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First Lady Anita Perry Announces Winner of Texas Round-Up T-Shirt Design Competition

Sixth Grade Student from The Woodlands will be honored in Austin
Thursday, April 15, 2010  •  Austin, Texas  •  First Lady Press Release

First Lady Anita Perry today announced that 12-year-old Pamela Elizarraras Acitores is the winning artist in the First Lady's Texas Round-Up T-shirt Design Competition. Pamela is from Creekside Forest Elementary in The Woodlands, and her design will appear on the official T-shirt for the Texas Round-Up Family Mile on April 24 in Austin.

The competition attracted more than 1,000 entries from students across the state. It offers a chance to create a fitness-inspired design for a premier state fitness event. Pamela and her family will meet First Lady Anita Perry, participate in the Texas Round-Up race events in Austin and be recognized during the ceremony.

"The fitness of children in our state is a serious concern," Mrs. Perry said. "Through programs like Texas Round-Up and the T-shirt competition, we can engage and educate students about the importance of developing healthy habits that can last a lifetime."

Prior to Mrs. Perry selecting the winning design, Texas Round-Up named two finalists including Gavin LaDue of Hallettsville and Brooke Stegman of The Woodlands.

Texas Round-Up strives to improve the health of Texans through education and promotion of physical activity and healthy living. Because healthy habits are best learned early in life, Texas Round-Up reaches out to children to encourage participation in the program.

Governor Rick Perry launched the Texas Round-Up statewide fitness initiative and 10K race in 2004 to motivate and encourage Texans to become more active and incorporate healthy choices into their daily lives. Today, Texas Round-Up is an independent not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of Texas through education and promotion of physical activity and healthy living.

To view the winning design, or for more information about Texas Round-Up and its programs, visit http://www.texasroundup.org.

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