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  • "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • “If you take the time to do something correct the first time, you don’t have to spend the extra time redoing it.” (Submitted by Dr. Young)

  • “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

Hillcrest Art Students Explore Museum of Contemporary Art

Hillcrest Art Students Explore Museum of Contemporary Art

October 4, 2017


Filed under A & E, Press Releases, Showcase, Slide Show

A field trip, led by Art Teacher Mrs. Adebesin Mason was held for Hillcrest students to observe the Murakami exhibit held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Students from various art courses participated in the field trip to view the work of popular Japanese art Takashi Murakami who studen...

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country represent Hillcrest in Style

Hillcrest Girls Cross Country represent Hillcrest in Style

October 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Slide Show, Sports

Promoting "Breast Awareness Month"  the Hawks ran in their race vs. Shepard, De La Salle and Eisenhower wearing all Pink instead of their traditional "Blue Speed Suits" Not only did they look awesome, all girls ran personal best times.  Great Job Hawks!!

Gallery: Hillcrest Girls Cross Country

Gallery: Hillcrest Girls Cross Country

September 29, 2017


Filed under Slide Show, Sports

2017 Hillcrest Girls Cross Country Team is having another great season under the leadership of Captains Senior Jasmine Curry and Junior Kendall Walker.

Hillcrest Students Work to Clean Up the Environment

Hillcrest Students Work to Clean Up the Environment

September 29, 2017


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Once again this year, Hillcrest’s Key Club and Energy Club volunteered to clean up a Chicago beachfront in conjunction with the Shedd Aquarium.    According to Hillcrest Guidance Counselor and Energy Club Sponsor Lindsay Lopez, “When the Shedd Aquarium reached out to [Ms. Amy Trench Key Club Spo...

Hillcrest Band Remembers Hawk Great

Hillcrest Band Remembers Hawk Great

Kayla Weddington, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features

On January 7, 2017, the school district lost a department supervisor, a friend, and a legend. Mr. Keith Anderson was a father to many, an advocate for the fine arts department and one of the biggest influences in Hawk history. He truly was a legendary educator, teacher, and volunteer. Countless times ...

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night

Dorcas Adekale and Kaitlyn Cooper

September 19, 2017


Filed under Press Releases, Slide Show

On September 13th, Hillcrest hosted its “Meet the Teacher Night,” during which families of Hillcrest’s students were able to meet and chat with faculty and administration in an informal setting about curriculum and exciting activities and opportunities coming up this year.  Parents and guardi...

Gallery: Birth of the Turf

Gallery: Birth of the Turf

September 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Slide Show

On September 1, 2017, Hillcrest celebrated its new football field: "Birth of the Turf."

A Hawk’s Flight to Branson

A Hawk’s Flight to Branson

Brandon Harper, Guest Columnist

May 12, 2017


Filed under A & E, Features

On the 28th of April the Hillcrest Band and Concert Choir boarded a coach bus and went to Branson, Missouri for competition. Despite the predicted weather and the small numbers, the ensembles performed very well. Friday, we left and drove about eight hours to our Hilton hotel where the service wa...

Senior Trip 2017

Senior Trip 2017

David Moore, Guest Columnist

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features

The date was May 5th of the year 2017 (7 days away from Prom and 12 days away from graduation). This would be one of the memorable days when the graduating class would all see each other in a school organized fashion.  The event coordinated for this day would be a boat trip.  Not just any boat trip ...

Welcome to the Hilltop!

Welcome to the Hilltop!

Dylan Jernigan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Have you ever wanted to breathe the same air as the President of the United States? Have you ever wanted to visit the city that runs the entire country? This is exactly what I was allowed to do this past weekend. After being admitted to the prestigious Georgetown University, I was given the opportunity...

Boys Varsity Tennis Serving Up The Competition

Boys Varsity Tennis Serving Up The Competition

Jarrett Kenebrew-Campbell, Guest Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

The Hillcrest Boys Varsity Tennis team has been on a roll this season as they now hold a 1.0 (4-4) W/L ratio.  Their four recent wins have been against Richards High School, Shepard High School, Thornwood High School, and Bremen High School for a conference match.  Seniors Akinwande Masha-Yarrow, Kabren ...

Amazin’ Blue Preview Weekend: My Adventure in Michigan

Amazin’ Blue Preview Weekend: My Adventure in Michigan

Darlena York, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

It’s that time of the year again! It’s that time of year when the countdown to summer begins, but more importantly the countdown to graduation is winding down.  There are only a few weeks left in the year before the seniors depart on a new chapter of their lives.  The excitement increases for senior...

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