January 23, 2020 - Shelbyville High School Senior Kolby Parker was selected out of hundreds of applications to receive a new car from Premier Kia in Lufkin, Texas.
In a Facebook post dated December 23, 2019 and shared with Shelby County Today by Shelbyville ISD high school principal Mario Osby, Premier Kia said, "This year Premier Kia had the opportunity to be able to bless one lucky East Texas Senior with a new car. It was a packet application complete with a personal essay on how getting this new car would impact/change your life and improve your current circumstance. We received hundreds of applications and picking just one was difficult, but one in particular definitely stood out! We are so happy to announce that Mr. Kolby Parker of Shelbyville ISD was awarded our 2019 Kia Rio S! We’d like to thank Precision Autobody for covering the tax, title, and license fee so this deserving young man and his family had no worries! We all wish you the best of luck at the University of Houston playing baseball, as well as all other future endeavors! Congratulations Kolby! We’re glad to see ya, in a Kia!"