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Colombian dealer handing out cars to seniors in high school

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For the past seven years, the Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeplum has given them their own hard-working high school senior car, and this year is no exception.

During a live event at the dealership on Saturday, May 21st at 5pm, one lucky MCPS senior will win the 2022 Jeep Compass with the dealer’s annual Strive to Drive gift.

7 years of effort to drive

In 2015, Eddie Collier, owner of the Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeplum, devised the program with then-director Eddie Hickman.

“Thanks to the community for supporting us and becoming a successful dealer over the last few years. This is our way of giving back,” Collier told the Daily Herald earlier.

Collier said he and his wife first worked hard to come up with the idea of ​​a drive giveaway while returning from a trip to Florida. They saw it as a way of giving back, while encouraging local students to do their best at school.

“It’s especially great to give back to the children,” said Gina Collier. “We want to keep them motivated until the end of the year.”

Collier wanted to help students succeed in helping them plan college and graduate from high school.

Graduates of Morley County Public School will be awarded this new Jeep SUV by Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeplum during the district's annual Strive to Drive event on May 21st.

This program recognizes seniors who have received A / B honor rolls and / or full attendance during the 9-week marking period. During each marking period, seniors will get an entry for each criterion into a brand new car lottery offered free of charge by the Colombian CDJR.

Kara Stofel was interviewed after winning the new Jeep Compass at the 4th Strive to Drive Present at Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RamFiat on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Once the program was implemented, students were given the choice of vehicles to be distributed and added the completion of FAFSA and TN Promise. With four 9-week school periods, students who receive good grades and perfect attendance each quarter can earn up to eight entries.

more:Student in the center takes home a car with a Strive to Drive giveaway

These incentives helped students strive for better grades, attendance, and future plans.