The checks were presented inside Louisville's Yum Center where Henryville teens were bussed after school on Wednesday. The juniors and seniors, along with their dates, were given a second prom that was hosted by Lady Antebellum.
"This is my senior year, and this is the greatest experience I have had in my entire life," said Jennifer Chapman, a senior at Henryville Junior-Senior High School.
"Definitely a fond memory, definitely," said Ty Griffin, another student.
The teens won Lady Antebellum's online prom contest because band members say they were moved by Giffin's video submission and submissions from other schools asking that Henryville win the contest.
Nearby Silver Creek High School won the video portion of the contest, and its juniors and seniors joined the Henryville teens and their families at the massive benefit concert that was open to the public.
"These opportunities, these moments for us to give back are definitely, I'll speak for myself, the most rewarding opportunities that were ever given," said Hillary Scott, a member of Lady Antebellum.
"I'm excited. It's good for us. The surprises just add on. You can't put words into the way we feel, and for them to put more into it, we can't even say thank you because that's not enough to suffice for it," said Erin Hairston, another Henryville teen.
Proceeds from the concert will go directly to New Hope Services Inc. that partnered with the Indiana Bankers Association to create a disaster relief fund.