’s going to be a great year!

Fun, Facts and Fellowship at Chapel

HCS Lower School students had their first chapel program this week and not only got “fired up” for a new school year, but worshiped, and even reviewed some important rules to follow.

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The Pee Wee Cougar Cheerleaders performed.

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Mrs. McDonald had to “get onto” a few students for dressing inappropriately at school.

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We are standing for Jesus!

HCS Welcomes New Faculty

Hillcrest is proud to have several new faces to add to our outstanding faculty this year.

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New Upper School faculty include Brandon Blakeney, Nathan Foreman, Jessica Matthews (returning), and Anthony Pike.

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Mrs. Baldwin teaches 6th grade.

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Mrs. Weathersby teaches 2nd grade.

 Welcome to the Hillcrest family!