HHS Topper Pride Award
Recipients for December
The Topper Pride Award is given to one student from each grade level once a month. Nominations are submitted by faculty for a student showing exemplified characteristics in leadership, attitude, and direction. It may be an ongoing act and/or one specific and deliberate act of random kindness. Following teacher nominations, a monthly winner is selected by Mrs. Heyen.
Sheridan Lyerla is a senior at HHS. Her parents are Luke and Angie Lyerla. Sheridan is active in student council, peer tutoring, national honor society, principal advisory team and participates in basketball and softball. In her spare time she likes to hunt, fish, shop, play softball and spend time with friends. She likes to listen to country and pop music and would like to visit Dubai someday. Her parents motivate her to succeed in life. Sheridan would like to give special recognition to her senior squad because she will miss seeing them every day. Her advice to other students is forgiven and make amends. Nobody gets a second chance to make new old friends. The inspirational quote she likes reads, “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” by Erin Hanson. After graduation Sheridan plans to attend college and become a dental hygienist.
Colton Keiser, a junior at HHS is the son of Tammy Keiser and Chris Keiser. He is involved in football and wrestling. His favorite books are Fahrenheit 451, The Alchemist series and The Lord of the Flies. He also likes to play sports, lift weights, play video games and listen to 1990’s punk music in his spare time. People who motivate him to succeed in life are his dad and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Colton would like to acknowledge his dad most because of his positive influence on his life. The advice he would give to other students is not to take advice from other teenagers. His inspirational quote reads, “You must see it. You must believe it. And then you must never stop working to make it happen.” Colton plans on attending a 4-year university after graduation and would like to visit Germany someday.
Kesley Holtgrave is the daughter of Shannon Holtgrave and Michael Cook. She is a sophomore at HHS. Soccer, volleyball, basketball, and peer mentoring are a few things she is involved in at school. In her spare time, she likes to play sports and her favorite book is Interstellar. Her teammates motivate her to succeed in life. A special person she would like to mention is Vanessa Compton. Vanessa pushes her to keep going in sports. Kelsey’s advice to other students, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Her inspirational quote is, “Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.” After graduation, she would like to attend college.
Mercedes Clark is a freshman at HHS. Her parents are Shane and Heather Clark. She enjoys being in the art club at school, hanging out with her friends, reading nonfiction novels and listening to country music. Mercedes’s mom is her motivator in life and her little brother is special to her because he tries his hardest in school. Her inspirational quote reads, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” And her advice to other students, don’t give up no matter how hard it is. After high school she would like to go to college and become a teacher. If she Mercedes could visit anywhere it would be North Carolina and a celebrity she would like to meet is Cole Sprouse.