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.
One of our “Do Good December” projects was collecting donations for our animal shelter.
Today, the officers were able to drop off more than 250 toys, 14 dog/cat beds, 8 warm blankets and a box full of treats and food!
What good can you do this December? You still have time! pic.twitter.com/saQZ8FDJlA
— Heath Stuco (@STUCOHeath) December 16, 2020
RHHS Pals also got in on the giving spirit, donating supplies to Vogel Alcove, a DFW-based organization that helps the homeless.
So proud! PALs donated 35 coats, 110 packs of undies,105 pairs of gloves, 50 hats, 350 pairs of socks & 15 packs of wipes for @VogelAlcove
They serve the homeless children in DFW. There are 3000+ children in Dallas with no place to call home.
Who are you serving this season? pic.twitter.com/EadcsLJalj
— Rockwall Heath PALs (@PalsHeath) December 16, 2020
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.
— RISD Fine Arts (@risdfinearts) December 9, 2020
— RISD Fine Arts (@risdfinearts) December 11, 2020
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.
— Rockwall-Heath HS (@RHHSHawks) December 12, 2020
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.