Local Auto Dealer Sponsors Car, iPod Giveaway

Local Auto Dealer Sponsors Car, iPod Giveaway

By Francis De Paz A local auto dealer in Lincoln is giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta to a Lincoln Public Schools senior that has all A’s and B’s or perfect attendance. The winning student’s school will also receive a $2,000 check from Anderson Auto Group, the sponsor of the contest. In addition to the

Anderson Ford owner Mike Anderson gives LHS Spanish teacher Kim Szelag the keys to the 2011 Ford Fiesta that will be awarded to a lucky LPS senior in late April as part of a promotion from Anderson Ford of Lincoln. Szelag got to drive the car for a week to advertise the contest. The car will go to a senior who either has perfect attendance or all A’s and B’s for the semester. Photo by Francis De Paz

By Francis De Paz

A local auto dealer in Lincoln is giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta to a Lincoln Public Schools senior that has all A’s and B’s or perfect attendance. The winning student’s school will also receive a $2,000 check from Anderson Auto Group, the sponsor of the contest.

In addition to the car, they are also giving a 32GB iPod Touch to one student in every school each quarter. To be eligible, you need to have all A’s and B’s on your report card, have perfect attendance for the quarter, or have improved your semester GPA by at least 1.0 compared to the previous semester.

The drawing will happen a month from the last day  of school. To register you will have to fill out an online entry for the end of each quarter to enter for both the iPod and the car drawings. Registrations will open for a few weeks after the end of each quarter. To register go to www.drivenforsuccess.com.

Before they give away the car they let a teacher from every school keep it for a week. That way it’s present at special events like basketball games, wrestling tournaments and so on. Lincoln Christian School, Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln East And Lincoln Southwest High School have had the Ford Fiesta for a week. The teacher from Lincoln High School that got the opportunity to drive this Ford Fiesta for a week was Spanish teacher Kim Szelag.

How did Szelag get so lucky to drive this car for a week? LHS Associate Principal Brent Toalson said, “I asked some administrators and came up with some names, and I thought Kim [Szelag] would be a good person, because she helped us out when Jill [Able] was gone and helped as a coordinator. There were other reasons that I considered – there were some nice things that she has done for some students.”

Szelag had an extra car after her husband passed away from a heart attack in mid-November. One of her students was having some trouble getting to school and work, and Szelag  gave her extra car to that student. Szelag also payed for the registration for the car. Szelag said,” It was something nice I could do.”

 

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