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HHS Orchestra travels to Toronto

HHS Orchestra travels to Toronto

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

October 7, 2019

During fall break of the Highlands High School 2019-20 school year, members of the HHS Sinfonia and Chamber orchestras traveled out of country to Toronto, Ontario to perform and see the world. The group of students arrived to campus on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 a.m. in order to play a mind-boggling...

Highlands faces off with Conner at the Jared Lorenzen Memorial Game

Highlands faces off with Conner at the Jared Lorenzen Memorial Game

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

October 7, 2019

  Last Friday, October 4, the stands of David Cecil Memorial Stadium overflowed with fans ready to cheer on their Bluebirds as Highlands took on Conner High School for the first time in six years. The game against Conner was not only a major one due to the long gap between the teams comin...

Fort Thomas Independent Schools ranked by the Kentucky Department of Education

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

October 2, 2019

On October 1, the Kentucky Department of Education released their accountability rankings for the 2018-2019 school year, with all Fort Thomas Independent Schools receiving either 4 or 5 star rankings. The purpose of accountability rankings are to make aware the shared vision of public K-12 education...

Students show out for Homecoming Spirit Week

Students show out for Homecoming Spirit Week

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2019

             

FCCLA plans Homecoming, scheduled for September 21

FCCLA plans Homecoming, scheduled for September 21

Megan Benzing, Staff

September 16, 2019

Formals, friends, and dancing all have one common thread: Homecoming. This remarkable event sets the stage for the rest of the year. Dances such as this one can easily lift the spirits of a stressed teenager, as grades, jobs, and internal changes all cause tension. With over 1,000  high school studen...

Juniors run for class officer positions

Juniors run for class officer positions

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2019

For the past week, Juniors dedicated to the well-being of Highlands and its students have been campaigning for class officer positions in preparation for elections this week, September 16th through the 20th. In order for their fellow classmates to be informed voters, candidates have sent in their biographies...

Boys Varsity Soccer wins 1-0 over Covington Catholic High School

Boys Varsity Soccer wins 1-0 over Covington Catholic High School

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2019

Last night, the Boys Varsity Soccer team faced the Covington Catholic High School Colonels and triumphed with a score of one to zero.    The game started at 7:30 P.M., following an afternoon of Junior Varsity (JV) and Freshmen soccer games. The Freshmen won one to zero and JV tied zero t...

Highlands Volleyball dominates Dixie Heights with school spirit

Highlands Volleyball dominates Dixie Heights with school spirit

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

September 9, 2019

On September 5th, the Highlands Volleyball team won against the Dixie Heights Colonels across the board with the Freshmen, Junior Varsity (JV), and Varsity teams.   The night started out with the freshman team scoring two points. This lead continued until the Colonels tied it five to five. T...

Varsity and Junior Varsity cross country teams start season strong at Moeller Primetime Invitational

Varsity and Junior Varsity cross country teams start season strong at Moeller Primetime Invitational

Megan Benzing, Grace Duty, and Libby Spiess

August 28, 2019

Last Friday, the Highlands High School cross country teams took on the Moeller Invitational, located at Christ Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since this particular meet was held late on a Friday night, both Girls and Boys Varsity ran under stadium lights to illuminate the otherwise pitch-black course. T...

Highlands LadyBirds soccer team faces rivals Monday at Tower Park

Highlands LadyBirds soccer team faces rivals Monday at Tower Park

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

August 20, 2019

Yesterday, the Highlands Varsity soccer team went out to compete against the Notre Dame Academy Pandas in their first soccer match of the season in a one to one tie. For years, the teams have been rivals, just as the boys’ team is with Notre Dame’s “sibling school,” Covington Catholic. The game wa...

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