Monday, September 30, 2013

HHS senior Genny Pittman commits to Auburn University

HHS senior Genny Pittman has committed to swim for Auburn University next Fall. A member of Birmingham Swim League, Genny qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in swimming, and continues her dream to swim in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games..
HHS Cheerleaders Dominate at UCA Camp

The HHS Cheerleaders took the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) by storm this summer, bringing home numerous team and individual awards. The UCA camp was held May 29 - June 1 at the Beach Club in Gulf Shores, AL.

All three HHS teams won the Spirit Banana the first night of camp.  This award is selected by the UCA staff and goes to the squad that is positive, working hard and having fun. HHS brought home 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies in the home pom, Xtreme routine, sideline, and cheer divisions. Lucy Williams and Kate Hall received pins that were given by the UCA staff and other campers to a select few who were truly making a difference to others around them at camp. Mae Dowda, Hannah Oliver, Lily Thompson, Helen Hall, Katelynn Craig, Kate Hall, Mary Hannah Hall, Riordan Wyatt, and Anna Laws were all selected as All American cheerleaders.

The HHS cheerleading sponsors are Maggie Stoffregen and Holly Drake.
Ms. Rhonda Rush attends C-SPAN conference in Washington, DC

Ms. Rhonda Rush, Social Studies Teacher at Homewood High School, was selected as one of 32 educators from across the nation to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2013 Educator’s Conference in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Amanda Esslinger honored by UAB

Mrs. Amanda Esslinger, Assistant Principal at Homewood High School was named UAB’s Education Leadership Department’s Educational Specialist Student of the Year.
Mr. Matt Kiser honored by UWA

Matt Kiser, Assistant Principal at Homewood High School, received the College of Education Emerging Leader Award by the University of West Alabama National Alumni Association.
HHS Environmental Club cleans Shades Creek

The HHS Environmental Club spent a day cleaning and preserving Shades Creek on Saturday, September 28. The club is sponsored by Environmental Science teacher, Melonie McBrayer. 
Uneven Ground to perform at the Hot Strings Festival, October 5, in Homewood.

HHS students Rebecca Feldman and Caroline Sims have formed a musical duo called Uneven Ground. They will debut in their first public performance on Saturday, October 5, at the Hot Strings Festival in Homewood. The festival will be held at Colonial Brookwood Village, and feature many great musical acts.. Tickets for the event are $15, and available in advance at