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. 


    Mary Hill  
    Josh Blankenship
    Kelsey Jachino
    Kain Durbin
  • Mary Hill is the senior Top Topper for Hillsboro High School this February.  Mary is the daughter of Mark and Sandy Hill. Mary is a cheerleader and a peer mentor at HHS and her favorite class is Art because she loves to be creative.  In her spare time Mary watches movies, reads, draws, and enjoys hanging out with her friends.  She reads action books and she likes the Divergent series.  Her favorite type of music is pop and her sister, Brittney, motivate her to be successful.  Her advice to others is to always try and do your best and if you don't succeed to keep trying.   Her plans after high school are to go to college for Art Education. 

  • Josh Blankenship has been chosen to be the Top Topper for the junior class for the month of February.  Josh's father is DeWitt Blankenship.  Josh's favorite class is English III with Mr. Burke because he thinks Mr. Burke is funny and out going.  In his spare time, Josh enjoys hanging out with his friends and listening to country music.  His best friends are Samantha and Balin and they motivate Josh to be a better person. His advice to other people is to never text and drive and pick your friends wisely. He is inspired by the quote:  "Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."  After high school he plans on becoming a policeman in law enforcement. 

  • Kelsey Jachino is the Sophomore Top Topper for the month of February at Hillsboro High School.  Her parent's are Greg and Terri Jachino. Her favorite class is Algebra II because of the teacher, Mrs. Boston. Kelsey spends her free time watching Supernatural, drawing, or being on her computer. She enjoys the Mortal Instruments series when reading.  While in high school Kelsey has played on the golf team and been a member of the Rembrandt Society.  Her favorite type of music is instrumental music.  Kelsey says her friends, family and near everything Hannah S. says is what motivates her in life. Her advice for other students is to do your work and study and that is literally all you have to do to get through high school.  She likes the quote: "Only those who care about you can hear you when you are quiet."   After high school she plans on attending college, but not sure which one yet.
  • Kain Durbin is the freshman Top Topper for Hillsboro High School for the month of February. His favorite class is study hall because it gives him the time to finish his homework. In Kain's spare time he likes to hang out with friends and watch movies. He also likes to read action adventure and suspense books.  At high school Kain is involved in football, wrestling, and track. His favorite type of music is rock. His dad motivates him because he is a hard working individual. His advice to other students is to stay on the right path and he likes the quote:  "never let good enough be enough".  After high school he plans to go in to the military. 

Last Modified on February 28, 2015