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Congratulations 2020 Seniors Kenzee Hannon, Dylan Hicks, and Mallorie Hobbs
Members of the Class of 2020
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Jessie Ethridge, Logan Gilliland, and Tommy Guess
Members of the Class of 2020
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Dakota Courtney, Carrigan Dowdy, and McKenzie Dyer
Members of the Class of 2020
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Eryn Bellew, Audrey Byassee, and Anna Cole
Members of the Class of 2020
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Riley Barber, Abby Barclay, and Witt Bell
Members of the Class of 2020
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Tyler Abernathy and Presley Ballantine
Members of the Class of 2020
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Emma Whitlock, Jadyn Williams, and Kiera Williams
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Buster Thomas, Jay Lee Vera-Martinez, Destiny Wesley
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Stacey Simmons, Akacia Taylor, and Issac Teems
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Seth Reed, Charity Shelton, and Larisha Shields
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Kaiden Murphy, Dawson Naranjo, and Brandon Pick
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Madalyn Mathis, JonDavid McClanahan, and Cole McCoy
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Cheyenne Lowe, Gracie Lusk, and Jordan Massey
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Cameron Hutson, Krista James, and Leigh Anne Jones
2020 Seniors
Congratulations 2020 Seniors Brandi Hornback, Katelyn Humphreys, and Andreus Hunter
2020 Seniors

Hickman County High School

Class of 2020 Commencement

Hickman County Schools Announces Senior Celebration Week!

Hickman County Schools is planning Senior Celebration Week to honor the graduating Class of 2020.  
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HCHS SBDM Parent Elections

In Kentucky, each school has a site-based decision-making council composed of the principal, elected teachers, and elected parents; this group makes many of the most important decisions about how their school will work.  The council is a wonderful chance to learn about our school, work closely with teachers and principal, and help make our school even more successful than it is now.  The parent members of the council are elected by parents.  They receive training and will serve from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  To help with questions you may refer to

Nominations for the HCHS SBDM council are due to HCHS or to the Hickman County Extension Office (Melissa Goodman) no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 

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Students in grades 7-12 will be receiving instruction for each class through a variety of  paperless means such as Remind 101, Google Classroom, email, etc. as well as through paper learning packets which can be completed without internet access.  If you have questions about what tasks have been assigned or need assistance with NTI activities, please contact HCHS at 270-653-4044.

HCHS Sponsors Read-a-thon for Relay for Life

As part of the annual I Love to Read Week reading initiative, this year, in honor of those individuals in our local school system and community who are currently battling cancer, Hickman County High School is holding a building-wide Read-a-thon to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program.  Each HCHS student will have the opportunity to participate in this worthy cause.

Beginning Friday, February 14, HCHS students will begin asking for pledges from friends, family, and community members.  Pledges will be based on the number of minutes students accumulate while reading during I Love to Read Week (February 24th-28th at the high school).   Pledges will consist of committing to donate a few cents per minute read, and donors may set the max amount they would like to contribute. 

Pledges are due for collection during the first week of March.  Let’s work together to fight this disease and support reading at the same time!

For more information, please contact Karen Stairs at the HCHS Library (270-653-4044) or send and email to

Lusk and Abernathy Named HS Heisman Winners

HS Heisman winners pose for a photo. On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Heisman Trophy Trust announced the 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship School Winners. From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2020, more than 3,600 have been named School Winners in the Heisman Trophy Trust’s scholarship competition. Hickman County High School is proud of our school winners Gracie Lusk and Tyler Abernathy.

HOBY Winners Announced

Sophomores Rhett Dalton, Jacy Hicks, Emily Johnson, and Garrett Ward have been selected to attend this year’s Hugh O’Bryan Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY).  These students were selected based on leadership skills, community service, GPA, teacher recommendation, and an essay written about why they would like to attend the seminar.  Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to hone their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.

HCHS to Host District ACT in October



WhenTuesday, October 1, 2019



***Deadline to Sign-Up: Thursday, August 15th***

  (You must pay when you sign up in the guidance office)

Ø  Can test up to 50 students in grades 10-12

(priority will be given to juniors and seniors)

Ø  Scores will be college reportable

Ø  Contact Mrs. Boaz for more details

 If you would like to take the September 14th ACT (Saturday national test date that will not be given at HCHS), the deadline to register is Friday, August 16th.  Register online at The cost is $52.  Juniors and seniors on free/reduced lunch can use a fee waiver from the guidance office to cover this fee. 

Registration Information

The following registration dates have been set for Hickman County High School for the 2019-2020 school year:
Tuesday, August 6--Grades 11 & 12--8:30 a.m.--2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 6--7th Grade Orientation--5:00 p.m. 
(Supply lists and some supplies will be provided). 
Wednesday, August 7--Grades 8, 9, & 10--8:30 a.m.--2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 8--New Students (Grades 7-12)--10:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.
Any student who is unable to register during the above dates may register on Thursday, August 8 from 5:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m. 
All schedule changes must be made on the above dates.  No schedule changes will be allowed once school starts.
All high school students will have new full-length lockers.  Combination locks can be rented from the school for $3.00/year.  Only locks rented from the school may be used.
Wednesday, August 14 is the first day of school for students. 

Congratulations Class of 2019!

The Class of 2019 throws their caps toward the sky.

Over the course of their college careers, the Class of 2019 has earned approximately $1,100,000 in scholarship awards. This includes $40,000 of local scholarship money and $63,000 in KEES money. In addition, the Class of 2019 took 253 college courses and earned roughly 700 college credit hours from two different colleges/universities. The value of these courses totals approximately $260,000 but was free of charge to Hickman County Falcon Academy students thanks to the generosity of our community. Fifteen of these students will enter college this fall as sophomores and four more will enter college with their first semester completed and will be declared sophomores by the beginning of the second semester. More +
Five HCHS students were selected to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program.

Congratulations to our 2019 Governor's Scholars!

Five HCHS students were selected to participate in this year's Governor's Scholars Program.  They are Tyler Abernathy, Presley Ballantine, Riley Barber, Brandi Hornback, & Charity Shelton.

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Three students were selected to participate in the CHA program at MSU.

Congratulations to our 2019 CHA Participants!

JD McClanahan, Charity Shelton, and Jadyn Williams were selected to participate in this year's Commonwealth Honors Academy program at Murray State University. More +
Three students were selected to participate in the HOBY program.

Congratulations to our 2019 HOBY Participants!

Eli Armbruster, Jenna Moore, and Karlie Smith were selected to participate in this year's Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program. More +
Our UK Rising Scholar displays her award.

Congratulations to our 2019 UK Rising Scholar!

Jenna Moore was selected as our 2019 UK Rising Scholar. More +
Our UK Book Award winner poses for a photo.

Congratulations to our 2019 UK Book Award Winner!

Riley Barber was selected as our 2019 recipient of the UK Book Award. More +
Our Yarmuth Book Award winner displays his award.

Congratulations to our 2019 U of L Yarmuth Book Award Winner!

Tyler Abernathy was selected as this year's recipient of the Uof L Yarmuth Book Award.

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Recipients of the Carter G. Woodson Legacy Award pose for a photo.

Congratulations to our 2019 Carter G. Woodson Legacy Award Winners!

Recipients of this year's Berea College Carter G. Woodson Legacy Awards are Andreus Hunter and Akacia Taylor. More +
Our 2019 Washington Youth Tour winner poses for a photo.

Congratulations to our 2019 Washington Youth Tour Winner!

The 2019 Gibson RECC Youth Capital Tour winner is Gracie Lusk.

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Our 2019 RYLA winner poses for a photo.

Congratulations to our 2019 RYLA Winner!

Our 2019 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) winner is Jenna Moore.

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Berea Names Hunter as Legacy Scholar

Junior Andreus Hunter is named Berea Carter G. Woodson Legacy Scholar.
Andreus Hunter was honored recently by Berea College as a Carter G. Woodson Legacy Scholar for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, service, and leadership.
According to Kahlil Baker, Berea College Coordinator of Minority Services, this award honors the late Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an esteemed alumnus of Berea College.  A respected historian, Dr. Woodson is known worldwide as "The Father of Black History."
"This award is named in his honor as a means of recognizing African-American high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding character, academic achievment, and leadership - as exemplified in the life of Dr. Woodson and the legacy of Berea College," says Baker.

I Love to Read Week 2019

Veterans' Day Program 2019

HCHS Lighthouse Team Member speaks to Rotary Club.

Moore Speaks to Rotarians about Recent Community Service Day

HCHS Lighthouse Team Member Jenna Moore recently spoke to the Rotary Club providing details about the county-wide Community Service Day on October 5th.  More +
HCHS students view Kentucky history performer.

HCHS Students Learn Kentucky History

HCHS students recently experienced a Kentucky Chautauqua featuring Harry Smith playing the role of Kentucky Militiaman Private William Greathouse.
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First Pep Rally of 2018: Students Vs. Staff

HCHS Students Attend ACT Boot Camp

Four HCHS students recently participated in a week-long residential summer program at Murray State University. This year’s theme for the TRiO Talent Search ACT Boot Camp was “Tackling the ACT.” Students participated in morning classes that focused on content area strategies for the ACT English, math, reading, and science sections. In the afternoon, students participated in electives that helped them explore skills in journalism, art, Spanish culture, and physical education. Students also attended workshops that focused on organization, financial literacy, and career exploration. More +

FFA Members Earn Top Honors at State

Members of the HCHS chapter of Future Farmers of America recently attended the State FFA Convention and gained statewide recognition.  Four students from HCHS earned their state degrees, and two HCHS students earned top honors for their performances in speech competitions. Earning state degrees are Nathan Hartsell, Hannah Carroll, Nathan Howell, and Jakob Stahr.  Carroll also placed 2nd in the state for her performance in Floral Impromptu.  Hartsell earned 1st Place for his performance in Small Animal Impromptu Speaking.    
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HCHS School News

Title IX Public Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, there will be a public comment session concerning Title IX. This session is open to the public and will be in the HS Library beginning at 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Jeff Boaz @ 270-994-7938.


It’s time for Hickman County Alumni to help the 2017 graduates achieve their dreams of attending college!

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Senior Emily Cooley won the Student Spotlight door prize for her deer harvest entry in the photo display this season. Cooley is shown here in the library with the Buck Fever display along with her prize, a RealTree camo journal.

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Book Club News

Book Club News

Comprised of avid readers, members of the HCHS Book Club recently had the opportunity to meet Courtney C. Stevens, a successful young adult author...

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Christmas Giving...

Christmas Giving...

To celebrate the season of giving, recently the faculty and staff of Hickman County High School presented cash donations to two very worthy causes. The KAPS Toy Store and Relay for Life each received monetary gifts collected from among the school staff before Christmas break. Shown here from left are Hickman County Relay for Life Chairperson Suzette Rives, HCHS Principal Kevin Estes, KAPS Family Resource Center Director Vickie Batts and KAPS Assistant Mitzi Spraggs.

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HCHS Students Present at Area Technology Center

A group of HCHS students recently had the priviledge of speaking at the Steering Committee Meeting at the Fulton County Area Technology Center. These individuals explained how the classes they are taking now in such courses as Automotive , Welding, and Technology will benefit them after graduation.

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HCHS Student Honored by Berea College

HCHS Student Honored by Berea College

November 2016, Berea, KY—Jasmine Myatt of Clinton, KY recently received the 2016 Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence of accomplishments in the field of service.

The Pinnacle Scholar Awards program recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their work in the fields of science, music, or service. Students are nominated by a local by a local teacher or guidance counselor, with only 40 top students in each category selected to receive the award.

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HCHS Students Receive Award

HCHS Students Receive Award

We would like to congratulate three HCHS students for being  awarded Student of the Month from the Fulton County Area Technology Center.

Dante Purcell- Automotive Technology
Houston Holder - Welding
Danielle Kirby- Health Science

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Students Selected to Participate in Duke TIP

Students Selected to Participate in Duke TIP

Three local students have been selected to participate in The Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 36th Annual 7th Grade Talent Search. Students must be in the 7th grade and live in or attend school within Duke TIP’s 16-state Talent Search region to participate. They must also have scored at the 95th percentile or higher on an acceptable subtest of a grade-level achievement or approved state criterion-referenced test taken in the 5th or 6th grades.

Students earning this distinction from Hickman County Middle School are Wes Carter, Karen Ellegood, and Garrett Ward. According to Gifted and Talented teacher, Brenda Mahan, these students will be invited to take the SAT or ACT test during this school year, and along with the honor of earning this distinction, will receive information on innovative programs and resources for high achieving students.

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Upward Bound Students

Upward Bound Students

The Murray State University Adventures in Math & Science (AIMS)/Upward Bound Math Science Program is a federally funded TRiO Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. All students involved in the program participate free of charge due to a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Students in the program are required to meet eligibility guidelines set by the program description. Participants are selected through an application process, which includes brief essay questions regarding career goals and college expectations. Additional information is provided by parents as well as guidance counselors and current math and science teachers. The goal of this program is to assist participants with high school completion and see them enroll and complete a 4 year college degree program.
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HCHS Student Honored By Berea College

HCHS Student Honored By Berea College

Jalisha Hunter, was honored recently by Berea College, Berea KY, as a Carter G Woodson Legacy Scholar for her outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, service and leadership.
Berea College Press Release
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FFA Grant Put to Good Use

FFA Grant Put to Good Use

The Hickman County FFA Chapter received a grant from Cargill this spring to purchase 11 laptops for the agriculture classes. Because of the demand on the two computer labs in the high school, the Agriculture Department is very thankful for Cargill allowing us this opportunity to update our program with new technology which will be used for agriculture research and classroom presentations. Along with the 11 laptops, the grant also purchased a computer-charging cabinet which will house all the laptops and ipads, and a wireless printer. With the laptops we are able to conduct research and gain access to student SAE accounts along with filling out Regional and State Officer applications which all have to be submitted online. Also our chapter wants to thank Lynne Deweese for her work in bringing our programs together and for being one of our biggest supporters. We thank Cargill once again for this opportunity to keep us on the cutting edge of technology. (Emily Cooley- Chapter Reporter and Autumn Dillon- Asst. Reporter)

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FBLA Regional Competition

FBLA Regional Competition


Congratulations to the following FBLA members who placed in Regional Competition and are eligible for State:

Savannah Sublette – 1st  in Job Interview

Alyssa Moore – 1st  in Scrapbook

Jonathan Reynolds – 3rd in Computer Applications

Noah Ferguson – 3rd in Spreadsheet

Nathan Howell – 3rd in Intro to Information Technology

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(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and the Kentucky Department of Education recognized five school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting today.

The districts earned the recognition under the fourth year of the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability system. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district has to have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher (based on achievement, gap, growth, college- and career-readiness, graduation rate and program reviews), meet its current year Annual Measureable Objective, have at least a 95 percent participation rate, and not have a Focus or Priority School in the district. The achievement data is based on K-PREP testing in spring 2015.

The Districts of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year are:

 Calloway County

 Floyd County

 Fort Thomas Independent

 Hickman County

 Russell Independent

In addition, Hickman County, Calloway County and Russell Independent were recognized as High Progress Districts, which means they are in the top 10 percent of improvement compared to other districts in the state.

KBE Vice-Chair Bill Twyman and Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented each district superintendent and local board of education representative with a recognition banner and letter of commendation. Each district also will receive a District of Distinction logo which can be displayed on its website, letterhead or used in other ways to promote its accomplishment. Additionally, the three High Progress districts received a certificate of commendation.

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Hickman County Schools Recognized as Distinguished School District!!!

 There is a lot to celebrate in the Hickman County School District at all levels.  The District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a Distinguished School District based on accountability scores for the 2014-2015 school year.  This is a title of significant distinction for a school district to possess.  Distinguished is characterized by being above the 90th percentile (based on the locked percentiles set in 2013).  It is evident that good teaching has paid off for the students of Hickman County.  The county was classified as a district in need of improvement in 2012-2013.  The next year, the county moved to a proficient district and now the impressive step to distinguished!  Hickman County has reason to be proud.

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Biology Teams Up With Agriculture For Reasearch Project

Biology Teams Up With Agriculture For Reasearch Project

The students in Mrs. Gardner’s Biology classes are teaming up with Mr. Irvin’s Agriculture classes to research the effect different fertilizers have on tomato plant yield. The Biology students began their project by germinating the plants from seeds the size of a pin head. Once roots appeared, they were transplanted to a container of potting soil and placed in the greenhouse, where Mr. Irvin and the agriculture students have installed an irrigation system to ensure each plant receives a controlled amount of water. The students have become quite attached to their plants, going as far as to naming them and referring to them as their babies or children. The students visit the greenhouse several days a week to collect data and care for their plants. The research project will continue through the month of October and possibly into November.  Click read more for photos of project.

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