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Harker Heights Evening Star
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Leadership class presents banners to HHHS

Leadership class presents banners to HHHS

Thursday morning more than 40 people gathered in the parking lot of Harker Heights High School unveil the new banners that were presented to the school. The banners were made possible by Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class “Vision XXI 2015 Class Streetscape Project”.

“This class made fundraising fun. A lot of people want to donate to the city. People and businesses are very involved,” said Denise Carrillo, Class Member, Vision XXI 2015 Class Streetscape Project. “It was fun being in the group. We got to meet new friends. Even though the class has been over for awhile, I still talk to my classmates. We got to learn about Tex DOT rules when doing this project.”

The unveiling ceremony was also the official kick-off for the Vision XXI 2016 Class, which began that day. The new class will continue with this project and help with completing the beautification efforts.

“Vision XXI 2015 Class Streetscape Project was a huge success! The class members worked on several committees to complete this beautification project at the Harker Heights High School,” said Gina Pence, President, Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce. “The project consists of seven flags representing the high school established date, academics, clubs/organizations, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and athletics.”

In addition to the class members that sign up for the class, local youth also get a chance to participate as well. The 2015 class had 11 students from Harker Heights High School participate. Class members have the chance to sponsor a student to join the class and be their mentor.

“It was really great to experience this class. We had the chance to network with everyone in the community. We got to learn about the leadership in our city and Fort Hood,” said Sara Crowder, Senior, Harker Heights High School. “It is really cool to see all the different people and leadership that make up our community.”

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce describes Vision XXI as:  “A program to enhance community leadership through shared knowledge and skill building. Our goal is to partner local leaders and key organizations to produce a shared vision of growing the future of the community. Leadership roles are enhanced when given the opportunity to see how participation as individuals really makes a difference.”

Vision XXI Harker Heights is a program of the Talent Development Sector of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce. This past class was the third class of the program and the second class to team with Harker Heights High School.

“A really great experience. I had a lot of fun visiting local businesses and with leaders. We learned about this class at The Knights of the Round Table. We had to fill out applications and be interviewed to get in. We are done, and it is great to see our flags up and all we did,” remarked, Lexi Wetmore, Senior, Harker Heights High School.

“The class is hopeful to add more flags to the remaining light poles at the school,” commented Pence. “Please contact the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce if you would like to sponsor a flag.”


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