Arizona Teen Wins Car For Perfect Attendance At School

Six students were eligible for the car having never missed a class at the Arizona technical school but junior Michael Duarte was the lucky winner.

How do you teach young Americans about adulthood?

Work ethic, but also a free car.

Six students with perfect attendance at the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Ariz., faced off in a contest with the winner taking home a Chrysler PT Cruiser, Fox 10 Phoenix reported. Each of the students got a box, but only one had the key to start the car.

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"Some of the soft skills, like punctuality and attendance, matter in the work field just as much as the academics do," said interim Superintendent Chad Wilson.

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Saguaro High School junior Michael Duarte was the lucky winner.

"Surprised I guess," said Duarte. "Wasn't really expecting to win today but it's cool I did."

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He may be modest, but he was gunning for the top prize.

"Just tell myself every day, don't be late, because I might win that car," said Duarte.

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