Pierz high school students need everyone’s vote for $2,500 grant

The Pierz Healy High School Student Council has been awarded one of the 14 $2,500 grants from the Toyota Drive for Education Challenge. The Toyota and the Minnesota Toyota Dealers have again sponsored the Toyota Drive for Education Challenge for all Minnesota schools. Every year, up to 14 grants of $2,500 are awarded through a competitive application process. One of these schools is then upgraded to $10,000 based on public voting via Facebook.

After considering the ideas of the Healy High School Student Council, Nikki Hoheisel and her sisters spearheaded the campaign by writing an essay on how the money would be used at Healy High School.

The grant will be used to improve the appearance of the school. Included in the Student Council proposal were some painting upgrades to student hallways, including a painted wall mural to spruce up the atmosphere for students. Also in the proposal was the creation of an achievement wall to celebrate student and staff achievements and awards.

It is exciting for the students to have the opportunity to win $10,000, but for this to happen they need everyone’s vote. To vote for Pierz Healy High School’s proposal go to www.facebook.com/Prep45. Voters will be able to read the essay written by these students when they vote. Every person can vote one time and voting ends Wednesday, March 7.