name Kewpie is as exclusive to Hickman as the spirit that the name suggests.
The name itself dates back to 1909, when the first Kewpie was created by
an Ozark resident named Rose O'Neill. The Kewpie first appeared in the
Cresset in 1914 in a dedication to the basketball team, whose loyalty to
the school and to the Kewpie motto to keep smiling has won the state championship.
The story can be heard as told by Sam Church a 1914 Kewpie, who was there
when the "Kewpie" became the mascot of the Columbia High School, to his
great niece, Lucy Church in the 60s at the Church family reunionn in Kansas
City. See Sam's story and learn a little about the "The
Kewpie of the Century."
been several stories making the tie between the Kewpie and the old Columbia
High team. The one most generally thought of as authentic, until Lucy Church
appeared in May of 2009, is about a game in which the Kewpies were playing
against a school with much larger players, and were described by reporters
as smiling Alike Kewpies, even though they were being outmanned. No matter
what the story, the unique name and spirit associated with the Kewpies
is something that every Hickman graduate carries with him or her always.
and coincidentally on the 100th anniversary of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie, the
first account of the "Kewpie" becoming the mascot of Columbia/Hickman High
School, was finally told by someone who was there and told by the first
Kewpie to letter in four sports and captain of the Columbia High School
Basketball Team of 1914, Sam Church.
Lucy for sharing this story and thanks to Sam for telling it Lucy!
Never Loose the Look!
Football Kewpies - October 17, 2004 - at Parkway South
Hickman Kewpie Marching
Band - Pre-game, September 10, 2004 (Rockhurst Game)
Band September 19, 2008 @ Homecoming Halftime Show
LET me but
live my life from year to year,
face and unreluctant soul;
to, nor turning from the goal;
for the things that disappear
dim past, nor holding back in fear
the future veils; but with a whole
heart, that pays its toll
and Age, and travels on with cheer.
So let the
way wind up the hill or down,
or smooth, the journey will be joy:
what I sought when but a boy,
high adventure, and a crown,
will keep the courage of the quest,
the road's last turn will be the best.
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Betty Pearson, Class of 1952
I went to Hickman
my sophomore year only and had a great time. I recently renewed contact
with Kirkie Bragg of the class of '51 through "classmates".
a good story. I was attending a women's church group meeting in Augusta,
Georgia in 1962, where I also happened to finish high school but had been
away for 10 years.
I saw the
husband's picture on an end table and commented to his wife that I could
remember him from high school. She said "that's funny because he didn't
go to high school here. He went to Hickman High School in Columbia
Missouri." What a coincidence......
are six distinct parts. It’s foundation is a ribbon of support.
The letters on the ribbon are D.H.H.H.S. which
DAVID H. HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOL.
In the lower right corner is the lyre indicating
MUSIC, to the left
are the palette and brush, the emblems of ART.
In the upper right
rests the lamp of eternal KNOWLEDGE, and opposite
to the left is the wreath of VICTORY which
sympolizes not only
the physical victory but also the moral victory
for which we all strive.
Above the emblems of music, art, victory and
knowledge shines the
torch of TRUTH AND ACHIEVEMENT. This
torch guides us
in unselfishly passing on to others the knowledge
we have gained
from the various fields mentioned.
With this light to guide us, WE CANNOT FAIL,
so all of us must do our part to keep its light briqht.
PURPLE: Symbolic of royalty and indicative of
the highest of ideals and aims.
GOLD: Symbolic of integrity and honesty.
The SEAL or the CREST was designed and adopted
the CLASS OF
History of High School in Columbia, Missouri on the HHS website
Hickman High School is now in it's 87th Year and the Kewpie is in it's
This year's Class of 2014, will publish the 102nd edition of the
In honor of these
129 members of the "Class of 1928"
||Mary Margaret Hamilton
||Laura Moss Hardin
||Ada lene Hoke
||J. W. Hook
||Mary Martha Simon
|R. J. Cassidy
||Etta Grace Stewart
||Mary L. Stocker
||Mark M. Tandy
||Margaret J. Thomas
|J. Paul Crews
|Ella Katherine Edwards
||W. L. Nelson
||W. J. Palmer
||Mary Louise Wright
|Etta May Graves
More Hickman Kewpie History will be added when
time and material become available.
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always call him Mr Kewpie,
call him Mr K,
run and he can throw,
a ball and just look at him go.
for Mr. Kewpie,
win it today!
a great big cheer
hero of the year,
"Ko, lum, bye, aaaa --long a).
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