Chevrolet to celebrate Georgia high school students who earned perfect attendance

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

Conyers -- According to the Education Board of Georgia, high school students who have logged 98 percent or better attendance records during the 2010-11 school year will learn that the payoff could be extra special when Chevrolet hands over the keys to a brand new Cruze as a reward.

High school seniors at more than 59 schools in Georgia will become eligible for a chance to win a Chevy Cruze after completing 180 days of

98 percent or better attendance at their respective schools.

Students that qualify with 98 percent or better attendance for the first 180 days of the school year will be invited to attend the end of the year event; date and location will be released once the venue has been secured.

In its first year in Georgia, Chevy Drive for Perfection is an initiative presented by Chevrolet and the local Atlanta Chevrolet Dealers in conjunction with the local school boards. 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 work force.

According to the US 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.

"Literacy and education are two initiatives that the local Chevrolet dealers champion through their support of several initiatives in the Southeast region," said Kim Miles of John Miles Chevrolet. "The local school boards are 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 their communities."

Attendance was determined by an eligible student's attendance record for the first 180 days of the 2010-11 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. All qualified seniors must be present for the reverse drawing to win the Chevy Cruze and other prizes.

There will be one 2011 Chevrolet Cruze given away to one qualifying student from one of the 66 participating schools in the Atlanta area.

All the qualifying students will be invited to attend an end-of-the-year event, where Chevrolet will give away the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, as well as other prizes including gift cards, iPods and laptops.

Chevrolet has fuel solutions that range from gas-friendly to gas-free with nine models that offer an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway and three hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 biofuel have been sold.

More information can be found at www.chevrolet.com.