Angels were among us on Friday, January 24th as parents, grandparents, and great grandparents flooded the HCA campus for Grandparents’ Day! On this very special day each year, students in grades K-5 invite their grandparents to come to school and watch a special program, tour their classrooms, and visit the book fair! Led by their music teacher, Mrs. Margo Bowker, the lower schoolers presented “Blessings from A-Z.” The audience of adoring grandparents watched in wonder and listened with delight as their little ones sang, danced, and told stories all about their wonderful grandmothers and grandfathers. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and even a few tears all in honor of those who have been “angels” in the lives of HCA students.
Fifteen members of the Class of 2021 reached a milestone together as they received their class rings in a formal ceremony on January 23rd. Junior class President Rhylee Pope of Clinton and Vice President Larson Cashwell of Garland organized and led the presentation which focused on the history and significance of the class ring. This was the first ceremony of its kind to take place in HCA’s fifty-year history. Hopefully, it is soon to become another one of HCA’s long standing traditions.
Congratulations to Hudson Griffin '25 on winning 1st place in the 26th annual HCA Geography Bee this morning. Hudson won after a 30 question tie-breaker round!! The winning question was:Jasper and Banff [BAMF] National Parks are located in the Rocky Mountains in what Canadian province? The answer was: Alberta.
Joesen Pope '25 received 2nd place
Evan Boussias '24 received 3rd place
Congratulations to our 2020 Poetry Out Loud winners!! Cara Rhodes '21 took 3rd place and a $50 cash prize, Reece Blue '22 took 2nd place and a $75 cash prize, and ViviAnn Johnson '22 took 1st place and a $100 cash prize! ViviAnn will advance to the State competition in Greensboro next month when she will recite poetry with high school students from all across North Carolina. The State winner will receive a $200 award and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Poetry Out Loud event.