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Lumberton Honda – 2021 Driven to Excel award-winner

Lumberton Senior High School student De’Andre Nesbitt is the happy and deserving winner of a 2020 Honda Civic LX, donated by Lumberton Honda, in this year’s Driven 2 Excel contest. Sponsors of the annual event include Beasley Media Group, Robeson County Schools, Lumberton Honda and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Nesbitt won the car for his academic achievements and for his excellent school attendance record. In order to qualify, students must not have missed more than 5 days of school, and they had to have maintained a minimum 3.2 GPA for each grading period of the 2020 & 2021 school year.

Robeson County high school administrators with the 2020 Honda Civic LX awarded at the 2021 Driven 2 Excel event at Lumberton Honda.Robeson County high school administrators with the 2020 Honda Civic LX awarded at the 2021 Driven 2 Excel event at Lumberton Honda.

For the second year in a row, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented a large event. However, Lumberton Honda and the Beasley Media Group arranged for a fun senior parade of cars in which seniors were invited to decorate their cars and compete for the Best Decorated Car award, along with $1,000 scholarships. The event was held at the Lumberton Honda dealership where seniors received gifts from the sponsors. Piedmont Natural Gas awarded $1,000 scholarships to the following seniors:

  • Javian Manning – Fairmont High School
  • Chase McCormick – Lumberton Senior High School
  • John Lalu – Purnell Swett High School
  • Jaden Shontrell Mack – Red Springs High School
  • Ashanti McKinley – Early College High School
  • David Estrada – St. Paul’s High School

Lumberton Honda congratulates these deserving seniors!

Prize Winners at Driven 2 Excel 2021Prize Winners at Driven 2 Excel 2021


Jayla Locklear of St. Paul’s High Wins New Car in Driven 2 Excel Program

June 11, 2020

The winner of Beasley Media Group's Driven 2 Excel program, sponsored by Lumberton Honda, was St. Paul's High School's Jayla Locklear. This deserving teen won a new 2019 Honda Civic LX, in recognition of her stellar academic achievements, including maintaining a GPA of 3.2 for each grading period, and also for her excellent school attendance.

Piedmont Natural Gas and Lumberton Honda also teamed up to offer $1,000 scholarships, awarded to six students. The winners were:

  • Vera McNeil of Fairmont High School
  • Labreah McNair of Lumberton Senior High School
  • Savannah Lowery of Purnell Swett High School
  • Erika Castrjon of Red Springs High School
  • German Martinez-Catrjon of Early College High School
  • Tiffany Smith of St. Paul’s High School
Jayla Locklear of St. Paul’s High Wins New Car in Driven 2 Excel ProgramJayla Locklear of St. Paul’s High Wins New Car in Driven 2 Excel Program

Due to the impact of COVID-19, a group celebration was not possible, so Beasley Media and Lumberton Honda also sponsored a senior parade. Seniors decorated their cars and drove through the Lumberton Honda dealership, where they received gifts from the sponsors. A contest for the Best Decorated Car was won by Ryley Floyd of Lumberton High School for his “COVID-car”, for which he received a special prize pack.

Beasley Media and Lumberton Honda Senior Parade

Beasley Media and Lumberton Honda Senior Parade
Beasley Media and Lumberton Honda Senior Parade
Beasley Media and Lumberton Honda Senior Parade
Beasley Media and Lumberton Honda Senior Parade



St. Paul's High School Graduate Jonathan Flores Hernandez wins New Car in Driven 2 Excel Program

June 13, 2019

Years of hard work and dedication paid off for Jonathan Flores Hernandez Wednesday night. The recent St. Paul's High School graduate won a new car in Beasley Media Group’s Driven 2 Excel program, sponsored by Lumberton Honda.

Beasley Media of Fayetteville (Foxy 99, WKML, My Kiss Radio, Sunny 94.3, 96.5 BOB FM, Old School 107.7) awarded Jonathan a brand new 2019 Honda Fit from Lumberton Honda for his academic and attendance achievements this school year. To qualify, students had to maintain a GPA of 3.2 for each grading period of the 2018-2019 school year, and have had no more than five unexcused absences. The car was awarded at a special event Wednesday evening at Lumberton Honda.

St. Paul's High School Graduate Jonathan Flores Hernandez wins New Car in Driven 2 Excel ProgramSt. Paul's High School Graduate Jonathan Flores Hernandez wins New Car in Driven 2 Excel Program

“I’m so excited that this works and I no longer have to borrow my parents’ car to go to work,” Flores Hernandez said. “I didn’t think I would win, but when I heard my name called my heart sank. I’m still in shock.”

Jonathan, who currently works at Chick-fil-A, plans to attend Robeson Community College in the fall and hopes for a career in electrical engineering.

“This is so great! My son is a very serious student,” Jonathan’s father Amando Florez said through a translator. “He should definitely not take this for granted. He’s so blessed to have this happen. But be careful!”

And while, Jonathan and his family worked hard to get to this point, it also wouldn’t be possible without the hard work amazing teachers put in along the way. To help thank teachers in Robeson County for their hard work, Beasley and Biggs Park Mall awarded a $1,000 shopping spree to one dedicated teacher.

Phillip Tyler, coincidentally also from St. Paul’s High School won this year’s shopping spree.

Lumberton Honda, Lumbee River EMC, Biggs Park Mall and the U.S. Army are proudly supporting this year’s Driven 2 Excel program in Robeson County.