Hillcrest High DECA attended the Utah DECA STATE competition February 27th & 28th. Our chapter took 29 of our members by bus up to the Layton Conference Center to stay overnight for the two day competition. Every event includes a test and a case study/role play. We competed in Sports Marketing, Business Law & Ethics, Hotel & Lodging, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Human Resources, Quick Serve Restaurant, Hospitality, Restaurant & Food Services, Accounting Applications, Business Services, Marketing Communications, Entrepreneurship Innovation, & Apparel & Accessories Marketing. Some events had up to 70 entries from across the state. Some schools had up to 100 students from the chapter competing.
We took 29 students to DECA State and here are our results:
- 26/29 made it to finals
- 3/29 placed in the top 10% for their test
- 16/26 (finalists) placed in the top 10 for their event
- 5 students qualified for Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia on May 5th.
- Hari Demirev placed 1st in Business Services
- Madisen Orn placed 2nd in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
- Michelle Tseung and Lindsay Joyner placed 3rd in Travel and Tourism Management
- Brianna Bernstein placed 3rd in Hotel & Lodging Management
- We also had quite a few place high, but not qualify.
- Chris Turner placed 5th in Accounting Applications (as a freshman!!!)
- Simran Saini placed 4th in Hotel & Lodging Management
- Taylor Patterson & Monika Kowalski placed 6th in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management
- Rio Turnbull placed 6th in Retail Marketing Management
- As a chapter we were one of only several school to earn the “100 club” award for increasing our membership by 100% or more from last year.
- Our own Lindsay Joyner will be applying and running for DECA State VP of Central Region for the 2014-2015 school year. Her application will be submitted this week.
Thank you for your support and cheering on our 5 DECA members that will be competing in Atlanta, Georgia in May!!! Mrs. Symes and Mrs. Broadbent and all of Hillcrest are VERY proud of their students and all of their hard work!
Senior Financial Aid (FAFSA) Completion Night Need money for College? Come apply and see if you qualify for FREE Federal Student Aid via the 2014-2015 FAFSA application at Hillcrest’s FAFSA Completion Workshops. Parents and students are invited to attend a FAFSA filing workshop and will receive assistance from Financial Aid representatives.
When? Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 & Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Room B106, Hillcrest High School, 7350 South 900 East, 801-826-6025
Participants of the FAFSA Completion Night should bring:
- student's and parent's 2013 federal tax return and all W-2's
- 2013 bank, asset and investment information for student and parent
- student and parent social security numbers,(and A# for permanent residents)
For more information visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out or fafsa.ed.gov
Questions call: Ms. Ellsworth, College Advisor at (801) 826-6092
Fresh snow is on the slopes — just in time for the second of three 2014 “Ski and Shred” events at Brighton Resort. All students, patrons and employees are invited to the night skiing activity at Brighton Ski Resort on Saturday, Feb. 15. Make sure you take this coupon so you can get a $20 lift ticket for night skiing from 4 to 9 p.m. The Canyons Education Foundation receives a portion of the ticket sales generated with the coupon.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The townspeople of the fair district of Canyons are invited forthwith to Hillcrest High’s annual Renaissance Feaste and Program.
The event, which features Hillcrest's choral music and theater departments, is Feb. 12-15, 2014. Doors to the “Lovers’ Feaste” open each night at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 250 people per night. Cost for the Wednesday evening performance and five-course dinner is $12. Tickets to other nights — Thursday through Saturday — are $16. True to the fashion of the renaissance era, guests will eat the meal without the aid of utensils.
The dinner of hot wassail, soup, salad, potatoes, chicken and a fruit tart dessert will be served by Hillcrest students and supportive parents dressed in Renaissance garb. RaNae Dalgleish, the choir and orchestra director who makes an appearance in a not-to-be-missed Queen Elizabeth costume, says the auditorium stage will be transformed over the weekend into a grand Renaissance castle. The “royalty” of the evening — the vocal ensemble students — will take part in a colorful and dramatic procession. Then, the lords and ladies will serenade the guests with several musical selections. A string quartet also will provide music to attendees, and a special 15-minute version of “Hamlet” will be performed.
Many hands make for light work — and there are a lot of hands involved in this production. Let’s put our hands together for a round of applause for Dalgleish, Beau Brewster, and “choir mom” Jami Torgersen for all their hard work. For tickets, contact a Hillcrest choir student or call the Main Office at 801-826-6000. Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance.
Lights! Camera! Action! All CSD students are invited to submit films to the 5th Annual Canyons District Film Festival! Entries are due March 13. Interested in advertising? Sign up by January 31 to participate in the Film Festival ad category! More information can be found at: http://prolearning.canyonsdistrict.org/annual-canyons-district-film-festival.html
Journey forth to London in this 2-part theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Follow the 32 students of Hillcrest High School's Productions Company as they personify over 120 characters in this epic story. Because of the length of the play and the size of the cast required, this award-winning production is seldom revived, so this is a rare opportunity to experience the world of Nicholas Nickleby.
·"One of the rare theater experiences of our time...So masterful is the overall effect that many will
regard seeingNicholas Nickleby as one of the highlights of a lifetime of theatergoing."
--- The Wall Street Journal
"It displays the grandest theatrical techniques, affirms the rightness of love and friendship, and revives
pleasures and poignancies that have all but vanished from modern narrative art...Nickleby will cast a
glow for years to come." --- Time Magazine
PART 1:Thu-Sat, January 23-25 @ 7:00pm, Special encore matinee on Sat, February 1 @2:00pm
PART 2: Thu-Sat, January 30-February 1 @7:00pm
LOCATION: Hillcrest High School Auditorium - Tickets are also available at the door for $7.00 per show.
If you own HHS Theatre season tickets, go to www.hillcresttheatre.com to check your reservation or change your seats.
December 10th and 11th from 3-4PM in Mr. Mondragon's room, C205 students will be participating in the Computer Science's Ed Week project called 'Hour of Code.' The Hour of Code project strives to involve all students in a "one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator." Tutorials for students to use during the hour of code are available for FREE. Interested in Computer Science but don't have access to a computer? Not to worry, you can use the tutorials found at Computer Science Unplugged!
Not convinced you should participate? Take a look at these statistics!
- There will be 1 million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years (adding up to $500 billion in salaries)
- More than 50 percent of all projected math and science occupations are in computing occupations.
- Computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.
- In 36 states, computer science classes don’t count toward math or science high school graduation requirements.
- A.P. Computer Science is taught in only 5% of U.S. high schools
- Fewer than 20% of AP Computer Science students are women.
- Fewer than 10% are Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino.