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High school student at Mayfield, Graves Co. could win new car at end of school year

(Photo: Paul Schaumburg/Graves Co. Schools) (Photo: Paul Schaumburg/Graves Co. Schools)
Pictured with the car are, from left, Graves County High School principal Matthew Madding, Seay, and Graves County Schools director of pupil personnel Christy Puckett. (Photo: Paul Schaumburg/Graves Co. Schools) Pictured with the car are, from left, Graves County High School principal Matthew Madding, Seay, and Graves County Schools director of pupil personnel Christy Puckett. (Photo: Paul Schaumburg/Graves Co. Schools)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A student enrolled in Mayfield or Graves County high schools could win a brand new car at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

Eligibility is based on attendance during each quarter of the school year.

“The rules say eligibility for the drawing starts each nine weeks,” Larry Joe Seay explained. “You must come to school every day, on time, stay all day and stay out of trouble, then you enter yourself for that nine weeks. If you miss a couple of days, then the next nine weeks, you’ll be able to start over. Each nine weeks out of four, if your attendance is perfect, you could have your name in the drawing four times.”

Seay Motors will be giving away the car.

“It’s awesome to have a community with someone who understands that attendance is key in both high school and the workforce success and we’re thankful to Mr. Seay for his support,” said Graves High principal Matthew Madding.  

Graves County Schools director of pupil personnel Christy Puckett said attendance is crucial to success.

"Getting students to school is an important first step in getting them to learn," Puckett said. "I think it is great that our two school systems are working together on this project and it sets a theme and sends a message for industry in our county that we are united and attendance is a big piece of that."

Larry Seay said both school systems are close to his heart. He went to Graves County and his wife went to Mayfield.

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