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Autodealers inspire Moffat County High School students to ‘Aspire to Excellence’

CRAIG — Aspire to Excellence is the new Moffat County High School motto, and students demonstrating achievement will have an opportunity to win a gaming system or a vehicle.

The motto was revealed at assemblies Thursday and Friday, when Principal Kyle York and counselors also presented more about Bulldog Days — part of the new high school schedule. Details are available on the district website or by speaking with one of the high school counselors.

"We need to do more to help you guys do more to aspire to excellence, so we came up with the academic intervention time," York said.

For the "Aspire to Excellence Car Give Away" Cook Chevrolet, Subaru and Ford, of Craig and Steamboat Springs, and Victory Motors, of Craig, have each donated one car that will be given away at the end of the school year.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to win one of two cars, and freshman have a chance to be entered into a drawing to win one of the top gaming systems to be given away at the end of the school year.

To receive an entry to the drawing, students must attain 90 percent attendance and a 3.5 grade point average or increase their grade point average by .5 and their attendance by 20 percent. Once they've met these goals, students may receive an added ticket if they are involved in two or more activities at the school.

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"I believe in Moffat County High School," said Scott Cook, Cook Chevrolet, Subaru owner.

He and Steve Maneotis, owner of Victory Motors of Craig, were on hand at the assemblies to speak to students about why striving for excellence is important to their future.

Both Cook and Maneotis and are graduates of Moffat County High School. Maneotis has selected a 2006 Dodge Durango to donate for the drawing.

"I'm grateful for the education I had at Moffat County. I want to acknowledge the work done by teachers and staff to put this program together for you," Maneotis said. "This is great. This is powerful."

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.