(PAHomepage) PennDOT has a new program for high school students that will teach them leadership skills and how to keep Pennsylvania clean and litter-free.
This is the first year PennDOT [and] Keep PA Beautiful [have] chosen high school students from around the state for their new Young Ambassadors Program.
“I just found out today that there were like 80-something people, and I was one of the people selected so I was like honored to be selected,” said Jaden Nixon, a Senior at St. John Neumann Regional Academy and Keep PA Beautiful Ambassador.
Of the 84 applicants, 35 high school students, grades 10 through 12, were chosen by PennDOT Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their new Young Ambassadors Program.
Nixon is the only student selected in Lycoming County. She’s always had a passion for the environment.
“I love the earth. Like, I just think it’s beautiful and I’ve been like ‘just throw it in the recycling bin, it’s not hard,” Nixon said.