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03.01.05

Texas A&M Contest Winners Recognized

COLLEGE STATION - Student winners of a drawing/essay contest co-sponsored by Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences PEER program and the University's Chapter of Sigma Xi, Office of the Provost, will be recognized at a dinner held on March 8 at the University's Presidential Conference Center.

The Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health (PEER) is an outreach program designed to stimulate students' career interests in the field of environmental health sciences. The contest challenged local middle school students to either draw a poster depicting houses from around the world, a historic house from their community, a house of the future or write an essay on how to build low-cost housing around the world.

"This contest is an opportunity to share Texas A&M University 's resources and knowledge with the community and public schools within a 70-mile radius of College Station ," says Dr. Larry Johnson, PEER Director. "It also helps the PEER program to foster an appreciation among TAMU undergraduate students of the value of interfacing with public schools."

From among the 350 entries received, the following winners were selected for each division. The winners of the poster drawing division include Alycia Garrett , A&M Consolidated Middle School, College Station; Yu-xin Sun , A&M Consolidated Middle School, College Station; Nimrah Riaz , Cypress Grove Intermediate School, College Station; Amy Gropp, Montgomery Middle School, Montgomery, TX; and Tyler Mitchan , Giddings Middle School, Giddings, TX.

The winners of the essay division include Daniel Fonville , Giddings Middle School, Giddings, TX; Luis Montes De Oca , Caldwell Middle School, Caldwell, TX; Annalesha Sims , Caldwell Middle School, Caldwell, TX; Lane Hahn , Caldwell Middle School, Caldwell, TX; and Lauren Eichler , Giddings Middle School, Giddings, TX.

The dinner will be held in association with the Texas A&M University 's Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Dr. David Woodcock entitled, "Discovery through Documentation: Architectural Investigation of Historic and Cultural Resources." The students will receive a certificate and a $75 check for their efforts, and their work will be displayed in the foyer of the Presidential Conference Center along with the other entries.

Contact Information:
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718



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