In 2018, the Elm Heights Elementary School Alumni Committee formed and raised funds to dedicate the Harmony Middle School Science and Art room (formerly Mrs. Daniels’s room) after Tom Showers Teter. Tom attended Elm Heights Elementary School and University High School (class of 1961). He passed away in 2014 after a distinguished career as a public high school science teacher.

Founded from this successful and well-attended dedication, the Elm Heights Elementary School Alumni Committee has decided to launch an annual award to recognize and honor alumni who attended either Elm Heights Elementary School or Harmony School. Nominees should be an alumnus (identified as anyone who attended or worked at) of one of the schools who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, community impact, and inspiration to others.