The Hilltopper

Tessa Killen
Tessa Killen is a junior at Highlands High School and this is her second year in the Journalism department. She began writing in the 7th grade when introduced to the art of playwriting and directing. She took off with writing several adaptations of classic fairy tales including Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid. Her form of writing shifted from scripts to short stories during her freshman year. She joined the creative writing club to learn new techniques in storytelling. During her sophomore year, she became the Vice President for the creative writing club and joined the journalism staff for the first time. There, she found a love of graphic design within the yearbook. Now, she is the president for the creative writing club and isthe graphic design editor for the yearbook. She is extremely excited to have new responsibilities in the two extracurriculars that she adores! She would like to give a big thank you to past staff member Emrel Woody for encouraging her to take the journalism class and for passing down the Creative Writing Club presidency down to her. Thank you so much, Emrel!

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

Oct 31, 2019
Trick or Treat! (Story/Media)
Oct 31, 2019
This Marks the End: HHS Volleyball Tournament Wrap Up (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
“A Huge Target has been put on our Backs” (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
The Blink Festival Lights Up Cincinnati (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2019
HHS Triumphs against NCC in the District Championships Finals (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Counterpoint – How the ACT Policy Change Could Affect College Scholarships (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
HHS Orchestra travels to Toronto (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2019
Highlands Volleyball dominates Dixie Heights with school spirit (Story/Media)
Aug 25, 2019
Dresses on a dime (Story)
Aug 15, 2019
Students Head Back to School (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
Senior Week – Pajama Day (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
The History of Earth Day (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
Juli Russ Speaks Out: “We are the generation that will be affected most” (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Birds Get Cutoff by Colonels in the Regional Tournament Semi-Final (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Highlands Sweeps Holy Cross at Regional Tournament Quarter-Finals (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Cooper Cages the Birds in the Regional Quarter-Final (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
One year ago, tragedy struck: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
Counselor Appreciation Month (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Dayton Devils Dominated by Highlands (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Should Your BMI be TMI? (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Teachers’ interests in music (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
‘We ain’t done yet’ – Bluebirds advance to state semi-finals (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2018
Birds blow out St. Henry 9-0 in first region game (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Winkler hits with hard work (Media)
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Tessa Killen