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Varsity basketball team wins regionals against Dixie High School

Varsity basketball team wins regionals against Dixie High School

Tamra Armstrong, Staff

March 9, 2020

This past Saturday, March 7th, there was a Varsity boys basketball game at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). Facing Dixie High School, the Birds defeated the Colonels 72 to 58, allowing the boys to advance to the ninth region semi-finals.    This was an intense game for the Birds, espe...

ACT Preparations: What can you do to improve your score?

ACT Preparations: What can you do to improve your score?

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

March 5, 2020

With the ACT right around the corner for juniors and some sophomores, testing preparations have been a hot topic in many core classes. For some students, this is the first attempt at the official ACT. For others, this is their second, third, fourth, or possibly fifth attempt. Wherever you stand, here...

Highlands High School manages student badges for the first time

Highlands High School manages student badges for the first time

Lexie Crawford and Tessa Killen

January 30, 2020

After returning from winter break, all Highlands High School students were given an identification badge, with the main purpose being to grant access to school doors during the day and for after school activities. Now, after having these badges for a few weeks, students and staff alike have had time t...

Birds win nail-biting game against NCC

Birds win nail-biting game against NCC

Tamra Armstrong and Lexie Crawford

January 29, 2020

     Last night was a huge nail-biter for the Birds, as they fought for their 81 to 77 win against Newport Central Catholic (NCC), one of Highland’s biggest district rivals. The theme for the game was “White Out,” and students were given the opportunity to buy a t-shirt to support Senior Jac...

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Tamra Armstrong and Libby Spiess

January 27, 2020

Junior Mac Russell "I was heartbroken. Kobe Bryant was one of my favorite basketball players. The world is cruel."     Sophomore Faith Broering "It was really upsetting because it was someone I really looked up tom and a lot of people looked up to him. He had a lot of rea...

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend explodes with energy from Highlands Athletics

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend explodes with energy from Highlands Athletics

Megan Benzing, Tamra Armstrong, Sam Hauck, and Lexie Crawford

January 22, 2020

Girls Varsity basketball beats Pandas       On Monday night, The Varsity girls basketball team beat Notre Dame Academy (NDA) and finished with a win that paid off. With this being NDA’s first loss in Northern Kentucky, this victory was a huge achievement for the Birds. Even though the Birds w...

HHS Freshman Swim and Dive team splash into Regionals

Megan Benzing and Libby Spiess

January 7, 2020

On Saturday, January 4th, the HHS Freshman swim and dive team made their way to Scott High School to compete at Freshman Regionals. The team had set high expectations for their season and decided to finish it with an ambitious effort. Both girls and boys swim teams started strong for all the events...

Boys Varsity Basketball dominates with 13-0 record

Maggie Schroeder and Lexie Crawford

January 7, 2020

Starting out with a game against Ryle, the Boys Varsity Basketball team has played many regional teams such as Bishop Brossart, Holy Cross, and Scott. The Birds have won every game so far this season, giving them a 13-0 record only potentially matched by the state finalist team of 1997.    Ad...

Highlands community reflects on Advisory following first semester

Highlands community reflects on Advisory following first semester

Libby Spiess and Lexie Crawford

December 18, 2019

As winter break approaches, students reflect upon their experiences over the first semester. Many changes have been seen in the halls of Highlands High School, such as Advisory — a 13 minute period at the beginning of each school day. The motive behind Advisory is to make sure every student has at ...

HHS Archery Team sets high standards for the season

HHS Archery Team sets high standards for the season

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

December 17, 2019

On Friday December 13, and Saturday the 14th, the HHS archery teams set out to St. Henry High School to play in the 4th Annual St. Henry High School tournament at the SHAC that was hosted this past weekend. On Friday, coach Tracy Houston set out with the team while on Saturday they were accompanied by t...

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