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HHHS Key Club Secretary National Merit Semifinalist

Posted by Vivian on September 16, 2021 at 7:05 PM

Harker Heights Student Named National Merit Semifinalist

Killeen ISD is proud to announce that Grace Koh of Harker Heights High School has qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the approximately 1.5 million students who enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year, only 16,000 high school seniors are named as semifinalists.

Koh entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking a 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists makes up less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

Koh will have the opportunity to continue in the competition toward one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be announced in the spring of 2022. To become a Finalist, Koh will work with her counselor at Harker Heights High School to submit a detailed scholarship application, which will contain an endorsement by a campus official, an essay, and her academic record, to include participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

Merit Scholar winners are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.


Grace is the Secretary of the Harker Heights HS Key Club.


HH Kiwanis Meeting 09-28-21

Posted by Vivian on June 5, 2021 at 1:25 AM

The next meeting of the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club will be on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at noon at Zum Edelweiss German Restaurant in the Heights Plaza, Edwards Drive, Harker Heights


Installation of Officers and Board of Directors will be on October 9, 2021 at noon at Zum Edelweiss German Restaurant in the Heights Plaza.


EHMS Builder Club

Posted by Vivian on May 17, 2021 at 2:50 PM


EHMS Builders Club made about 50 chew toys for the dogs and cats at the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center. Mr Albert gave the students the best tour of all the sections of the center from where the new arrivals are placed to where the pets are ready to go to a new forever home. The tour included those scary critters such as snakes, tarantulas and scorpions. When it comes to any of the wild critters his very best advice is “to leave them alone”. If the animal appears to be sick or injured it is best to call and they or the Sheriff department will take care of them.

The center's most needed items include:

Dry Dog and Cat Food (any brand)

Purina Kitten Chow

Fancy Feast canned Kitten Food

Small Fleece Blankets

Leashes, collers and toys


Harker Heights High School Key Club

Posted by Vivian on April 29, 2021 at 8:25 PM

 

 

We could not be prouder of our Harker Heights High School Key Club. They have been active in their school and community the entire school. Here are some of the projects they have been doing this Spring Semester


Valentines Dance in a Bag packing for the Activities Center – The Key Club organized their members and the Interact Club to help prepare these fun kits for families!

Spring Break food drive for the Killeen ISD HARP – The Key Club headed up this food drive to provide food and funds for those students who had little to eat during Spring Break.

Readying the New Community Garden at Kern Park for the Activities Center and Parks and Recreation, mulching tees at kern Park – For the first time the city of Harker Heights is offering a Community Garden in Kern Park. Individuals and families my rent small plots in order to grow their own food. The Activities Center will provide educational sessions and videos regarding planting, mulching, and more!

Fun Day in the Park – assist with Activities Center Pop Up Park activities area – This encouraged families to run and play together as they enjoyed the wonderful outdoors at Carl Levin Park.

Brain Break filming for the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library – These short “Brain Breaks” share music, music, and literacy elements to help children who may be home. They are made available on Facebook, but they can be viewed at anytime that kids need a break or a perk up from their regular activities.

Filming guest reader spots for the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library -- These short guest reading videos share rhyme, rhythm, narrative skills, vocabulary, and a love of literacy with families who view them on Facebook.

HHPD Blue Santa Program

Posted by Vivian on March 9, 2021 at 7:35 PM

HHPD Community Service Officers Thomas & Quichocho presented a plaque to the Club for their support of the Blue Santa Program which gives bicycles to needy children.


HHHS Key Club Food Drive

Posted by Vivian on February 2, 2021 at 12:20 AM

 

 

The Key Club of HHHS is sponsoring a Food Drive to Feed the Families of the Harker Heights Community. Donations may be brought to the front office for those in the community and students may bring their donations to the CIS Room or Coach Franklin's class / Room 2205!

Donations must be non-perishable items, canned goods, rice, beans, snacks, etc. Cash donations are accepted at the cashier's office in the front of the school! Thanks for all of your help! Coach Franklin.  

Harker Heights HS Key Club Projects

Posted by Vivian on February 1, 2021 at 9:25 PM

The Harker Heights High School Key Club has been very busy! Not only has the club worked with other High School Clubs on fundraisers and drives, they have also headed up several projects!

 

 

First, the Key Club worked with the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Harker Heights Activities Center to provide community engagement during October 2020. The club packed bags of candies to be distributed at 7 locations around Harker Heights, TX on Halloween. In an attempt to encourage safe “trick-or-treating” staff members dressed up and invited the community to drive-through locations where the bags would be handed out. The Club even packed doggie and kitty treats to be handed out at the Pet Adoption Center. To provide much needed fun and levity, the Key Club also decorated pumpkins to be put on display in the Library and on the Library’s facebook.

 

 

Second, the Key Club developed a “Brain Break” program for elementary school aged kids. Acknowledging the difficulties of education both in-schools and at-home, the club designed virtual “breaks” in which they led kids in rhymes, movement, and music minutes. These breaks were posted each Monday on the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/harkerheightspubliclibrary/ and in a “Key Club Brain Break” YouTube playlist at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moKPnsoIlW4&list=PLqnhisrCD0tdJ6a16wQnAoB-5DKnrp3YP. The short programs encourage children to take moments for fun in their educational days.

 

 

Third, the Key Club organized a “Hot Chocolate Kits” stuffing event for the City of Harker Heights “Santa in the Park” and “Farmers Market” events. Considering the need for increased precautions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the club worked with the City to provide fun, take home hot chocolate kits for families attending the events! Because so many kits were needed, the Key Club asked other High School Clubs to help out as well.

 

 

Fourth, the Key Club again organized a “Dance in a Bag” program. The City of Harker Heights generally hosts a family Valentine’s Dance. Even though large group programs cannot be safely provided at this time, the Key Club worked with the Activities Center to put together treat bags for families who want to host their own events. The Key Club members will also film themselves dressed up and dancing to be posted around Valentine’s Day.

 

 

Fifth, the Key Club recognized a need to provide food for individuals served by the Killeen ISD program for support of homeless children and families. The Club has organized a Spring Break food drive and hopes to gather staples and supplies to help feed those in need.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Lisa Youngblood

 

 

 

 

HHHS Key Club spreads some Christmas Cheer

Posted by Vivian on December 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM

The Harker Heights H S Key Club wanted to spread some much needed Christmas Cheer this year. They painted 4 windows on businesses in Market Heights with Christmas pictures and messages.


They also worked with the Interact Club to put together Hot Chocolate Kits that will be handed out at the Santa in the Park/Holiday Market at the Harker Heights Community Park.









2020-21 Installation of Officers, Directors and Awards Ceremony

Posted by Vivian on October 13, 2020 at 8:55 PM

The Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights held it annual Installation of Officers and Board of Directors & Awards Ceremony on October 10, 2020 at Zum Edelweiss German Restaurant in Harker Heights. Honored guests were Incoming Lt Gov Jeanne Passalugo, Ed Passalugo and Outgoing Lt Gov Rhonda Hershey


The new officers were installed by the incoming Lt Gov Jeanne Passalugo

The 20-21 Officers: President Paul Loughran, President Elect Ron Dalton, Treasurer Randy Stone, Secretary Vivian Marschik, Outgoing President Darrel Charlton

Board of Directors: Edita Frias, James McKinnon, Jeanette McNiesh, Charles Sweeney, Lisa Youngblood


Gifts were presented to Jeanne and Rhonda by Darrel Charlton


Certificates were presented for Perfect Attendance to Charles Sweeney and Vivian Marschik and Certificates of Appreciation to James Hoyle for 20 years of dedicated service and for serving on the board for 3 years. Also Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Jeanette McNiesh and Edita Frias


Legion of Honor Recipients: 40 years David McClure, 30 years Robert Bass and 25 years JamesMcKinnon


Highlight of the meeting is the presentation of "The Kiwanian of the Year" David McClure



Check out our Photo Gallery and our Facebook for all the pictures

 

2020 Scholarship Awards

Posted by Vivian on May 27, 2020 at 8:10 PM


The 2020 Scholarships were awarded to Harker Heights students at the Harker Heights City Hall.


The Robert Dunlap Memorial Scholarship awardees are Isabell Dela Cruz and Saniya Keeton. Isabelle will be attending Texas A & M and Saniya will be attending Tuskegee University



The Bill Davis Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alexandra Mack. She will be attending Texas Women's University


The P R Cox Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Alyce Keys & Sidney Craig. Alyce will be attending U. T. Austin and Sidney will be at Texas A & M University





The Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jacquelyne Fuavai. She will be attending Texas A & M University



The Stewart C Meyer Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Tatiana Toribio



The Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights selection for the Sophomore of the Year is Destiny Delgadillo. She will be competing for a $600 scholarship in the Texas/Oklahoma District of Kiwanis


THANK YOU

Posted by Vivian on March 4, 2020 at 5:10 PM



Speaker Roster

Posted by Vivian on March 7, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Please notify Ron Dalton prior to your program as to your speaker and topic, or if you need assistance in obtaining a speaker.


Speaker Roster 2020-2021: If you would like to be a speaker at upcoming meetings please respond on our "Contact Us" section and we will call you. Thank you



2021 Flag Delivery Schedule

Posted by Vivian on April 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM

 

             

        2021 FLAG DELIVERY SCHEDULE


Monday, 31 May 2021- Memorial Day


Monday, 14 Jun 2021 - Flag Day

  

Sunday, 4 Jul 2021 - Independence Day

 

Monday, 6 Sep 2021 - Labor Day


Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 - Veteran's Day



Want to participate in our flag program?

Visit our "Newsletters/Documents" section "Applications"  to download the application and mail in. We hope to be serving you this year.


https://www.kiwanisharkerheights.org/newsletters-documents




         *Flags are not placed out in inclement weather. 

     

 

                              American Flag Etiquette


Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:

The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.

The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.

The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.

The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.

The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.

The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.

The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

     

         


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