Hill Country Middle School students who won the No Barriers Global Impact Challenge last year will be recognized by the mayors of Rollingwood and West Lake Hills next Thursday.
Roxanne McKee, mayor of Rollingwood, and Linda Anthony, mayor of West Lake Hills, will join Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard at the middle school and deliver mayoral proclamations to the students Sept. 6, according to a news release.
No Barriers Global Impact Challenge is a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark ideas from high school and middle school students for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination.
Hill Country was one of two first-place teams to receive $5,000 to help implement their projects. Six students led by teacher Sylvia Troxell proposed a project to create a fun, interactive educational campaign about hidden disabilities to help ensure that all students welcomed, understood and encouraged to participate to the best of their abilities, said Claudia McWhorter, executive director of communication and community engagement, in the release.
View the students' video here.