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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green Helps Students Fulfill Their Dreams

September 19, 2005
Press Release
HOUSTON, TX-Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston), on Monday, September 19, 2005 held his 8th Paying for College Workshop, in conjunction with the Sallie Mae Fund at Cesar Chavez High School in Houston.
Congressman Gene Green was joined by 200 attendees that included parents, students and school administrators.
This is our 8th time to hold this event, said Congressman Gene Green.  Each time it has gotten bigger and better which lets us know that we are getting the word out and that we are definitely making a difference in the lives of the youth in our community. Every time we hold this event we pick a different high school in our district.  So far we have held our workshop at North Shore High School, Aldine, Milby, MacArthur, Furr, Sam Houston, Austin and of course this year at Cesar Chavez High School.
The workshop, which is held in conjunction with the Sallie Mae Fund has been serving students in the 29th Congressional District for the last four years.  Twice a year, Sallie Mae Fund representatives join Congressman Gene Green and give a tutorial that shows parents and student how they can access money for college through Federal loans, grants and scholarships.  The presentation is held in both in English and in Spanish.
Two $500 Scholarships, from the Sallie Mae Fund, were awarded at the end of the special workshop.  Both winners were from Cesar Chavez High School.  Scholarship winners were Jennifer Martinez, 12th grader; and Jose Rodriguez, 11th grader.  Students throughout the 29th district were in attendance, with 25 high schools represented and five school districts, including, Houston, Galena Park, Aldine, Goose Creek and Pasadena ISDs.