Rochester, Webster, N.Y – The winners have been announced, from The Andrew Langston Center for Educational Excellence ‘Focus on Education’ car giveaway to Rochester City School District seniors.
On June 27, at 11:00am, on Parcel 5 in the City, the winners anxiously awaited the final winning news, while seated on a decorated stage. Each was told they had won one of the prizes, but not one of them knew who had won the new 2018 Henderson Ford Focus. They sat with sealed envelopes in hand, as Quick Lane Assistant Manager Brian Henderson called out a count down to envelope opening.
Tayvon Jackson, graduating senior from School of the Arts, became the very excited owner of a brand new 2018 Henderson Ford Focus. Eleven additional seniors each won a $250.00 cash prize: Kayonnah Singletary (East High School), Anthony Johnson (Edison Career & Technology High School), Alexis Dygert (Rochester Early College International High School), Olivia Moore (School Without Walls), Alfredo Aponte (The School of the Arts), Anthony Jubray Jr. (Wilson Magnet High School), Keysi Morato (World of Inquiry School No. 58), Melissa Fitzgerald (Integrated Arts & Technology High School), Zaquan Jackson (Leadership Academy for Young Men), Laleyshka Cruz (Northeast College High School) and Tiona Peoples (James Monroe High School).
With pride, all of the sponsors were awed by the presentation of success, through these students lives. There was representation in the top 10% of their class, completion of AP courses, advanced band participation over four years, National Honor Society membership, Student Government involvement, sports and club participation over several years with state award recognition, community service and first-steps defined toward professional goals.
This is the second year of the giveaway, sponsored by Henderson Ford, The Andrew Langston Center for Educational Excellence, Advantage Federal Credit Union, Attorney Van Henri White, WDKX, 13 WHAM ABC, WUHF FOX Rochester, and CW Rochester. Believing that every minute matters with scholastics, these sponsors developed a way to reinforce successful student behaviors – passing grades, attendance, timeliness, participation on a school team or club, downloading the RCSD link, finishing a financial literacy online program, and communicating why graduating is important.
Henderson Ford President Randy Henderson stated, “If this giveaway changes one life, it is worth the year of work and investment. On behalf of Henderson Ford, to the Rochester City School District Class of 2018, we are proud of YOU!”
About The Andrew Langston Center for Educational Excellence ‘Focus on Education’ Car and Cash Giveaway
Henderson Ford, The Andrew Langston Center for Educational Excellence (non-profit, 501 C3), Advantage Federal Credit Union, Attorney Van Henri White, WDKX, 13 WHAM ABC, WUHF FOX Rochester, and CW Rochester area group of organizations and businesses which share a common mission to help elevate the graduation rate in the Rochester City School District and around the City of Rochester. They have teamed together, since 2016, to reward student behaviors leading to success: academics, attendance, timeliness, participation, connecting with school resources, developing financial literacy skills, and sharing messages promoting graduation. These behaviors earn the RCSD seniors 13 opportunities to enter the car giveaway, including a cash prize scholarship awarded to a senior from each participating school. For more information, visit: