SISD Gives Away Car for Good Attendance

POSTED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 4:23pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:05pm

SOCORRO- High school seniors in Socorro have a really nice incentive to attend school this year.

The district and Viva Suzuki will give a new car to a senior with great attendance, drawing the winning name from a basket. The new ride is a Suzuki SX4 worth more than $16,000. This is part of Socorro's “Make it Count” program.

"I encourage all students to take an interest in this campaign to come to school every day, not just because of the car but because it's the right thing to do and it prepares you for life after high school," says Dr. Xavier De La Torre, SISD Superintendent.

There are 7,000 seniors in SISD  Perfect attendance isn’t a requirement, but seniors only have to show up every day for five consecutive months.

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Why should we have to con students into going to school...Drop out if you want, sell your drugs get killed...Isn't that the EL Paso way down here anyway...I have never in my life seen where a school district has to give a car away to keep kids in school....Oh yeah wait, they need the US GOVERMENT MONEY, oh yeah thats right! All those Illegal kids make money for the school districts down here.

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