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A Record Number of 106 Graduating Seniors Were Eligible for the Drawing.

NEW ORLEANS – (June 5, 2020) – For the 14th year in a row, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and Premier Automotive Group awarded a brand-new car, courtesy of Toyota of New Orleans, to a graduating senior with perfect attendance. This year, a brand-new 2010 Toyota Yaris IA was awarded to Lavelis Fountain from New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School. In addition to the brand-new car, Lavelis Fountain was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).

“I’d like to thank Troy Duhon and the Premier Automotive Group for their partnership and generosity,” said NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “This is an event our seniors with perfect attendance look forward to every year. The opportunity to compete for this car is a fantastic reward for their commitment to their education.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, six finalists were selected via a virtual lottery on Thursday, June 4. Those six finalists were invited to Toyota of New Orleans for the final drawing on Friday, June 5. Other students with perfect attendance were eligible for monetary donations and swag bags provided by Troy Duhon, founder and president of Premier Automotive, along with All-Star Electric, Mobile-One Auto Sound and Core Construction. Additionally, car insurance is being provided by Jonathan Stewart from State Farm.

“This event is very important to me personally. I want to be part of the solution to keep kids in school,” said Premier Automotive Founder & President Troy Duhon. “During the last fourteen years, we have rewarded several hundred outstanding high school seniors with new cars and/or scholarships. Hopefully, we have inspired them to succeed in life.”

“This year, a record 106 seniors did not miss a day of school,” said OPSB Board President Ethan Ashley. “Congratulations to all the eligible seniors! The chance to win this brand-new car proves that your hard work and dedication is paying off.”

“I’d like to thank all of our dedicated teachers and school leaders who helped these seniors reach this exciting milestone,” said OPSB Board Member Leslie Ellison. “We are very proud of these 106 seniors for achieving perfect attendance, it is truly a great accomplishment!”

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ABOUT NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: 
NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 78 public schools. For more information ,visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolapsand Twitter @NOLAPSchools.  



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