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Tyler ISD to celebrate annual GenTX Day

TYLER, May 3, 2013—Today, Tyler and cities across the state will unite in celebration of GenTX Day, an event to celebrate the students of Generation TX and their plans for the future. 

On May 3, the students of Generation TX will experience a visible show of support for their accomplishments from their schools and communities, and receive encouragement that higher education is completely within their reach. To celebrate GenTX Day, everyone in the community is asked to help create a college-going and career-ready culture by wearing college t-shirts, taking steps towards college enrollment, and sharing stories about how education has impacted and shaped their lives.

Colleges and high schools all over the state will have college application drives, college tours, GenTX Day pep rallies, and college-bound students will be showcased on senior spotlight posters displayed throughout the schools.

Generation TX is an initiative of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to support the creation of a college-going and career-ready culture across the state of Texas. The Generation TX movement helps students overcome obstacles that stand between them and higher education, and seeks to empower these students with guidance, information, and inspiration to create a new future for themselves, their families, and all Texans.

Statewide events, such as GenTX Day, are opportunities to inspire students to pursue education beyond high school by sharing the joys and benefits that come with higher education: pride in one’s self, broader opportunities, a rewarding career path, and the ability to take care of family.

 

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