HPHS Receives National Recognition for Beautification Projects

Highland Park High School has received a Second Place designation in the nation from the national Keep America Beautiful organization in the Youth/School category. The award is in recognition of the many beautification efforts made during the 2010-2011 school year including the art project on abandoned houses across the street from the school (CPTED), recycling efforts in classrooms, the community garden and the jeans recycling project.

About 700 affiliates nationwide are eligible to submit projects to Keep America Beautiful for this award competition. "Receiving a Second Place designation is a huge accomplishment," says Philicia McKee, executive director, Keep America Beautiful Shawnee County.

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