BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Springfield Elementary School is awarding students who had perfect attendance this school year in a big way.
The "Strive for Five" campaign was all made possible by a community grant received through the Walmart corporation. This thousand-dollar grant allowed the elementary school to purchase twelve bikes for students kindergarten through fifth grade.
For each grade level, one girl and one boy was able to win a bike through a drawing. In order to be eligible, students could not have had more than five absences for the entire school year. This was the first year Springfield Elementary has awarded students with bikes and a little over one hundred students were able to qualify for the drawing.
"This is the first time we've done the bicycles. We've always had incentives to try to improve attendance, but this is the biggest incentive we've had" said Springfield Elementary School Social Worker, Tina Newsome.
The teachers at Springfield hope that incentives like this one continues to motivate students to strive for excellent attendance.
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