Tomorrow’s “Ducks on the Tuck” race will provide an interactive way to raise money for Southwestern Community College’s New Century Scholars program.

For the third year in a row, this ongoing event will be held virtually this spring. All proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the New Century Scholars program, to help students in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties attain their education.

The duck draw raffle will be held Friday.

Last year, Macon County edged out its two neighboring counties by raising the most money. Chris Baldwin, Macon County’s superintendent, was awarded the “Ducks on the Tuck Trophy.”

Dozens of prizes will be up for grabs this year, including a flat-screen television donated by Custom Sound and Security of Franklin.

“‘Ducks on the Tuck’ is fun, but students benefiting from all the fun is the best part of it all,” said Don Tomas, president of SCC. “This program has been supporting students for more than two decades, and this fundraiser is essential to the future of New Century Scholars.”

Established in 1995 by Charles McConnell, former Jackson County School superintendent, and then-SCC President Barry Russell, the program provides last-dollar tuition assistance and extra support to deserving area students.

New Century Scholars has served more than 2,200 students over the years. Currently, 286 students participate in grades 7-12, and 167 attend SCC as adult students.

Tickets can be purchased from New Century Scholars, their program coordinators or the SCC Foundation.

For more information, contact Kathy Posey at 339-4227 or