Pictured is Victoria Davila with her family members, Evelyn Sames, United ISD Board Member Juan Roberto Ramirez, and fellow program sponsors A&K World Class Driving School and Laredo Federal Credit Union.
Attending school every day has really paid off for United South High School graduate Victoria Davila, as she was the winner of a brand new 2017 Kia Soul!
The give-a-way announcement was made June 2 at the Laredo Energy Arena in front of a live audience, just before the Lyndon B. Johnson High School graduation ceremony. The car give-a-way was part of the 4th Annual Sames Auto Group “Kia in the Klassroom” Program which promotes the importance of daily school attendance for high school students throughout the school year. Each time a student had perfect attendance for at least one nine-week period, they were given a special voucher to drop off at the Sames Kia dealership which was entered into the drawing for the free car.
“Sames is proud to support local education as it is the pillar upon which we have built our 107 year legacy. We will continue to partner with the UISD in their efforts to promote daily student attendance and student academic success,” said Evelyn Sames of Sames Auto Group.
A total of 16 semi-finalists, four from each high school, were selected for the final phase of the give-a-way. These students were: Robert Ruiz, Jocelyn Bernal, Enrique Zapata and Abigail Escalera, from Lyndon B. Johnson High School. Jose R. Sanchez, Victoria Davila, Derek Rubio, and Cristina Seña, from United South High School. Alexa Diaz, Jorge Reliac, Camilo Flores, and Homero Frausto Castillo from Alexander High School. Evan Borjas, Anna Karen Lara, Vanessa Rodriguez and Gabriel Garza from United High School.
In addition to receiving a free car from Sames Auto Group, the Laredo Federal Credit Union paid the tax, title and license on the vehicle and A&K World Class Driving School offered a free drivers education course to Davila. The other 15 semi-finalists received a tablet, courtesy of Sames Auto Group and free sandwiches for a year were given to three students. These items were from Chic-fil-a Marketplace located at Bob Bullock Loop and Clark Blvd.
Sames Kia, and fellow sponsors, look forward to 5th Annual Kia in the Klassroom Program. Sames reminds all to…DRIVE LOCAL. DRIVE SAMES.