House Representative

Muņoz, Jr., Sergio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/18/2012

REP. MUÑOZ JOINS EFFORT TO COMBAT UNDERAGE DRINKING

REP. MUÑOZ JOINS EFFORT TO COMBAT UNDERAGE DRINKING WITH $10,000 POSTER CONTEST TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS VIE FOR $10,000 IN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

MISSION TX - State Rep. Muñoz is teaming up with the Texas Hospitality Association (THA) to fight underage drinking and promote alcohol responsibility through a statewide poster contest that will award four 2012 high school graduating seniors $10,000 in educational scholarships.

THA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the Texas high school senior who designs and submits the best poster conveying the message or theme: "If you are under 21, it's illegal to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas." A $2,500 scholarship will go the runner up, $1,500 to 3rd and $1,000 to the 4th best poster. The winning posters will be used in a statewide campaign to promote alcohol responsibility in Texas.

"Underage drinking is an important issue we must address and the scholarship is a great opportunity for high school seniors to openly stand against drinking in their age group. We must all play a role in raising awareness for the safety of our youth," said Rep. Muñoz.

The contest is open to all 2012 Texas high school seniors. Artwork must be an original design and may be computer or electronically generated, hand drawn or photographed.
Students have until May 4 to submit their poster to THA.

For complete details on the THA $10,000 poster contest go to: www.texashospitalityassociation.com.


CONTACT: RICHARD P. SANCHEZ
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