Row 1 -Senator Curtis King, Representative Bruce Chandler, Representative Norm Johnson, Mayor Barbara Harrer, Arlen Washines, Yakama Nation
Row 2 -Warren Starr, Board Members Carol Hull, Linda King and Larry Garcia
Under clear blue skies in the lower Yakima Valley, 560 plus students and staff honored the initial raising of the Yakama Confederated Tribes and Bands flag. Held on the Harrah Elementary School campus in the Mt. Adams School District, students and staff were joined by special guests including Arlen Washines (Yakama Nation Higher Education Director), Representative Norm Johnson, Senator Curtis King, Representative Bruce Chandler, and Harrah Mayor Barbara Harrer.
The sixth grade band performed and remarks were given by Principal Rachel Leslie, Superintendent Henry Strom and Representative Chandler. Arlen Washines assisted in providing a context and significance of the event for the students. This past Veterans Day, White Swan High School also raised a Yakama flag. Following the flag raising ceremony, several of the honored guests were given a tour of classrooms, highlighting the work of both students and staff.
If you have questions please contact the administration office at 509-874-2611.