The Hilltopper

Double Win for Richey

Kayla Wilson and Tristin Brubaker

March 5, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Stuart shoots for bullseye

Stuart shoots for bullseye

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

February 12, 2019

Sophomore Ethan Stuart has had a bow and arrow since he was little, but up until last school year he hadn’t shot competitively. When he heard about the formation of the new Archery Team last year, run by Middle School science teacher Tracy Houston, he decided he wanted to join with a small group of f...

Valentine’s Day Has An Odder History Than You Think

Kaitlyn Kittle, Staff

February 7, 2019

February 14th. Valentine's Day. A holiday celebrated around the world. However, not many people know the history of this lovey-dovey holiday, and it might be odder than you think. Valentine's Day was first celebrated at the end of the 5th century when Pope Gelasius I declared the Pagan celebration...

Longtime Friends Cheer Each Other on During Bowl-Off

Longtime Friends Cheer Each Other on During Bowl-Off

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

The Singles Regional Tournament, held this year at the Super Bowl Bellewood, is one of the most important matches during the year for the Bowling Birds, as it allows them to qualify for the exclusive state match. The top four bowlers from each region would be able to progress to state. The Birds bowled v...

Take Flight with the Twenty Grand Initiative

Take Flight with the Twenty Grand Initiative

Nick Caldwell, Staff

January 31, 2019

With the launch of the awaited 20 Grand Facility on January 14th, students from all over the district will be able to utilize these new facilities to further expand their education and skills. The facility consists of two floors that host a plethora of opportunities for students. On the first floor...

Toasty Tips for the Crazy Cold

Kenzie Poynter and Sydney Fessler

January 29, 2019

If you are a part of the the Fort Thomas School District, chances are you will have school tomorrow. Historically, Fort Thomas does not call many snow days and it is common that students walk to school in extreme weather. It can be very difficult to walk to school in below zero temperatures when there is...

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