Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce distributed scooters and Cincinnati Reds tickets to qualifying students in Wayne County’s elementary, middle and high schools.

Chamber staff organized the Every Day Counts festivities in May, formerly known as “School is Cool,” to encourage school attendance and make its importance known.

Nearly 1,000 students met this year’s guidelines for consistent attendance.

This year, WCACC staff delivered scooters to elementary schools, electric scooters to middle schools and Cincinnati Reds tickets to high schools with help from G101.3. One student in each category from every school in Wayne County won one of these prizes.

Winners were Hailey Burdge, Bella Kidd, Brayleigh Walker, Sylas Sink, Adalynn Wickett, Rebecca Walcott, Khalijah Reid, Terra Howard, Hudson Rainer, Leigha Cones, Bella Nichelle Chambers, Penelope Anguiano, Preston Bean, Sunny Li, Gauge Eldridge, Kamari Hurd, Abigail Smith, Brantley Morris, Kamille Johnson, Joe Thomas, Carson Hawk, Savanna Davis, Remy Luangsingotha, Simon Blue, Kaitlyn Wilson and Nate Grujoski. 

During the annual celebration for high school seniors, each received prizes worth $50 to $500, ranging from gift cards to AirPods and tablets. Northeastern’s Garen Sharp won the top prize — a car worth $26,000 — with help from Wetzel Auto.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 3 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.