of Harker Heights - TX
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Kiwanis Club

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HH Kiwanis Meeting

Posted by Vivian on May 20, 2022 at 4:15 PM

The Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights meets at noon on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at Zum Edelweiss German Restaurant in the Heights Plaza, 708 Edwards Drive


The next meeting is June 14

Speaker: Angel Carroll, Healthy Homes with the HHPD


The next meeting is June 28

Speaker: Phil Gadd, Police Chief HHPD


Teacher Appreciation Day at HHES

Posted by Vivian on May 20, 2022 at 2:45 PM

Thank you to all the teachers in our community who devote all their time and energy to the children. We had a teacher appreciation day at the Harker Heights Elementary School. Principal Carolyn Dugger gave us a tour of the school to see all the fantastic work the children are doing. Check out our Meetings Photo Album on this website to see some of the wonderful displays in the hallways. We presented all the teachers and staff with a carnation and gift card from Sonic. That is only a small token compared to all they give every day to our kids. Mrs. Dugger will be retiring the end of the school year. She will be turning over the helm to Mrs Natalie Kirshner.


Harker Heights Kiwanis Pancake Supper

Posted by Vivian on May 20, 2022 at 2:30 PM

The Harker Heights Kiwanis Pancake Supper was back! It had been since Feb 29, 2020 that we had a community event. It was wonderful to see the community turn out for our fundraiser. We had lots of great food. Wright Brand Bacon from Vernon TX donated the best bacon in town again. We also had lots of great door prizes from so many businesses in the community.


Our American Flag Program is getting ready to start also. The first delivery will be on Memorial Day. If you live in Harker Heights and want to join there is an application in our Newsletters and Documents section. Just mail it in and get on our rosters.


Thank you to all who donated food or door prizes and worked in the kitchen and serving lines!!

Wright Brand Bacon, Ashley Home Store, Ma's Place, McDonalds Indian Trl, Applebees, Chick-fil-A, Freddy's, Golden Chick, Brick & Forge, Academy Sports, KFC, Chili's, Dairy Queen, Kwik Car, Cheezy's Meat Market, Elaine Passman, Kitchen Staff at Harker Heights Elementary School,


HH Kiwanis Scholarship Awards

Posted by Vivian on May 20, 2022 at 9:25 AM

The Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights awarded (5) $1500.00 scholarships to Harker Heights High School seniors.


The first one awarded was the Stewart C Meyer JROTC Leadership Award to Tanner Joines. It was awarded at the JROTC Awards Ceremony.


The Harker Heights Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Grace Koh. She is the daughter of Sanghyun Koh and Youmi Kim. Grace will attend Northwestern University in Evanston IL. She plans to study music education and arts administration.


The P R Cox Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ava Young. She is the daughter of Bradley and Christy Young. She plans to attend Dixie State University to study dental hygiene.


The P R Cox Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Elaina Beckham. She is the daughter of Eric and Melinda  Beckham. Elaina will attend the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. She plans to study the field of Exercise Physiology.


The H B Davis Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Donald Bentley III. He is the son of Donald Bentley Jr and Desiree Bentley. He will be attending the University of Texas at Arlington to study Biology

The Sophomore of the Year for TX/OK District 23 scholarship applicant is Anahi Hernandez-Martinez. Her application is sent forward to Texas Oklahoma for consideration for their $600 scholarships.


Speaker Roster 2022

Posted by Vivian on April 27, 2022 at 5:20 PM

Speaker Roster: 2022


May 17 - Cindy Hicks Deputy Fire Chief Harker Heights FD


June 14 - Angel Carroll Harker Heights PD Healthy Homes


June 28 - HHPD Chief Phil Gadd


Aug 9 - Bobby Whitson County Commissioner Precinct 2


Sept 27 - Installation of 2022-23 Officers and Board of Directors

Easter Sunrise Service Harker Heights

Posted by Vivian on April 7, 2022 at 3:10 PM


Harker Heights HS Key Club with Kiwanis Advisor Lisa Youngblood

Posted by reimund2@yahoo.com on April 5, 2022 at 6:20 PM

Harker Heights HS Key Club with Kiwanis Advisor Lisa Youngblood held a grounds clean up at the school this weekend. Some members from JROTC and Student Council showed up to help also. HH Kiwanis Club members came out to support the students and cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for the hard working and hungry kids.

Pictured: HHHS Key Club, JROTC members and Student Council with Kiwanis Advisor Lisa Youngblood for the school grounds clean up.

Pictured L - R Lisa Youngblood, Darrel Charlton, Vivian Marschik, Norm Dunbar and David McClure





Thank you to Dr Jeff Jones

Posted by Vivian on December 20, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Harker Heights Kiwanis President Ron Dalton, Secretary Vivian Marschik and Board Member Jeanette McNiesh presented Veterinarian Dr Jeff Jones a "Thank You" for supporting our American Flag Program by providing a place to store our flags for several years. It has been much appreciated.  


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.


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

 

 

 

 

2022 Flag Delivery Schedule

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

 

             

        2022 FLAG DELIVERY SCHEDULE


Monday, 30 May 2022- Memorial Day


Monday, 14 Jun 2022 - Flag Day

  

Sunday, 4 Jul 2022 - Independence Day

 

Monday, 5 Sep 2022 - Labor Day


Thursday, 11 Nov 2022 - 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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