Ben Franklin High School to dedicate Diversity Garden honoring class of 1966 and celebrate Recycle Day
Ben Franklin High School to Dedicate Diversity Garden Honoring Class of 1966 and Celebrate Recycle Day
Class of 1966 was school’s first integrated graduating class
WHAT: Ben Franklin High School will celebrate its rich history with a good cause by helping “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” for two days. On November 15, the school will dedicate its new Diversity Garden filled with Louisiana native plants honoring the Class of 1966, Ben Franklin’s first integrated graduating class. The project was made possible by the Class of 1966, Eco Urban Landscaping and the United Houma Nation. The following day the school will take part in America Recycles Day and help support cleanup and recycle programs. Collection boxes will be placed in the faculty parking lot for: used printer cartridges, used batteries, plastic and paper grocery bags as well as plastic, aluminum, paper, and cardboard recycle containers. Open to the public.
Diversity Garden dedication
Friday, November 15 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ben Franklin partners with Keep Louisiana Beautiful for “America Recycles Day”
Saturday, November 16 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin High School 2001 Leon C. Simon Dr. New Orleans, LA 70122
Benjamin Franklin High School, located on the University of New Orleans campus, was founded in 1957, its stated mission, to prepare students of high academic achievement to be successful in life. Franklin has been consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week magazines and has received the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 public school in the state again this year. Franklin is a National Blue Ribbon School. For more information visit http://www.bfhsla.org
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