Drive for Attendance: Youngblood to Give Away Jeep Renegade to 1 Lucky Student
The first day of school is always exciting. This year, however, Ozark High School students had a bit of extra excitement as a new Jeep Renegade drove into Tiger Stadium.
"One of the keys to you being successful this year is to make sure you're here everyday," OHS Principal Jeremy Brownfield told students on the first day of school, Aug. 15. "You have to have good attendance."
Brownfield then asked students what he could give them to help them get out of bed every morning and to school on time.
Students responded with “money,” “doughnuts,” “ice cream” and even “a car.”
“He said a car,” Brownfield said, pointing to the crowd. “Do you think I have enough money to give you a car? No, I don’t. But it just so happens my good friend, John Widiger with Youngblood Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram is here and he wants to talk to you about good attendance.”
Widiger got students pumped up before a 2019 Jeep Renegade 4x4 drove into the stadium and onto the field to the cheers of students.
“This is going to be given away at the end of this year to either a Nixa (student) or an Ozark Tiger,” he said. “It’s all about attendance.”
The Drive for Attendance is sponsored by Youngblood CDJR of Ozark and is a program solely for Ozark and Nixa high school students, in an effort to increase attendance.
The names of students who miss four days or less for the entire school year will be placed in a drawing; Students who have perfect attendance will have their name placed in the drawing twice.
From there, 10 names will be drawn at Ozark and 10 in Nixa. It will be an exciting day for those 20 students when the final drawing takes place at the dealership in May.
“So when you wake up in the morning and you’re thinking, ‘man, I really don’t feel like going in this morning.’ You better think about that again because you could be losing an opportunity to win this beautiful vehicle,” Widiger said.