Congratulations to Hills East's Samir Batheja on achieving semifinalist status for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program! Samir is in the 1.7% of students that were selected from over 91,000 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities. He is currently submitting his Semifinalist application and, after this review, 250 will advance as Regional Finalists with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars and receiving a $20,000 college scholarship.
Welcome to the Half Hollow Hills High School East homepage, a site to highlight, inform and celebrate everything that is High School East. As one of the finest educational settings in the country, High School East annually receives recognition at the local, state and national level for both individual and collective achievements. James Baldwin said, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” We are the Thunderbirds! According to folklore, the Thunderbird, is a mythical creature which was considered to be supernatural; holding great power and strength. Perhaps most notably, the Thunderbird is known to embody a variety of facets and features. Similar to that spirit, High School East enjoys a diverse school community that we continually look to honor and embrace. Everyone brings value and importance to our school community, for it is the collective passions, thoughts and spirit that make High School East truly come to life.
Milton K. Strong, Ed. D.