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Texas High Student Wins $8,000 in TxDOT PSA Contest

Schools compete for Project Graduation funding

Texas High School student, Emma Burns, shows off the $8,000 check she received for winning the TxDOT Traffic Safety Public Service Announcement competition held in March. Texas High was awarded a total of $8,000, winning the Atlanta District competition and placing second in the statewide competition.

The funds will go toward this year’s Project Celebration at the school. Pictured from left: Buddy Williams, TxDOT Atlanta District Engineer; Emma Burns, student; Patti O’Bannon, Texas High Principal; Kristy Whisenhunt, TxDOT Atlanta District Traffic Safety Specialist.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and
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