Laredo ISD kicks off Drive Sames 4 Education program for perfect attendance

For the 10th year in a row, Sames Auto Group is sponsoring their Drive Sames 4 Education Perfect Attendance Incentive Program. The kick off for this year’s program was held at the Sames Ford Auto Showroom on San Dario Avenue this morning. 

Through the Drive Sames 4 Education program, eligible students from Cigarroa, Garcia Early College, Martin, and Nixon High Schools have the opportunity to win a brand new 2022 Ford Escape. The Ford Escape will come at no charge to the student or their family and will include the tax, title, and license sponsored by the Laredo Federal Credit Union. The purpose of the program is to motivate, monitor and promote attendance at each high school. 

LISD distributed color coded vouchers to all four high schools. When the nine week periods are over, high school students with perfect attendance will hand deliver the signed vouchers to Sames Motor Company. Cigarroa High School and Garcia Early College High School students may also turn them in at the Sames location on the Zapata Highway. 

Participating in the press conference were Martin High School’s Banda del Animo, under the direction of Bobby Castro, Sames’ General Manager Thomas Piña, LISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sylvia G. Rios, and Laredo Federal Credit Union President Rafael Martinez.

The deadline to turn in vouchers for the first nine week period is October 28. 

The deadline for the second nine weeks period is January 21, 2023.  

The deadline for the third nine weeks period is April 8, and the final deadline is May 13.  

Towards the end of the year, Sames will randomly select 16 finalists from all the entries. The finalists will join the district on stage at Graduation Day on May 26, 2023, at the Sames Auto Arena. One very hard working student will be driving home a brand new 2022 Ford Escape, thanks to the Sames Auto Group.