North Little Rock Prepares to Crown New King


Jayvien Candler, Reporter

North Little Rock High School is having a King of the Hill assembly on Friday, Feb. 17 in the Wildcat Arena. 


The King of the Hill is an NLR tradition that honors and crowns one senior male student to serve as the year’s “King of the Hill” through a student-body election process. Each year a new king is crowned in a process similar to choosing a homecoming queen.  This year, voting for the new king officially closed on Feb. 13.


NLRHS Principal Dr. Nadia Saint-Louis says, “I think King of the Hill is a great opportunity to create equity at our school with homecoming. It is a fun way to get our male students involved.” She also goes on to state, “…it will also be a great way for students to get to know other students at the school.”


NLRHS teacher Patricia Boyd states, “I feel like it is an opportunity for some of our students who aren’t recognized regularly to be recognized.” 


There are 6 freshmen, 5 sophomores, 5 juniors, and 7 seniors. The 7 seniors consist of Korey Edwards, Justin Gilmore, Malachi Gober, Mark Grimes, Cannon Hay, Torrance Moore, and Don’ta Warren.


The assembly will be Friday morning. Students will report directly to their flex classes at 8:40, and be dismissed to the arena at 8:50.