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Harris green team wins the team up challenge

Harris Middle School's Green Team has big plans to grow their garden thanks to the Spurs Silver and Black Give Back Team Up Challenge program. The students and teachers were surprised during their gardening class by the Spurs Coyote, T-Bone, cheerleaders, and others from the organization Monday, April 14.

Five schools were named Team Up Challenge Champions and awarded $20,000 to continue their service learning project. Twenty school groups were selected as semifinalists in October and given $2,500 to get their projects started. After final presentations April 8 in front of Team Up Challenge judges and weeks of online voting, Harris was named a Champion.

Harris has plans to build a greenhouse on school grounds that will allow them to grow more fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Students have already hosted several farmers' market days for the community.

North East ISD had two schools in the semifinals: Harris and Vineyard Ranch Elementary School.

For a complete list of winners, click here.



Harris Team Up Challenge Champions 2014

The Green Team was excited to get the check for $20,000.

Harris Team Up Challenge Champions 2014

Harris Principal Sean Maika, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Gottardy, board members Shannon Grona, Brigitte Perkins, and Sandy Hughey, Executive Director of Communications Aubrey Chancellor, along with Harris Middle School staff.

Harris Team Up Challenge Champions 2014

The Coyote works in the Harris Community Garden.

Harris Team Up Challenge Champions 2014

Posted on April 14, 2014