PHOTO: Charleston Catholic students celebrate $50,000 vaccination award

Students from Charleston Catholic High School and the Very Reverend Father Donald X. Higgs, rector of Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, take a selfie with Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog Monday afternoon at the downtown school. Justice presented a $50,000 check to the school, which was among 12 schools to win the I Got Vaxxed competition for having the largest percentage of eligible vaccinated staff and students. Mountaineer Montessori School in Charleston also was among the winners of the competition, according to a news release from Justice’s office.

The competition, sponsored by the state and the Department of Education, is meant to encourage eligible school-age students, school faculty and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The award money will go toward “activities or initiatives which will improve the student experience,” according to the release.

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