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Senior Attendance Drive returns for second year
2006/2007 Winner Stephanie Awrey introduces herself to the crowd.
What if someone said “Go to all your classes and you could win a car”?
For the graduating class of 2008, this question is a reality. Thanks to the generosity of the Elk Grove Auto Mall (EGAM), the EGAM 2007/2008 Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive has returned for its second year.
Graduating seniors have the opportunity to earn entries in year-long drawing for $20,000 towards the purchase of a car from the Elk Grove Auto Mall. Seniors can earn one entry for each month they achieve perfect attendance by attending all classes during a calendar month. Conceivably, students can earn nine entries – one entry each month for August, September, October, November and December 2007, and January, February, March, April and May 2008.
Last year, Florin High School senior Stephanie Awrey was the lucky senior who walked away with the $20,000 check. She purchased a new Toyota Corolla with her winnings.
Attendance has always played a major role in a student’s educational success. Student attendance is also an important part of funding for our schools. Elk Grove Unified loses $35 each day a student is absent due to vacation, illness or other reasons. The Senior Attendance Drive serves to motivate seniors to attend school consistently, even as the year progresses.
The 2006/2007 seven runners-up pose with winner Stephanie Awrey, Pollyanna Cooper-LeVangie (EGUSD board member), Maggie Tadlock (President – Elk Grove Auto Mall Association president), Mark Cerutti (Principal – Florin High School) and Dr. Steven M. Ladd (EGUSD Superintendent).
At end of the 2007/2008 school year in May, nine finalists will be selected to attend the grand prize drawing, to be held on May 31, 2008. One finalist will be drawn from the entries at each comprehensive high school (Elk Grove, Florin, Franklin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Pleasant Grove, Sheldon and Valley) and one finalist will be drawn from all entries from all alternative high schools (Calvine, Daylor, Elk Grove Charter, Las Flores and Rio Cazadero).
One overall winner will be selected from the nine finalists to win the $20,000 grand prize. The eight runners-up will all receive $200 savings bonds.
At other grade levels, monthly incentives are being offered through generous donations by local businesses. To find out more about the EGUSD Attendance Campaign, please contact Communications at (916) 686-7732.
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