October 9, 2018
The Homecoming Queen was announced Friday at the annual Homecoming Game. And the winner is… Raygan Barnhill. This title is not new for the Barnhill family. Raygan’s sister, Avery Barnhill, received the honor 2 years ago, making Raygan’s achievement a family legacy. Both Barnhill sisters were elected to serve on the Homecoming court all 4 years of high school. Their absence will surely leave a hard-to-fill void set by their legacy. This was truly fitting on a day when tradition and legacy were both highlighted at SHISD. Mr. Snell and the SHISD Education Foundation honored Legacy Award Recipients during the Homecoming celebration at Friday’s Pep Rally as well. Spring Hill is unique in that our “small” size is seen by many as a detriment. But to us Panthers, it allows us to hand down to our friends and family the values and traditions that make our school #BetterinBlue. Here, we all know one another and each others’ stories. These honors are much more than popularity votes-they are traditions. Traditions that are shared among family and friends. We are proud of our Panther Nation. We may have lost the game, but we are winning the battle. Our school still stands for community, togetherness, and integrity.
We are especially proud of Raygan. She has many talents and serves our community with honor. Her biggest asset is her smile. She always greets everyone with her pearly whites and a big Texas Howdy. Raygan has also served as Ms. Gregg County and has made significant contributions to the Blue Brigade Band, serving as the trumpet section leader. Raygan also participates in the girls soccer program, and has contributed to its great successes throughout her nearly 4 years at Spring Hill. Raygan is among the most involved students on campus and still manages to be in the top of her class. The “Barnhill Legacy” will live far beyond these two sisters’ stay at Spring Hill. These are the families that Build the Hill and her culture.