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Students interested in how government works and how legislation is developed and approved can now participate in the process, as Hillside has created a team that will attend a Model Congress program at Packer Collegiate Institute in New York. A committee, can create a legislative proposal and then present it before a group of peers at Packer in May, where the proposed bill is discussed, debated and ultimately voted on, with select proposals moving out of committee and to a vote before the entire student-run Congress. Proposals that the Hillside teams are considering include transit programs, a drive to eliminate pennies, gun control, and changing school summer breaks.‚Äč
The Tracy Gym rocked throughout the weekend of December 12-13, as Hillside celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its Holiday Basketball Tournament. The Varsity and JV both entered teams in four-team fields and there were several tributes to the 25th anniversary of the tournament, including founder Brian Pare throwing the ceremonial tip-off in the Varsity Championship game. The Hillside Varsity defeated St. John's handily in the first round, then roared back from a 24-point second-half deficit to edge rival Rectory and their three players 6'7" and above by a 61-57 score. The overflowing crowd in Tracy Gym, including many Hillside alumni, stuck with the Bulldogs even when they were way down, and the players used three-point shooting and defense as catalysts for one of the biggest comebacks in the program's long history. Click the headline for more details and pictures!
The Fall Preliminary Awards are a pre-cursor to the main awards event on December 18th, and recognize the achievement of the top performers in the Specials, including Art and Music, as well as the participation of all the Fall athletes, who received their letters. Varsity sports captains of Soccer and Cross Country were also commended for their leadership in the nice ceremony held in the Messman Library. The winners of the Specials were...click the linked headline for the details!

               UPDATED December 4, 2014







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