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One Student Will Drive Away With a New Car for Perfect Attendance

June 06, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications


Tampa, Fla. – (June 6, 2019) – One lucky student will drive away with a brand new car, from Toyota of Tampa Bay, as part of the Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance event.

On Tuesday, June 11, at noon, 21 students will take turns trying their key, for the chance to win a new car. The event will take place on the ramp at school district headquarters, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

Ten graduating seniors from Hillsborough County Public Schools who had perfect attendance kindergarten through 12th grade are automatically invited to participate in the event. In addition, eleven graduating seniors with at least one-year perfect attendance while in high school were randomly selected to take part in the event.

Good attendance is a leading indicator for graduation. “Research shows when students are coming to school and engaged in their course work, they are more likely to reach graduation and become successful in life,” explained Superintendent Jeff Eakins.

More than 1,987 high school seniors were eligible and during the May 14 School Board meeting, eleven students were randomly selected to participate in the event.

It will be an exciting afternoon as participating students will pick one of 21 keys. The students will take turns trying their key in the car, hoping to unlock the door.

Mark Schols, General Manager of Toyota of Tampa Bay, is thrilled to be hosting this event for the ninth year. “Students with perfect attendance demonstrate a high degree of commitment to both the teacher and the class by being there every single day. Perfect attendance also teaches the importance of seeing something through to the end. Arriving to school each day, on time, is a skill that easily translates to the workforce and leading a responsible adult life."

Students must be present to win and must sign in by 11:45 a.m. at the event.


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