CELINA-Just before the close of the 2013-2014 school year, Clay County High School (CCHS) students participated in the first annual Bulldog Pride Incentive Drawing as a reward for meeting goals announced by CCHS principal Ms. Melissa White in early January of this year. Students earned entries in the drawing for participating in academic events, obtaining extra help, maintaining perfect attendance, avoiding tardiness, completing all assignments, demonstrating good effort on state tests, scoring proficient or advanced on EOC benchmark exams, scoring well on the ACT exam, maintaining excellent conduct, being named “Student of the Month” in individual classes, and getting “caught doing good” by staff or students.
Due to great student response to the drawing, many students had more than 20 entries in the drawing. All students had several entries. Three hundred and six prizes ranging in value from $5.00 to $500.00 were given away to deserving students. Student prizes were sponsored by the school and by donations from Bulldog Pride Partners including but not limited to AC Rentals/Radio Shack, Randall Allen, Two Anonymous Donors, Bank of Celina, Celina Dairy Queen, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, Clay County Farm Bureau/Hugh Davenport, Cumberland Bend Golf Course/Duane Randolph, Hall Funeral Home, Hermitage Springs Grocery/Veda Hix, Macon Bank and Trust Co., Diana Monroe, Attorney-at-Law, North Central Telephone Cooperative, Jerry and Linda Strong, TDS Disposal LLC, Upton Funeral Home, James D. White, Jr., Attorney-at-Law
Principal White hopes to make the drawing an annual event.
“I’d like to thank the businesses and individuals who so generously donated to the 2014 Bulldog Pride Incentive Drawing. We know that we call on our local businesses to sponsor so much in our schools, so we are especially appreciative that our 2014 Bulldog Pride Partner list is lengthy. We hope to continue the program next year and would like to invite others to partner with us. I’ll be sending new partnership letters at the beginning of the next school year. Also, beginning in August, those interested can find more information on our website at www.claycountyhigh.com. Becoming a Bulldog Pride Partner is a worthy investment in our students and the future of our community,” said Ms. White.