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Clarksville High Junior Wins a New Car During Pass and Go

August 7, 2022

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Michael Vezeau could not stop smiling after learning he won a new car at the 14th annual Wyatt Johnson Automotive Pass and Go event. Vezeau, a Clarksville High School junior, threw his arms up in victory after his key started the Hyundai Accent on Sat., Aug. 6. “I’m just shocked. I didn’t even know this was possible,” he said. 

Over 600 CMCSS high school students, who passed 869 Advanced Placement (AP) exams, qualified for the event hosted by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation. Vezeau was randomly selected as the ultimate winner.

“Hard work pays off,” he said. Vezeau admitted the AP classes took hard work and dedication. When he learned that Pass & Go was a possibility after putting in all of the efforts, it was a welcome reward. 

Each year, CMCSS sophomore, junior, and senior students who have passed their AP exams with a 3, 4, or 5 are invited to participate in Pass & Go. Students receive numbered tickets and are eligible for prizes ranging from gas cards to a brand new car.

The grand prize winner had the choice between a brand new 2022 Hyundai Accent or a 2022 Kia Rio. “Wyatt Johnson is proud to sponsor the Pass and Go event each year,” said Brian Burkeen, Wyatt Johnson General Manager. “It is important we continue to support the students and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.”  

Over 25 students walked away from the day with various prizes, including gift cards to Domino’s Pizza, gas cards from Beach Oil, a Google Chromebook, an iPad, and Apple AirPods. 

“The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation exists to support the improvement of public education,” said Robin Burton, Executive Director of the Education Foundation. “By providing CMCSS students programs and initiatives such as Pass & Go, we contribute to student achievement.”