Academic achievers get Jonas Bros. tickets

March 5, 2009 5:34:54 PM PST
Twenty-six academic achievers from across the Houston area are heading to the Rodeo. But they're not going on just any day. They're going when the Jonas Brothers are in town. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Iris Vasquez, a student at HISD's Looscan Elementary, is one of the students being recognized by Reliant Energy. Teachers and principals nominated some 800 students from 14 school districts, but only 26 students were chosen.

So what does Vasquez, who's known as "Little Sunshine" in her class, have to say about going to see the Jonas brothers?

"Very, very, very excited," she said.

Vasquez and the other students get to sit on the field for Sunday's big show. They also get a parking pass, carnival tickets and a free dinner.

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