Take Care of Texas Video Contest winners announced

Release Date
Tue, February 20 2018
First Place winners are Shelby Doroshow, Royse City High School, Royse City and Alexis Wragg, Talkington School for Young Women Leaders, Lubbock
Brian McGovern

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 6th through 12th-grade video contest. Students throughout the state submitted 30-second videos showing how Texans can help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, or reduce waste.

A panel of judges narrowed 220 entries down to 12 finalists. Members of the public then voted on those 12, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place standings were decided by TCEQ commissioners, executive staff, and representatives from the contest partner, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.

Students from all over Texas entered the contest and the following students were selected as winners:

9 through 12 Grade 6 through 8 Grade
1st Place: $2,500 Scholarship
Shelby Doroshow, 12th grader from Royse City High School, Royse City
1st Place: GoPro HERO5 Black Package
Alexis Wragg, 8th grader from Talkington School for Young Women Leaders, Lubbock
2nd Place: $1,500 Scholarship
Elizabeth Watson, 9th grader from Vanguard College Preparatory School, Waco
2nd Place: GoPro HERO5 Session Package
Greyson Blanchard, 8th grader from Celina Junior High School, Celina
3rd Place: $500 Scholarship
Matthew McKeon, 11th grader from Keller High School, Keller
3rd Place: GoPro HERO Session Package
Oziel Gonzalez, 7th grader from Trautmann Middle School, Laredo

Members of the public can view the videos on the Take Care of Texas website. Members of the press can download the videos using the following links:

Shelby Doroshow Alexis Wragg
Elizabeth Watson Greyson Blanchard
Matthew McKeon Oziel Gonzalez

On May 16, the TCEQ Commissioners and a representative from the contest partner, Waste Management of Texas, Inc., will present prizes to the first place winners.

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.

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