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. 


    Cody Caulk pic
    Hannah Anderson
    Joe Jennings
    Sydney Herpstreith
  • Cody Caulk is the senior Top Topper for Hillsboro High School this January.  Cody’s parents are Lane and Laura Caulk.  Cody’s favorite class is Accounting because he understands it very well and he is great with numbers. In his spare time he enjoys waterfowl hunting and spending time with his girlfriend, Arianna Clark. His favorite book is “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker and his favorite type of music is country. In high school Cody plays soccer and basketball.   Two people motivate him in life:  his dad and Mr. Burke. Cody’s advice for other students is not to short change yourself as an individual. His favorite quote is “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” By Roger Staubach.  After high school Cody plans to go to college to become a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Hannah Anderson is the junior Top Topper for HHS.  Hannah's parents are Jason and Jennifer Anderson. Hannah's favorite class is Creative Design and her favorite music type is Christian music. In Hannah's spare time she exercises, knits and plays tennis. In high school she has been involved with FFA, FCA, choir, track and tennis. Her advice for other students is to never stop learning. Bri Sullivan and kids with diabetes motivate her in life. Hannah's inspirational quote is to "train insane or remain the same". After high school she plans to go to college to become a pediatric diabetes nurse. 

  • Joe Jennings is the sophomore Top Topper for Hillsboro High School this month.  Joe’s parents are Bonnie Smith and Ralph Jennings.  His favorite class is English with Mrs. Powell and he enjoys reading books and watching movies. He enjoys reading fantasy and adventure books and at his favorite activity at HHS is learning. His favorite quote is “Well, I guess that is how the cookie crumbles” and after high school he would like to become a professional rapper.
  • Sydney Herpstreith is the freshman Top Topper to start us off in 2015.  Sydney’s parent’s are Jim and Sharon Herpstreith.  Sydney’s favorite class is English because she enjoys all the interesting stories they read.  In her spare time she is the catcher for the Capital City Chaos softball team.  Her favorite book is Perks of Being a Wallflower.  She enjoys all types of music-anywhere from Fleetwood Mac to Pierce the Veil. One thing that motivates her in life is to see is her favorite bands that overcome obstacles in life and reach their goals. She gives the advice to underclassmen to not procrastinate, to stay organized, and to realize homework is important. Her inspirational quote is “put a little lipstick on you’ll feel better” by her Grandma Reynolds.  After high school Sydney plans to become a psychiatrist

Last Modified on January 30, 2015