A Student Will Win a Car Every Year from Raymond Chevrolet Kia


Driving for Education: CHSD117

Community High School District 117, in collaboration with Raymond Chevrolet Kia is thrilled to announce the launch of the “Driving for Education” initiative—a new program aimed at motivating students to excel academically and contribute positively to their community. With the generous support of Raymond Chevrolet Kia, this groundbreaking partnership will award a brand-new car to a deserving graduate who achieves cum laude recognition, beginning this spring.

The “Driving for Education” program is designed to inspire students to reach their highest potential in various facets of their high school journey as we pursue our new ‘D117 Portrait of a Graduate’. To be considered for the cum laude distinction and the car giveaway, students are required to:

  • Exhibit academic dedication by earning 26 credits.
  • Maintain a strong character with zero suspensions. 
  • Engage with their community through at least 40 hours of volunteer work. 
  • Achieve a high standard of excellence by securing 3 capstone credits. 
  • Demonstrate school spirit by participating in at least four extracurricular activities.

The much-anticipated car giveaway will take place this spring at Raymond Chevrolet Kia where one exceptional student’s commitment to excellence will be celebrated with the keys to a new vehicle.

“We are beyond excited to partner with Raymond Chevrolet Kia for the ‘Driving for Education’ program. As part of our pursuit of our new ‘D117 Portrait of a Graduate’, this is an opportunity to honor our students’ accomplishments and support them as they ‘steer’ towards a bright future!” said Dr. Jeff Feucht, superintendent of Community High School District 117.

Mark Scarpelli from Raymond Chevrolet Kia, added, “We have been a strong supporter of District 117 for years as we believe in giving back to the community that has supported us. Rewarding a hardworking, deserving student with a new car is our way of driving home the message that education truly matters.”

A huge thank you is owed to Raymond Chevrolet Kia for their generosity and commitment to empowering the youth of our community. Together, we are fueling the journey of education!

For more information on the “Driving for Education” program and cum laude eligibility criteria, please contact Dr. Jeff Feucht, Superintendent of CHSD117.