Insurance Commissioner Jose Montemayor to Help Award Over $7,500 in Cash Scholarships to Young Americanos Winners
     Over 1,000 Entries Received for Contest Depicting Latino Culture
                             In Central Texas

  WHAT:      Forty student winners of the Young Americanos photography
             contest, which encouraged local youth to photograph their
             interpretation of Latino culture in Central Texas, will be
             awarded over $7,500 in cash scholarships and prizes for their
             winning photos.  Over 200 guests, including the winners and
             their families, will be joined by special guests at a reception
             convened in their honor.

             Also, the winning photographs will be on public display at the
             Mexic-Arte Museum from May 18 through June 22.

  WHEN:      Saturday, May 18, 2002
             2:00 p.m.

  WHERE:     Mexic-Arte Museum
             419 Congress Avenue

  WHO:       Over 200 guests, including 40 proud student winners and their
             Jose Montemayor, Texas Insurance Commissioner
             Sylvia Orozco, Mexic-Arte Museum Executive Director
             John Hageman, Farmers Insurance State Director
             Magdalena Zavala, award-winning photographer
             Other special VIP guests

  WHY:       The Young Americanos photography competition is being sponsored
             locally by Farmers Insurance and the Mexic-Arte Museum.  Young
             Americanos was developed by Farmers Insurance as an adjunct
             program to the Smithsonian Institution's Americanos: Latino
             Life in the United States traveling photography exhibition
             which is currently on exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum.
             Additional details of the Young Americanos program can be found
             at .

  CONTACT:   Norma J. Almazan, +1-512-480-9373, or Luis Sahagun,

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PRNewswire -- May 16

SOURCE: Farmers Insurance; Mexic-Arte Museum



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