Lord Tweedsmuir's Diego McKay (left) and Clayton Heights' Darion Shephard were the recipients of new vehicles from the Jonker Auto Group.

Lord Tweedsmuir's Diego McKay (left) and Clayton Heights' Darion Shephard were the recipients of new vehicles from the Jonker Auto Group.

Cloverdale teens hold the winning keys

High school students win vehicles from Jonker Auto Group though dry grad celebrations

It was a nice early graduation present for a pair of Grade 12 students.

Diego McKay (Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary) and Darion Shephard (Clayton Heights Secondary) were the lucky recipients of vehicles they won through the dry grad celebrations held at their respective schools.

The cars were donated by the Jonker Auto Group.

Every student who attended the dry grad celebrations — 375 for Lord Tweedsmuir and 240 for Clayton Heights — was entered into the draw with three finalists from each chosen by random draw.

And on May 28, McKay found his key to be the winning one while the next day saw Shephard’s key start the vehicle.

The other four finalists — Lord Tweedsmuir’s Justin Hosain and Michael McNulty and Clayton Heights’ Kyle Vanderlip and Gerome Frias — each received a cash prize.

The donated cars were a 2001 Honda Accord and a 2004 Nissan Sentra.

Dents Unlimited, Phoenix Auto Body, Neighbhourhood Uplhostery, Dealers Edge, Jonker Honda Service, Jonker Honda Parts and Jonker Auto Spa also provided assistance in preparing the vehicles,

Since beginning the program in 1988, the Jonker Auto Group has provided 44 vehicles for dry grad celebrations in the Langley and Surrey area.