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Husky Strong – 3/24/2021

Husky Strong Newsletter

Hillcrest High School, Midvale Utah, March 24th, 2021

***In this Husky Strong Newsletter, you will find Sterling Scholars State Winners/Runners Up, Hillcrest High Alumni Association Scholarships, PTSA Reflections, PTSA News and Upcoming Events.

Principal’s Message:

Sterling Scholars State Winners/Runners Up:

Last week the winners and runners-up of the Wasatch Front Sterling Scholar competition were announced.

Our state finalists were:

Ian Tsai—Computer Technology

Anna Hsu–Science

Rushmeen Tariq—Social Sciences

Sydney Smith—World Languages

We had two runners-up!

Anna Hsu—Science! and,

Rushmeen Tariq—Social Science!

FYI:  Hillcrest would have had an awesome representation during the semi-final interview process.  Thirteen out of our 14 Sterling Scholars were in the top 15.  Due to COVID (yay L), semi-final interviews were not held this year.  (Call me biased, but those interviews are a big deal and can really make a difference in the selection process.)  Since the semi-final interviews were not held, the students were judged solely on their portfolios and four students were chosen from each region (North Region: West High through Cache County; Central Region:  Salt Lake Valley; South Region:  Alta, Corner Canyon and Utah County) for a total of 12 state finalists.  (Also, FYI:  charter and magnet schools participate as well.)  Once again, our students are awesome and represented Hillcrest well! 

Here are the semi-finalists:

Anya Tiwari—Business & Marketing

Ian Tsai—Computer Technology

Sophie Greenwood—Dance

Brighton Williams—Family & Consumer Science

Abigail Morrell—Instrumental Music

Ilha Hwang—Mathematics

Anna Hsu—Science

Nami Robinson—Skilled & Technical

Rushmeen Tariq—Social Science

Elizabeth Martin—Speech, Theatre & Forensics

Laura Bush—Visual Arts

Ethan Kendrick—Vocal Performance

Sydney Smith—World Languages

Thank you to all of you for your support of the program, but more importantly, thank you for all you do for our students, every one of them, here at Hillcrest!

Women in Business Scholarship:

Hillcrest High Alumni Association Scholarships:

Hillcrest High Alumni Association is awarding scholarships to graduating Hillcrest seniors. These are needs-based scholarships to be used for one term of college or other vocational training.

Students must fill out a short application and include a letter of reference, a photo, and a signed permission form.

Request an application by emailing info@hillcrestalumni.org

or John Oliver at john.oliver@canyonsdistrict.org

Criteria: Must be a Hillcrest High School graduate in 2021

Award amount: to be determined

Deadline to submit an application is Friday, Monday, April 26, 2021.

Email completed application and required materials to info@hillcrestalumni.org

Questions? Email info@hillcrestalumni.org


PTSA Reflections:

PTSA Reflections Arts Program update…….”I MATTER BECAUSE”……..

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at the Reflections Arts Program Region level. These students were honored with awards earlier this month. These entries also went to State judging.

Carter Colin     Music composition   Award of Excellence

Haley Fries      Photography            Award of Excellence  

Amber Parker  Literature                 Award of Excellence

Jayashabari Shankar    Literature   Award of Excellence

Abigail Slama-Catron    Film           Award of Excellence

Sathya Tadinada   Literature       Honorable Mention Finalist

Congratulations to Amber Parker who had an Honorable Mention at State. 

Congratulations to Haley Fries who was selected at State to compete at the National level!

Amber and Haley will be honored at the State awards night in May.


PTSA News:


PARENTS, WE NEED YOUR HELP. We would like to provide a special teacher appreciation treat to thank the teachers for all they’ve done to adapt to all the new changes and challenges during this crazy year. Please help us show appreciation to our awesome Hillcrest teachers by donating to our teacher appreciation fund. Help us reach our goal of $500. 100% of your donations will go towards items for our teachers.

You can donate online through our Memberhub store at https://hillcresthuskies.memberhub.store/ or you can drop off a donation (cash or check) to the Main Office at Hillcrest. (checks should be made out to Hillcrest PTSA). If you have any questions, please contact Hillcrest PTSA at hhhuskiesptsa@gmail.com

Thank you for helping us thank our Hillcrest teachers.


Hillcrest PTSA is offering two $200 scholarships this year to graduating Seniors. Students will need to fill out a short application and submit it by April 16, 2021. For application instructions. email hhshuskiesptsa@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page Hillcrest High School PTSA



We have new Husky blankets available this year. Blankets are 60” x 80” and made of feather-soft plush. Deluxe blankets are double-layered with the new Husky logo on the front and a repeating pattern on the back and edged with a black binding. Regular blankets are a single layer with the new logo and a hemmed edge.

Deluxe blankets are $65 and Regular blankets are $55.

Blankets can be purchased online at https://hillcresthuskies.memberhub.store/ and picked up in the main office or they can be purchased in the Main Office during office hours.

If you have any questions or suggestions for Hillcrest PTSA, please email us at our PTSA email 

hhshuskiesptsa@gmail.com or contact any of us personally.

2020-2021 Hillcrest Executive Board

President – Karen Conder

President-Elect – Rebecca Martin

Secretary – Tammie Ynda

Treasurer – Geraldine Madariaga

Membership VP – Peiru Chen

Legislative VP – Becca Staker


Upcoming Events: 

Please refer to the HHS School Calendar below to see what events are happening this week.


You can find the school calendar by going to HHS Website at:


Once there, go to “School Info” drop down menu and select “School Calendar”. It will then open our school calendar.

  • Our new school website also provides translation services. When you access the website, at the top right, you will see a translate button. Please click that button and select the language you would like to translate to. This will translate all website information into the language selected.


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