Graduate For Más Team Ambassador Of The Week Winners

Each week Get Schooled and Graduate for Más want to recognize an ambassador team who has shown amazing efforts in the 2016-2017 Graduate for Más Challenge. These student ambassadors have been hard at work creating excitement, becoming strong leaders in their schools, and getting the word out about the challenge. Educators nominate their school’s ambassador teams for a chance to win PlayStation Vitas. Get to know each of the weekly winners!<br>

Bath High School – Lima, OH

Audisty B. (Class of 2019), Kelsey B. (Class of 2018), Jacob B. (Class of 2019), Allison F. (Class of 2017), and Britlynn F. (Class of 2017)

How has the Graduate for Más Challenge impacted your school?

“The Graduate for Más Challenge has impacted Bath High School in several ways. The students are more aware of the requirements needed to graduate. I believe the Challenge helps out students who are too shy to ask for help about graduation/college. Lastly, I think it is a fun break students need after a day of work. When homework and studying are done, students can have fun playing games and taking quizzes while still learning!” – Kelsey B.

What have been the best methods you’ve used to spread the word of the Challenge?

“We had a pep rally for the challenge. We watched “When the Game Stands Tall,” and threw out stress footballs afterwards. Also, we  passed out Taco Bell coupons for completing the Graduate for Más Badge.” – Allison F.

What motivated you to become a strong Student Ambassador?

“Seeing people get excited and competitive to win! Also knowing how hard our school worked last year and coming in second is a big motivation to get first place! The motivation also comes from wanting my classmates to be more informed about school and graduating. They are excited to know we have chance to win awesome prizes! Being chosen as a leader in the challenge gives me motivation. I have an important role to help us win!” – Kelsey B.

What leadership skills have you developed so far being a Student Ambassador?

“I developed the skill to work well with people I normally wouldn't work with. I also make sure everyone does the work.” – Jacob B.

What are your favorite things about graduateformas.com?

“On graduateformas.com, I enjoy watching the videos because of all of the information I can learn from it. I also enjoy the discussion boards because I like reading other people’s opinions on topics and that I can express my own.” – Britlynn F.


Peabody Magnet High School – Alexandria, LA

Asia B. (Class of 2017), LaQuanda B. (Class of 2017), Jonecia S. (Class of 2017), Courtney B. (Class of 2017), and Victoria W. (Class of 2017)

How has the Graduate for Más Challenge impacted your school?

“It has unified all of the students and complete tasks given to us. Also, it encourages the students to move to the next level in education.” – Courtney B.

What have been the best methods you’ve used to spread the word of the Challenge?

“The best methods have been on Instagram and putting up posters around school.” – Jonecia S.


What motivated you to become a strong Student Ambassador leader?

“What that motivates me is the graduation rate going up and the students being interested and involved in graduating.” – Asia B.

What leadership skills have you developed so far being a Student Ambassador?

“Taking initiative; when others are reluctant to proceed, I put on a big smile and plunge into anything, bringing everyone else along for the ride. I’ve learned to work with others and meld our ideas together to make new unique ideas. I’ve learned to be proactive, to do things that scare you, to push through all the doubts that hold me back, to do what I’ve always wanted to do, which is whatever I set my mind to.” – Victoria W.

What are your favorite things about graduateformas.com?

“My favorite things about graduateformas.com are the facts and information on furthering my education and the Rewards Store.” – LaQuanda B.


Academies of Education and Empowerment – Carson, California

Julissa R., Krystine S., Andrew F., Cristian S., and Penina M.

How has the Graduate for Más Challenge impacted your school?

“Before our school (AEE) began our journey into the number ONE spot in the nation our school was very dull, it was just an average day-to-day experience, teachers just taught their class subject, until we began to use this site Graduate for Más which was unique as the site actually made learning interesting. Our teachers actually took some time off from our block schedule for Graduate for Más which made our students more alive in class as we had something to look forward to every day.” – Cristian S.

What have been the best methods you’ve used to spread the word of the Challenge?

“ The best method of spreading the word was going to each class and getting students signed up and explaining the purpose of the Challenge in person. This ensured that each student understood what needed to be done and had everything completed.” – Penina M.

What motivated you to become a strong Student Ambassador?

“Many teachers of AEE motivate me to do my best. They’ve taught me to keep trying and never give up. Knowing that the challenge helps our school greatly makes me want to help out in any way possible.” –Krystine S.

What leadership skills have you developed so far being a Student Ambassador?

“I have learned how to network and talk to other people regarding Graduate for Más and I would go out and spread the word and help lead our school to victory!” – Andrew F.

What are your favorite things about graduateformas.com?

“My favorite thing about Graduate for Más are the videos regarding history because I am currently taking a AP US history class so it did help me with the class. “ – Andrew F.


LaBrae High School – Leavittsburg, Ohio

Caleb H. (Class of 2017), Thomas P. (Class of 2017), Arjay O. (Class of 2017), Jennifer H. (Class of 2018), Rhen M. (Class of 2018), Joseph C. (Class of 2018), Cara M. (Class of 2019), Brady P. (2019), Maddie S. (Class of 2019), Konnor J. (Class of 2020) Sydney P. (Class of 2020), and Isabella N. (Class of 2020)

How has the Graduate for Más Challenge impacted your school?

Graduate for Más has impacted LaBrae High School in a very positive manner. The students and faculty are excited for prizes that come with the program, but are also appreciative of the information that comes along with the activities to earn badges. Over all, it has given every student a common goal. It has provided leadership opportunities for the Graduate for Más Ambassadors and taught us the importance of education, attendance, and graduation in a manner that can still be interesting to a diverse high school student body.

What have been the best methods you’ve used to spread the word of the Challenge?

With an active group of ambassadors, a lot can get done. With the promotions of the programs at assemblies, on announcements, and signs the word can spread fast. If you have ambassadors excited about the Challenge it will rub off on the student body. Spreading the Challenge is easy if you have influential ambassadors ready to share the information and who are knowledgeable about the various challenges. Plus, if you give people free tacos and tell them about the $500 you can earn, they tend to get pumped to participate.

What motivated you to become a strong Student Ambassador?

If you know the students well and have good friendships with the student body, then you can communicate with them easier. Knowing that the students are eager to help your school earn money and promote graduation, makes it a lot easier to lead. Seeing the videos and articles on the Graduate for Más website also motivate the ambassadors to keep going. Graduate for Más means Graduate for More. That means it's more than just a diploma or ceremony, it is your chance and opportunity at a great future and quality of life both financially and socially.


Lincoln Park High School – Lincoln Park, Michigan

John L. (Class of 2018), Lucia R. (Class of 2018), Janae B. (Class of 2017), Marianne S. (Class of 2017), and Itzia R. (Class of 2017)

How has the Graduate for Más Challenge impacted your school?

It has allowed for people to get together to accomplish the same goal, help with getting more students involved with school activities, and have a better understanding towards graduation all while feeling comfortable staying all the way to graduation.

What have been the best methods you’ve used to spread the word of the Challenge?

Some of the best methods we used were talking to family and friends about the Challenge. We wanted to get a support system started, then spread the word to friends and classmates. We reminded kids about the celebrity principal and cool prizes by playing games on the website. We also used social media to encourage students to take the quizzes and work with teachers to help promote other activities to earn points.

What motivated you to become a strong Student Ambassador?

Our motivation is within the belief that graduation is important to motivate our classmates to graduate, make a difference, try new things and activities all while our support systems help us motivate others.

What leadership skills have you developed so far being a Student Ambassador?

We learned goal setting, helping others, communication skills, and motivating students to do their best.

What are your favorite things about graduateformas.com?

The games are one of our favorite things about the website. We also like the quizzes, surveys, and badges because they have information that can relate to us.