Thierfelder, Jackson honored as #8216;Mr. and Ms. Spirit of HHS#039;

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 12, 2007

Spring break is over and the 2006-2007 school year is wrapping up. The students of HHS are anticipating the summer months, but are aware of what they must do in the last weeks of school. Of course academics are at the top of the to-do list, but sports and other competitions are keeping the HHS student body anxious. So much is going on and every student is busy, but that's why each student is a representation of Highland Home School pride.

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On April 14th, the HHS weightlifting teams competed in the state weightlifting meet at Charles Henderson High School. The boys' weightlifting team went to Troy and placed in several divisions. Ryan Collazo and Leon McCord placed first in their weight classes. Leon McCord broke the state record for power cleaning.

The Lady Squadron fared even better. BreAnna McDonel, Nikki Etheridge, Cornika Gipson, Latandra Shepherd, Ashontae Smith, and Alexis Sankey each placed in their divisions along with many more Lady Squadron. The girls also were the 1A-2A state winners.

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The HHS Relay for Life team has worked so diligently at achieving its goal and aiding the research it will take to find a cure for cancer.

So many events have taken place to raise money for the organization. Some events were centered around sports. They include a senior- faculty basketball game, class vs. class basketball game, and powderpuff football game. Other events were meant to show off the talented students at HHS.

One particular event was the HHS Idol. Then there are events where administrators would show their more humorous sides. A good example of that was the event that included Mr. Eiland kissing a donkey, Mrs. Corley being topped with ice cream toppings, and Mrs. Sport being hit with water balloons by HHS students. With each passing fundraiser, the students have received entertainment and a sense of community

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In the final month of high school, the seniors are preparing to make their first strides into the world, but not before being honored for their commitment to Highland Home School.

The valedictorian, salutatorian, and other honor students have been named and each is anticipated to do well. The abundance of scholarships each has received come from Troy University, Auburn University, Alabama State University, Jacksonville State University, and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. Even though they are set within their universities, it is only inevitable they will receive scholarships from private organizations.

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The students who have shown the most commitment to HHS have been recognized in the form of Mr. and Ms. Spirit of Highland Home School and Mr. and Ms. Good Citizenship. Ethan Thierfelder and Rebecca Jackson have been chosen as the Spirit of Highland Home School for their dedication to the HHS community.

The Good Citizenship awards have been awarded to Udarius Blair and Summer Davis for the display of what it means to be a true HHS and American citizen. In the upcoming weeks many more HHS seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments

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It is time for all to congratulate themselves for a job well done this school year and to say goodbye to those who will be leaving the halls of Highland Home School to chase after their own lives. Even though the HHS student body will be missing its graduating class in the next year, they still have each other and its faculty to lead them on.