AHS has good chance at $100K prize in contest

Published 12:25 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When online voting ended last week in State Farm’s 2N2 competition, Andalusia High School was in the top 10 of all participating schools, Superintendent Ted Watson told board of education members Monday.

AHS’s Peer Helpers produced the video submitted for the competition. Drive 2N2 means two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel.

Twenty-tow high school submissions receiving the most votes will win $100,000 grants.

Watson said, “We are optimistic we could receive $100,000,” he said. “The kids have spoken and they have some pretty good ideas. Some of the money has to be used on safe driving programs. The other, they would like to use to repave the parking lot and striped the parking lot.”

Winners are expected to be announced Dec. 10.

Watson also reported that Gracie Shellhouse, an AES student of Barbara Peak’s, is a finalist in an essay competition that is part of the Go Daddy Bowl.

In other business, the board:

• Accepted the retirement resignation of Rita Lawson, second grade teacher at Andalusia Elementary, effective Jan 1.

• Set its December meeting for Dec. 14, 2015, at Andalusia High School.