LaGrange Toyota has awarded a new Toyota Corolla to LaGrange High School senior Jason Recinos-Mendoza for his good attendance, grades, and behavior in an attendance-based contest.
The numbers of students who were eligible for the drawing has increased from last year. “There were 432 students who have qualified for the attendance incentive drawing. That is up from 157 last year. This year, the school added in a teacher attendance incentive. One chosen teacher, Chase Wilson, won a week’s paid vacation to Panama City Beach,” said Yolanda Stephen, the Director of Public Relations for the Troup County Board of Education.
“I was so surprised and happy at the same time,” said Recinos-Mendoza. The dealership, owned by Michael Stogner, began the “attendance incentive drawing” last year.
Recinos-Mendoza, who is 16, said he is ready to hit the road, “I have my license and I am ready now. For any student who doesn’t think it is possible, all you have to do is come to school, try your best, and get good grades. It does pay off.”
Stogner said that he likes to support the students in a way that is useful and helpful, “We are excited to help any student that shows determination. This incentive translates into work skills that will be helpful as the students go to look for jobs.”