Highland Park High School was honored at the 58th annual Keep America Beautiful National Conference in New Orleans. The school took second place in the youth category for beautification. HPHS was recognized for the beautification of three properties across the street from the school using the crime prevention through environmental design method. The school was also honored for its jeans recycling effort in partnership with Aeropostale, planting a community garden and school recycling.
Philicia McKee, Executive Director of Keep American Beautiful for Topeka/Shawnee County said, “I want to congratulate Highland Park High School for their hard work and dedication to the mission of improving our community.”