GenTX Week will celebrate Class of 2021 graduates

Continuation of education and training after high school

VICTORIA, Texas – GenTX Week, from April 26-May 3 will celebrate the Class of 2021 graduates who are continuing their education and training after high school, and encourages students, parents, and community members throughout the Crossroads to take part.

GenTX-Victoria, a community-wide collaboration, aims to encourage an entire generation of Texans to pursue education or training after high school. Sponsors include Victoria V.I.S.D, Victoria College, the University of Houston-Victoria, Workforce Solutions, Golden Crescent and Dow Chemical Company.

“We have a full week of activities, social media contests and celebrations planned for GenTX Week,” said Sabrina Romo, Victoria College director of Pre-College Programs and Recruitment and co-chair of the GenTX-Victoria Steering Committee. “We invite everyone to take part and show how proud we are of our graduates and their decisions to take their education and training past high school.”

Laymon Hicks, a youth empowerment speaker, will share his inspirational story via live-stream on Wednesday, April 28 with high school seniors. Hicks is sponsored by Dow Chemical Company and is being brought on by GenTX-Victoria partners.

Parents and community members are encouraged to share a “Throwback Thursday” photo on social media from their college days on Thursday, April 29. The photo should include a favorite college memory or helpful tip for graduates. Photos tagged with @GenTXVictoria will be eligible to win a prize.

A drive-thru GenTX parade will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30, and high school seniors are invited to participate. The parage will begin at Victoria College and end at the University of Houston-Victoria, and students are encouraged to decorate their vehicles with their college colors.

GenTX Decision Day is on Monday, May 3, and community members are invited to wear their favorite college t-shirt and share photos with @GenTXVictoria for a chance to win prizes.

Seniors are eligible to win prizes during GenTX Week when updating their Facebook profile picture using GenTX-Victoria’s #CollegeIsWhatsNext frame and posting a selfie on Instaram or Facebook sharing their college decisions. Students must tag @GenTXVictoria and use hashtags #DecisionsDays2021 and #YourHighSchoolName to be considered for prizes.

For a chance to win prices, seniors can also duet GenTX-Victoria’s latest TikTok and tag @GenTXVictoria. Prizes include a ring light and stand, Polaroid photo printer, Facebook Portal Mini, phone projector, tech backpack, tech notebook, Fuji Film Mini and Echo Dot.

On May 3, the winners for the social media contests will be announced.

For details on activities, follow @GenTXVictoria on social media. There will be updates posted throughout the week.

Shown in the picture is Laymon Hicks, youth empowerment speaker.