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Hats off to our friends at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

2013 February 14
by HISD Communications

Next Friday is Go Texan! Day, when we celebrate the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s return by dressing up in our finest western attire.

The Rodeo is already known for its world-class entertainment, agricultural attractions, and western heritage exhibits—but did you know it is also a huge supporter of public education?

Since 1957, it has awarded more than $17 million in college scholarships to HISD students for their education, including $1,648,000 to 103 members of the Class of 2012 alone. The Show has also been a generous supporter of our Apollo 20 school turnaround program and reading initiatives, contributing $2 million to the former and $500,000 to the latter. And each year, hundreds of students earn recognition through its annual art competition.

The Rodeo will be here this year from Feb. 25 through March 17. Please join me in tipping your hat to our friends there for their enduring support of Houston’s children.

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