To encourage eligible school-aged children, faculty, and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) sponsored the I Got Vaxxed Competition.
A total of 12 schools – four elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools – with the largest percentage of eligible vaccinated staff and students won $50,000 to use for any activities or initiatives which will improve the student experience. The competition was open to both public and private schools. Schools were encouraged to poll their student populations to learn how students would like the funds to be used to encourage full participation.
The competition was completely voluntary. Submissions were due Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, and the winning schools have been announced below.