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The Pride of Texas

The Pride of Texas

We are proud of SBS second grader, Savannah, who entered her poem, “The Pride of Texas” in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Trailblazer Committee’s inaugural Writing Competition for Texas second graders. According to the Trailblazer Committee, the writing contest is “an opportunity for students to display their creativity, imagination and writing skills in either an essay or poem.” The 2021 theme was “Why I Am Proud to Live in Texas,” and Savannah’s poem definitely fit the bill!

From bluebonnets to tex-mex, Blue Bell to Davy Crockett, her poem highlights the fun Texas icons and traditions we all know and love. Savannah’s second grade teacher, Jessica Ford, said, “Savannah is an excellent student and writer, so I wasn't surprised at all that she won. Savannah takes her time to develop each of her writings and always does her best.”

Enjoy Savannah’s award-winning poem, “The Pride of Texas.”


The Pride of Texas

Texas is my Lone Star State

This is why it’s really great

Tex-mex is good food

Hey watch it dude

You’re about to spill my taco plate


Bluebonnets are great flowers

They make tall blue towers

Armadillos curl into a ball

While pecans fall

Collecting them takes hours


Texans are brave

Davy Crockett came to save

Aggies say howdy

And the twelfth man goes rowdy

Yeah Texans are my fave


In Texas we have rodeos

We get to eat fried oreos

We eat them with Blue Bell ice cream

And it makes us scream

We play country music on our radios


Texan I am proud to be

Living here fills me with glee

In Texas we are friendly to all

And now it’s time to say “Goodbye Y’all”

Let’s go drink some sweet tea