Nine Greenville County Students Named Contestants in 'Are You Smarter' Fundraiser

Students to Take on Local Celebrities in Quiz-Show Classroom

Aug 02, 2011, 11:29 ET from Michelin North America

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Greenville County public-school students head back to classes this month, nine of the best and brightest are also preparing to outsmart local well-known personalities on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Selected from the top fifth-grade graduates across the district, these students will be the "class" for the school fundraiser, "Are You Smarter Than a Greenville County Schools Fifth-Grader?" The event will raise funds for critically needed operational supplies for every school in the district.

The following are the student contestants, in alphabetical order:

  • Stephone Dale, graduate of Sue Cleveland Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Woodmont
  • Cassie Driggers, graduate of Bethel Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Mauldin
  • Joshua Eccleston, graduate of Simpsonville Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Hillcrest
  • Cody Giles, graduate of Mountain View Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Blue Ridge
  • Eric Kane, graduate of Woodland Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Riverside
  • Taylor Lomax, graduate of Sterling School and rising sixth-grader at Sterling School
  • Nicole Salazar, graduate of Cherrydale Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Beck
  • Lamaria Suber, graduate of East North St. Academy and rising sixth-grader at Greenville
  • Lily Vu, graduate of Mauldin Elementary and rising sixth-grader at Mauldin

The fundraising event will be held at the TD Convention Center (formerly the Carolina First Center) on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door, while supplies last. Admission includes a hot dog supper and an evening of family fun. Underwritten by Michelin, 100 percent of all funds raised will go directly to public schools. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HelpSmartKids.com. Doors will open at 5:30p.m. for supper and pre-event activities. The game begins at 7p.m.

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SOURCE Michelin North America