The Top Topper is awarded monthly to an HHS student showing exemplified characteristics in leadership, attitude, and direction.  Teachers of HHS nominate students with administration making the final decision.

    Hillsboro High School Top Topper Program strives to improve school climate through recognizing students for their acts of kindness and other good deeds that are performed on campus.  Established last year this program is supported by local businesses.  The Orpheum Theatre, Westside Cinema, Gianni's Pizza, Hardee's, McDonald's, Subway, Pizza Man, Pizza Hut, and Little Italy's have all provided Top Toppers with a night out on the town with dinner and a movie.  To be eligible, students are nominated by a high school staff member each month.  The idea behind the Top Topper Program was to reward behavior that is often over-looked.  There is hope that the program will grow to the point that it creates a positive school climate of connected individuals.  Gandhi suggested that one should, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  The Top Topper Program recognizes those who exhibit a willingness to contribute their efforts in making Hillsboro High School a better place. 


    Ben Leible
    Christian Dixon
    Rachel Trimble
    Lacey Barto
    Katie Tate
  • Ben Leible was chosen as the Senior Top Topper for December at Hillsboro High School.  Ben's parents are Mark and Kim Leible.  Ben's favorite class is Building Trades and in his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with family and friends.  During high school he has been a member of the golf team and the tennis team.  He is also currently an office worker.  Ben's favorite music is rap and Mr. Stewart is his biggest motivator.  He passes on the advice to other students of "Don't get door checked walking to classes" and his inspirational quote is "Don't leave a birdie putt short."  After high school he wants to attend SIUE.
  • Christian DIxon has been chosen as Top Topper for the junior class at HHS this December.  His favorite class is computer class because Mrs. Rench is always nice.  In his spare time he likes to play Mario video game on Nintendo.  Right now he is reading the book Merry Christmas Tales.  Christian's favorite music is Dropkick Murpheys and his favorite song is Johnny I Hardly Knew You.  His mom motivates him to succeed in life and to be positive.  His advice to other students is to "Don't Cheat on Tests!"  He enjoys watching WWE and his favorite wrestler is The Undertaker. After high school Christian would like to get a job testing and selling video games.

  • Rachel Trimble is one of the two sophomores chosen to be  Top Topper for December at HHS.  Rachel is the daughter of Kathy and Ray Trimble.  Her favorite class is English because she loves to read.  In her spare time she likes to hang out with her friends.  Her favorite book is "The Fault in Our Stars" . Her favorite type of music is punk and her friends keep her motivated.  Her advice to other students is do not put things off until the last minute.  Rachel's favorite quote is "I fall in love the way you fall asleep, slowly at first and then all at once."  Her plans after graduation are undecided at this time. 
  • Lacey Barto is one of the sophomore Top Toppers for December at HHS.  Lacey's parents are Tammy and William Barto. Lacey enjoy agriculture science class because she gets to do experiments. In her spare time she likes reading and working with her horses and going to horse shows.  Her favorite book series is the Beautiful Creature Series. After high school she would like to become a veterinarian and specialize in equine.  She is an active FFA member at HHS and she enjoys country music.  Her dad is her biggest motivator because he is such a strong person. Her advice to other students is to "don't put off high school, it is the best four years of your life".  Her favorite quote is "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man" by Winston Churchill.

  • Katie Tate has been chosen as the freshman Top Topper for December 2014 at HHS.  Katie's parents are Ron and Nancy Fry.  Her favorite class is Home Ecomonics because there are fun activities. Her second favorite class is Computer Applications.  She enjoys playing sports and her favorite sport is basketball.  Katie enjoys listening to Carrie Underwood's country music. Her family, especially her mom, is her biggest motivator. Her advice to other students is to get good grades and stay out of trouble. Her favorite quote is "I Live a Good Life and Today is Going to be a Great Day."
Last Modified on December 18, 2014