Keep Texas Beautiful announced San Saba High School FCCLA as a 2nd place winner of the 2011 Ruthie Jackson Award on Friday, May 20. The Ruthie Jackson Award is one of twelve categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Youth & Educator Awards. This honor recognizes outstanding efforts made by youth whose accomplishments are bringing about cleaner, more beautiful campuses, parks, communites, thus making Texas a better place to live.
Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful recognizes the efforts of young people, educators and educational institutions that promote beautification, waste reduction and litter prevention through environmental education and community activisms. San Saba High School FCCLA Senior and Junior group organized an assembly to help promote environmental education and held numerous fundraisers to make brochures for waste reduction and recycling waste reduction.
Award winners were recongnized at KTB's Youth & Educator Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 22, at KTB's 44th Annual Conference in Austin. A full list of award winners, as well as more information about the conference, can be found at www.ktb.org.
Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 360 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. For more information of programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX (1-800-2532689) or visit www.ktb.org.