Growing the Future with Shelor Toyota
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Participating Schools 2016-17 School Year
- Auburn Elementary
- Auburn Middle
- Auburn High
- Belle Heth
- Belview Elementary
- Blacksburg High
- Blacksburg Middle
- Check Elementary Middle
- Christiansburg Elementary
- Christiansburg Middle
- Christiansburg High
- Christiansburg Primary
- Craig County Middle School
- Craig County High School
- Critzer Elementary
- Dublin Elementary
- Dublin Middle
- Eastern Montgomery Elementary
- Eastern Elementary Middle
- Eastern Montgomery High
- Falling Branch Elementary
- Floyd Elementary
- Floyd High
- Gilbert Linkous Elementary
- Giles High
- Harding Avenue Elementary
- Indian Valley Elementary Middle
- John Dalton Intermediate
- Kipps Elementary
- Macy McClaugherty Elementary
- Margaret Beeks
- McCleary Elementary
- McHarg Elementary
- Narrows Elementary Middle
- Narrows High
- Prices Fork Elementary
- Pulaski Elementary
- Pulaski Middle
- Pulaski High
- Radford High
- Riverlawn Elementary
- Shawsville Middle
- Snowville Elementary
- Willis Elementary
Help Your School Earn Extra Money
It's easy! Shelor Toyota will donate $100 to your school when your family and friends purchase a vehicle. Just pick up a donation card from your school's PTA/PTO. These can be found in the Main Office.
Win a New Car!
Shelor Toyota will donate 2 vehicles for the 2016-2017 school year. Each school will sell "Chances to Win the Car" throughout the school year and the school keeps all proceeds. All tickets are sent to Shelor Toyota. We will draw the winner of the vehicles in the Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017.
Growing the Future Car Giveaway Winners
The winner of the Shelor Toyota Growing the Future Community Partnership Car Giveaway of a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is Barry Beadles. Thanks to co-owner of Shelor Toyota , David Hagan who drew the winning ticket. Akers purchased her ticket from Craig County High School.
"I was grateful to win the car from Shelor Toyota ", said Beadles. "Thank you for the great staff that helped me with this process!"
The Car Giveaway celebration was held at the Growing the Future Talent Show Finale at Blacksburg High School. The top five finalists were present and all walked away with Matt Hagan Outdoors gift card.
Mary Tucker, PTA staff at Christiansburg Elementary School said "CES is so thankful for the support of Shelor Toyota . We have been able to provide for many events with the Growing the Future program. This money helps with field trips and other student needs throughout the year".
Local elementary, middle, and high schools sold over 50,000 tickets at $1 each. Schools kept 100% of the proceeds. Shelor Toyota plans to give another car away in Spring 2016.
The winner of the Shelor Toyota Growing the Future Community Partnership Car Giveaway of a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is Melissa Akers. Thanks to co-owner of Shelor Toyota , David Hagan who drew the winning ticket. Akers purchased her ticket from Check Elementary School.
"I never dreamed I would win a car, but I give God all the glory. I prayed he would give the car to the person who needed it most", said Akers.
The Car Giveaway celebration was held at the Motor Mile Speedway before the race began. The top ten finalists were present and all walked away with a prize. 6th-10th place winners received $100 Matt Hagan Outdoor gift cards, 2nd-5th place winners received cash prizes totaling $1,400.
Gary Bradshaw, PTA President at Check Elementary School said "Check Elementary is so thankful for the support of Shelor Toyota . We have been able to accomplish many projects with the Growing the Future program. We raised almost $6,000 this year alone with the ticket sales and car reward certificates. When looking for a car, we encourage all our teachers, staff and parents to support Shelor in the way they have supported us".
Local elementary, middle, and high schools sold over 50,000 tickets at $1 each. Schools kept 100% of the proceeds. Shelor Toyota plans to give another car away in October 2015.
The drawing was held on October 24, 2014 at Christiansburg High School.
The winner of the Shelor Toyota Growing the Future Community Partnership Car Giveaway of a 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is Dana Miano. Thanks to co-owner of Shelor Toyota , David Hagan who drew the winning ticket. Dana purchased her ticket from Floyd High School.
"I am now able to give my 17 year old daughter a new car because of Shelor! This is a dream come true and I can't thank Shelor enough", said Miano.
At halftime of the Christiansburg High School football game, Tony Ashe with the Touchdown Club at CHS gave a testimonial on how many ways that Shelor has helped the local schools.
Local elementary, middle, and high schools sold 50,000 tickets at $1 each. Schools kept 100% of the proceeds. Shelor Toyota plans to give another car away in April 2015.
The drawing was held on September 28, 2013, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Shelor Toyota. Presentations from local school partners began at 10:00 and the drawing for the new Chevrolet Spark at 11:00am.
The winner of the Shelor Toyota Growing the Future Community Partnership Car Giveaway of a 2013 Chevrolet Spark is Lori Higginbotham. Thanks to Christiansburg Primary School first-grader Parker who drew the winning ticket. Lori purchased her ticket from Narrows High School.
After the Christiansburg High School choir performed, many testimonials from teachers, parents, coaches and administrators were shared.
"It is great to see a company like Shelor Toyota investing in our most valuable resource -- our children. Hearing the testimonials from teachers and administrators about the difference Shelor has made in their schools is inspiring, with fundraising opportunities like the Win A Car program, scholarships, and the annual talent show. They are encouraging our youth to excel and make a difference. Thank you to David Hagan and Shelor for being a great example to our communities", said Higginbotham.
Local elementary, middle, and high schools sold over 40,000 tickets at $1 each as a yearlong fundraiser. Schools kept 100% of the proceeds. If schools can sell over 50,000 tickets for the 2013-2014 school year, Shelor Toyota will giveaway two vehicles.
The winner of the Car Giveaway for 2010-11 was Sue Kass, a teacher from Blacksburg Middle School & the winner for 2011-12 was Belinda Blodgett.
Shelor Toyota will continue this program again for the 2013-14 school year. The entire program is branded as Growing the Future: Community Partnership. All public schools in Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd Counties and Radford City are invited to participate.
Shelor Toyota's commitment to local schools began over 10 years ago with the $1000 scholarship program for 10 graduating seniors each year. Three years ago, Shelor Toyota added a (1) donation program for student's family and friends who purchase vehicles, (2) incentives for faculty and staff, (3) marketing materials for promoting this program, and (4) a fundraising program for a chance to win a new car.
Over $400,000, in the past year alone, has been donated to elementary, middle and high schools in our area because of this program. Shelor Toyota considers this program: Growing the Future Community Partnership, an investment in the future by supporting education and children in our local communities.
Shelor Toyota Growing the Future Talent Show
Shelor Toyota hosted the 4th annual Growing the Future Talent Show Finale on Saturday, November 7th at Blacksburg High School. Over $60,000 was awarded to students and high schools in the New River Valley and Craig County. Pulaski County High School students, Tyler Weeks, Ian Jarrells, Brandon Atkins, and Alphonso Banian AKA "The Dunkard Bottom Boys", performed a Vocal Comedy Ensemble to "Man of Constant Sorrow" and took home the grand prize of $20,000 for their school and $5,000 for themselves.
"This is the first time I have experienced your talent show and I wish to tell you of the impressive job you did orchestrating this event", said Scott Watson, Floyd County High School Principal. "Thank you for all of your efforts and thanks to Shelor for all of the care and giving that goes to the schools".
Three additional high schools took home big money as well. Blacksburg High School Student, Michaela Perdue, took home second place winning BHS $10,000 and $2,500 for herself. She performed a Hula Hoop dance to "Stolen Dance".
Pulaski County High School senior Moriah Hinton won third place with her vocal performance to "More than a Name on a Wall". This is Moriah's 4th year participating in the Talent Show and she has placed each year, earning Pulaski County High School $25,000 total. She took home $7,500 for the school and $2,000 for herself this year.
Eastern Montgomery High School Student, Damian Claxton played the piano and sang "Let It Be" and took home fourth place. He won $5,000 for the school and $1,500 for himself.
Craig, Christiansburg, Giles, Narrows, Radford and Floyd County schools walked away with $1,000 for the school and all other student/groups walked away with $100. Besides the cash winnings, all of the performers took with them experience, memories, and friendships.
"I just want to thank Shelor for having this event. This event is such an inspiring thing to have for the community. I hope you all continue to have the Growing the Future events", said Damian Claxton, the 4th place winner from Eastern Montgomery High School. "I'm still stoked that I was in 4th place! Thanks for helping the local schools. The money is going to help my school tremendously! I've already talked to the Principal and we have already started planning on what we want to do with the money and thanks to you guys we can now improve our school! I would like to thank God and everyone that made this event possible".
Shelor Toyota hosted the 3rd annual Growing the Future Talent Show Finale on Saturday, November 15 at Christiansburg High School. Over $60,000 was awarded to students and high schools in the New River Valley, Craig County, Giles County, and Radford City. Blacksburg High School student, Morgan Arrivillaga performed a Broadway Vocal and Tap Solo and took home the grand prize of $20,000 for her school and $2,500 for herself.
"This talent show was full of incredibly gifted young men and women. Thanks for letting them show off their talent and thanks for giving so much financial support to schools in the NRV", said Tony Deibler, Floyd County High School Principal.
Five additional high schools took home big money as well. Christiansburg High School's Acapella group, Aidan Everett, Simeon Brown, Ryan Watson, and Chet Morley took home second place winning their school $10,000 and themselves $1,500 total. They sang "Where is the Love".
Radford High School senior Avery Davis won third place with her fiddle and solo performance of "The House of the Rising Sun". She took home $5,000 for school and $1,000 for herself.
Pulaski County High School's Acapella group, Lexi Eads, Maizy Landreth, Moriah Hinton, and Kelsi Hicks sang "Killing Me Softly" and took home fourth place. They won $2,500 for their school and $750 for themselves.
Fifth place was a tie between Rebecca Reeves at Narrows High School that wrote a song called "Red Light" which she played the piano and sang. Laurel Brooke from Floyd County High School played the Fiddle to "Struck by Eleanor Rigby". Both girls won $1,500 for their school and $500 for themselves.
Besides the cash winnings, all of the performers took with them experience, memories, and friendships.
"I just wanted to thank Shelor Toyota for a wonderful evening. The talent was outstanding and the all of the schools will benefit from your generosity. Thank you for giving back to the schools and surrounding communities", said Jason Mills, Principal at Giles High School.
Blacksburg High School
Christiansburg High School's Acapella Group
Aidan Everett, Simeon Brown, Ryan Watson, and Chet Morley
Radford High School
Pulaski County High School's Acapella Group
Lexi Eads, Maizy Landreth, Moriah Hinton, and Kelsi Hicks
Narrows High School
Floyd County High School
Shelor Toyota hosted the 2nd annual Growing the Future Talent Show Finale on Saturday, November 23 at Blacksburg High School. Over $50,000 was awarded to students and high schools in the New River Valley. Christiansburg High School's acapella group composed of Simeon Brown, Aidan Everett, Lucas Lambert, and Chet Morley took first place in Shelor Toyota 's second annual Growing the Future Talent Show Finale winning the grand prize of $20,000 for CHS and $2,500 for themselves . Performing their rendition of "My Girl" by The Temptations, the judges and audience loved the group's unique take on the classic hit. "Working with the guys to come up with our version of My Girl and participating in the Growing the Future Talent Show was one of the best experiences of my life. Winning added to that, but we definitely were not the only ones with talent there", said CHS junior Aidan Everett. On December 20, David Hagan, co-owner of Shelor Toyota , presented the winning group, faculty and staff, and entire CHS student body with their winnings. 2013 was the second year in a row in which Christiansburg High School took home the grand prize of $20,000. "Christiansburg High School will use the funds from this year's talent show and the remaining funds from last year to upgrade the sound system in our auditorium", said Kevin Siers, CHS Principal. "MCPS has installed new seats, carpet, and curtains for our auditorium this year, so a sound system upgrade will further enhance the experience of our students and community members who attend the numerous high quality performances that are held at CHS. We are extremely appreciative of Shelor Toyota for holding the Growing the Future competition and proud of our students who excel there year after year."
Three additional high schools took home big money as well. Blacksburg High School junior Morgan Arrivillaga took home second place winning her school $10,000 and herself $1,500. Morgan Performed a Broadway Vocal and Tap Solo. Moriah Hinton, a sophomore from Pulaski County High School, was back to the finale this year taking home $1,000 in third place and $5,000 for PCHS. She performed "I Won't Let Go" by Rascal Flatts. Moriah took home second place in the 2012 Growing the Future Talent Show Finale. Radford High School junior Avery Davis won 4th place with her fiddle performance of "Orange Blossom Special". She took home $500 for herself and $2,500 for her school.
Christiansburg High School's Acapella Group
Composed of Simeon Brown, Aidan Everett, Lucas Lambert, and Chet Morley
Blacksburg High School
Pulaski County High School
Radford High School
Christiansburg's "Quadratonix," made up of Caleb Caldwell, Leah Piemonte, Jessica Watson and Luke Williams, took first-place honors at the Shelor Toyota Growing the Future Talent Show on Oct. 20 at Christiansburg High School. The group's performance of "Pop Smash-Up" won them $2,500 and $20,000 for Christiansburg High School. Friday that check was presented to the group in front of the entire Christiansburg High School student body by David Hagan of Shelor. Hagan handed a check made out for $20,000 to Williams and asked him what they were going to do with it. "We're going to give to Dr. Siers and give it back to the school," Williams said as handed the check over to school principal Dr. Kevin Siers. Siers said there had yet to be an official decision on how the school would use the money, but that repairing and upgrading the school's auditorium would definitely be considered. He said he expects to soon form a committee to budget the money that will include school faculty and as well as members of "Quadratonix. "As for those members of the winning act, each agreed the accomplishment ranked among the highest of their high school career, however Caldwell, who arranged the piece along side Piemonte, pointed out that winning was never their real motivation for performing. "The thing is, we just do it for the fun of it," Caldwell said. Moriah Hinton of Pulaski County High School took second place, winning $1,500 and $10,000 for her school, while Radford High School won $5,000 and Sara Davis $1,000 for her third-place finish. Megan Carlier won $500 and $2,500 for Blacksburg High School for fourth.