-National Winner to Receive a $10,000 Educational Scholarship-
HOUSTON (Sept.10, 2013)–Prevent Blindness Texas is pleased to announce that Fort Worth resident Serenity Rae Young has been voted “Most Beautiful Eyes” for the state of Texas. Through the national contest by Prevent Blindness America, Young received the highest number of online votes between Aug. 1-31, 2013. The photo gallery of all state winners can be found at: http://www.preventblindness.org/2013-most-beautiful-eyes-state-contest-winners.
Young and all state winners will receive a free pair of Real Kids Shades (RKS) sunglasses and a copy of the new book, “Jacob’s Eye Patch” by Beth Kobliner Shaw and Jacob Shaw.All state winners advance to the final round of judging for a chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship from Marchon Eyewear. Additional contest sponsors include Eagle Eyes® Optics and Walters Golf.
The national winner will be determined by a celebrity panel of judges that includes ORA-TV’s Larry King, “Fox NFL Sunday” Host Curt Menefee, actress Barbara Eden, and author and financial journalist Beth Kobliner Shaw. The national winner and two family members will enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, where the scholarship will be officially awarded.
“We want to congratulate Serenity Rae Young and all of those who participated by entering and placing their votes,” said Debbie Goss, president and CEO. “We hope everyone had a fun time as well as took a moment to remember the importance of healthy vision, especially for our kids.”
For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children’s eye health and safety, please visit www.preventblindnesstexas.org, www.facebook.com/preventblindnesstexas, www.twitter.com/PBTexas or call (713) 526-2559.
About Prevent Blindness Texas
Founded in 1956, Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness Texas touches the lives of thousands of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the Texas public. Through a network of regional offices and volunteers, we are committed to eliminating preventable blindness in Texas. For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-888-98-SIGHT or visit uson our website, Facebook, Twitter, or blog.