|HCAM Scores Big -- One Student Heads for Nationals!|
The students at Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School recently competed in the NC Skills USA conference in Greensboro. Click link for story.
|Another HHS Musician Accepted to Governor’s School!|
The music department at Hickory High is on the fast track! Take note--chorus, band and orchestra are taking the arts world by the beats! The acceptance of five HHS students to the NC Governor’s School was already announced this spring, and now, Kyle Murdock, a member of the HHS orchestra, will also be attending. (Click link)
|Guarino Hits a Homerun All the Way to Centre College!|
It’s the American dream. Apple pie and baseball. Not too sure about the apple pie, but there’s no doubt, Nick Guarino is living the dream—and this one is up close and personal.
Guarino, 18, a graduating senior at Hickory High, has been accepted to Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he will play baseball and study pre-med (orthopedics). Click link...
|Wardrick Signs to Play Basketball for CVCC!|
Chauncey “C.J.” Wardrick, Jr., 18, a graduating senior from Hickory High School, has signed to play basketball for Catawba Valley Community College.
Standing at 6’3.5”, Wardrick has been playing basketball since he was six years old (Click link for story)
|FREE Athletic Physicals on Tuesday, May 28th, 5:30 PM|
Schedule: Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., HHS athletic complex. The physicals are FREE! The only requirement is that the student bring the physical form signed by a parent/guardian to the physical. Click link for the form/print out.
All Hickory High athletes are encouraged to get a physical now. All athletes per NCHSAA rules (new rule) must have a current physical to participate in ANY summer activities if they are representing HHS.
|Summer School Information--HHS and HCAM|
Summer School is for HHS and HCAM students and will take place on the campus of Hickory High. Academic courses will be offered for credit recovery only. Each session is four weeks in length and will operate on the following calendar: Session One – June 3-27; Session Two – July 9-August 1. The attached letter (click link) provides some details. Be sure to visit the HHS office or the HCAM office by Friday, May 30th -- to pick up additional documents.
|Dr. Hart's Message to the HPS Class of 2013!|
Milestones: An action or event marking a significant change or stage in development.
I expect that you can identify many milestones that you’ve achieved in life.
What’s next? Where do you go from here? (Click link)
|Top Students Announced at Hickory High!|
2013 Hickory High School Valedictorian Elizabeth Menard and Salutatorian Emily Perry are featured in the Hickory Daily Record (photo by Jeremy Detter). Also mentioned, the HHS Outstanding Senior, Thinh Truong. Congratulations to all three students! Click link.
|Top Students at HCAM Announced!|
The top students at Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School were featured in the Hickory Daily Record on Tuesday, May 21st. Congratulations to Shaquille Smith and Laura Lara. Daneisha Reinhardt was also featured as the Outstanding Senior at HCAM! (Photo by Jeremy Detter/HDR) Click link.
|Grandview Lady Eagles WIN County Soccer Championship!|
Way to go, Grandview Lady Eagles! Coached by Howard Belvin, the Grandview girls' soccer team recently won the Catawba County Middle Schools Girls' Soccer Championship. In the final game, they defeated Northview 1-0. The Lady Eagles finished the season with a record of 13 wins and one loss. The offense scored 50 goals and the defense only allowed 8 goals in 14 games. This was Grandview's first girls' soccer championship in eight years! (Click link to view photos on the HPS Facebook page)
|Musical Passion Opens Doors for Future|
While some kids might choose to spend free time with computer games, texting friends or perhaps tossing a ball, Olivia Pruitt and Santiago Vazquez choose to practice their strings—that is, the viola and violin—respectively. And their passion is paying off.
Pruitt, 17, a senior at Hickory High, has been accepted to the Honors College at UNC-Greensboro where she plans to major in music education and English, with a minor in French.
Vazquez, 15, who is finishing up his sophomore year at Hickory High, performs every chance he gets and one day, he plans to audition for the Juilliard School of Music.
(Click link for story...)
|2013 “Student of the Year” Selected at Hickory High!|
Kyree Connor, 19, says that he has been blessed to have great role models in his life. From family to teachers—he believes that being awarded the 2013 Student of the Year for Hickory High School happened due to the positive influences from others.
But Connor seems to be able to make good choices on his own, as well. A young man of integrity who belongs to the “No Excuses” organization at Hickory High, Connor finds a way to smile through the challenges of life.
(Click link to read more about Kyree Connor!)
|HPS Teacher of the Year--Guest on WHKY Radio!|
April Icard, the new HPS Teacher of the Year, was the guest of Beverly Snowden, public information officer, on FIRST TALK with HAL ROW--WHKY RADIO. Click the link to listen to April share about the foundation of education--that starts with the Pre-K program! Way to go, April!
|New Head Football Coach Selected for Hickory High!|
Mike Helms was approved as the new head football coach for Hickory High School during a “Specially Called Meeting” of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education, held on Wednesday evening, May 15th, 2013 at the HPS Administrative Services Building.
Helms, currently a high school counselor at Freedom High School in Burke County, will join the HHS faculty at the end of this school year as both the head football coach and as a school counselor—preparing for the 2013-2014 school year.
Helms brings an impressive list of coaching achievements including more than 100 career wins, a 72 percent winning percentage and 84 wins in the past decade.
(Click link for full story)
|New Athletic Director Announced for HHS!|
Hickory High School has announced that Susan “Caroline” Lovette, a HHS assistant principal, is the school’s new Athletic Director. Lovette is currently working with John Hamilton, the interim athletic director, to transition the duties of the position. Lovette’s role as the new AD is effective at the close of the current school year.
“Caroline Lovette will be an exceptional athletic director,” said Dr. Ann Stalnaker, HHS principal. “We are thankful to have someone of Lovette’s well-rounded experience to lead in this capacity. Her experience covers a broad spectrum including school administration, as well as previously serving as an athletic director, teacher and coach. We are excited about her leadership for our athletic program at Hickory High,” said Stalnaker. (click link for full story)