The Harrisonville Bright Futures organization received the Affiliate of the Year Award for 2017 on March 2.
This is only its fifth year in existence; the program began in Harrisonville in early 2012.
They were recognized for meeting students’ needs and making a difference in the community.
Filer said the process wasn’t too hard.
“Through Bright Futures USA awards process, we were nominated, then selected as a finalist, and then named the winner,” she said.
With approximately 50 affiliates in the nation, the award is prestigious.
“We get a nice award and at the banquet we were honored in front of a crowd that included representatives from other affiliates and potential affiliates,” said Filer.
“We will get to present a session at next year’s Community Engagement Conference.”