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Students Driven to Succeed

Sep 23, 2013 11:26AM ● By Mike

George Grubbs III presents Carroll ISD Superintendent David Faltys and Senior High School Principal Shawn Duhon with a check to help launch their Drive2Excellence Campaign

We all enjoy the smell, the feel and the beauty of a new car. And a new luxury car is up for grabs for one lucky winner for one full year from local business Grubbs Infiniti. Grubbs Infiniti has officially launched their Drive2Excellence program in the Southlake Carroll I.S.D. at both Southlake Carroll High School and Southlake Carroll Senior High School. Grubbs Infiniti has a passion for education and excellence and an excellent education is key to success! Students at both Carroll High Schools are encouraged to perform better in school to have greater opportunities to win tickets that could get them one of the 20 keys that could start the all-new Infiniti Q50. Each six weeks, report cards of students in grades 9-12 will be validated for excellence in academics, attendance and good behavior. At the end of this school year, 20 students will be awarded one vehicle key each. One of those keys will start their 2014 Infiniti Q50 and that student will have this all-new luxury vehicle for one full year.

Better grades equal more tickets and more opportunities to win. The student who has the key that starts their new car will not be the only winner. The additional 19 students who also won an opportunity to win the Infiniti will all win excellent prizes as well— including a new computer and other prizes.

Grubbs Infiniti, a family owned and operated business in Dallas/Ft. Worth rolled out their new program Drive2Excellence in the Southlake Carroll ISD in August. As Southlake High School Dragons returned to school, they were greeted by signage throughout their schools explaining the program and the 2014 Infiniti Q50 that someone will win for one year by earning better grades. An "A" on their report card awards three tickets, a "B" awards two tickets and a "C" earned awards one ticket. Tickets are also earned for perfect attendance. At the end of the school year, all awarded tickets would go into a drawing and 20 students will win a key that will allow them the opportunity to insert in to the ignition of the what could be their very own all-new Infiniti Q50 for one full year. Prizes for the other 19 contestants will also be awarded. For Owner/General Manager George Grubbs III, it's a total win/win situation. "Drive2Excellence was such a no-brainer for us. We are passionate about serving this community and encouraging kids to do better in school with a free car just made sense. When our kids hit high-school, it's a critical time for them to dig in and focus on doing well. Better grades mean scholarships and more opportunities for a secondary education. Fewer absences help the school districts with their funding. If we can encourage them with an amazing incentive like one of our Infiniti vehicles, we are thrilled to be a part of that process". 

Teachers and students at Southlake High School have responded to the Drive2Excellence program with enthusiasm. One teacher said, "Of course we're pushing them to strive for better grades and to really think about their future. When you have a company like Grubbs Infiniti donating a new car, it really helps us to make that happen for the entire school year when they're hoping to win the car or another big prize."  Grubbs Infiniti hopes to take the program into other schools in the area and while adding other incentives. George Grubbs shared, "Who knows? Maybe other businesses will see what's happening and want to be a part of Drive2Excellence. Our goal is to support our schools and teachers and to see our students strive for more A's and B's. For now, we're hoping to lead by example and really make a difference."

Encourage your children to strive to be the best they can be and work towards the opportunity to win a new Grubbs Infiniti Q50 for one year! Grubbs Gives.