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April 2002

Release Date: April 05, 2002

State Board of Education to Honor Area Students for Academic Achievements

The eighth annual Texas Celebrations of Educational Excellence, sponsored by the State Board of Education, will include a presentation ceremony at Angelo State University at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center on the ASU campus.

More than 150 area senior high and junior high school students will be honored for their academic achievement. The students are among some 6,800 who will be recognized statewide in ceremonies at 24 Texas colleges and universities during the week of April 8-12.

The Board of Education created the program to honor the state's top scholars. Local educators, typically the school principal or counselor, select the students who are to receive the excellence award. The honored students include Academic Decathlon winners, National Merit Scholars and top-ranking students in their class.

Also honored are students who have achieved academic distinction in mathematics, science, social studies or English language arts. Each student receives a Celebrations of Educational Excellence medallion and a congratulatory letter from Gov. Rick Perry.

The ASU program will include a welcome by ASU President James Hindman and a talk by Joe Muñoz, a member of the board of the San Angelo Independent School District.

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