Perfect attendance yields a new car for Michigan teen
By: The Associated Press
The Messenger 05.30.08 CONSTANTINE, Mich. (AP) — Andria Baker has pretty much always been present. From the first day of kindergarten through her last day of high school, Baker somehow made it to school for every day of classes, despite colds and sports injuries. Why? If she kept it up, her father promised her a car. Baker kept up her end of the bargain, willing herself to go to school on those days when she felt under the weather. She recently notched her 13th year of uninterrupted classroom attendance with her final day at Constantine High School. At a party, her father, Tim, presented the young woman with the keys to a new, $17,000 Pontiac G6, complete with a “0 DAYS” personalized license plate. “Without a doubt, it was worth every penny I spent,” he said. The look on his daughter’s face when she saw the car was priceless, Tim Baker said.