NICEVILLE, Fla. — Niceville High School Resource Officer Tori Mason, a deputy with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, has been awarded a $5,000 cash grand prize in the CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength contest sponsored by Hialeah-based CGI Windows & Doors.
The annual event recognizes Florida residents who have gone above and beyond to help others. Tori Mason, Janet Woods, Bethany Keime, and Drew Rogers were all nominated and selected as statewide finalists.
CGI Windows announced yesterday that all four finalists have been awarded a $5,000 grand prize because of the difference each has made in their community.
Already, each has been awarded $1,000 for being a finalist, so in all the finalists received $6,000 each.
Florida residents voted online to select a grand prize winner from among the four finalists. At least 3,000 votes were cast with Mason leading by about 300 votes when the voting ended on May 31. The following day it was announced that all four finalists would each receive an additional $5,000 prize, not just the top vote-getter.
“From all of us at CGI Windows & Doors, congratulations to our 4 finalists in the CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength contest!” CGI Windows & Doors said in social media post.
“Due to the remarkable difference these heroes are making in their communities, we were compelled to award ALL FOUR with the grand prize for a total of $6,000!”