End-of-the-Year Awards

Congratulations to these outstanding students whose hard work and exemplary character led to their being chosen for Hillcrest’s highest Upper-School honors!

Congratulations to Sarah Grace Brownlee, Valedictorian of the Class of 2019.
Kaylyn Turner is Salutatorian of the Class of 2019. Congratulations!
Each year, high-school faculty selects 10 percent of the graduating class to induct into the Hillcrest Christian School Hall of Fame. This prestigious award recognizes students who demonstrate the true meaning of character, values, leadership, attitude, academic excellence, extra-curricular involvement, and dedication to the school community. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Hall of Fame: Aaliyah Newsome, Emily Lewis, Braxton Lewis, and Sarah Grace Brownlee.
Mr. and Miss Hillcrest are voted on by the Upper School student body as the senior boy and girl who have best represented all that Hillcrest Christian School stands for throughout their high-school careers. Congratulations to Braxton Lewis and Emily Lewis!
Congratulations to Meegan Chandler and Will McCrory, voted as Miss and Mr. Hillcrest Junior High 2019 by their peers!

Overrun with Recognition


Hillcrest Christian School Senior Phillip Hutchins III signed with Hinds Community College as Band Drum Major. Seated with Phillip are his parents Jennifer and Phil Hutchins, Jr. Standing: Hillcrest Band Director Nolan Jones and Hinds Community College Band Director Shane Sprayberry.

Hillcrest Christian School Senior Kaylyn Turner signed a track scholarship with Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Seated with Kaylyn is her mother, Alicia, and her sister, Maddison. Standing: Dr. John Buchanan, Headmaster, Eddie Denton, Assistant Track Coach, Langston Carter-Price, student at Dillard University, Derek Gay, Dillard Track Coach, Brett Warren, Hillcrest Track Coach.

Hillcrest Christian School Senior Donovan Givens signed a basketball scholarship with Millsaps College. Seated with Donovan are his parents Vincett Givens and Regina Nero-Price. Standing: Dr. John Buchanan, Headmaster, Charlie Warriner, Hillcrest Boys’ Basketball Coach, and Reinaldo Dixon, Assistant Coach.

Hillcrest Christian School Senior Jazmyn Ellis signed a basketball scholarship with Mississippi College. Seated with Jazmyn are her parents Deirdre and James Ellis. Standing: Dr. John Buchanan, Headmaster, and Tommy Groves, Hillcrest Girls’ Basketball Coach.

Congratulations to Hillcrest Christian School Junior Aliza Williams, who is Hinds County’s Distinguished Young Woman. She will travel to Meridian to compete in the state competition in July.
Senior Summer Cline’s accomplishments and essay submission led to her being awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Area IV.

All of these students are the best examples to show that hard work truly does pay off! Your Hillcrest family could not be any prouder of each of you!