HHMS Students Receive Awards
“So You Think You Can Write” Competition
On Saturday, March 7, four International Baccalaureate students at HHMS were awarded and celebrated for their writing at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. According to the Hammond Regional Arts Center, the "So You Think You Can Write" competition was developed "to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition..." The art-work based competition encouraged students to write about a piece of art from local artists and collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Students could select to write in a variety of genres, including: poetry, short-story, and essay.
Emma Griffith, IB junior, was awarded first place for her poem "Starved: A Response to Dogs in the French Market", Kayleigh Raines, IB senior, was awarded second place for her poem "At the Midnight Battle," Kristen Swanson, IB junior, was awarded third place for her poem "A Girl in Love", and Mercy Yang, IB senior, was awarded first place for her essay, "Alligators."
All of the contestants entries were published and are available to read on the Hammond Regional Arts Center website: http://www.hammondarts.org/sytycw
Cadet Malik Donte Jarrett, a junior at Hammond High Magnet School, has been selected to attend West Pont’s Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June.
More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE. The program offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The seminars are designed to help juniors with the college-selection process, and to develop leadership and decision-making skills.
All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, military and physical fitness training, as well as leadership workshops.