Keys to Success student wins new car

CHILLICOTHE— The Chillicothe City School District hosted its seventh annual Keys to Success Program Thursday.

This event brought students from Chillicothe City Schools to the courthouse to rally around their commitment to staying drug free.

Keys to Success is an anti-drug reward and education program for students that aims to give them a reason to say “no” to drugs. It was started in 2015 as a way to reduce the harmful impacts drugs have had on the community. The program works to reach students before they start using drugs and teach them the three keys to success in the future which are don’t do drugs, get passing grades and be a good citizen.

Chillicothe City School alumnus, Gary VonKennel, noticed the drug problem and increasing overdoses happening in the community and decided he wanted to help students. He started this program with the help of others and continues to help fund the mission. In thanks for all of his support with the community, Mayor Luke Feeney named Thursday, May 12, 2022, Gary VonKennel day in Chillicothe.

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