Willow Canyon High School hosted crosstown rival Valley Vista for a football showdown on September 22. Immediately prior to the game, Willow Canyon seized the opportunity to recognize our veterans and active military as part of the Military Appreciation Night. I joined several of our West Valley veterans and active military on the field during the ceremony as we stood together on the field during the National Anthem. A special thank you to Willow Canyon for this opportunity to recognize us!
On Tuesday, October 20, the Surprise City Council recognized Eric Bennett, a long-time Surprise resident and teacher at Shadow Ridge High School, who won a gold medal in the Men’s Open Recurve Division at the World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen, Germany this past August. The victory guarantees Eric’s participation in the 2016 Para Olympics in Rio next summer. He also captured the silver medal at the Para Pan Games in Toronto.
On Thursday, September 10, I was inducted into the Rotary Club of Surprise. I was honored to be invited to become a member of this selfless service organization, and I look forward to sharing my passion of helping with others with my Rotarian peers.
Councilman Hall participated in a Veterans Panel at Willow Canyon High School on September 17 in honor of Constitution Day. The panel, which also included Councilman Biundo, shared with the students their experience in the service and how it related to the constitution.
Councilman Hall attended a ceremony on July 9 in honor of our new Police Chief, Terry Young, and our new Assistant City Manager, Michael Frazier. The two leaders will start their new roles on Monday, July 13, 2015.