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December in Review

Hawks, of all backgrounds, have been busy this December.

For Rockwall-Heath band students, December began with joy.

On December 5th, the Mighty Hawk Band placed 9th at the UIL Area C Marching Contest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, marking the second time the band has made it to the 6A Area Contest, and the first time in school history that the band was named as a finalist. This is just another sign that the band is on the road to one day being invited to the State Marching Contest.

Achievements and good deeds were found elsewhere, not just in the arts. Rockwall-Heath senior, Elise Sibley, received a perfect 36 on her ACT, and Heath STUCO announced their “Do Good December” effort — hoping to give back to the community in more ways than one. Notably, Heath STUCO donated a plethora of supplies and other items to the local animal shelter.

RHHS Pals also got in on the giving spirit, donating supplies to Vogel Alcove, a DFW-based organization that helps the homeless.

Heath students and brothers, Patrick Weaver, Dillon Weaver, and Durrie Weaver, held a musical toy and instrument drive, collecting over 100 items in partnership with Small Town Strings of Rockwall. The toys will be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital.

Both Heath Choir and Band had their annual Christmas Concerts, somehow making it all work in the midst of a global pandemic.

Hawks also won in the realm of sports, with the football team becoming Bi-District Champions and advancing to the Area Round of the playoffs, taking on the Temple Wildcats on December 18th. This is the first time since 2015 that the Hawks have made it to the Area Round, and the first playoff season in recent years.

Best Buddies also held an outdoor event for its members, celebrating the holidays with Christmas lights and hot chocolate.

In the absolutely insane year that is 2020, Hawks have managed to end the semester on a high note — in more ways than one.

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