Saturday, December 7th, the Hammond High Magnet School Cheerleaders competed in the LHSAA State Cheer Competition in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The team placed 3rd overall in the Small Non-Tumbling Division. They also received a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 8-9th. They will be competing at the national level for the second year in a row. Last year they were ranked 11th nationally in their division.
Hammond High Magnet School Interact Club members wanted to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed, especially during the holiday season. The Interact Club members adopted a soldier for this Christmas. Each student collected items to be shipped to the soldier overseas. Items collected represent encouragement and gratitude to this brave individual serving in the United States Armed Forces. HHMS is proud of its students and club sponsor, Rebecca Chapotel, as they reach out to the community and world to make a difference in the lives that they touch. Front: Left to Right: Ieasha Quillen, Chase Richardson.... Back: Left to Right: Amy Arceaneaux, Kerrigan Ackless, Shaylyn Loria, Kelsey McLaughlin, Madison Fisher, Keirah Soper, Dante Jones and Angela Salas. Sponsor: Rebecca Chapotel, not pictured.
Bah! Humbug! Please join the Jewel M. Sumner High School Drama Club and Talented Music Program as they present an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Be there as Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Christopher Dillon Gorman) is visited by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come on his journey to rediscover the joy of the Christmas season and to become a better man in the process. There will be two showings at the Amite High School Auditorium: Saturday, December 14th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 15th at 2 p.m. Admission is $5.
Hammond High Magnet School teacher, Lisa Harper, has been awarded the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Mrs. Lisa Harper won for our local area District 9 Hammond Post 3652. She moved on to the district round of judging where she came in 2nd. Mrs. Harper is being honored for the local win December 14th and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place district winners will be honored by the district commander in February.