Hickman School Song,"On Sons of Hickman"
Peformed by the Hickman High School Kewpie 2003 Wind Ensemble
On, sons of Hickman
Through every year,
Praise her and honor her
And greet her with a cheer,
We'll shout it!
Kewpies are on the march,
Faithful we'll always be,
Purple and Gold we'll carry to victory!
Strawberry Shortcake, Gooseberry Pie
V - I - C - T - O - R - Y
Are we It?
Well I guess Yes!
We're the KEWPIESssssss!!!!!!!
Famous "Mr. Kewpie" Cheer
See 100 Years of Columbia 'Hickman' High School
The New Kewpie Story of 2009 - Football Team - Marching Band - The 1962 State Champs - The 2004 State Champs

Kewpies Never Lose the Look! -The Crest of Hickman High School
Download 100 Years of Columbia High School
Charley Blackmore - 2312 Deer Creek Ct - Columbia, MO  65201-3564
email: charley@kewpie.net - See My Webpage- "Life"
"Call Me If You Need Me, I'll Be There"  573-442-1873
David H. Hickman High School is now in it's 87th Year and the Kewpie is in it's 101st Year!
This year's Class of 2014, will publish the 102nd edition of the 'Cresset'!
Thanks for your support and donations to the kewpie.net Scholarship!

The 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."

There have 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.

Finally 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.

Thank you Lucy for sharing this story and thanks to Sam for telling it Lucy!

Kewpies Never Loose the Look!
Football Kewpies
Kewpie Marching Band
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Hickman Football Kewpies - October 17, 2004 - at Parkway South
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Hickman Kewpie Marching Band - Pre-game, September 10, 2004 (Rockhurst Game)

Hickman Band September 19, 2008 @ Homecoming Halftime Show
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LET me but live my life from year to year,
With forward face and unreluctant soul;
Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal;
Not mourning for the things that disappear
In the dim past, nor holding back in fear
From what the future veils; but with a whole
And happy heart, that pays its toll
To Youth and Age, and travels on with cheer.

So let the way wind up the hill or down,
O'er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy:
Still seeking what I sought when but a boy,
New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,
My heart will keep the courage of the quest,
And hope the road's last turn will be the best.

Henry Van Dyke

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From 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".
Here is 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......


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There are six distinct parts. It’s foundation is a ribbon of support.
The letters on the ribbon are D.H.H.H.S. which stand for

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 this section
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 by
the CLASS OF 1928. The History of High School in Columbia, Missouri on the HHS website
David H. Hickman High School is now in it's 87th Year and the Kewpie is in it's 101st Year!
This year's Class of 2014, will publish the 102nd edition of the 'Cresset'!

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Class of 1928

Mabel Acton Nellie Ruth Hagan Hugh Points
Tom Alexander Herndon Hale Brooksie Powell
Emerson Allen Gladys Hall Marie Powell
Frances Andrews Mary Margaret Hamilton Sarah Powell
Robert Archibald Tom Hamilton Robert Pritchard
Sidney Arrandale Laura Moss Hardin Virginia Pritchard
Stanley Backus Dorothy Hawkins Margaret E.Proctor
Jack Baker Frances Henry Margaret Quinn
Salvatore Balsamo Fred Hetzler Evelyn Reichman
Leola Bastien Imogene Hill Charles Reid
Robert Benson Ada lene Hoke Loren Reynolds
Kathleen Berrie Olin Holt Wilbur Robinson
Jerome Bess Glen Holton John Rogers
Fred Braselton J. W. Hook George Roth
Ella Brautigam Helen Hopper Robert Roulett
Mary Brown Lucille Huff Mary Martha Simon
Elizabeth Burford Mildred Hulen Judson Smith
William Byers Helen Jacobs Martha Smith
Henry Cain Genell Johnson Garrard Spencer
Kathryn Caldwell Hillas Jones Katherine Stegner
Fred Calvin Robert Kellogg Wilbur Stegner
Mildred Cassidy William Ketchum Edward Stephenson
R. J. Cassidy John King Etta Grace Stewart
Fern Charlton Harold Kline Mabel Stewart
Slater Christian Wendell Koerner Mary L. Stocker
Robert Clinkscales Logan Kyle Frances Stokes
Barton Coggins Elizabeth Little Helen Streeter
Mary Conley Nelson Little Ernest Swearingen
Opal Cornelison Marvin Lloyd Mark M. Tandy
Helen Cottle Frank Luckey Margaret J. Thomas
Mabel Cotton Beatrice McBaine William Tincher
Paul Cox Kathryn McCasky Marguerite Tipton
John Creasy Mildred McClain Christy Turner
Edith Creed Elizabeth McCorkle Ruby Vemer
J. Paul Crews Lane McCullough John Venable
Mary Dail Elizabeth McLachlan William Walden
Grace Dennis Rosalind McPherson Wallace Walter
Edgar Drane Martha Mahan Sadie Webb
Lois Duecker Clesta Miles Mildred Whitesides
Genevieve Dulle Nowell Morganthaler Eugene Wilhite
Josephine Eckley Temple Morgett Lloyd Williams
Ella Katherine Edwards John Mossman Helen Wilson
Julia Edwards Seibel Myers Joseph Winkleman
Alex Estes W. L. Nelson Frank Wood
Virginia Estes Esther Nicholson Laura Woods
Geneva Farmer Margaret Norvell Wilfred Woods
Harry Forbis Garland Oliver Irma Wright
Deniza Frazier W. J. Palmer Mary Louise Wright
Martha Gilliam Carolyn Parks Wallace Wyatt
Dorothy Goeke Robert Pearman Fowler Young
Etta May Graves Lois Peeler
Jack Hackethorn Lyle Phillips
In honor of these 129 members of the "Class of 1928"
More Hickman Kewpie History will be added when time and material become available.
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---"They always call him Mr Kewpie,
they always call him Mr K,
he can run and he can throw,
give him a ball and just look at him go.
Hip, hip-hooray for Mr. Kewpie,
he's gonna win it today! 
So give a great big cheer
for the hero of the year,
Mr. Kewpie,
(pronounced "Ko, lum, bye, aaaa --long a).
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