Keep Texas Beautiful – Award Winners
Shown are the Award Winners recognized at the Keep Texas Beautiful Conference this week in Austin. Congratulations to Cedar Creek Middle School and Smithville Elementary.
Two Bastrop County schools recently received awards from Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) at their annual conference in Austin, Keep Bastrop County Beautiful announced.
Cedar Creek Middle School was awarded first place in the secondary division of the Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Awards. The award recognizes the efforts of youth who beautify their community and create cleaner, greener campuses and neighborhoods. In addition, they receive a $100 cash award for their school.
CCMS students Ciara Fields and Katlyn Gosch represented the PALS program, a group that provides leadership in the school for implementation of a greener campus. CCMS teacher and sponsor Joni Groom, accompanied the students to the presentation. The PALS sponsor, Debbie Burkham was unable to attend.
Ana Murray, principal of Smithville Elementary, received second place in the elementary division for the Sadie Ray Graff Educators and Educational Institution Award. Murray was recognized for encouraging youth involvement and promoting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission through environmental education. The award honors Sadie Ray Graff, an educator in San Antonio, who began using the Waste in Place curriculum in 1979.
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