Hough Accolades & Honors

Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

First Place:

Artwork will be hung in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington DC for 1 year

Artwork Title: “Inner Demon”

Name: Emma Anderson

High School: William A. Hough High School

Grade: 10th

Medium: Digital Photography

Hough Sailing Team District Championship Update

Our Hough Sailing team competed over Easter weekend down in St. Petersburg FL as one of the top 16 teams in the southeast and caribbean in the SAISA district Championships. The top 3 teams would qualify for nationals in Seattle.

It was a tremendous accomplishment for this very young and first year team to even qualify. They ended up placing 14th and gaining valuable experience for the future.

Racing consisted of two fleets that included both FJ's and 420's. The first day conditions were extreme with sustained 20k winds, blowing to 30+, very challenging. Second day settled down and our kids were much more comfortable with 8-10k breeze.

It was a wonderful weekend and they can't wait to start up their new season in the fall. We should all be very proud of them .

Don't forget to follow them on Instagram at @houghsailing

Jacqueline Jewel - NC Senate Page

Jackie served as a North Carolina Senate Page over Spring Break.

She was sponsored by Senator Jeff Jackson.

It was a tremendous learning experience and helped confirm her interest in political science and international relations.

Jackie is currently running Hough’s Model UN Team and is excited about growing it for next year!

The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards national recognition events have just concluded in Washington, D.C., where the student you certified was honored as one of their state’s top youth volunteers of 2018. We wanted to share a few moments from the trip.

Here is a clip of your State Honoree being formally recognized at Sunday evening’s gala award ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History: Frances Millen

We also wanted to share with you an interview with them when they arrived in Washington, D.C.: Frances Millen

And finally, here is a link to the press release that was issued earlier this week.

National STEM League Championship

Students from William Amos Hough High School and McClintock Middle School competed in the National STEM League Finals this past weekend in Albany, NY against teams from across the country. The competition is developed and hosted by Ten80 Education. The students work throughout the year on various projects ranging from modifying and racing remote-controlled cars; coding an autonomous rover and robo-car; data projects based on improving the vehicles, using clean energy and aerodynamics; marketing the team and logo development; and community outreach.

In the middle school division, McClintock Middle School, whose team name is Asphalt Motorsports, competed against 11 other teams and finished 3rd Place overall in the nation!

In the high school division, William Amos Hough High School, whose team name is Iditarod Motorsports, competed against 25 other teams, and finished in 1st Place overall to become National Champions!

Congressional Art Competition

Senior Beryl Shoemaker won the Alma Adams District 12 Congressional Art Competition this weekend. She will have her artwork hung in the Cannon Tunnel at the Capitol building for a year (for all Capitol visitors to see), win a free trip to Washington, DC, and also be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.

2018 NCASA High School Show Choir State Champions

The Wiliam A. Hough High School Howlin' Huskies proudly defended their 2017 State Title with a Superior performance at the NCASA State Championships on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina.

This 18 member auditioned group, is directed by Heidi Hickox-Gordon, and choreographed by Eva Joy Edwards, Hough '17 alum.

The Huskies also took top honors for Best Group Vocals, Best Choreography, and sophomore Sophia Leeman won for Best Female Vocalist.

National History Day Competition

4 students won the state National History day competition and are headed to DC for national competition. This the is first time we ever had students compete and they won states!

  • Rocco Li - Sino-Soviet Relations: China's Radicalization
  • Holden McGinnis - Sino-Soviet Relations: China's Radicalization
  • Preston Snyder - Sino-Soviet Relations: China's Radicalization
  • Cade McGahan - Sino-Soviet Relations: China's Radicalization