LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (October 30, 2020) Congratulations to David Carter for being the 2019 - 2020 Drive for Perfect Attendance Main Event recipient of the 2020 Chevy Spark!
Carter is currently a 4th grader at Terrace Middle School but was gifted the car based on his attendance at Lakeport Elementary School in the Lakeport Unified School District.
The Main Event took place virtually due to the pandemic on October 15, Thursday, at 4 PM. Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent of Schools is the one who conducted the event and did the drawings of all the recipients.
“The idea behind this event is to promote school attendance for all Lake County students and to help publicize the importance of regular school attendance,” Falkenberg said.
Along with the vehicle, Carter was also gifted funding to cover auto insurance for up to one year for $2,000 and 12 $100 gas cards to help pay for fuel for a year.
The other 11 finalists also received scholarships for postsecondary education that were started by the Lake County Office of Education and matched by the Redwood Credit Union. Each scholarship varied from $100 and going up to $600.
Each month that a student has perfect attendance, their name goes into a drawing. Each district holds a drawing to select their student representative. How many representatives chosen in a district is dependent on student population.
“Whether you are attending school virtually or attending school physically, attendance has been shown to be the number one factor in student success,” Falkenberg said.
The Drive 4 Perfect Attendance is sponsored by the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, in partnership with Mazzei Chevrolet and the Redwood Credit Union. It was also administered by the Lake County Office of Education to help promote school attendance for students in Lake County public schools.
The Contest began on August 10, 2019, and was scheduled to ended on June 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm, however, due to COVID-19 it ran through the month of February.