South Mountain High School’s Communication Arts Magnet Program Received Both the Arizona Group of the Year Award and the Western Regional Group of the Year Award from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Posted by Communications at 5/2/2018

At its first ever Student Showcase, South Mountain High School’s Communication Arts Magnet program received both the Arizona Group of the Year Award and the Western Regional Group of the Year Award from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Two students from the South Mountain High School’s Communication Arts Magnet program contributed over 225 hours last summer through the NRCS Earth Team Volunteer program. Tiyee La Mar and Blanca Ramos assisted in the development of three outreach videos as well as recorded video for five additional videos. The videos they helped develop will be used to connect with communities who can benefit from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Program that is currently improving those structures nearing the end of their design life. In addition, they developed a video on the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) that can be use to help communities protect life and property after a catastrophe such as a wildfire.