Harris proud of namesake after citywide recognition

On March 30, the namesake of Harris Middle school was inducted into the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame. As one of six inductees, Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. was recognized for his leadership as a NASA astronaut. He became the first African American to perform extra-vehicular activity (spacewalk) during the second of his two Space Shuttle flights. The awards ceremony took place at the GDC Technics hangar and featured multiple guest speakers including Phil Hardberger and Mayor Ivy Taylor.

Harris Middle School is grateful to Hallmark University for inviting five guests from the school to join them for this occasion. Principal Niehoff was accompanied by Kassandra Kaiser (Science chair), Stephanie Fulford (Science teacher and Robotics sponsor) , Victoria Stuart (2016 recipient of the Harris Foundation Scholarship) and Victoria’s father. The evening was made even more magical with the opportunity to view classic aircraft and meander through the large vessel of a C-5.


(L to R) Principal Jeremi Niehoff, Kassandra Kaiser, Dr. Bernard Harris, and Stephanie Fulford


(L to R) Victoria Stuart, Dr. Bernard Harris and her father celebrate at the big event.

Posted on 04/19/2017