2002 BROWER YOUTH AWARD WINNERS

STEFANIE LACY

Age: 17
Home: Bandera, TX
Project: Bandera County Paper Recycling


Stefanie Lacy knew that Bandera, Texas, was more than just a cowboy town that cared about
ranching and rodeos. So in the self-proclaimed "Cowboy Capital of the World," this determined
high school student set out to show the world that Bandera cared about the environment. She
established a paper recycling program that has diverted 280 tons of paper from a landfill and saved
nearly 4,600 trees. She has earned almost $6,000 from the project, and contributed every dime to
the The Friends of the Library of Bandera County and the Animal Welfare Society of Bandera
County. "If it was not for the community as a whole, this project could not exist," she said. "It has
instilled community pride for the conservation and preservation of the environment."