To celebrate their 55th anniversary, Hudiburg Chevrolet started an essay contest for juniors and seniors at each of the Mid-Del High Schools that feed into Rose State College.
The essay was to be on how students in those schools give back to their community through volunteer work, specifically the one the students are currently volunteering for.
The prize for the contest was a chauffeured Chevrolet Suburban to dinner at Pelicans for four, a ride to prom and to the official school-sponsored After Prom, as well as a $300 donation from Hudiburg Chevrolet to the charity for which the student volunteers.
Georgia Mason, a senior, won the contest for Midwest City High School. She serves as a Store Manager for the DECA store at MCHS. Her volunteer work was through the school, during the Heart of Gold week held each year to raise money for a cause. This year’s H.O.G. week sponsored a 7-year-old boy who is a part of the Children’s Organ Replacement Association. “I knew the 7-year-old boy we donated to, so I knew where the [$300] was going and it was going to do something good,” Mason said.
Georgia Mason and one of her guests stand in front on the chauffeured black Suburban taking them to prom. Photo by Kristina Snow
The Del City winner was junior Imani Cannon. She is currently serving as Vice President of Student Council and has been elected as President for 2012-2013 school year, as well as being one of the captains of the varsity volleyball team. Imani volunteered during WILD Week and served as a chairman for the event. This year the cause was the Oklahoma Children’s Cancer Association, who received the $300 as a result of her essay, alongside the already $17,000 raised through various events; a 5K and a black light show. “I chose them because it really meant a lot to me to change the lives of younger children. They already have it tough by being diagnosed with cancer so being able to bring a light to them and put a smile on their faces made me extremely happy,” Cannon said.
The Carl Albert High School winner was announced May 2, with prom scheduled for Saturday, May 5. The winner was Ashley Edwards, a senior at CAHS.
As well as the charity events, Governor Fallin proclaimed April as “Hudiburg Auto Tradition” month, in celebration of the 55th anniversary.