A few Science Hill legends will be returning to Topper Palace on March 23 to help raise funds for the attendance program at Science Hill and other Johnson City Schools. Carver Recreation Director and Johnson City Board of Education member Herb Greenlee has been working hard to find players and has commitments from Science Hill greats like Damon Johnson and Shane Williams.
Admission will be $5 per person and the doors of Topper Palace will open at 5 p.m. There will be three basketball games at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30.
“We are really excited to have this community event to support the different attendance efforts we have going on in Johnson City Schools,” said Frank Flowe, who serves as attendance support and Court Liaison for Johnson City Schools. “We appreciate everyone coming together to help us, and we hope to keep that same community support when it comes to things like attendance, healthy and vibrant school culture, and community/school pride. It’s important for students, parents and community members to realize the importance of the impact daily attendance and showing up on time has on their education and future. Subsequently, we as a community thrive when our children do!”
The funds raised will go toward programs like Topper Mentors, which is a group of Science Hill students who visit Johnson City elementary and middle schools to create relationships with students and speak about the importance of attendance. The high school students also provide encouragement to their younger peers and insight into what the future holds for these students at the Hill. The funds will also help with vital incentive programs to continue to improve attendance at Science Hill and all Johnson City Schools.