Thursday, November 15, 2012

Great Heights!

We have had a fantastic couple of weeks here on “The Hill.” From the championship run of our football team, to a great crowd at Grandparent’s Day, it has been a truly great time to be a Chief!

Our Chiefs made a remarkable run to the state championship game at Mississippi College last Friday. No one gave the Chiefs any chance of making it to the title game.  It would have been easy for our guys to believe the pre-season polls and who could blame the pollsters, we only won one game last year. As far back as last spring though, Coach Young told me the off-season workouts were going extremely well and he could see determination and grit in the young men’s attitudes. He said they had put the past behind them and they were more determined than ever to do whatever it took to get back in the championship hunt. With the guys’ effort, and the undying support of the Chiefs’ fan base, the Chiefs did indeed get better and better each week, and in the end came up just short of that elusive state championship ring. We are so proud of them and their unbelievable effort and look forward to an even brighter future.
And what great crowd support we had in Jackson with everyone wearing their championship game day t-shirts. It was great to see a huge crowd of cardinal in the home stands at MC.

 All the way down I could not help but notice all the MH decals on the back windows of the cars headed to the game. It is great to see those MH stickers when we’re on the road or even in and about town. As a matter of fact, if you don’t have one, come by the high school office and mention my blog and pick up one or two for free!
From the promise of the future to the celebration of the past, last Monday we honored our grandparents. Elementary students had a special program for their grandparents and everyone had such a great time sharing and visiting throughout the day. This past Tuesday, our fourth grade presented a patriotic assembly to honor our veterans and their sacrifice for our freedom. With the National Guard presenting the colors and the beautiful patriotic songs, everyone certainly enjoyed the program. A special thank you goes to Nancy Warren for directing the program.
As we enter this Thanksgiving season, be sure to count our many blessings and look for opportunities to serve. In the coming weeks, the Interact Club will be collecting Toys for the children at LeBonheur Hospital and Operation Shoe Box will come to a close. I want to thank all our students for their help in these and all of our service projects.