Students at Academy of the Americas Elementary-Middle School were in for quite the surprise when they were called down to the media center. Little did the students know, they were being rewarded for their PERFECT attendance throughout the Fall count window. As part of the Every School Day Counts campaign, the Detroit Pistons donated 2,500 new basketballs and 2,500 ticket vouchers to all attendance champions throughout the District. Students were welcomed by the Pistons mascot, Hooper and legend, Earl Cureton among other District representatives.
"I think if other students see the things we get to do, they will make sure to be in class every day too," said Academy of the Americas Student Vincenzo. "I didn't even realize I had perfect attendance, but I hope to continue throughout the year."
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