PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Purvis Elementary School rewarded its perfect attendance students with an opportunity to win a brand new bike.
Academy Sports gave away 30 bikes for boys and girls.
All students with perfect attendance during October and November, including no tardies or checkouts, were put into a drawing for a chance to win a bike. The students were brought into the gym to hear the announcement of the winners.
"This is actually Academy's 13th year donating the bikes around Christmas time. This is our fourth year to be open and able to do it, and we enjoy doing it every year," said Dollie, senior team leader of operations at Academy Sports. "It was very exciting to see the looks on their faces when they run to their bikes."
"Attendance is so important because of our ADA, and that's how we receive our funding for the school year," said Carolyn Pressley, school counselor.