Students of the Month
Congratulations to Katelyn Flake, a senior, who is the May Student of the Month at Houston High School. Katelyn is a member of the HHS Anchor Club and serves as district secretary. She is also president of the HHS Beta Club, and a member of the HHS Choir. Katelyn will graduate with special honors. In her spare time, she enjoys helping with community service projects. Katelyn plans to attend Itawamba Community College and major in nursing. She is the daughter of Jeff and Tina Flake.
Congratulations to Micah Simmons, a senior, who is the April Student of the Month at Houston High School. Micah is the president of the Anchor Club, plays the saxophone in Concert and Jazz bands, is a member of Color Guard, the 12th grade rep for Student Council and the treasurer for the Beta Club. Micah is graduating with special honors. She earned a perfect score on the Algebra 1 State Test, won the Dream Ahead scholarship and the Anchor Club Pick-Me-Up award, and is a member of the Solar Car team that won the 2018 Cross Country Race. Micah plans to attend Itawamba Community College upon graduation and then transfer to Mississippi State University to major in International Business. In her spare time, Micah enjoys reading, listening to music, hanging out with her friends and going to church. She is the daughter of Tracy and Monica Simmons.
Braylen is a senior at Houston High School. She is a member of Anchor Club (2018-2019 Mississippi District Anchor President) and Beta Club. Her honors include Superintendent's List and member of Phi Theta Kappa at Itawamba Community College. Braylen enjoys spending time with family and friends, working at Grocer's Pride, reading, watching Netflix, sleeping and playing with her dog, Bella. She plans to attend ICC upon graduation and then transfer to Mississippi State University to purse a degree in psychology. Braylen is the daughter of Bill Burdine and Kim Springer.
Joanna is a senior at Houston High School. She is a member of Beta, Anchor Club, Student Council, Topper Pride Band and Color Guard. She previously was a member of the Cross Country team. She is an honor roll student and the recipient of PACE and perfect attendance awards. In her spare time, Joanna likes to read, swim and hang out with friends. She has also done volunteer work at school and in the community. Joanna plans to attend Itawamba Community College and apply for the Physical Therapy Assistant program. She is the daughter of Israel and Esmeralda Vazquez.
Ben is a senior at Houston High School. He is a member of the Topper Pride Band, Student Council, and Anchor Club. He plays the snare in the band. Ben is Star Student of his senior class. Ben enjoys playing the drums and working out. He plans to attend Mississippi State University upon graduation and major in computer science and minor in physics. Ben is the son of Palina Lancaster and Billy Clark.
Daija is a senior at Houston High School. She is a varsity cheerleader, student council public relations rep, Beta Club secretary, Anchor Club secretary and member of FFA. Her honors include superintendent's list, Hall of Fame, citizenship award, BancorpSouth Academic Achievement Awards and first place scholarship winner of the Ever Ready Palace of Children Oratorical contest. Daija plans to attend Itawamba Community College and transfer to the University of Mississippi to major in speech-language pathology. In her free time, she enjoys attending church and hanging out with family and friends. Daija is the daughter of Darrell and Quana Ivy.
Halle is a senior at Houston High School. She is president of the Student Council, 12th grade representative for the Anchor Club, Color Guard Captain, and a member of Beta and the FCA Leadership Team. Halle's honors include Most Outstanding Auxiliary, Superintendent's Honor Roll and PACE awards for all state tests. Halle's hobbies include cooking and praising Jesus. After graduation, Halle plans to attend Itawamba Community College and then transfer to Blue Mountain College to major in Bible Studies and Elementary Education. Halle is the daughter of Phillip and Kelli Hollingsworth.
Anthony is a senior at Houston High School. He is a member of the All-Superior Topper Pride Band, where he is drum major and plays the tuba and baritone saxophone. Anthony is also a member of the Beta Club. His honors include Mississippi Lions All-State Band and North Mississippi Youth Orchestra. Anthony enjoys practicing music, writing and reading. He plans to attend The University of Mississippi or Itawamba Community College upon graduation. Anthony is the son of Jorge and Ana Gonzalez.
Kyler is a senior at Houston High School. He is the right guard on the HHS football team. He is president of FCA and a member of Anchor and Beta clubs. Kyler is also an honor roll student and received the citizenship award his junior year. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, going to youth group activities and playing pool. Upon graduation, Kyler plans to attend Itawamba Community College and then transfer to Mississippi State University to pursue a career in engineering. Kyler is the son of Chuck and Cathy Spencer.