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Good grades help PLAS student win car

Thursday night during the Pike Liberal Arts graduation ceremony, Jason Gregory the owner of Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram announced Hannah Helms as the winner of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee for a three-year lease.

“At the end of the year for graduation, we pick out the car, which this year is the Jeep Cherokee,” Gregory said. “We provide a three-year lease for the one graduating senior whose name gets drawn.”

This marks the second year that Premier Chrysler has held a drawing for high school seniors from Pike County city schools to enter for a chance to win a car. For every A the student receives on their report card, they can enter their name one time.

Premier Chrysler pays up front for everything for the three years. “We just think it’s a way to give back to a graduating senior and their family. It’s an incentive for a graduating senior to push a little harder and study a little more to get that A,” Gregory said.

He also believes it is important to help out parents who are thinking about getting a car for their child to go to college.

Last year, the winner was a student from Pike County High School, and this year the winner, Hannah Helms, is from Pike Liberal Arts.

“It was definitely a surprise,” Helms said with a smile. “I just expected to come to graduation with my friends. I was not expecting this.”

Helms has plans to attend Troy University in the fall.