US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Vicksburg District reaffirms partnership agreement with Beechwood Elementary

Published Nov. 5, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard and Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams sign an adoption certificate Nov. 4 at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, securing the 2019-2020 adopt-a-school partnership between the district and the school.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard and Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams sign an adoption certificate Nov. 4 at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, securing the 2019-2020 adopt-a-school partnership between the district and the school. The Vicksburg District's outreach committee coordinates the adopt-a-school program annually. The program provides the district an opportunity to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard and Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams hold an adoption certificate Nov. 4 at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard and Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams hold an adoption certificate Nov. 4 at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The certificate commemorates the partnership between the district and the school for the 2019-2020 school year. The Vicksburg District's outreach committee coordinates the adopt-a-school program annually. The program provides the district an opportunity to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard, Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams, Vicksburg District outreach committee members and faculty and staff from Beechwood Elementary School discuss the adopt-a-school plan for the 2019-2020 school year at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov. 4.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard, Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams, Vicksburg District outreach committee members and faculty and staff from Beechwood Elementary School discuss the adopt-a-school plan for the 2019-2020 school year at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov. 4. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg (USACE) District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard and Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams sign an adoption certificate Nov. 4 Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, securing the 2019-2020 Adopt-A-School partnership between the district and the school.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg (USACE) District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard and Beechwood Elementary School principal David Adams sign an adoption certificate Nov. 4 Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, securing the 2019-2020 Adopt-A-School partnership between the district and the school. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard speaks to students during an adopt-a-school signing ceremony at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov. 4.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard speaks to students during an adopt-a-school signing ceremony at Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Nov. 4. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard signs an adoption certificate Nov. 4 Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, securing a partnership with the school and the district for the 2019-2020 school year.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard signs an adoption certificate Nov. 4 Beechwood Elementary School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, securing a partnership with the school and the district for the 2019-2020 school year. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District signed a partnership agreement with Beechwood Elementary Nov. 4 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The agreement reaffirmed Beechwood Elementary as Vicksburg District’s adopt-a-school partner for the 2019-2020 school year. Annually, the district participates in an adopt-a-school program with local schools to inspire future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; enhance local understanding of the USACE mission; and encourage community outreach participation from USACE employees.

The district has participated in the local adopt-a-school program with schools in the Vicksburg Warren School District for more than 20 years. This is the second year the district has adopted Beechwood Elementary.

“We seek ways to give back to the local community, and this partnership with Beechwood is one of those efforts,” said Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert A. Hilliard. “Our local schools are critical to building the future workforce, and so the district is proud to contribute in some small way to the wonderful work our teachers and administrators are already doing.”
In previous years, district employees have supported the adopt-a-school program by tutoring students, serving as proctors during state testing, judging science and reading fairs, speaking to students about water safety and STEM and much more.

The signing ceremony was attended by the district commander, as well as members of the district’s outreach committee and faculty, staff and students from Beechwood Elementary. Students delivered the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced speakers during the engagement. The district’s outreach committee members met with Beechwood Elementary faculty and staff directly following the signing ceremony to outline partnership opportunities for the duration of the school year.

“I thank you for what you’ve done for Beechwood and look forward to another great year of partnership,” said David Adams, Beechwood Elementary principal.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

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Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Release no. 19-032