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Gentry Wins HLSR Award
03/22/2017
 Gentry Junior School faculty and staff members show off their western wear as the school celebrates Texas Independence Day and Go Texan Day.

Gentry Junior School faculty and staff members show off their western wear as the school celebrates Texas Independence Day and Go Texan Day. Gentry received an award in the Public School in the Western Heritage Community Challenge of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for activities and events held to help preserve Texas tradition and build awareness of the HLSR. Pictured are (from left) Darlene Minyard, counselor; Cheri Oehler, administrative assistant; Kathy Holland, principal and Angie Putnam, campus instructional specialist.

 
Gentry Wins HLSR Award

Gentry Junior School was selected as the winner of the Public School category of the Western Heritage Community Challenge, part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo activities for 2017. Each year, organizations, schools, non-profits and offices are challenged to participate in a one-day event to build pride in Texas and western heritage throughout Houston and the surrounding areas. More than 230 groups submitted applications and photos of their events.

The Gentry Mustangs celebrated Texas Independent Day and Go Texan Day March 3 with a staff chili cook-off with student judges, a door decorating contest, a photo booth and a performance of “Viva Texas” by the choir. Staff and students were encouraged to dress in western attire. After submitting information and pictures of the Gentry activities, the school was notified about the award in a letter from Jerry W. Fabian, chairman of the Western Heritage Community Challenge.

Other winners were Sysco Business Services, Large Business; Hines – Williams Tower, Medium Business; Neway Valve, Small Business; Cathedral House Episcopal School, Private School; Trinity Episcopal Church, Non-Profit; Texas Children’s Hospital, Hospital and Stadium Bar and Grill, Restaurant.

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