Root for Kids Honored as Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.

Root for Kids, formerly known as The Learning Center for Families, is a non-profit organization that provides family support services through a number of different programs. Root for Kids was nominated by HVCC members and voted to receive the March 2019 Business of the Month Award. This recognition is awarded to HVCC businesses and business people who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley area and Southern Utah region.

Under the capable leadership of CEO Suzanne Leonelli, Root for Kids continues to grow and has provided over 15,000 families in Washington County and the Arizona strip with the extra support they need. With the investment from the community and generous donors, Root for Kids was able to expand its services and help more families than ever before. They strive to ensure that every child in the community has the skills they need to excel in school and in life.

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor Root for Kids at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting. Guest speakers at the luncheon will be Hurricane City Mayor John Bramall, LaVerkin City Mayor Richard Hirschi, and Toquerville City Mayor Lynn Chamberlain.

HVCC Members and interested business representatives are invited to attend the luncheon on Thursday, March 21st at the Hurricane Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane, Utah. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch and speakers at 12:00 noon. Cost is $12.00 per person.

RSVP required by Tuesday, March 19th. Call 435-635-3402 or email to reserve your spot.

Alexis Martin, Hurricane High School Student of the Year, Accepted at West Point

It’s not easy being accepted at West Point, United States Military Academy. Only 10% of applicants are accepted, with 22% being female. Yet, a beautiful, intelligent, athletic girl, from the small town of Hurricane, Utah, has accomplished that lofty goal.

Alexis Martin, a 2019 graduate of Hurricane High School, will attend Reception Day (R-Day) at West Point on July 1, 2019.

Part of her acceptance letter reads: On behalf of the President and the Secretary of the Army, I send you congratulations on your appointment to the United States Military Academy.
Your appointment to the Class of 2023 is an outstanding accomplishment. In gaining admission, you have demonstrated exceptional potential for future service to the US Army and the nation. West Point’s education and training programs will give you the opportunity to fully develop that potential.
The letter is signed by Darryl A. Williams, Lieutenant General, US Army

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce proudly awarded Alexis with the Student of the Year award along with a scholarship to aid in her education. HVCC Scholarships are awarded annually to Hurricane High School and Dixie State University outstanding students.

On behalf of the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, we congratulate Alexis on this major accomplishment and wish her much success and safe keeping as she accepts this coveted appointment.