Houston County will find out Sept. 12 if it again will be named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
Houston won the honor last year and is again a finalist for the award, presented by the America’s Promise Alliance. This year’s top 100 communities will be announced during a webcast at noon Sept. 12.
The top 100 communities are recognized for supporting youth and improving high school graduation rates, according to a news release. Winners receive a $2,500 grant, trophy and road sign commemorating the honor.
“As a result of our efforts, I strongly believe Houston County will be a recipient of the 2012 100 Best Communities for Young People Award,” Kimberly Welch, executive director of Kids’ Journey, said in the release. Kids’ Journey applied for the grant.
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Houston officials and community leaders will gather at the board of education central office, 1100 Main St., Perry, for a watching party starting at 11:30 a.m. The community is invited to attend.