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HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ AWARDS $1.15 MILLION TO AREA GO TEXAN STUDENTS

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo began its 2012 scholarship season today as 72 Texas high school seniors were each awarded a $16,000 scholarship to a Texas college or university.

The 62 participating Area Go Texan counties are: Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colorado, DeWitt, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Goliad, Gonzales, Gregg, Grimes, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Polk, Refugio, Robertson, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Wharton and Williamson.

The 72, four-year, $16,000 scholarships include an additional 10 awards given at large to eligible students within the 62 counties represented in the Area Go Texan Scholarship Program.

These scholarships are part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual commitment of more than $18.8 million to Texas students. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed approximately $283 million to the youth of Texas.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. The 2012 Show runs Feb. 28 – March 18. For tickets and more information, visit www.rodeohouston.com

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