This past October, Wilburton High School participated in Taco Bell’s Graduate for Mas’ program and took the challenge to commit to graduate and compete against other schools for money and prizes. Graduate for Más is a program dedicated to igniting teens' full potential, starting with high school graduation. The Taco Bell Foundation and Get Schooled developed the program so thousands of teens are empowered to follow their path to reach their personal, educational, and career goals. Teens that participate in the Graduate for Más platform receive access to resources, mentorship support, prizes, and cool rewards like educational scholarships.
Wilburton had 100% of their students make the commitment to graduate. The students through their advisory and on their own time logged in to the getshooled website and participated in various educational activities such as scavenger hunts, discussion boards, games, videos, reading articles, and even quizzes. The more times they participated the more points Wilburton collected.
The first round of competition was from October 5th through December 18th. Wilburton placed 86th in the nation and 1st in their region. Round #2 of competition was from January 19th through March 18th. Wilburton placed 1st in the region again and placed 4th out of 1, 386 schools in the nation bringing in over $2500 in money and prizes.