From the Principal’s Desk

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Monday – February 22, 2021

We received notification on Friday that Helena High School has their 2nd Presidential Scholars candidate. Help me in congratulating Elsie Harrington!

Tuesday – February 16, 2021

Congratulations to Senior Claire Downing. Claire was selected as a candidate for a Presidential Scholar. “The scholars program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President with subsequent amendments. It recognizes the accomplishments of some our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chose for leadership and service to school and community. They demonstrate exceptional scholarship; visual, creative, and performing arts talent; and accomplishment in career and technical fields”. Great job Claire!

In addition, the National Merit Scholarship Program has now determined which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2020 have met all requirements to advance to the Finalist standing in the competition. Helena High School’s National Merit Finalists are: Aaron Gerhart, Elsie Harrington, Greysen Smith, and Lenny Triem. These students have been selected from over 1.5 million students that took the preliminary PSAT.

Myles Adams has been recognized as a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the 50,000 scorers of the 1.5 million students that took the PSAT.

Monday – February 1, 2021

Congratulations to our incredibly talented Orchestra students that were selected to the All-Northwest Honors Orchestra Ensemble:
Áine Cleary (Freshman) – Cello
Owen Cleary (Senior) – Violin
Fischer Friend (Senior) – Bass
Lenny Triem (Senior) – Cello

Congratulations Mr. Harris!

Congratulations to junior Lucy Lantz as she was appointed by the Helena City Commission as a student leader on the Helena Citizen Conservation Board. Lucy also serves as the Green Group treasurer.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Congratulations to the following Business Professionals of America for placing at the Regional Leadership Conference and qualifying for state: 4th place in Digital Media Production: Amber Countryman – 1st Place in Podcast Production: Sarriah Roll-Moreno & Becca Snow & Brooklynn Anderson 1st Place in Global Marketing: Ben Cade & Kloe Bickel 1st Place in Small Business Management: Esther Kemper & Lindsey Holmes-Mora 5th Place – Legal Office Procedures: Ashton Daley-Mast Business Law and Ethics: 5th Place – Esther Kemper 7th Place -Kloe Bickel 8th Place – Ava Strainer The link for our weekly agenda is here and students can also access the agenda on Teams and in their OneNote class notebooks, as well. Kayla Tremmel: 1st – ICD10 Medical Coding 5th – Health Administration Procedures 

Monday, December 14, 2020

You may have heard of a program NorthWestern Energy currently has in play which offers an opportunity for an individual to nominate a teacher or teachers who represent the school district in an extraordinary manner, and more so for the hard work and efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shannon Heim nominated Helena High School with a well worded paragraph about the merits of the Helena High staff. NorthWestern Energy chose Shannon’s nomination as one of the awards. Here is her nomination:

” My family relocated to Helena over the summer so I could accept a position at NorthWestern. Our youngest son, Michael, is a junior at Helena High School. Michael is a quiet, thoughtful kid. We were very concerned about his transition to a new school in light of the extraordinary times we live in. I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Helena High and the incredible effort they made to welcome Michael and facilitate his transition to Helena High. His teachers, led by his case manager Felicia Thompson, have taken a personal interest in Michael. Whether Michael is physically present in the building or working remotely, his teachers make Michael feel included and a valuable member of the class. We have been impressed by their willingness to check in with Michael on a regular basis and with his anxious parents.  We’d love to honor the teachers and staff at Helena High with a Bright Surprise to recognize their efforts and the difference they are making to Michael and all of the students entrusted to their care. “

Thank you to Felicia and all of Michael’s teachers!

In these strangest of times, Speech and Debate has started off a new season and are competing 100% virtually. At their opening tournament:

– Jonathan DeWald was the Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate Champion.
– Timothy Cuddy was 10th in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
– Shy Christensen was 8th place in Informative Speaking and a semi finalist in Impromptu speaking.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Congratulations to Lauren Gustafson and the HHS Model UN team. HHS won the ‘small delegation’ award for outstanding group at the 55th annual conference. This would be considered the State Championship of Model United Nations! Team members and recognition include:

Delegate awards:
Isaac Nehring, Owen Cleary, Jonathan DeWald, Grace Johnson, Tim Cuddy

Position Paper Awards:
Owen Cleary, Grace Johnson, Jonathan DeWald, Tim Cuddy

Top 5 Seniors (each are offered a $1,000 scholarship to UMT):
Grace Johnson

Top 25 Seniors:
Owen Cleary
Tim Cuddy

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Thanks to Samantha Humphrey and our JMG students. They delivered over 260 individually wrapped treat bags for all of our Bryant kids!












Check out the new National Honors Society study skills video for you to share with our families. Thanks Mrs. Schulte and our NHS kids:

Congratulations to our State Runner-Up Lady Bengal Soccer team as they dropped a tough match, 1-0 to the Glacier Wolfpack last week. Great season ladies and Coach Meloy!

Congratulations to our All-State Choir members, Chloe Roberts, Annabelle Heun, and Lyla Acherman. Congratulations Ms. Steele!

Congratulations to Clare Strode for being selected to the All-State Band. Congratulations Mr. Hollow!