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Chiawana Wants to Win Big for the Second Year

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Last year Chiawana pulled in $25,000 and gave back to their students through programs like DECA. Last year Chiawana pulled in $25,000 and gave back to their students through programs like DECA.
PASCO, WA - Celebrate My Drive is a national pledge that allows high schools to compete for a large grant. Last year Chiawana pulled in $25,000 and gave back to their students through programs like DECA, they even saved some to put towards making a better menu in their student store.

Kierstyn Ramos from the DECA Drive Team says, "we make a commitment to drive safely and then it goes towards Chiawana and then if you get in the top 50 its $25,000 which is what we did last year, and we're aiming for top 10 this year".

The program requires they put ten percent of those winnings into a new effort to support safe driving. Chiawana calls this "every 15 minutes", it is a program to educate students on the human toll of drunk driving accidents...

Leslie Bell, Marketing Teacher and DECA Advisor calls on "all of the tri-cities to receive our message that we want them and everyone they know and their loved ones to drive safe and to help us by pledging...making a commitment at celebratemydrive.com".

Chiawana was peaking into the top ten Wednesday night and was beat out by the early risers on the east coast. They ask you to take just a few seconds of your day to pledge by clicking here. Hopefully by next Friday they will reach that goal, you have until 2 p.m. on Friday the 24th to pledge.

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