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Character Word of the Week

Boldness - Confidence to say or do what is true, right and just
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ~ W.H. Murray

Daily Announcements

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Spirit Week Check Reveal

Thank you to the students, faculty, staff, and community of Hillcrest High for helping make wishes come true!  During the course of one week, Hillcrest was able to raise an amazing $107,228.25 for Make-A-Wish South Carolina.  Many children, and their families, will benefit from the generosity of our school and community and we cannot thank you all enough!

2018 Caldecott Medal Winner
Gold Seal   
Matthew Cordell, class of '93, has just won the 2018 Caldecott Medal, the most distinguished children's picture book award in the nation.  His book, WOLF IN THE SNOW, will now have a gold seal on its jacket.  

Matt was Hillcrest High School's 1991 Art Student of the Year.  He took Art I, Art 2 and AP Art Studio under art instructor Eva Esrum before attending Governor's School for the Arts and the FAC.  He received a degree in graphic design from Winthrop University.  When his wife, published author Julie Halpern Cordell, asked him to illustrate a book she was writing, a children's picture book illustrator was born.  Matthew has now illustrated around 40 picture books.   When he speaks in schools across the country, he is delighted to see students dressed up as characters from his books, displays of scenes from his books and banners welcoming him.  A school in Princeton, NJ actually built a model of his messy studio to honor him! 
Matthew has become a member of the elite group of artists who has a Gold Caldecott Medal seal on one of his books.  Only one book is selected for this honor each year.  A list of Matthew Cordell's books which includes his 2018 Caldecott winner, WOLF IN THE SNOW, can be found on Amazon.

Upstate South Carolina National College Fair
Upstate South Carolina National College Fair
March 15, 2018 ~ 5pm-8pm ~ Furman University – Timmons Arena
Considering attending college?
Decisions … decisions! It’s not easy to select the right college.
Come to Furman University - Timmons Arena on March 15 for the 2018 Upstate South Carolina National College Fair. Representatives from more than 100 colleges will be on hand to answer your questions, tell you about their academic programs, and more. Informational workshops will also be held.
Admission is free! Learn more and register at WWW.NACACFairs.ORG!

Greenville Mini Camp College
Greenville Mini Camp College
March 11, 2018 ~ 1:30pm-5pm ~ Furman University - Johns Hall
Admission is FREE! Learn more and register at www.cvent.com/d/ntqr7w
Free Workshops led by college admissions professions on essay writing, college admissions, preparing for freshman year, College Q&A, etc.
Mini Camp Flyer

Hillcrest Touchdown Club
Touchdown Club Golf Tournament
Make your plans now to be a part of the Hillcrest Touchdown Club Inaugural Golf tournament and check out sponsorship opportunities at the link below.
Sponsorship Form

HHS Student Artists
Student Artist
Check out what students in Ms Esrum's classes have been creating!  In Art I, students have been learning the elements of design while advanced students arrange those elements using principles of design.  Creating their projects involved a lot of problem-solving and time. Make sure to check out the Art Page to view their work!

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