Jameia Mitchell has won $5,000 for her school and a Great Smoky Mountains vacation for her family through the Pigeon Forge Super Students promotion.
The Pigeon Forge Super Students promotion asked parents, teachers and friends to nominate students ages 8-14 who stand out by setting good examples and going the extra mile for others. Jameia was nominated for coordinating an anti-bullying campaign, including a weeklong event called Helping Other People Endure, a fundraising concert and an Instagram page where teens can receive encouragement.
As the top winner, Jameia has been awarded a Pigeon Forge family vacation that includes lodging, meals and admission to attractions such as Dollywood, Lumberjack Feud and the Titanic Museum Attraction. Lindley Middle School in Mableton, Ga., where Jameia is a student, will receive an unrestricted gift of $5,000.
Four other students won $1,000 for their schools, along with family passes to more than 20 of Pigeon Forge’s most popular attractions.
The four secondary winners in the Pigeon Forge Super Students promotion:
Anthony Kovaks at Center Grove Middle School in Greenwood, Ind.
Anthony, born with a severe hearing loss, has become an advocate for others with hearing issues and twice has testified before the Indiana legislature.
Leanne Rachel Riggs at Clarkson Elementary School in Clarkson, Ky.
Leanne, an honor roll student and school leader, is a major Angel Tree and Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. She also mentors a first-grade student.
Abigail Kidd at New Prospect School in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Abigail, who has Down syndrome, believes everyone should enjoy sports, and she and her parents have organized a baseball league for people with disabilities.
Daniel Apperson at St. Columba School in Oxon Hill, Md.
Daniel is active in church, Boy Scouts, the safety patrol and student council. He is an advocate for people with ALS and Down syndrome because of family connections to those conditions.
“Our judges for the Pigeon Forge Super Students promotion were bowled over by the nominations. The winners especially proved that good examples are abundant,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism.
Pigeon Forge has a record of advocating for family vacations and organizing activities that reward families.
“This year, we wanted to salute some stellar students and help their schools with some unrestricted cash,” Downey said.
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