MCHS needs community’s votes for $100,000 prize
November 9, 2015
Moffat County High School is in the running for a $100,000 prize and it needs the community's help to achieve victory.
As a part of State Farm's Celebrate My DriveState Farm’s Celebrate My Drive promotion, 22 out of 100 finalists from across the nation will walk away with the cash prize. To win, MCHS is counting on your votes. promotion, 22 out of 100 finalists from across the nation will walk away with the cash prize. To win, MCHS is counting on your votes.
State Farm's Celebrate My Drive promotion, 22 out of 100 finalists from across the nation will walk away with the cash prize. To win, MCHS is counting on your votes.
MCHS student council created a 30-second video promoting safe driving to get to the final round of the contest.
On Monday, the video will go live on State Farm's website, along with the 99 competitor's, and it will be up to MCHS supporters to log on and vote for victory. One vote per email address per day is permitted until Friday.
The 22 winners will also be eligible for a concert from the band Echosmith.
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"I'm super excited," said MCHS Student Council Vice President Brittany Young. "I want us to be able to get to the $100,000 this year. I want to be the class that can say we got the high school a $100,000 grant."
Last year, the high school won $25,000 in the same contest and Craig's State Farm representative Bob Johnson, recently deceased, was credited with getting the school involved in the contest.
"It's something that Bob Johnson, an agent for more than 30 years in the community, would have loved to see continue on," said State Farm spokeswoman Angela Thorpe. "What a wonderful way to remember Bob and continue on a legacy of safety."
MCHS is the only school from Colorado to make it to the final round.
Seven students spent a day filming and editing the video at the request of Principal Kelly McCormick and under the guidance of student council adviser Amanda McDermott.
"We're pretty impressed, they did some pretty good work," McDermott said.
When voting ends on Friday, the schools with the most votes will win the $100,000 grant. Twenty two percent of the winnings must be spent on safe driving education. To support MCHS visit https://www.celebratemydrive.com/?state=CO&vote=#section-votinghttps://www.celebratemydrive.com/?state=CO&vote=#section-voting..
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