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HHS Spirit Week schedule, along with information over Penny Wars and the Spirit Stick.

Spirit Week rapidly approaches: 9/27 – 10/1

Elly Wira and Chelsie Cooley September 24, 2021

     With homecoming on Saturday, October 2, Spirit Week is coming up quickly. Spirit Week is one of Highlands High School’s events that allow students to show their support towards the school and...

Senior Cecilia Shick reflects on her one-thousandth kill.

Shick knocks the ball out of the court with her one-thousandth kill

Treiston Collins, Yearbook Editor September 24, 2021

     On Thursday, September 23, the Highlands High School girls volleyball team played against Holy Cross High School, which the birds had ended up losing to the opposing team, however, a player had...

Staff who are celebrating their 20th-anniversary at Highlands High School.

Five teachers celebrate their 20th anniversary at Highlands High School

Piper Carmack, Staff September 24, 2021

     Highlands High School 20 years ago was a completely different scene. There was no air conditioning on the warm days and little to no heat on the colder days.  Teachers brought loud fans on warm...

Freshman Adrienne Harris running for the 2021- 2022 season.

Harris still running strong after two years on varsity

Ella Cox September 23, 2021

     It was early morning, as seventh-grader Adrienne Harris began to get ready for varsity. Showing their support, everyone on the boy’s cross country team cheered them on, along with the parents...

Stack of books about mental health in teenagers.

Mental health in schools: warning signs and ways to help

Emerson Fraley, Staff September 22, 2021

     One in six students have been diagnosed with a childhood mental disorder.        Mental illness in schools is a huge issue. Considering that almost 65 percent of students struggle with mental...

English Teacher Lauren Peterson’s third-period class practice class safely with the new test to stay policies in place.

FTIS takes another step to stop the spread of COVID-19 with the ‘Test to Stay’ method

Treiston Collins, Yearbook Editor September 22, 2021

     Since the beginning of last year, the Fort Thomas Independent Schools District (FTIS) has had a policy to help keep students safe. According to the FTIS Healthy at Schools webpage, there are three...

Junior Lela Grillot shows off her art work.

Highlands’ art program makes an impact: art is everywhere

Kenzie Henegar, Staff September 21, 2021

     Walking into the front of Highlands High School, students and teachers have a magnificent view of meaningful sculptures, paintings, and photographs. Each artifact has been created by the many...

Sophomore Laney Smith watches the ball.

Big wins contribute to Highlands girls varsity soccer season ranking

Liam Downie, Staff September 21, 2021

     Big wins contribute to Highlands season ranking       The girl’s varsity soccer season has started off hot with a record of 5-2. Due to this early win, Norris believes that the ladybirds...

Senior Zach Barth poses as he cuts the net after winning region at Holmes High School.

Barth reflects on State Championship, looking forward to the 2021-2022 season

Haley Barth, Staff September 17, 2021

Screaming erupts from the crowd, as the crowd goes wild. You look around the arena to see the crowd filled with smiles and shocked faces. The Highlands boys basketball team captured their first state...

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