O'Charley's Announces Winners of Greatest Grad Contest

12 graduates receive special graduation celebration One grand prize winner receives an Apple® iPad
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June 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Nashville, Tenn. (June 1, 2012) – Today O’Charley’s announced the 12 winners of the “Greatest Grad Contest.”  The Greatest Grad Contest, which ran April 16-May 18, 2012, allowed O’Charley’s guests and fans to nominate anyone who will graduate this year from any educational program at any level. In five weeks, O’Charley’s received more than 2,400 nominations through either the O’Charley’s Facebook page or the O’Charley’s website.        

“The response was incredible, and the nominations and stories we received during the Greatest Grad Contest were overwhelming,” said Marc Buehler, president of O’Charley’s.  “It is truly inspiring to read the many stories of perseverance, determination and hard work.  We received nominations honoring graduates from across the country and from varied backgrounds and education levels –and even from many age brackets with graduates ranging from five to 72 years of age.”

The O’Charley’s Greatest Grad winners are listed below:

Holly Skipper, Special Education Program, Northport, AL
Roger Hurley, Undergraduate, Jacksonville, FL
Brin Enterkin, Undergraduate, Fayetteville, GA
John Brown, Middle School, Louisville, KY
Bob Hacker, Undergraduate, Independence, KY
Tyler Humphrey, High School, Hilliard, OH
Alexsis Boulware, High School, Rock Hill, SC
Tyson Jones, High School, Chattanooga, TN
Christopher Johnson, High School, Morristown, TN
Shaykia Bradley, High School, Memphis, TN
Abigail Henry, Undergraduate, Hermitage, TN
James Jennings, High School, Vinton, VA

The 12 Greatest Grad winners will each receive a special graduation celebration at their local O’Charley’s.  Each winner has also moved on to the final phase of the contest where the public can vote on their favorite Greatest Grad via the O’Charley’s Facebook page. Voting is open from June 1 to 30, and the individual with the most votes will be the grand prize winner and will receive a new Apple ® iPad.          

“With more than 200 locations across the Midwest and Southeast, O’Charley’s is proud to honor these graduates,” said Buehler. “We are proud to be part of the communities in which we serve and share in life’s special moments with our guests and their families.”

For more details on the Greatest Grad winners, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ocharleysfans.  Also visit http://www.ocharleys.com to find details on our locations and menu options.
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