ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – A class at Elizabethton High School turned a class project into a six-figure pay-out for their school.
Students participated in a national competition called the XQ Super School Project. Schools from all over the country presented their ideas to improve education in their region.
On Wednesday, the school was informed that they would be awarded $200,000 for their project and each student involved would receive a $1,000 scholarship for college.
Senior Eliana Rangel said they were pleasantly surprised at the amount they were given.
“We knew we were going to get some kind of cash prize, but we did not know how much,” she said. “We definitely were not expecting getting $200,000 or a thousand dollars for each of us.”
Senior Codi Dugger was also excited to receive the award.
“As a small school in a small town we never really thought that it would come this far and its exciting to see that we’ve made history for our school and for our community.”
Elizabethton High School made it to the final phase of the competition where they missed out on the biggest $10 millon award.
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