Lowndes High School Gives Student A New Car

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- Valdosta, Ga. - May 07, 2012 -

Plenty of schools reward students for good performance, but what about giving them a brand new car?

It's the 7th annual "Wheels Program" at Lowndes High School. Monday 61 student's names were drawn at random. They were entered based on academic performance, attendance and behavior.

They won everything from T.V.s, to gift cards and one lucky student had his choice of three brand new cars.

This year the winner was Junior, Jose Urquilla.

"I didn't believe it. I thought it was a joke; my teacher was playing a joke on me and I didn't really believe it. But when ever my friends told me you got the car, it was just amazing," Urquilla said.

Jose chose a 2012 Nissan Sentra. He says he's giving his old car, a Mustang, to his little sister.

The prizes cost more than $25,000 in all. And it was all paid for by a devoted group of teachers.