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Washington D.C.
Congressman Gene Green
News Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Great turnout at Rep. Green’s College Workshop

Houston – On January 10, nearly 200 students and parents attended Congressman Gene Green’s Paying for College Workshop at Cesar Chavez High School, one of the largest audiences since the event’s inception. 

“We hold this workshop twice a year because it’s really important that students have the information and tools they need to apply for college.  I was glad to see that so many students and parents came out,” stated Rep. Green. “It really shows the commitment of our community to helping students.”

The winner of the $500 scholarship drawing was Latori Deshotel, a senior at Chavez High School.  Ms. Deshotel has been accepted at Texas Southern University and will major in engineering.

The Sallie Mae Fund presented information  to students and parents from across the Houston area about planning for college, navigating the financial aid process, and applying for scholarships.  The workshop also featured representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy and local colleges including the University of Houston and Everest College.

Photographed, from the left: Sergio Gonzalez (Sallie Mae), Fred Gutierrez (Chavez High School Scholarship Coordinator), Latori Deshotel (Scholarship Winner), and Congressman Gene Green.






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