Good Grades = Free Car
Madelyn Griffith won a brand new car last month because of her good grades at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville, TN. Her first words at the microphone were, “GO HAWKS!” to her classmates in the audience. She expressed that she was really grateful and shocked, saying, “I literally almost didn’t come, because I thought I wouldn’t win.” She and her sister were attending a large youth conference at Lipscomb, but they gave up a few hours of camp to come to the 9th Annual Student Car Giveaway at Newton Nissan in Gallatin, TN.
The two sisters and their parents were the very first of almost 100 families to enter the showroom, get a good look at the Nissan Versa, and enjoy free food and beverages while waiting for the big giveaway to begin. Her sister enjoyed playing some of the trivia that opened the event’s giveaways, and won some candy! They thought that’s the only thing they would leave with that night. Little did they know! After winning, Madelyn made sure her sister understood that, “This is MY car, not yours!”
About the Annual Student Car Giveaway
The annual Newton Nissan Car Giveaway event is open to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school. Since the program started in 2009, Newton Nissan has given away ten cars to students in the Nashville area. 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.
About the Grand Prize
The grand prize was a 2018 Nissan Versa, valued at $15,330. “Newton Nissan pays for both the car and sales taxes, so Madelyn doesn’t have to pay anything for her new car,” says Mike Abbondanza, Newton Nissan’s Vice President. We at Newton Nissan are more than happy to give back to our community, particularly our students, in this way!