Enfield, CT — There were fourteen keys, only one a perfect fit. On Friday, June 1st, the Gary Rome Kia held the raffle to determine the winner of an all new Kia Soul from the fourteen eligible students from Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, CT. The students all came to the Enfield Holiday Inn, dressed for success and ready to drive home the prize. Each chose a key from a basket hoping that theirs was the only one that powered on the car.
The lucky student who selected the working key was Matthew McKinney. As he told WGGB News, he couldn’t be happier. “It’s awesome, it’s an experience I’ll probably never forget for the rest of my life.”
Gary Rome, CEO of Gary Rome Kia, agrees and is delighted that he could give this car to such a worthy young person. “All of these students work hard in and out of school and deserve to be commended for their efforts. We hope that Matthew enjoys his Kia Soul for years to come.”
To qualify for an opportunity to win the raffle students had to show a dedication not only to their studies, but to outside interests and to their communities, as well. Each potential winner has a grade point average of at least 8.0 out of 12, and has shown exemplary behavior and attendance at school. Outside the classroom, each student is involved in at least two extracurricular activities and devotes at least fifty hours to community service.
Matthew has been of assistance to his teachers by providing various services to them on a daily basis. Whether it be running copies, sorting files, setting up labs or making solutions Matthew can be seen in every department here at Fermi High School willing to lend a hand and make every ones job a little easier. Matthew also organized his Eagle Scout Project, allowing him to obtain the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting Program, as well as benefiting the community. Matthew’s project was to paint and fix up the exterior of a church in East Windsor.