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GenTX Day encourages young Texans toward collegiate futures

GenTX Day May 4 All Texans are invited to show support for higher education by wearing a college T-shirt on Friday, May 4, 2012, for GenTX Day.

Generation Texas, a project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that promotes higher education among Texas high school students and their families, is the organizer of the GenTX Day festivities.

GenTX Day celebrates and congratulates the students of Texas — especially graduating seniors — for their educational accomplishments. GenTX Day celebrations will be taking place throughout Central Texas, with especially large events at Del Valle and Akins high schools on Friday.

Additionally, Generation Texas will announce the winners of a regional video contest on Friday. For the contest, high school students created two-minute YouTube videos depicting why they are “the future of Texas.” Cash scholarships will be awarded to the winners.

GenTX Team at Texas State

The GenTX Team at Texas State University

The Central Texas regional headquarters for Generation Texas is housed in the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University.

“In a sign of solidarity with the movement, we would love to see the entire Texas State University and San Marcos community wear their favorite college T-shirt on Friday, forming a critical mass highlighting the importance of a higher education,” says Isaac Torres, Central Texas outreach director for Generation Texas and a grant specialist for the Center for P-16 Initiatives.

For more information visit www.GenTX.org, or contact Isaac Torres at 512-245-8192 or it10@txstate.edu.

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