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Perfect attendance leads to new car
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James Johnson of Jenkins High School in Savannah reacts as his name is called out as the winner of the new Cobalt.
James Johnson, a senior from Jenkins High School in Savannah, was the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt for attending every day of school. Seniors from more than 30 schools in 20 counties were notified they were eligible to win a new car if they attended every day of school. The vehicle was awarded by local Savannah area Chevy dealers to Johnson at Johnny Harris Restaurant for achieving 98 percent or better attendance during the 2009-10 school year.
“The Chevy Drive for Perfection program seeks to reward and recognize students for achieving perfect attendance,” said Tommy Arden, general manager of Fuller Chevrolet. “It’s important to us to emphasize good attendance to help prepare young people for life after high school, whether they are seeking higher education or heading into the workforce.”
In the program’s second year in Georgia, the Chevy Drive for Perfection initiative is sponsored by the Savannah Chevrolet Dealers in conjunction with local school boards. 
“The local school boards are charged with the significant task of educating Georgia’s youth, and our local Chevy dealers are honored to support the school boards and high schools in our communities,” Arden said.
Johnson was among 350 seniors from 31 high schools who completed the school year with 98 percent or better attendance. His name was chosen in a reverse drawing. All qualified seniors had to be on hand for the chance to win the car, and Johnson’s name was the last one called.
“I was speechless when my name was called,” Johnson said.