Youth and Educator Awards

The KTB Youth and Educator Awards honor extraordinary students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities. Awards are given in a number of categories, to elementary through college-level youth as well as educators and youth organizers.

Applications for the 2017 Youth and Educator Awards will be available soon. Submissions are due May 2, 2017. Check back soon for more information!

To learn more about our awards training program, including our free, pre-recorded webinars, please click here.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Youth and Educator Awards!

Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Awards
This honor recognizes the outstanding made by youth whose accomplishments are bringing about cleaner, more beautiful campuses, parks and communities, thus making Texas a better place to live. Learn about Ruthe Jackson.

Youth Individual - High School
Jaideep Patil, Plano

Youth Individual - Middle School
Alexandra Reed, Katy

Youth Individual - Scouts
Ashley Rodda, Murphy

Andrew Jacob Wagner, Shiner

Scout Troop
BSA Cub Scout Pack 141, Alpine

Off-Campus Organization
Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Youth Advisory Board, Sugar Land

Elementary School
Coston Elementary Restoration/Preservation Club, Lufkin

High School
Lewisville High School Student Council, Lewisville

Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Irving

Sadie Ray Graff Awards
This honor recognizes those in the field of education who encourage or demonstrate efforts to promote the KTB mission through environmental education. Learn about Sadie Ray Graff.

Educator - Elementary
Christi Fuchs, Cuero

Educator - Middle School
Tina Pilgrim, Murphy

Educator - High School
Amanda Mortl Walker, Austin

School Employee/Volunteer
Zeke Contreras, Alpine

Elementary School
Alamo Elementary, Baytown

Off-Campus Organization
Pegasus Schools, Inc., Lockhart

Grand Prairie ISD STEM Camp, Grand Prairie

For questions or more information, contact Melody Alcazar at

Past Youth and Educator Award Winners