16 Keys, 1 Lucky Student: A Student Will Drive Away with a New Car for Perfect Attendance
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (June 4, 2018) – One student will drive away with a brand new 2018 Toyota Yaris IA, as part of the Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance event. On Tuesday, June 5, at 2:15 p.m., the students will gather at Hillsborough County Public Schools, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., for a chance to win the car (see photos below and attached), thanks to the generosity of Toyota of Tampa Bay.
Six students who had perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade will automatically receive one key. In addition, 10 names will be drawn for the final keys. The event will have an exciting end as each student takes a turn to see if their key opens and starts the Yaris.
In addition to the six students who had perfect attendance throughout their school career, more than 1800 graduating seniors from Hillsborough County Public Schools who had perfect attendance at least one year while in high school were eligible. This is the 8th year Toyota of Tampa Bay has partnered with the district by providing this amazing recognition for students.
Good attendance is a leading indicator for graduation. “When students are coming to school and engaged in their course work, they are more likely to reach graduation and become successful in life. Arriving to school, or in the future, to work on time every day is a skill any employer would value,” explained Superintendent Jeff Eakins.
The student who wins the car will be recognized at Tuesday’s School Board meeting which begins right after the car giveaway at 3 p.m.
See below for a photo of five of the students who had perfect attendance kindergarten through 12th grade. They were recognized at the May 15 School Board meeting.
The students are (left to right): Sarah Grabau, Newsome High School, Kristal Hill, Robinson High School, Dakota Johnson, Chamberlain High School, Joshua Quiggle, Newsome High School and Carissa Stopowenko, Lennard High School.