Schools looking to improve the grades of their students should learn a lesson from Northwest ISD. The Texas high school holds an annual car giveaway with two other neighboring schools, and this year’s prize was a shiny new Chevy Camaro.
Deigned as a way to motivate students into improving their grades and attendance, students earned raffle tickets through their grades, with higher grades getting more tickets and, therefore, more chances to win.
This year’s winner was Kenzie Deaton, who will have to settle for being driven in (not driving) the American muscle car. Deaton, after all, is just 14.
The 24 runners up don’t walk away empty handed either, with each getting a Dell Streak 7 Touch Screen Tablet.
The school didn’t say if overall grades for the year had improved, but we have to think the prize is worth a few extra nights doing homework.