Union City student wins new car, over 100 others receive cash prizes

UNION CITY, Tenn. — Union City Schools awarded more than 100 students with prizes for perfect attendance.

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One luck student, Quailvarious Brown, was the grand prize winner at Union City High School. He won a car donated by City Autoplex in a blind drawing.

Brown was stunned and thrilled when high school principal Jacob Cross and Ben Hopkins, co-owner of City Autoplex, made a surprise visit to his home and gave him the keys.

The grand prize winners at Union City Middle School, Roberto Silva-Moreno and his mother, Maria Moreno, were rewarded $500.

Austin Bradley and Samantha Smith, the mother of Maddilyn Bailey, were the winners for Union City Elementary. They were also rewarded $500.

Additionally, 40 students were rewarded with $100 checks at both UCMS and Union City High School, and 29 more at UCES.

The prizes are part of an incentive program started to combat chronic absenteeism within the school distict.

Below is a complete list of additional honorees.


  • Tegan Lindsey, Aaron Nipp, Boston Riley, Owen Shannon, Wade Webb, Thomas Harrell, Shuntoria Jones, Ryelee Byars, Case Thompson, Aiden Fleming, Emmalyn McClanahan, Kade Ross, Sha’mylia Harrell, Maddie Lane Steward, Landen Waters, Guadalupe Lopez, Elijah Bing, Averi Riley, Maddilyn Bailey, Allyn Lopez, Alyssa Cathey, Randy Huynh, Austin Bradley, Marley Waddell, Jadence Dennis, Madison Hodges, Andrew Bradley, Will Kail and Jayabren Brown.


  • Silverio Acevedo-Trejo, Ja’kwavius Allen, Maddelyn Allen, Gavin Arnold, Clare Atwill, Carrie Bing, Malia Bond, Jermyia Bonds, Jaxon Busby, Stephanie Chen, Uriah Davis, Ca’lae Ervin, Preston Green, Lucas Greer, Kimberli Guerrero, Jack Harris, Indeya Hogsett, Robert Huffstutter, Braddock King, Kobe Kirk, Taryn Landry, Ku’mya Liphford, Martez Liphford, Dafne Lopez, Jorge Lopez, Ricardo Lopez-Maldonado, Rachel McClanahan, Thomas Miller, Ashton Minor, Madison Pate, Lorashannae Perkins, Shooter Presson, Will Ragsdale, Dylan Ruiz, Aiden Scott, Kameron Shade, Rylee Stone, Lizbeth Tinajero, Talexis White and Payton Williams.


  • Carson Aldridge, Diego Arriaga, Lainey Barker, Javier Benamin, Amari Bonds, Elana Bone, Jason Bone, Mason Brinkley, Khali Brooks, Quailvarious Brown, Mason Carriere, Jaheim Ceaser, Cedrion Cook, Katelyn Dean, Nick DeRosia, Gavin Ellis, Emily Fields, Andarius Fisk, Lizabeth Guerrero, Sharon Hively, Tammy Huynh, Blade Johnson, Hope Kennedy, Durrell Littleton, Caitlin Lofton, Emilia Maldonado, Yourin Martinez, Jayna Robinson, Jocelyn Ruiz, Trey Smith, Shyon Stephens, Abby Suiter, Maggie Suiter, Jake Tucker, Sara Ullrich, Madeline Underwood, Jacqualine Vazquez, Maria Vazquez, Libby Wisener and Cale Yates.
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