For one Alexander High School student perfection came easy this school year. Having a 98-percent or better attendance record during the 2012-2013 school year paid off huge when Jenna Gossett was handed the keys to a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro up to $20,000, through the Chevy Drive for Perfection initiative.
Jenna Gossett was one of more than 2,655 students in the Atlanta area who were eligible to win a new Chevrolet after completing 180 days of 98-percent or better attendance at their respective schools. These students were recognized during the end-of-the-year event on May 4th at the Cobb Galleria.
“The Douglas County School System is charged with the significant task of educating the state’s youth and our local Chevy dealers are honored to provide support to them and high schools in our community,” said Dave Taylor, General Sales Manager for John Thornton Chevrolet on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs. “The Chevy Drive for Perfection initiative makes going to school a whole lot sweeter!”
In its third year in the Atlanta area, Chevy Drive for Perfection is an initiative presented by Chevrolet and the local Georgia Best Chevy Dealers in conjunction with the Douglas County School System. The program was created to give seniors an additional incentive to finish their high school careers strong in order to adequately prepare for post-secondary education or the workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who have poor attendance for reasons other than illness are also more likely to drop out and to fall behind their peers in the classroom.
Attendance was determined by an eligible student’s attendance record for the first 180 days of the 2012-2013 school year as submitted by the Local Education Agencies. In order to select the winner, final lists are developed with eligible students from all participating schools and a drawing for the winner of the vehicle occurred at the end-of-year event.
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