Maclay swim athletes win contest, scholarship money for program

By: Tiffany Lewis | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Maclay high school students Wade and Maxwell Eastman have won the "Power Your School," contest, sponsored by Powerade, and is bringing a big prize back to the school.

The contest asked students to create a video representing their school and the Eastman's, both a member of the Marauder's swim team, put together a video featuring their facilities and other swim and dive athletes at the school.

Coca-Cola bottle company selected the video out of thousands of others from around the country.

Friday, a pep-rally was held to give the brother's their grand prize: A $10,000 scholarship.

"We made the video around October and we waited a few months to find out that we won," Maxwell said. "But when we did win, I remember the day, because in the whole high school, Wade and I, were jumping around and telling everybody no body knew what we were talking about but it meant so much for the swim team."

The brothers say the money will go towards new upgrades for the pool facility, such as a time clock; something the program previously had to go to FSU for.

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