Western High Grad Wins Car at Cool to Serve Event

Jenisa Henry heads to Wingate
University in her new Dodge Dart

"Jenisa Henry felt great after winning an iPod nano, one of 45 Apple prizes raffled off at Guilford County Schools’ third Cool to Serve event. But Jenisa’s luck wasn’t up just yet – she held the lucky key that unlocked the door to a 2014 Dodge Dart from llderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of High Point.

A look of shock showed on Jenisa’s face as her parents and older sister hugged her in disbelief. With a daughter already at Tulane University, her parents were still figuring out how to balance two children in college. Now, Jenisa can drive her new car to Wingate University where she will start school this fall. She’s not sure yet what she will study, but she hopes to be an environmental biologist.   

The Cool to Serve event honored recent graduates who made a commitment to service-learning. Jenisa was one of more than 450 students who recorded at least 250 hours of service-learning time, earning her a service-learning diploma and making her eligible to win the car. She earned more than 500 hours of service-learning credit by working with young students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro and High Point.

Another 437 students earned the exemplary award by recording at least 100 hours of service. While just the diploma recipients were eligible to win the car, all students had a chance to win prizes from Apple, including iPads and iPad minis. In addition, all students walked away with Cool to Serve swag and a $15 iTunes gift card.

Four students who were honored for having the most impactful service project also received scholarships from NobleHour, an online organization that allows students to track their service hours. Aditya Garg, a graduate from the Early College at Guilford, won a $1,000 scholarship, Jennifer Tran Bui, a graduate of Smith High, won $500, Meredith Wettach, a graduate of Grimsley High, received $250 and Josh Caudle of Andrews High, received $250.

Cool to Serve, which took place at the High Point Theatre, was made possible through a donation from The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation."
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