Grimsley Grad WIns New Car at Cool to Serve Event

Sarah Aboeid, a recent graduate of Grimsley High, will start her college years driving a brand-new 2012 Honda Civic LX from Vann York Auto Group. She was the lucky winner today at Guilford County Schools' inaugural Cool to Serve event, which honored students who made a commitment to service-learning.

Sarah said winning the car will give her a sense of individuality. As the oldest of nine children, she would have had to depend on her mom to drive her places if not for the new vehicle. She plans to continue volunteering while attending UNCG, where she will major in biology on her path to a career in medicine.

Sarah was one of more than 500 students who recorded at least 175 hours of service-learning time, earning her a Service-Learning Diploma and making her eligible to win the car. She earned 180 hours of service-learning credit by tutoring elementary students at Brooks Global Studies and volunteering at local daycare facilities. Another 358 students earned the exemplary award by recording at least 75 hours of service and had a chance to win prizes such as iPads and iPods.

Cool to Serve, which took place at Showplace in High Point, was made possible through a donation from Businesses for Excellence in Education.