Thursday, October 30, 2014

Miss Heritage Pageant 2014

The Miss Heritage Pageant will be Saturday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. There will be 55 girls competing for the title. The winner will be awarded  a $1,500 college scholarship. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. Come and support these young ladies as they compete for the title of Miss Heritage!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Homewood Teacher Receives Award from ABC 33/40

Homewood High School teacher, Ms. Kathy Smith, was honored as the ABC 33/40 Benchmark Teacher of the Week on October 22, 2014.  Homewood Principal, Dr. Zack Barnes, presented the award during Ms. Smith's 6th period class to loud applause from her students. Ms. Smith is in her 41st year as an English teacher at Homewood High School and was truly moved by the award. A cameraman from ABC 33/40 videotaped the event, which will appear on the ABC 33/40 website through the end of the year. Ms. Smith will also attend a luncheon at the at the ABC 33/40 station where she will formally receive this award. HHS administrators Amanda Esslinger, Dr. Tony Lott and Latta Johnston were also on hand for the presentation, as well as her longtime colleagues Nancy High, Pamela Houston and Rhonda Moss.
Dr. Barnes and Ms. Smith

Dr. Lott, Dr. Johnston, Dr. Barnes, Ms. Kathi Smith, and Mrs. Esslinger


Monday, October 20, 2014

Patriot Homecoming Parade 2014
Samantha Nichols

Jameeria Huntley
Emi Ferderber

Hunter Midgett

Rachel Dantzler

Tacallya Bush

Abby Bals

Dixon Simmons and Joy Korley

Miss Heritage Sarah Hale

Miss Fire Prevention Lily Dendy

Mr. and Miss Aerospace Juan Sanchez and Makayla Harris

Monday, October 13, 2014

Homewood Band Shows Support for Former Student Ameer Abdullah
Homewood High School Band showed support for Ameer Abdullah by spelling out "Fear Ameer" during the 2014 homecoming pregame show. Ameer Abdullah, former HHS student and current standout  running back for Nebraska University, was a preseason Heisman Trophy hopeful and is currently in the Heisman Trophy watch.  Off of the field, Abdullah is a standout in the classroom and a role model for young adults. The ROTC program, under the direction of  Colonel Paul and Sergeant Simmons, used their drone to capture images of the band spelling out "Fear Ameer," which is part of a nation-wide campaign to show support for the running back. The Patriots are proud to have Ameer representing our school. #FearAmeer!!
Image courtesy of HHS ROTC program

Friday, October 10, 2014

HHS Student Meets the President
Jessica Tolbert and Girls Nation meeting with President Barack Obama.
 Jessica is on the fourth row, seventh from the left.
Homewood High School senior, Jessica Tolbert, attended Girls State from June 8-13. The 2014 session of American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Girls State was held on the campus of the University of Alabama. For one week, Jessica was a citizen of an imaginary state, took part in the political life of her community, primarily through campaigning for and electing city, county, and state offices. Later on in the week, she was elected Girls State Attorney General. She was also awarded a $12,000 scholarship from University of Alabama, a $6,000 scholarship from Auburn University, and a $1,000 scholarship from Troy University and Huntingdon College. At the closing ceremony of Girls State, Ms. Lee Sellers, Alabama Girls State Chairperson, announced that Jessica Tolbert was one of 98 girls selected from across the nation who will be attending Girls Nation. Girls Nation took place from July 19-26 in Washington D.C.. Girls Nation teaches rising high school senior girls about the United States federal government. She was very excited to represent Alabama Girls State 2014 at Girls Nation. While there she visited several national monuments including WWll memorial and Vietnam memorial. When she and her fellow Girls Nation Senators visited the National Cemetery, Jessica participated in the patriotic ceremony there. She read an emotionally moving poem called "No, Freedom Isn't Free". While at Girls Nation she was appointed to serve as Chief of Staff of the Girls Nation government. She also attended daily senate session as a Girls Nation Senator. On the last day of Girls Nation, Jessica and her Girls Nation comrades met President Barack Obama. He greeted them with a Hello Everybody! He took pictures with Boys Nation and Girls Nation. He then commended the Senators for their achievements and encouraged them to continue doing the right things to impact the world.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Homecoming Week Begins
Homcoming Week 2014 kicked off on Monday with Movie Character Day. Homecoming week is filled with dress-up days, a parade, football, and the dance on Saturday. Here is a list of homecoming activities, as well as dress-up days.


Multiply Minor
Check out these students and teachers who dressed like twins to "Multiply Minor!"
The Patriots beat Minor in an intense battle, winning 14-13. Go Patriots!