SA 8th Grader
“I enjoy being a student at Starkville Academy because we are a small school where the teachers and administrators really get to know you and invest in you,” Highfield said. “You have a better opportunity to be successful when you know someone wants you to succeed.” The current eighth grader has attended Starkville Academy since Pre-Kindergarten and has certainly been involved on campus. Highfield plays tennis, runs cross-country and serves on the Tech and Junior High Quiz Bowl teams. He’s also treasurer for his class and an Eagle Scout. “Starkville Academy provided significant help while I worked towards the Eagle rank,” he said. “The school authorized me to complete an Eagle Scout Service Project for the school. It is just another example of how Starkville Academy cares for students and invests in students outside the classroom.” That care and investment will help prepare him for the bright future he seeks. Highfield hopes to attend either the United States Military Academy at West Point or the United States Air Force Academy when he graduates and major in aerospace or aeronautical engineering. He hopes to eventually become a pilot in the United States Air Force.
More Fun Facts About Tyler Highfield
- Highfield’s Favorite Verse to Live By: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
- Highfield’s Favorite Memory at SA: “One of my favorite memories was in sixth grade when our class went to Washington, D.C. We were able to bond together as a class outside of school.”
- Highfield’s Hobbies: “I really enjoy playing guitar, so being given the opportunity to play at the SA Talent Show, Grandparents’ Day, Chapel, and the Christmas programs have helped me grow in my guitar skills.”
News, Notes, and Highlights
- Tonight’s soccer game has been cancelled, and tomorrow’s game will be played at Starkville High School’s field at 6 p.m.
- Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Open House is Monday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m.
- The Anchor Club Daddy Daughter “Royal Ball” Dance is Saturday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is for Pre-K through 4th grade students and costs $8 per person. Princess and prince attire should be worn.