The Peltier group of auto dealerships gave 50 lucky East Texas high schoolers a big surprise Monday.
The dealership awarded the students – all East Texas high school graduates and the children of local teachers – with scholarships.
To qualify, the young people had to write about why they look up to their parents and why they should receive a scholarship.
This is the eighth year the dealership group has done this.
“Peltier believes in giving back to the community,” said Joshua Hartman, general sales manager. “Teachers are most important to us here in Texas, and we want to make sure we have a little way of giving back.”
Hartman added that it’s very rewarding to help students on their journey to further their education.