A senior at South Hills High School in Fort Worth won a new Honda Civic LX by penning the best essay in the annual Words for Wheels contest.
BreAvery Simpson got the keys to the vehicle on April 29 at a ceremony at Frank Kent Honda. He chose a red one.
Read his essay here.
More than 200 students wrote 1,000 word essays on the role of technology in society and how they plan to use technology in the future to promote and help Fort Worth.
BreAvery's essay "My Vision for an Innovative Future" was judged the top one by a panel that included Frank Kent Honda owners Will Churchill and Corrie Watson. (r: Will Churchill hands car keys to BreAvery Simpson/photo from Mike Zukerman, FWISD)
The cost of the car's taxes, title and license were covered by the Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU). BreAvery and two runners up received a $250 savings account.
From a news release: "Last year’s winner Robyn Sims says winning the Honda Civic changed her life tremendously.
“The car has allowed me to work in Fort Worth and commute to Denton where I go to school,” said Sims. “This would not have been possible had I not won the essay contest!”
Mayor (Betsy) Price and Superintendent (Walter) Dansby agreed the contest is a reflection of the city’s commitment to inspire the youth with leadership and community service opportunities.
“Words for Wheels is an exciting opportunity for kids to share their ideas around emerging technology and showcase their writing skills — something that is vitally important for their future success,” said Mayor Price. “We thank all of the partners involved, especially Frank Kent Honda for their support for education. These partnerships are building a better city and a better tomorrow for all of us.”
Here's a link to more Fort Worth ISD pictures from the event.