On Thursday, Chillicothe High School's anti-drug program gave away over $5,000 in small prizes. Those prizes included: laptops, airpods, Bluetooth speakers, a bike, tablets, and various gift cards.
CHS social studies teacher Katie Kern-Blystone draws the winning name for the K2S car (Madison Raines/CAVS Media).
The Keys to Success program also gave away a brand new 2018 Kia Forte. The winner of the K2S car was CHS junior Cheyanne Cantrell.
Cantrell became eligible to win the car after meeting the drug testing, gpa, and code of conduct components of the K2S program.
Bart Herrnstein, of Herrnstein Auto Group, congratulates K2S car winner Cheyanne Cantrell (Madison Raines/CAVS Media).
Also at the assembly, Dr. Phil Campbell, a Jostens Renaissance Ambassador, delivered the keynote address.
Dr. Phil Campbell addresses the CHS student body during the K2S assembly (Jaymie Grim/CAVS Media).
Campbell spoke about making good choices, while also encouraging teachers to help students channel their talents in a positive way. For example, he talked about how he had a student, who put graffiti in a restroom, paint a mural inside his school building.
"We took that negative situation and turned it into something positive," said Campbell. "All of a sudden, this outcast in my building had ownership, right there, in a key spot."
According to CHS Principal Dustin Weaver, more than 500 students joined K2S this year, which is more membership than in the program's first two years combined.
"This is not about being perfect," said Greg Phillips, CHS Spanish teacher. "This is about making a difference; this is about digging in and taking a stand."
Members of K2S gather after the assembly (CAVS Media).