The Hilltopper

Lexie Crawford
Lexie is a junior this year and is ecstatic to be serving as the Hilltopper’s Editor-in-Chief! Lexie has been writing journalistically since fourth grade when she joined the Journalism Club at Johnson Elementary. After discovering her love for writing there, she began writing as a “budding journalist” for Fort Thomas Matters. A few years later, Lexie also discovered a love for photography in seventh grade. After signing up for the Journalism class at HIghlands Middle School, Lexie co-started and co-edited their first online newspaper. 


Lexie has now been part of the Highlands High School Journalism Department since freshman year, serving as Photo Editor sophomore year and Editor-in-Chief this year. Lexie has also continued her passion for photography, participating in the Envision Project, a highly selective darkroom photography class for 12 students in the Cincinnati area, for the past three years and running her own photography business, Lexie Crawford Photography. 


Currently, Lexie is also the Class of 2021’s Treasurer, a member of the National Math and English Honor Societies, a dedicated student, and an active member in the Fort Thomas and Cincinnati communities through volunteering and participation in many other activities.

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

Jan 14, 2021
FTIS employees to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Story)
Jan 10, 2021
Varsity girls claim whopping victory in first home game (Story/Media)
Jan 07, 2021
Dr. Cheser, FTIS superintendent, announces retirement (Story)
Nov 20, 2020
HHS plunges into NTI again, Prin. Bertasso announces expectations and procedures (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
BREAKING: Gov. Beshear announces all schools to cease in-person instruction starting Nov. 23 (Story)
Nov 12, 2020
Class of 2022 officers elected (Story)
Nov 05, 2020
PHOTO GALLERY: Highlands High School’s Middletown (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2020
Middletown Review (Media)
Nov 02, 2020
Wassom overcomes near impossible challenges to keep HHS safe (Media)
Oct 30, 2020
With cases on the rise, following precautions is a necessity (Story)
Oct 30, 2020
Campbell County becomes red zone county, response to be elevated (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
My experience with COVID-19 (Media)
Oct 13, 2020
With Privilege Comes Responsibility – three soccer players take a knee, protesting institutionalized racism (Media)
Oct 10, 2020
Marching Band marches in first competition of season (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2020
Varsity Football crushes Boone County (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2020
Five fun festivities to enjoy over fall break (Media)
Oct 06, 2020
Photos: Varsity Girls Soccer racks up another shutout in 3-0 win against NCC (Story/Media)
Sep 30, 2020
HHS Boys Golf wins 8th Regional Tournament (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Sam Vinson verbally commits to play basketball at NKU (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: FTIS School Board votes to return to in-person instruction September 17 (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
Highlands Seniors socially distance for the First Day of School (Media)
Apr 20, 2020
Highlands students accepted to Governor’s Scholars Programs (Story)
Apr 03, 2020
College Board releases remainder of information on how COVID-19 will affect AP Exams (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Spring sports suspended indefinitely by KHSAA due to COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Five activities to remain social while social distancing (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
AP Exams change in the midst of COVID-19 turmoil (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
Five activities to do while quarantined (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
COVID-19 rocks education at Highlands High School (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Highlands High School manages student badges for the first time (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Birds win nail-biting game against NCC (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. weekend explodes with energy from Highlands Athletics (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Boys Varsity Basketball dominates with 13-0 record (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
Highlands community reflects on Advisory following first semester (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
HHS Archery Team sets high standards for the season (Media)
Nov 07, 2019
The Diary of Anne Frank photo gallery (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Competition Cheer Team prepares to head to Nationals (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Band program hosts Fall Band Extravaganza (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
“A Huge Target has been put on our Backs” (Media)
Oct 16, 2019
Choirs perform first concert, Interstellar (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Counterpoint – How the ACT Policy Change Could Affect College Scholarships (Media)
Oct 02, 2019
Five fun Fall Break activities (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Voices in the Hall: Students share Fall Break plans (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Students jump into Fall Break (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Students show out for Homecoming Spirit Week (Story)
Sep 15, 2019
Juniors run for class officer positions (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2019
Boys Varsity Soccer wins 1-0 over Covington Catholic High School (Story/Media)
Aug 15, 2019
Students Head Back to School (Story)
May 08, 2019
Seniors Host “Top of the Cycle” Art Show (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
2019 HHS Talent Show Gallery (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Students take action: March For Our Lives Rally at Tower Park (Media)
Mar 25, 2019
March For Our Lives Fort Thomas (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
Prom to Dawn Moves to NKU (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Attorney General Andy Beshear Visits Highlands Broadcasting (Story/Media)
Feb 08, 2019
Counselor Appreciation Month (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Freezing Temperatures Foreshadow Possibility of Cancellation (Story/Media)
Jan 23, 2019
Cincinnati’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A Student Perspective (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Scheduling Begins Next Week: Are You Ready? (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Sophomore Maggie Schroeder Runs in National Race (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Colonels down Bluebirds in Regional Championships (Media)
Nov 16, 2018
Blackout Hits Highlands (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2018
“As You Like It” (Media)
Oct 18, 2018
Spirit chains create competition for a good cause (Media)
Oct 15, 2018
Everyone’s in Spirit This Week (Media)
Oct 15, 2018
Orchestra Travels to New York City (Story)
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Lexie Crawford