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“See you lata, Alligator!” – Birds crush Gators on Homecoming Night

Senior Cooper Schwalbach, junior Tyler Brune, junior Mason Schwalbach, sophomore Mason South, and junior Brennan Haigis watch their teammates play.

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

October 22, 2018

On Friday, the Highlands Varsity football team crushed the Greenwood Gators in the Homecoming game Friday, winning with a score of 42-7. The Birds scored their first touchdown 9 minutes into the game and went on to score 2 more in the first quarter. The team scored 21 points in the second hal...

Who is running in the upcoming elections?

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2018

As the election comes closer each day, many of Highlands seniors are eligible to vote on November 6th. The Journalism department contacted the representatives from local and state elections. Here are the responses that we received and what they have to say about their campaigns.

HHS Band fundraiser shows its true colors

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

October 20, 2018

The HHS and HMS band program held a mile color run/walk fundraiser at Tower Park this Saturday October 19. Registration for the race opened at 9 AM and the race went off at 10. The race was $25 to run and included a race bib, a white Colorsplash t-shirt, and a color packet to throw at the beginning of...

Varsity Girls Soccer earns first state berth since 2010

Gwen Culyer, Staff

October 19, 2018

Last night, the Highlands Girls Varsity Soccer team knocked off the Notre Dame Academy Pandas to advance to the state tournament for the first time since 2010. The final score was 1-0. Starting off with tremendous speed and energy, Freshman Chloe Bramble scored the Birds’ first and only goal less than...

Spirit chains create competition for a good cause

Spirit chains create competition for a good cause

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

October 18, 2018

This week, the National Honor Society is hosting a competition fundraiser for Leukemia/Lymphoma through having all grades compete in a spirit chain competition as part of Spirit Week. Chain links can be purchased all this week before school, after school, during focus period, or during lunchtime....

Girls’ varsity soccer team wins region semi-final game

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018

Last night, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team won the 9th region semi-final game. The team played against Ryle High School scoring 2-0, despite multiple team members having or recovering from injuries such as sophomores Jasmine Rehberger and Greta Noble. For the first half of the game, the score st...

Birds blow out St. Henry 9-0 in first region game

Senior Adrian Mills takes a shot on the St. Henry goalkeeper.

Tessa Killen and Nick Caldwell

October 17, 2018

On Tuesday night, the Highlands boys varsity soccer team won in a shutout game against Saint Henry Catholic School in the first round of the regional tournament on October 16th. The final score was 9-0 in favor of Highlands. It was the first round of the boys' soccer regional tournament. Highlands...

SBDM toys with changing graduation venue

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

October 16, 2018

The graduation venue was a hot topic at the Highlands High School Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) on Monday, October 15th. Members of the SBDM Council discussed the move of the graduation venue for well over an hour. Government teacher and senior class sponsor, Kym Grillot, provided several optio...

Girls Soccer downs Rebels in First Regional Game

Senior Gwen Gorman prepares for the upcoming match between Highlands High School and the Boone County Rebels.

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

October 16, 2018

Last night, the Highlands soccer team played in the 9th annual regional soccer tournament, winning 4-0 against Boone County Rebels despite Jasmine Rehberger, sophomore, not playing due to injuries and Greta Noble, sophomore, playing with a knee injury. Lindsey Meyer, senior, scored the first goal of th...

Bach bowls perfect 300

Scoreboard from when Bach finished the round.

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018

On October 15, 2018,  Sophomore Abby Bach became the first female in Highlands High School history to bowl a perfect score of 300. Bach has been bowling for about ten years however, she didn’t really get into it until she joined the high school team in 7th grade and has been practicing year round e...

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