Seay Motors officials recently presented the company’s Graves County Schools perfect attendance drawing prizes for role model adults in the second nine-weeks period of the 2019-20 school year. The Graves County Middle School winner is teacher Kacie Moss and the Graves High winner if cafeteria worker Lori Wilkerson.
“Seay Motors has graciously started a perfect attendance program this school year for our employees, to go along with their program for our students,” said district director of pupil personnel Christy Puckett. “The employee program entails giving a $250 cash award to two of our employees with perfect attendance for each nine weeks period. At the end of the year, names of those with perfect attendance all year long go into a drawing for $1,000.”
“I’m excited about the prize, but more importantly, I really enjoy being here every day, because I get to see my kids,” Moss said. “They enjoy my class and I love it. I tell my students that failure is not final and I want them to see both when I do well and when I fail, because I want them to see that they’re going to be thrown some things in life that are not that fun, but they should carry on that positivity, no matter what happens.”
GCMS principal Jonathan Miller said Moss’ enthusiasm inspires her students, both in the way she teaches class and the example she sets.
“I really appreciate it,” Graves High cook Lori Wilkerson said of her cash prize. “It’s great, a good incentive to come to work every day.”
“Lori is outstanding,” said Graves County Schools nutrition director Shelina McClain. “She hardly ever misses a day or work. She’s an excellent employee, a role model, and with her presence shows students that if she’s here, students should be also.”
“We’re always really excited to give back to anything the schools do,” said Seay Motors owner Larry Seay. “Obviously, this stems from the student attendance giveaway. If you ask the students to show up every day, then the adults are the ones to role model that. It’s fun – surprising kids and teachers with prizes. I love this community and as long as I can continue, I’m going to give back to it.”
Graves County Middle School teacher Kacie Moss accepts a cash prize from Seay Motors Co. general manager Brady Davis. This school year, Seay Motors introduced its perfect attendance per school year nine weeks period for adult role models in the schools. That adds to Seay Motors’ awarding students prizes for never missing school in a nine-week period. Pictured here, from left, are district Superintendent Matthew Madding, GCMS assistant principal Lindsey Wilkerson, teacher winner Kacie Moss, general manager Brady Davis, Graves County School director of pupil personnel Christy Puckett, and Seay Motors owner Larry Seay.
Graves County High School cafeteria worker Lori Wilkerson receives a check from Brady Davis, general manager of Seay Motors Co. Wilkerson had perfect attendance for the second nine weeks of school. Her name was drawn from all who qualified at Graves High. The adult role models’ drawing adds to a similar drawing for students. Pictured here, from left, are GCHS assistant principal Michael Cole, Seay Motors owner Larry Seay, the dealership’s general manager Brady Davis, Wilkerson, cafeteria assistant manager Tess Williamson, Graves County Schools nutrition director Shelina McClain, and school district human resources director Wes Johnson.
(photos by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)