High Desert Heroes Honored at Display Commemorating Black History Month

By Staff Reports

(Hesperia)- – Some of the most accomplished residents of the High Desert are being honored through the “Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders” display at the Jerry Lewis High Desert County Government Center in celebration of Black History Month.

“The High Desert residents profiled in the ‘Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders’ display are among the most inspirational role models we have in our communities,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt. “They have been leaders in their professional lives, and leaders in their commitment to public service. I encourage everyone to come by the government center and learn more about these outstanding local residents who are making a difference.”

The 20 honorees range from retired Lt. Col. Tony Marshall, a former fighter pilot and prisoner of war, to the Honorable Judge Debra Harris, to educators, business leaders, medical and legal professionals, to Collin Willis, a standout senior quarterback for Granite Hills High School who has not missed a day of school since entering kindergarten.

The exhibit is presented by Gi & Associates and tps, Creative Expressions, Inc. The photographs are the product of award-winning photographer Benn Johnston and the video was produced by Michael Kernan. This year’s display is sponsored by Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group and the WalMart Distribution Center.

The display will run the entire month of February at the Jerry Lewis High Desert County Government Center located at 15900 Smoke Tree Street, Hesperia. The government center is next to Hesperia City Hall, just north of Main Street on Seventh Avenue.

1 comment for “High Desert Heroes Honored at Display Commemorating Black History Month

  1. Michael Gallagher
    January 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    As a good deterrent to racism, Morgan Freeman says, “Stop talking about it”

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