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Primary Elections – What You Need to Know

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

One of the most exciting things about becoming an adult is freedom, but most importantly, the freedom of choice. Since the majority of seniors have become adults this past year, it is important to remember that it is the civic duty of every American to vote in elections. However, this can be a ve...

We the People compete in D.C.

We the People compete in D.C.

Jenna Brady and Emeline Kuether

May 1, 2019

Last weekend, the Highland’s We the People team took on 57 teams in Washington D.C..  Although they weren’t able to know how they scored as compared to other teams, there is an overall confidence in their group. The team has spent the past months preparing opening statements and responses to po...

Information about annual beefcake volleyball game

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

May 1, 2019

The annual class Beefcake is coming to Highlands this Friday, May 3rd. Beefcake is a powder puff volleyball tournament for each class of boys to compete against each other under the coaching of the girls’ volleyball team. This year the money raised will be going to kids in South Sudan to provide long ...

The History of Earth Day

Tessa Killen, Staff

April 19, 2019

Many things happened in April of 1970 in the United States: President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, The Beatles broke up, the Apollo 13 mission was launched but had to be aborted days later, and the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. April 22nd marks th...

Softball Birds Strike A Win Against NCC

Softball Birds Strike A Win Against NCC

Emrel Woody, Staff

April 18, 2019

On April 17th, the Highlands girls’ softball team went up against Newport Central Catholic at their home field, Winkler Field. The score ended being 13-3 Highlands. So far the girls have taken home three wins against Bishop Brossart, McNick, and now NCC. They have had six games with two being canceled f...

Information about Graduation 2019

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

April 18, 2019

With the school year coming to an end, graduation is coming closer and closer. Here is all the information you need to know: When - Sunday, May 26th at 2 pm - students start arriving at 1:15 pm to line up in the HHS Gym Where - Plan A is to have the graduation ceremony on the football field, whic...

Prom’s Shining Star

Prom’s Shining Star

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

April 17, 2019

It is almost the end of Prom 2019; The last few notes of Bohemian Rhapsody have everyone breathing heavy and smiles are plastered across every face. The DJ comes on the mic announcing the much-anticipated arrival of the prom court. The next few minutes fill with excited chatter as the nominees walk do...

Highlands bands together to support organ donation

Highlands bands together to support organ donation

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM), a month where organ donation is celebrated and highlighted throughout the nation in schools and workplaces. For NDLM, Highlands has joined a competition against other schools seeing which school can get the most students to either sign up (for ages 18 and older)...

Spring Sports of the Week Recap

Gwendolyn Culyer

April 12, 2019

As the weekend nears and sporting events wrap up for the week, we see the Birds gaining in points and stance. The boys’ and girls’ track team run in their next meet tomorrow at Campbell County beginning at 9:30 a.m. As for boys’ baseball, they end the week with a seasonal record of 9 wins and...

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