The Hilltopper

Creative Writing Club sells Chocolate

Creative Writing Club sells Chocolate

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, News

This Tuesday-Friday, the 19th through the 22nd, the Writing Club will be selling small bags of assorted candies in the lobby after school. They will be $2 each and all money raised will be going to the club so they can enter various contests and do fun things together. So far, the club has made 1...

Jaguars moving into “Johnson Valley”

Jaguars moving into “Johnson Valley”

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019


Filed under Feature, News

In March of 2018, Fort Thomas Independent Schools received the needed funding from the state to start the reconstruction project on Johnson Elementary School. The Kentucky legislature awarded $7.6 million for the project but also granted an extension that would allow the district to borrow an additi...

Juli Russ Speaks Out: “We are the generation that will be affected most”

Juli Russ Speaks Out: “We are the generation that will be affected most”

Tessa Killen, Staff

March 15, 2019


Filed under Feature

Today, March 15th, thousands of kids worldwide are skipping school in order to protest climate change. One of those students happens to be sophomore Julianna Russ, a student at Highlands High School. Climate change has been an ongoing problem for the past decades. Fox News wrote that “Every yea...

Cheat Sheet for ACT

Cheat Sheet for ACT

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Feature

On March 12th, all juniors will participate in the ACT, a nationwide test that measures readiness for taxing college classes and future academic success by testing what the student already knows. Preparation for the test begins all the way back in middle school, and even though few students understood ...

Tribute to Lilliana Schalck

Tribute to Lilliana Schalck

March 6, 2019


Filed under Feature, News

ACT Preparation Advice

Gwen Culyer, Staff

March 6, 2019


Filed under Feature

It’s ‘that test.’ The one each student dreads. The one that determines if you can go to ‘that’ school. The American College of Testing, otherwise known as the ACT.            For most people, even those in middle school and years away from, the ACT is all the talk. Yet, it wa...

Double Win for Richey

Kayla Wilson and Tristin Brubaker

March 5, 2019


Filed under Feature

During her time playing basketball at Highlands, Jamie Richey, high school and middle school teacher,  helped win 3 regional championships and during her sophomore year at Highlands High School, her team was state runner up. In 1996, during her senior year, she was named the national player of the year....

One year ago, tragedy struck: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

One year ago, tragedy struck: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Tessa Killen, Staff

February 14, 2019


Filed under Feature

A student with a dream of becoming a professional soccer player can no longer play after taking multiple bullets to protect his classmates. A student was excited to spend that valentines day with her "soul mate," but now can only refer to him as her best friend. She keeps the bouquet of flowers he g...

Highland’s Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day

McKenna Miller and Maddy Lyvers

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Highlands has many couples swarming the halls, some have been together for years, while some new couples are barely a month old. We chose a range of couples from every grade to interview, find out their plans for 2019’s Valentine’s Day, and get general information about their relationship. Th...

Abraham Lincoln formed America

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

February 12, 2019


Filed under Feature

On this day, February 12, 210 years ago, the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was born. Lincoln was a self-taught lawyer and legislator, born in Kentucky to parents of no extraordinary achievement or wealth.= In 1830, his family moved from Indiana, where he had lived since...

The student news site of Highlands High School
Feature