SUCCESS! Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle is Now the Official Sea Turtle of the State of Texas!
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Photo: The Oppe Green Team, lead by science teacher Katie Blaser (back right) with Rep. Craig Eiland (back) at the Texas State Capitol (Article and photo by Johnston_Farrow@gisd.org)
From Mrs. Blaser: "Thank you for all of your support that you have shown Oppe and the GREEN TEAM throughout this whole process!"
The Oppe Green Team, a group of 4th graders, traveled to Austin on March 20 to testify before the House of Representatives to move the committee to pass their bill to make the Kemp ridley sea turtle the official sea turtle of Texas, endorsed by local Rep. Craig Eiland. The bill was unanimously passed and will be put towards a House vote in coming weeks. Local Texas Senator Larry Taylor told the group he will move to push it through Senate.
The team had the idea of writing the bill after Rep. Craig Eiland came to the school to teach them how a bill gets passed. The students decided the Kemp ridley could be the official sea turtle of Texas after seeing a video on the species native to Galveston Island.
Photo: Texas House Rep. Craig Eiland and Class sponsor Katie Blaser (back) with the Oppe Green Team
Our principal recently announced the honor roll for the fifth six weeks of the 2012-13 academic year. Please click here to access the list.