Hokes Bluff honor student wins new car at graduation

June 10, 2016 chris
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By Sarrah Peters/News Editor

For nine years Devan Lowe Cadillac Buick GMC Lincoln in Rainbow City has offered an enticing deal for graduating students of the ten Etowah County High Schools. Seniors who made the A and A/B honor rolls are allowed to register after each nine weeks grading period to win a brand new car. Honor students have the chance to enter the chance drawing three times. This year the dealership received 200 entries in the car giveaway.

During the Hokes Bluff graduation on May 27, the students were abuzz with the news that one of the seniors in their class had won the new car. During the graduation practice, Eryn McCoy was surprised to be presented with the keys to her brand new Buick Verano. Although McCoy knew she was in the running, she didn’t expect to win. McCoy, with her parents, picked up the car from the Devan Lowe dealership on June 3.

McCoy said that she tries to keep her grades up regardless as her parents encourage her, but that she kept the drawing in mind during the school year.

McCoy’s former car had been dying on her often. She says the new car “will certainly help” her as she attends college.

McCoy has received a scholarship to study at Jacksonville State University, where she hopes to obtain a degree in psychology.

McCoy’s mother Donya, who had missed the graduation practice where McCoy received the keys was very excited to learn her daughter had won. Donya said that the car and scholarship have been a blessing.