The Exchange Club Awards Scholarships
The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands has presented its annual scholarship awards to graduating Seniors at Lake Highlands High School. These were presented at a breakfast at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church on May 10, 2019, 57 awards totaling $153,500 were presented. Since the inception of this program in 1971 over $2,500,350 in awards have been presented by the club. Thanks to Scholarship Chairman Paul Elkjer and his committee members for an outstanding job. Also a special thanks to our outside contributors and scholarship sponsors.
This year's Lake Highlands Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Flag Pole Hill. Come out to enjoy music, live performances, tapping of the keg, lots of fun for kids and families and great food for all. Find out more at http://www.lhofest.net/
The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is an affiliate of the National Exchange Club. The original purpose of “Exchange,” which continues today, was to create grass roots organizations for the exchange of ideas leading to community involvement and enhancement in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Texas. This objective has been refined over the years to focus on the prevention of child abuse and a broad array of youth service, citizenship programs and community services, including the area schools and Family Compass.
Organizations We Support
Congratulations to our November student award recipients from our meeting on Friday 11/20. These young adults impressed all in attendance and are certainly deserving honorees! We extend our thanks to their families, teachers, coaches and administrators for their guidance in these students’ lives. Character Counts Awards: Shamsa Al Shibli, Alejandro Vega Youth of the Month: Morgan Schorn, Travis Boone
Thanks to Scott Navarro and Melanie Lipscomb with Shady’s Burgers and Craig Bradley with Vector Brewing for joining us last Friday 11/13/2020 where they discussed the state of their businesses, the challenges and opportunities that this year has provided, and how the community can continue to support them through these challenging times.
Last Friday 11/6/2020, the Club honored our veterans at our annual One Nation Under God program. We were also joined by Russ Medina with NPower Texas who explained how NPower provides tuition-free technology training and certifications to veterans and their spouses, offering a fast track to tech jobs for our returning heroes.
On Friday 10/30, the Club recognized our first responders at the Outstanding Police Officer and Firefighter of the Quarter breakfast led by Bill Boyd. There, we were able to recognize Driver Engineer James Romero and Senior Corporal Tricia Allen for the outstanding work they do in our community. It does not go unnoticed.