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Awards Ceremony for the annual Texas history essay contest April 14th
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April, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:00 P.M.

Alamo Hall on Alamo Complex

Alamo Mission Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas announces the Awards Ceremony for the annual Texas history essay contest and scholarship winners in Alamo Hall on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. The exciting program will feature Charles Lara portraying Jose Antonio Navarro, also a vocal performance by Mary-Lil Chappell accompanied by Sue Scott.

From many Texas history essay entries submitted by area schools, first place in the fourth grade goes to Marisol P. de la Garza, a student at Cambridge Elementary School, AHISD for her essay about Jose Navarro. With the seventh grade subject, "Angel of Goliad" Madison Elizabeth Wright of Alamo Heights Junior School won first place. Second or third place goes to winners from St. Luke’s Episcopal School and Garner Middle School, NEISD.

The winner in the Outstanding Texas History Teacher contest is Emily Marie Bryce of Redland Oaks Elementary School, NEISD.

Alamo Mission Chapter, DRT will present a scholarship to Erik Nielsen for his superior essay about "Why Texas History Is Important To Me." Erik will read his essay at the ceremony on April 14. He attends Antonian College Preparatory High School and plans to attend A & M University.


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