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Pre-nursing student Michele Hart wins new Chevrolet Malibu in Cruise for Success Car Giveaway

Monday, April 17th 2023

Kilgore College awarded a brand-new Chevrolet Malibu to one lucky student at the fourth annual Cruise for Success Car Giveaway April 20.

KC sophomore Michele Hart, of Longview, was the lucky winner of the car giveaway, driving away in the new car – courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore.

The event not only featured the car giveaway, but also included a college-wide crawfish boil in the Lee Mall/Mike Miller Plaza. Aramark grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, and DJ Juice and Charlie’s Sno-Balls kept the party going — courtesy of the KC Campus Life Office.

The ceremony began with the introduction of the nine finalists.

The first seven student names drawn won $500. With two students left, two car fobs were drawn, with only one starting the new car.

Hart, a pre-nursing major who takes classes on the KC-Longview campus, picked the lucky car fob.

Raymond Espinosa, a dual credit student from Kilgore, did not pick the lucky key fob; however, he won $1,000 as a runner-up.

The Cruise for Success program allows qualifying KC students to earn entries throughout the fall and spring semesters for a chance to win a new car.

They are also eligible to win monthly prizes donated by area sponsors throughout the year.

KC graduate and NHRA top fuel dragster Steve Torrence, who serves as the official spokesperson for Cruise for Success, spoke at the event as well as Rickey Clark, managing partner for Patterson Chevrolet and Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Kilgore.

“We are so thankful for Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their commitment to this program and the success of our students,” said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC President. “None of this would have been possible without our partnership with Patterson Chevrolet in Kilgore – a true community partner dedicated to the success of our students.”

Cruise for Success winners:

  • Michele Hart – Longview, TX (New Chevy Malibu winner)
  • Raymond Espinosa – Kilgore, TX ($1,000 winner)
  • Emma Flores – Tatum, TX ($500 winner)
  • Marlandon Gordon – Marshall, TX ($500 winner)
  • Macklin Hart – Hallsville, TX ($500 winner)
  • Meagan McCommon – Longview, TX ($500 winner)
  • Emily Nix – Ore City, TX ($500 winner)
  • Kaylee Payne – DeKalb, TX ($500 winner)
  • Morgan Webb – Spicewood, TX ($500 winner)

Sponsors for Cruise for Success:

  • Patterson Chevrolet of Kilgore
  • CAPCO Contractors, Inc.
  • Marco Inspection Services, LLC
  • Republic Services
  • Torrence Racing

Monthly Sponsors:

  • East Texas Preferred Properties
  • Kilgore Eye Care Center
  • Marvin Hall
  • Insight Eyecare
  • Brent Rice – State Farm Insurance
  • Brookshire’s Kilgore
  • Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin
  • Chick-fil-A Kilgore
  • Back Porch Restaurant
  • Aesthetics by Allyson

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