High Point Gives GCS $20,000

GCS leaders holding big check The High Point City Council and mayor presented Guilford County Schools (GCS) with a check for $20,000 at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 18. The City of High Point won the $20,000 through the Charlotte Motor Speedway's May Race to Education Program.

"We are grateful to Mayor Bernita Sims and City of High Point for their generous donation," said GCS Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green. "The May Race to Education Program is a great way to encourage friendly competition while helping local school districts."

Accepting the check on behalf of GCS were Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green, District 1 Board Member Carlvena Foster, District 2 Board Member Ed Price, and District 7 Board Member Rebecca Buffington. Western Regional Superintendent Angelo Kidd and community advocate David Miller were also part of the presentation.

GCS leaders and Kasey Kahne holding big check Speedway Motorsports , Inc. Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith launched the May Race to Education Program last year. Cities and towns across North Carolina were paired by random drawing with drivers who were competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The City of High Point was paired with NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, who won the Coca-Cola 600, and Greenville, N.C. Mayor Allen Thomas was paired with 2012 All-Star Race winner Jimmie Johnson. Both cities received checks for $20,000 to be used for educational programs in their communities.

Charlotte Motor Speedway president and general manager Marcus Smith and driver Kasey Kahne presented the check to Mayor Sims and Guilford County Board of Education member Carlvena Foster in January.