(10/18/13) - As principal at Scott Elementary in Flint, Diana Wright is always trying to instill a sense of teamwork in her kids. What drives her to motivate them?
"I just want to win...I'm very competitive, I want to win," she said.
No challenge is too big or small for Wright, but the one closest to her heart is the KICK campaign.
"I try to get them excited and let them know it's important to help and I want to win," she said.
KICK stands for Kids Involved in Coats for Kids. It's a 15-day competition in the Flint Community Schools, designed to help raise money for the annual Coats for Kids program.
The annual campaign started inception in 2008. Wright's four year winning streak ended last year, but she doesn't want to just reclaim the title - her desire to win runs deeper than that.
"We have had students here at this school and other schools that benefited from the KICK campaign and that's why it's important for me to participate in the way I do because it helps the students in this community," she said.
"I think she's a good, caring principal because she's trying to help us donate the money too," said Quayvon Warren, Scott School student.
Quayvon has already caught the competitive bug and giving spirit. He and his Scott School classmates have teamed up to help increase donations.
"It makes me feel sad so I'm gonna try to raise as much money as I can," said student Arian Mcknight.
"Some kids don't even have coats and can't afford them," said student Onquay Clemons.
With the help of Wright, her students and all others from Flint community schools, dozens of kids will stay warm.
Last year the program raised more than $1,200.
For a list of drop-off locations where you can donate coats, hats, scarves and gloves, click HERE.
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