12Oct, 2021

Education Recognition September 2021

By |October 12th, 2021|

The Greater Heights Chamber Education Committee’s Recognition Program

September 2021

Primeway Federal Credit Union recognizes the following students:

Eduardo Rubio (Northside High School) for being a great team player and helping to make everyone feel included.

Christopher Garcia (Northside High School) for being a team player and stepping up for his band when positions needed to be changed.

Nancy Mejia (Northside High School) for helping other students with assignments and keeping her group moving in the kitchen!

Gabrielle Rodriquez (Northside High School) for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Volunteerism.

Jasmine Romero (Northside High School) for taking on extra tasks during class and helping to decorate the classroom!

Gerado Rubio (Northside High School) for being a fantastic leader for the band and ensuring that everyone is part of the success.

Allegiance Bank recognizes the following students:

Aly Bijani (St. Pius X High School) for Excellence in Community Spirit!

Arden Dabney (St. Pius X High School) for Excellence in School Spirit!

Recognition of Educators:

Heide Bullich-Erne (St. Pius X High School) is recognized for her excellence in Faith and Science courses.

Kim Holik (St. Pius X High School) contribution is due to her excellence in Student Council.

Lindsey Warneke (Lutheran North High School) for her hard work in building relationships with her students so they want to learn and do well in Algebra.

***Each month schools from the area give us who they want to recognize!  It is a great way to boost morale, give encouragement and recognize effort!  Each school, elementary through high school can submit the names of students, staff, and educators.  If you have a submission, just email me the school, name of person being recognized and what they are being recognized for. Send it to me by the end of the month; email is

8Oct, 2021

Celebration of Education!

By |October 8th, 2021|

Celebration of education is the theme for this school year!  Each month the Education Committee accepts submissions from every school, all levels, for students, staff and educators who have demonstrated achievement in some way, academic, social/emotional/behavior, attendance, achievement of some kind.  Achievement can be a team, an organization, group or individual.  All schools in the Greater Heights area can be recognized! Each can shine.  As we deliver the certificates we will take a picture and then continue showcasing the school on our website and social media.

Celebration will continue as we continue our honoring of scholarships for graduating seniors.  Applications will be available beginning in November and are due to the Chamber office no later than February 22.  The interviews will be scheduled in March and the announcements will be in late March with a celebration in early April.

Celebration of all students entering the military upon graduation or entering any military academy or going into college ROTC will also be recognized.  Names are needed by March 22.  These students will also be recognized at our Education celebration held in early April.

Throughout the academic year, the Education committee also wants to highlight school activities and therefore at our monthly Education Committee meeting, the third Wednesday of the month at 10 am via Zoom, please bring those to our attention or shoot me an email at

The Education Committee also wants to build partnerships between schools and businesses therefore bringing your needs to our attention will help in locating partners.  Businesses, you may need a new outlet to showcase your business.  There is no better way than to help sponsor events for schools and/or PTO’s.  Schools, you may need supplies or mentors or sponsors.  Again, there is no better way than to reach out to our chamber businesses.  This can be through our committee or attending a Chamber after hours event to get to know our members.

Currently, the Education committee is working with several schools to help with upcoming events, projects at their schools such as re-fillable water stations, and helping with organizing student and parent support.  Let us know, attend the Education Committee.  We will welcome you each and every month.  Thank You!  See you on Zoom! (email to get the link, if you do not have it).

8Oct, 2021

Greater Heights College or Vocational Scholarship Application 2022

By |October 8th, 2021|


DEADLINE:  February 22, 2022


  1. Any senior planning to attend college or vocational school in the fall.
  2. Be from one of the following area schools: Heights High, Waltrip, Northside, Washington, Scarborough, Lutheran North, St. Pius X, St. Thomas, YES (Central), KIPP (Central), Incarnate Word, Law Enforcement H.S., Memorial Hall, Houston Heights H.S., New Christian Heights Academy, Gateway Academy


  1. Application review by March 8, 2021 and finalist notified by March 15, 2021
  2. In person interview the by the end of March 2021
  3. Winners and schools notified in early mid-April 2021
  4. Winners and schools awarded at the Education Celebration, early May
  5. Winners must give the higher education financial aid address and student ID by June to the chamber so monies can be sent.; if you notify us later we hope to have it filled for you by the fall semester; the earlier you give it to us, the
  6. You must attend the Education Celebration.

The scholarship check is made out to the institution upon verification of enrollment. Notification of the winner of the scholarship is in May and recipients are honored at the annual Education Celebration.