High school sophomore Evan Reid calls himself a "morning person."
That's why he said he had no trouble going to classes at Trinity High School in Euless every day during the school year. The 16-year-old's perfect attendance paid off in a new car.
Reid was one of seven finalists who got a chance to win a KIA Soul donated by Moritz KIA. Each got a key to the car, but only one unlocked the door and Reid had it. The teenager's jaw dropped as he hit the unlock button and the lights on the car came on to signal he had the lucky key.
The other six students each got an iPAD donated by Chesapeake Energy and Kids Beach Club.
Reid told the other students "Enjoy your new iPAD," as he checked out the new ride that will replace his used Impala.
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD teamed with Score-A-Goal in the Classroom to offer the incentive award this year. HEB ISD high schools traditionally have high attendance but decided to challenge students to improve the numbers.
It worked. Attendance at HEB ISD went up 1/4 of 1 percent this year. Broken down by school, it looks like this: LD Bell - 96.6 percent, Trinity - 96.1 percent and KEYS Learning Center - 87.5 perecent.