Jordan Collier of McLoud High School, one of the 16 Student of the Month finalists, was named Student of the Year and winner of a new Jeep Renegade during the News-Star Best of Preps event Monday. The car was sponsored by Patriot Auto Group.

“I don't know what to say — I can't even put it into words,” Collier said as she checked out the new Jeep, adding, “It's so exciting.”

Four other Student of the Year finalists each received $500 in scholarships, while the remaining finalists each received $200 scholarships. Several athletes and coaches also were honored during Monday's event. Be sure to check out the News-Star  on Saturday, May 12, for a complete special section with photos and all of the award winners.