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Flag Presentation to Pride of the Hill

On Tuesday, May 14th, Captain Joshua Kolden of the Army National Guard presented the Pride of the Hill Marching Band with an American flag that was flown in a combat mission in Iraq. The flag was presented in recognition of the band’s 2018 marching production, “A Hero Is…”

Captain Kolden, who recently returned from a deployment in Iraq with the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, watched every performance of the marching show via livestream and delivered personal messages to his family at each marching competition throughout the fall. With the time change, Cpt. Kolden, and many other members of the the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, would get up in the middle of the night to watch the band performances. Kolden commented to band members at the flag presentation that he and his comrades drew a lot of inspiration during their nearly year-long deployment from seeing the band support and honor heroes throughout the fall season.

Pictured from left, Adam Twenter (Director of Bands), Cpt. Joshua Kolden, Kristin Peterson (Assistant Director of Bands)
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Media Backdrop Donation

The PH Booster Club and PHHS would like to thank Becky Curtin for the contribution of a media backdrop w/ memorial donations received on behalf of her husband, the late Bill Curtin!
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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Last week PHHS celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week. Teachers were able to nominate students they witness displaying kindness. Students received recognition for being kind to others. Examples of their kind acts included picking up trash around school, helping other students with their school work, being kind and welcoming to all students even if they are not in their friend group, lending school supplies, and leaving kind notes for teachers. Students nominated were Abby Ring, Alexiea Werner, Anthony Stewart, Blaise Jackson, Cydney Metzger, Emma Marshall, Jenna Avery, Joey Mazy Franks, Keyara Halstead, Libby Johnson, Madison Blevins, Marianne Riley, Mason Richardson, Mason Winfree (Smith), Nadia Huffman, Parker Elkins, Ramsey Kohler, Sarah Morris, Sofia Abney, and William Markham. (Picture attached)



Students also had the opportunity to nominate staff member for displaying kindness in the building as well. Mr Bloom, Mrs. Book, Mrs.Bruno, Mrs. Geist, Ms. Janis, Mrs. Kemerling, Mrs. Monath, Mrs. Purnell, Henry Saubers, Leanna Shipley, Mr. Schoenherr were all nominated for various reasons. Examples include always smiling and being polite while cleaning the school, greeting students by name in the lunch room, being available to listen to students, making students feel welcomed, working with students before or after school hours, and helping students study for tests before school even if it is not for their class.
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Rita GLOW Run

The Rita Glow Run is a fun run open to runners, walkers, stroller pushers, spectators, ice cream eaters and showchoir supporters.
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