The mission of the Hillcrest High School Alumni Association is to act as a means of communication among alumni, raise funds for student scholarships, honor distinguished alumni and community service recipients, and coordinate its principal fundraiser, The Platinum Panther Dinner & Scholarship Benefit.
HHSAA is an Alumni Association growing in size and awareness in an effort to increase monetary support for deserving students through scholarships given annually.
Hillcrest High School Alumni Board Members
From left to right: Mary Lee Miller, Steve Watson, Glenda Straw Williams, Susan DeLee Cuellar, Carol Rigney Hagen, Suzie Oliver, Steve Melton, Libbie Wilson Wilmer, Fred Shapiro, and Amie Moyer (Not pictured: John Davis and Doug Smellage)
Principal Terrence Florie congratulates Hillcrest senior, Gloria Rodriquez, as she is awarded the HHSAA Service Scholarship by Carol Hagen. She is also salutatorian of the Class of 2023.
and Distinguished Service Awards
Recipients Amie and Andy Moyer.
Recipients from left to right Walt Humann, John Scovell, Harriet Miers, Florence Shapiro, and Tom Dunning, (Not pictured – Linda Koop)
Recipients from left to right Doug Smellage, Scott Dabney, Shelby Stillman Dabney, Finley Ewing, and Dary Stone
This year’s event was hosted by the Hillcrest High School Alumni Association on April 27, 2023 at Northwood Club. Honored at the event were five Distinguished Alumni who have made a significant contribution to society, through business, education, or the community.
Those honored this year asDistinguished Alumni are:
Shelby Stillman Dabney HHS '77
Scott Dabney HHS '77
Fin Ewing HHS '76
Douglas Smellage HHS '73
Dary Stone HHS '71
A Distinguished Service Award is also presented at the event to an individual or individuals who have exhibited exemplary dedication to Hillcrest High School.
Amie and Andrew Moyer were presented the HHSAA Distinguished Service Award this year.
Proceeds from the Dinner are raised to award Senior Service Scholarships to deserving Hillcrest seniors who have met the criteria of maintaining a certain GPA, served the school and community, financial need, and plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school.