HECTOR — Aalia Holt, the daughter of Aaron and Alyshia Holt, will attend Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, this fall. She is the school’s first senior in history to attend the Ivy League school. “I am nervous in the way that I get nervous right before something big happens like before I present or perform; it is a mixture of nervousness and excitement,” Holt said Tuesday. “However, it is a feeling that always accompanies what turns out to be my greatest accomplishments. When pushed through, the feeling results in growth.” After fielding offers from Lehigh University, Colby University, Harvard, University of Arkansas, Case Western Reserve University, Vassar College and Missouri State, Aalia ultimately chose Yale because she said the social environment and academic rigor suited her best. “I chose to commit to Yale because of the welcoming environment I experienced on campus, the excellent financial aid, the academic rigor and wealth of opportunities available,” Holt explained. “At Yale, I will be able to continue conducting research throughout my educational career and study abroad for hands-on, experiential learning. “About a year ago while researching the colleges to which I wanted to apply, I fell in love with Yale’s architecture and residential housing system. A few weeks ago, I traveled with my family to the East Coast to decide between Harvard and Yale. It was an easy decision for me, and I knew the second I stepped foot on Yale’s campus, it would be my home for the next four years. Contrary to Cambridge, Mass., New Haven felt more like my hometown. The atmosphere was more laid back and friendly.” Holt received a full tuition scholarship to Yale in the amount of $89,999 per year. She also received a Hagan Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 per year. Room and board and a semester abroad are both included in the scholarship amount. Holt plans to major in biomedical engineering. “Like any new changes where you don’t know what to expect, if feels a little overwhelming to be the first person from my high school to attend Yale,” she said. “I will be going over 1,100 miles away from my home and family, which always brings feelings of uncertainty and melancholy. However, I am very excited to be able to represent my home and state to a great new group of individuals as well as develop my character and mind more fully in the process.” A 2023 graduate of Hector High School, Holt graduated at the top of her class. She was a member of Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Band, Cheer, Student Council, Gifted and Talented, and Quiz Bowl.
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Aalia Holt
Attention parents of incoming 5th through 9th graders!! If your child is interested in Arkansas Tech's TECHKnow Camp this summer where they will learn about different career paths please contact Cassidy Childress at cassidy.childress@hectorschools.net or call 479-284-3536 and ask to speak with her. The deadline to apply is this Friday!
19 days ago, Hector School District
TECHKnow Camp
Please join us while we celebrate our students!
26 days ago, Guillen Heinzen
Awards Assembly
HHS and HMS students of the month for May
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Students of the Month
Last chance to buy a yearbook! The very last day to purchase a 2023 Wildcat Yearbook is May 15, 2023. Please follow link for purchase. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1002363/Hector-High-School/2023-Yearbook/20221001121502960111/CATALOG_SHOP/
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about 1 month ago, Lana Muncy
last day
Please note the change of date for the senior awards assembly. Due to baseball district tournament, we had to change the date. We are sorry for any inconvenience!
about 1 month ago, Guillen Heinzen
Dates to Remember
Congratulations to the following students who passed their Excel 2019 National Certification Exam as a Microsoft Office Specialist: Austin White, Ryley Loppe, Winston Hull, Amberlee Long, and Jamilyn Rich
about 1 month ago, Guillen Heinzen
Business students
Last chance to purchase a Wildcat Yearbook is May 15th! We have very few extra copies each year, so it's best to order ahead! Follow the link to Jostens website to purchase! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1002363/Hector-High-School/2023-Yearbook/20221001121502697111/CATALOG_SHOP/
about 1 month ago, Guillen Heinzen
Hector School will host an informational meeting on Monday night April 17th at 6pm in the High School cafeteria concerning the 4 day week. Go Wildcats!
about 1 month ago, Hector School District
Mr. and Miss H.H.S.--Drake Riley & Brooke Smedley.
about 1 month ago, Guillen Heinzen
Mr. and Miss HHS
The Wildcat Yearbook staff is selling previous editions of the yearbook. We have a limited number of each year from 1983-present. All yearbooks are first come, first served based on when the form is received. Cash or check only! Please follow the link below to place your order. ***The 1991, 1992, and 1993 yearbooks were high school only. We do not have copies of elementary yearbooks for those years. https://forms.gle/ncihVkbQ3M1ajuNq7
about 1 month ago, Guillen Heinzen
This Friday night, April 14th at 6:30 in the Hector High School Cafeteria. Admission is free. This is a great show put on by the Hector Drama Club. There will be funny skits, speeches, music from the 60s, and lots of laughs. Please come out and support our theatre program and the work these students (and teachers - Jimmy Stroud will make his appearance as Barney Fife, and you won't want to miss it) have put into this program.
about 2 months ago, Guillen Heinzen
5th grade volcano winners
about 2 months ago, Guillen Heinzen
Volcano Winners from Mrs. Simpson's Class
Students of the month for April
about 2 months ago, Guillen Heinzen
about 2 months ago, Lana Muncy
Good Friday
Order form for spring pictures for grades k-6!
about 2 months ago, Guillen Heinzen
Spring picture order form
Spring pictures order form
Important dates for seniors!
2 months ago, Guillen Heinzen
Class of 2023
https://my.photoday.io/flyer/j2h9y6t4 Link for purchasing for baseball and softball pictures today!
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