Hide Banner Topic from Latest

I am using a banner topic to welcome new users and point them to my welcome post (the official one which talks about the community). The welcome is too long, so I don’t want to use that as the banner itself, so I created another which is just 2 sentences. However I don’t really want that topic also showing up in the Latest, as it’s redundant. Is there any way to “hide” it from the latest without removing visibility for all users?