Diana Lynn Harshbarger is an American pharmacist and businesswoman along with being a mother, grandmother, and wife prior to becoming a republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Tennessee’s first congressional district. Harshbarger has been working in pharmaceuticals for over 36 years and she was the first in her family to graduate from highschool and college.
Congresswoman, Diana Harshbarger, visited Morristown-West on April 11, 2022 to deliver a speech to the Student Council and Youth Leadership Club members to inspire young leaders within the community. One recurring detail throughout Harshbarger’s speech was how students can preserve their integrity and character. Harshbarger shared, “You will not go anywhere, if you don’t set standards for your moral integrity.” Harshbarger expressed what it takes to be successful in both the business and political world. In light of the upcoming election Harshbarger also shared that, “Legislation matters, words matter, and/or matters, even the smallest words in the English dictionary, make a big difference.”
Harshbarger goes on to mention that being task-oriented and being able to multitask will help students succeed in the future. She shared, “It's hard to step away from a good life, but there’s a bigger mission…” After giving her encouraging speech, Harshbarger also recognized Morristown-West’s Teacher of the Year, Nicole Owens, and awarded her a recognition letter.
"It's hard to step away from a good life, but there’s a bigger mission…"