Friday, May 29 was an exciting day for 15 high school students.  The students waited in nervous anticipation to see who would be the new owner of a brand new Yamaha 250 4-wheeler, valued at more than $4,000, donated by Kanab Country Auto.

It took the students, 16 years of age or older, from Kane County School District and Fredonia Moccasin School District, a year of hard work to get to this point. 

Perfect attendance, including no tardies, no discipline referrals, and maintaining a C-average and above grades in all classes is quite a feat.

Students meeting all the criteria were put on a list and invited to a special drawing at school year’s end.

To insure the drawing was fair, students were called up to pick their name from a table and place it into an envelope.  The students placed the unmarked envelopes into a container. 

FMUSD Superintendent Nicholas Bartlett shook the vessel, and when the crowd was satisfied the names were mixed well enough, KCSD Superintendent Bob Johnson, picked the winner.

The irony of the day was the winner of the perfect attendance raffle prize was not present.  Kori Cox from Valley High was the winner of the Yamaha 250! 

All 15 students should be commended for their dedication during the school year.  Congratulations to Kyle Archer, Thomas Black, Kyson McBride, Cody Barber, Danielle Clarkson, Forrest Kolle and John Terrel of Kanab High; Eric Derbidge, Paul Pea, Aaron Derbidge and Aprily Christensen of Fredonia High; and Kori Cox, Savannah Sawyer, Hayden Harris and Jason Bistline of Valley High, for their achievements!  A huge thank you goes to Kanab Country Auto for the tremendous donation.