The Cumberland County Board of Education approved naming the automotive shop at The Phoenix School the Dave Kirk Automotive Shop during their meeting on Sept. 26. That follows similar action for the automotive shops at Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School approved in August.
“Mr. Kirk and the Dave Kirk Automotive Family have given 16 cars to Cumberland County students,” says the application completed by Principal Stephanie Barnes and recommended by Tony Brock, 5th District representative to the board. “Mr. Kirk has been generous in so many aspects of promoting attendance in our schools.”
Kirk launched the car giveaway in 2003. The program doesn’t ask for students to attain perfect attendance to have a chance at winning — they simply need to be consistently at school to improve their odds. Each week a student has perfect attendance, their name goes into a drawing. Two students are drawn from each high school each nine weeks, and one name is drawn from The Phoenix School each year.