EcoSquad wins national honor
Sam Rayburn High School's EcoSquad won second place in the state and was honored at the National Youth Awards Ceremony by the National Energy Education Development organization in Washington, D.C.
Recent Sam Rayburn graduates Sunni Frias and Malynda Benedetti were responsible for the winning entry and accepted the award, along with their teacher, Jennifer Stewart.
The "Texans Take Action" project promoted energy conservation in their school. Students started a recycling program in the school in which baskets were placed into every classroom and collected once a week by the club.
The club also rehabilitated the school's Ecology Center by adding an organic garden, making garden boxes, creating compost and planting vegetables and herbs.
"I am so proud of our Rayburn students and how much of an active role they took in this project," Stewart said.
The group submitted a scrapbook detailing their project to NEED.
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