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Take Care of Texas Video Contest winners announced

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 — First Place winners are Shelby Doroshow, Royse City High School, Royse City and Alexis Wragg, Talkington School for Young Women Leaders, Lubbock
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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

1st Place: $2,500 Scholarship
Shelby Doroshow, Royse City High School, Royse City

2nd Place: $1,500 Scholarship
Elizabeth Watson, Vanguard College Preparatory School, Waco

3rd Place: $500 Scholarship
Matthew McKeon, Keller High School, Keller

6 through 8 Grade

1st Place: GoPro HERO5 Black Package
Alexis Wragg, Talkington School for Young Women Leaders, Lubbock

2nd Place: GoPro HERO5 Session Package
Greyson Blanchard, Celina Junior High School, Celina

3rd Place: GoPro HERO Session Package
Oziel Gonzalez, 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

Elizabeth Watson

Matthew McKeon

Alexis Wragg

Greyson Blanchard

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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