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Blacksburg High School student wins car in an after prom event

By WDBJ Web Staff
Published On: Jun 01 2013 04:05:43 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 01 2013 07:51:22 PM EDT
Blacksburg High School student wins car in an after prom event
Roanoke, Va. -

Blacksburg High School student Audrey Polk is riding in style.  Today, she won a new car!

It's part of the after prom program put on each year, to give high schoolers something constructive to do as the head in to the summer.

Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition has been hosting the event for 25 years.

More than 100 students from across the region, from Martinsville, Bath County, to Lynchburg take part.

"Usually with after prom, it's given to students who go to their prom and stay to the very end," Director Kathy Sullivan says.  "Usually about 3 or 4 'clock in the morning.  The reason we do this is becasue we want shools to understand kids are safer off the road and drug free."

The prizes kept coming too.

At least one student from each school won $100 or more.

The after prom party was Saturday afternoon in downtown Roanoke at Century Plaza.