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Creativity wins! Student video earns MCHS $10,000 From POWERADE

Power Your School Award – (L-R): Library Media Specialist Anita Love, Athletic Director Matt Shirley, Principal Clint Graham, representatives from Clark Beverage Group, Inc. Timmy Garrett and Daniel Trowbridge, and Superintendent Benny Lile. Photo/MCS

By Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division,

General Manager

Jobe Publishing, Inc.


Metcalfe County High School received a $10,000 check today from POWERADE to benefit the school’s athletic program.

MCHS students, with the help of Library Media Specialist Anita Love, submitted a video describing why the school deserved to win the “Power Your School” top prize.

“We were very surprised and excited to learn that we had received $10,000 from Powerade. We wanted the video to show how sports have a positive impact on our students, and this money will allow us to purchase equipment that will help our athletes achieve their goals,” said Anita Love, MCHS Library Media Specialist.

Entries were judged on creativity/originality, school need, incorporation of POWERADE, and quality. The video was chosen as one of 50 grand prizes worth $10,000 each. There were 150 schools that won prizes worth $2,000 each.

The MCHS video described how sports at Metcalfe County High School are about so much more than the time spent on the field and the court, it shapes the adults they will become.

“I’m so happy for our school,” Shirley said. “Winning this is a true blessing. We will put this money to good use for our students.”

“We are looking at upgrading our weight room and making sure all students have a useful and beneficial workout environment.  We are currently looking at other needs as well,” said Clint Graham, Principal.

“This is evidence of what can happen when a group of talented and determined people come together for a good cause. We so much appreciate Coca-Cola and the Clark Beverage Group* for the opportunity they provided for us,” said Benny Lile, Superintendent.

*Clark Beverage Group, Inc. is a local distributer for the Coca-Cola Company which markets POWERADE.

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