Archive for June, 2017
Ke’Shauntez Debow, a sophomore at Gallatin High School, won a brand new car tonight because of good grades. “I’m so surprised,” says Ke’Shauntez, “I never win anything… not even bingo in class!”.
The annual contest, hosted by Newton Motor Group’s two Nissan dealerships, is open to all students enrolled in a middle Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away eight cars to students in the Nashville area.
The grand prize at each location was a 2017 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,370. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so the winning students don’t have to pay anything for their new cars,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Motor Group’s Vice President. Students enter the contest by bringing in their report card from the most recent school year. Students increase their chances of winning by making good grades, since they receive one entry per “A” on their report card.
Nashville’s very own News Channel 5’s Senior Meteorologist Lelan Statom helped to host the event, which also featured trivia for prizes before the giveaway. Statom captured the big moment for social media to see. Ke’Shauntez couldn’t hold back the shock and surprise of a brand new car!
— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) June 23, 2017