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City honors Pleasant Run Elementary 5th grade student

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Lancaster – The city of Lancaster is pleased to announce on Wednesday, Jan. 11 the city of Lancaster was notified by the Texas Forest Service Tyger Williamson, a fifth grade student at Pleasant Run Elementary, received the top honor as the State of Texas winner of the Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. 

Williamson’s winning poster is on display at the Lancaster Recreation Center and he will be honored at a community Arbor Day Ceremony on Tuesday, March 20 at Pleasant Run Elementary School at 2 p.m. 

Each year, the city of Lancaster along with the Texas Forest Service provides elementary schools with a curriculum educating students about trees and the benefits they provide the community. 

This year’s themed poster contest “Trees are Terrific from Acorn to Oak!” engaged 171 students from Lancaster Independent School District. 

Williamson received honors for having the best poster in Lancaster and was later recognized as the Texas Forest Service’s overall statewide contest winner. 

Along with the top honors, Williamson will receive a $500 savings bond; a year-long family pass for Texas State Parks, as well as a framed copy of his poster and an invitation to the Official Texas Arbor Day ceremony. 

Williamson’s teacher, Ms. Perdue, will receive a personal iPad2 and $250 to go toward classroom supplies. 

Pleasant Run Elementary will receive $250 for environmental books and supplies and a tree planted on the campus in honor of this significant accomplishment.

The city congratulates Williamson, Ms. Perdue and the LISD on a job well done in demonstrating partnership works! 

For more information please call 972-218-3709 or visit www.lancaster-tx.com. Lancaster Recreation Center is located at 1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway. 

Pleasant Run Elementary is located at 427 W. Pleasant Run Road. 

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