Perfect Attendance Wins Student a New Car

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    15-year-old Paxton Watkins won a new car thanks to her perfect attendance record at Arlington Heights High School.

    Perfect attendance is taken very seriously in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

    For the past 12 years, student who were in class every day had the opportunity to win a new car.

    Another car was given away on Wednesday at Moritz Chevrolet in Fort Worth.

    Every high school student who had perfect attendance during any six week grading period had a chance to win the car.

    Each high school then randomly drew a representative for the final drawing ceremony. There were 16 students who had a chance to win.

    After more than half of them tried their keys to unlock a brand-new Chevy Sonic, Arlington Heights sophomore Paxton Watkins picked the correct key.

    Paxton said she has big plans for her new car.

    "I feel very lucky," said Paxton. "I hope this is a good asset for me because I am still locking for a job and transportation is a big thing in getting a job, so I really hope I can pay for gas, and keep going to a job."

    School officials said the incentive program has really helped keeping students coming to class. Throughout the year they place the new car in front of each high school, so students will not forget about it.