EVIT student with perfect attendance wins a car
Posted on 05/15/2015

Media contact: CeCe Todd, (480) 461-4032

Six students with perfect attendance at the East Valley Institute of Technology will get a chance to win a car on Monday.

EVIT’s annual car giveaway is made possible by Chandler’s Thorobred Chevrolet, which donates a car every year to motivate students to achieve perfect attendance.

“Just like the employers they will work for one day, we want our students to make attendance a priority,” said EVIT Superintendent Sally Downey. “You can’t learn if you’re not at school, and you can’t do your job if you’re not at work.”

This year’s car donated by Thorobred is a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. At assemblies on Friday, 200 EVIT students with perfect attendance are drawing to see who the six students will be that get a shot at winning the car on Monday.

The actual car giveaway is 12:15 p.m., Monday, May 18 at the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. Each of the six students will be given a key and a turn at trying the key in the ignition. The student with the key that starts the car, wins the car.

Downey said the perfect attendance car is an example of how Valley business and industry, and in particular, Thorobred Chevrolet, support EVIT.

“We are grateful for everything that Thorobred does for our school,” she said. “Thorobred and our other business partners are an invaluable resource in shaping EVIT into Arizona’s premier career and technical education school.”

EVIT provides occupational training in 40 different career programs to high school students and adults who live in 10 East Valley school districts – Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Queen Creek and J.O. Combs.

EVIT students have a 95 percent high school graduation rate, and two out of three go on to college. EVIT was recently named a 2015 A+ School of Excellence™ by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

For more information, visit www.evit.com.

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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