Seniors at Maricopa High School have one last chance to get entered for free prizes, but the clock is ticking.
The MHS 2020 Senior Giveaway will award more than 150 prizes contributed by local businesses and members of the community, including gift cards to restaurants, Visa gift cards, jewelry and makeup. Every prize is worth at least $25, organizers said.
Only MHS seniors are eligible for prizes. Anyone can enter a senior on the @Parents of MHS Rams Facebook group, but the senior must pick up the prize if they win.
A student’s name must be entered by the student or by family and friends in the comments on the Official Post of the @Parents of MHS Rams group while sharing a favorite high school memory. Students can be entered only once.
Seniors are being temporarily approved to join the group to get entered for the giveaway.
Winners will be selected by a computer-generated prize wheel.
But time is running out to get entered, as prizes will be awarded live on the Facebook group at 5 p.m. Thursday. Organizers of the giveaway are trying to reach as many students as possible, so enter your favorite senior’s name if not entered already.
Prizes have been donated by many businesses, including Buff City Soaps, Honeycutt Coffee, Plaza Bonita, Yogurt Jungle, Water and Ice and InMaricopa. Many others have donated prizes.
Community members helping with contributions include Patti Coutre, Cindi Price, Bob Marsh, Bree Campbell and many others.
The giveaway was organized by Amber Flores, a teacher at the high school, with the help of senior moms Kellie Goodrum, Gayle Randolph, Tahani Hanani, Diane Berg and Jamie West.
Earlier Thursday, graduating seniors will receive their diplomas in a drive-by distribution, according to an alphabetical schedule from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students were encouraged to wear their cap and gown for photos against an MHS banner/backdrop in the student parking lot.