Driving Through the Storm Car Show 

By: Trevon Alexander

     On October 21, 2017, RHS Leadership students Trevon Alexander, Ashton Vandiver, and Paul Mayberry held a car show from 1-5pm for their 20% project. This was a project that was entirely driven by them. Since the beginning of the year, they were given 20% of their class time each week to work on turning their passions into a project to benefit the community or world around them.

     Prior to the day of the project, one obstacle Ashton Vandiver said was “We weren’t sure on the exact number of cars that were going to show up. We had 7 pre-registered and lots of people saying that they’re going to show up on the day of, so we will prepare and hope for the best.” These students did well on advertising their first event by spreading it on Facebook, Twitter, around town, and just going to people they know that would be interested. You could tell by the result on Saturday because they had 8 cars, 30 minutes before the show even opened up.

     It was a perfect day for a car show, nice weather, Jeff McGill cooked hot dogs, burgers, and pulled pork with the Cattlemen’s Association. Sonic had donated 200-300 hot dog/burger buns towards this event. This event had 21 cars in attendance. Two awards were available, Best in Show (decided by the judges) and People’s Choice (people decide on their favorite car). The Best in Show award went to Mrs. Cindy Hamm and her brown 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1. The People’s Choice award went to Mr. Billy Cringan and his sky blue 2017 Ford Mustang GT-350. The people absolutely loved the show along with the food, these students raised a total of $899.00 in donations that they’ll donate to the Hurricane Harvey victims through the American Red Cross.

Posted by scomegys On 10 November, 2017 at 1:52 PM