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Nissan rewards students for good attendance

Posted: April 27, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: April 26, 2014 10:45 p.m.

Valencia High School junior Taylor Morrison receives a 2014 Nissan at the giveaway, created by the dealership, in partnership with district officials, to encourage students to stay in school.

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Nissan of Valencia executive manager Dan Sterkel presented William S. Hart Union High School District students who had attendance records of 97 percent or higher with gifts, scholarships and a car, totaling $21,800 on Saturday. 

Valencia High School junior Taylor Morrison received a 2014 Nissan from the Valencia Nissan New Car Giveaway, created by the dealership in partnership with Hart District officials, to encourage students to stay in school.


ricketzz: Posted: April 27, 2014 7:00 a.m.

That's 4 by my count. Make every achievement like winning a prize for doing the right thing and your worldview gets pretty warped in a hurry. In real life there are no free cars. In the real world no good deed goes unpunished.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: April 27, 2014 7:39 a.m.

Actually ricketzz, you are wrong. There are certainly things in the professional world like bonuses and incentives. This is a nice gesture, I like the idea. Why not reward kids that are doing the right thing?

Carlitos: Posted: April 27, 2014 7:45 a.m.

This is free advertising, hype, manipulation of the press. Apple is the all time master at this.

Carlitos: Posted: April 27, 2014 7:46 a.m.

Watson is a photog. This must be a Nissan press release. It is not journalism.

itzreality: Posted: April 27, 2014 8:42 a.m.

Some of these posts are so negative! Here is a company giving back to the community yet there are the complainers out there! These students tried and got rewarded. Just look at these CEO's and their big bonus and give aways they get.

Maybe these complainers should all get together and put their money where their mouths are!

We need to be thankful for folks like Nissan of Valencia!
No I am not an employee!

SReilly12: Posted: April 27, 2014 9:08 a.m.

Sounds to me like someone needs to win a prize - I got one for him, one of my cakes!!! A green eyed monster (AKA Envy) seems appropriate!!! --edited.

stray: Posted: April 27, 2014 9:48 a.m.

@SReilly - "I got one for him, one of my cakes!!!"

LMAO! Most of these whiners around here are completely unaware of your baking skills!

Carlitos: Posted: April 27, 2014 10:22 a.m.

So go buy a bunch of Nissans now, you fools! Its is no accident these "news" items suddenly appear for the weekend, when most car sales happen.

cms96: Posted: April 27, 2014 10:25 a.m.

Just like working for the government. Get rewarded for doing what your supposed to do. That's like kids sports where everybody is a winner! There is no first second or third place. Keep teaching our children this. as you can see this is really helping our children in the adult world.

SReilly12: Posted: April 27, 2014 10:51 a.m.

@cms96 - the difference here is the government workers expect the rewards for their efforts - (Recent IRS scandal) whereas I'm 99.9% positive that the kids involved here never in their wildness dreams thought.......hey I'm going to do good because the business people in this community will notice me and award me a prize.

@stay - I knew my cake comment would get your attention.......missed you and your wit the past few months :)

Off to design cakes - appears Carlitos needs one also - lol

stray: Posted: April 27, 2014 11:16 a.m.

@cms - "Just like working for the government - get rewarded for doing what your supposed to do"

Are you referring to the IRA agents who DID NOT pay their taxes but got a combined office reward with a million dollars of TAXPAYERS money ??? This ONLY happens with secure union jobs! How about Timothy Geithner, who was caught and labeled a BIG TAX CHEAT, got promoted to the Treasury Secretary!

Yes, SReilly, you are correct about the recent IRS scandal... Wow, what a crock this agency is! A quote from an article: "More than $2.8 million, plus thousands of hours of paid time-off, were doled out over two years to employees who had recently been disciplined for various types of misconduct, according to an audit report. About $1 million of that money was given as bonuses to 1,100 employees who were in trouble over tax related issues."

@sreilly - I've missed you!

cms96: Posted: April 27, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Yup, I see it now...Gee boss I made it to the office for one whole month where's my raise! lmao!

stevehw: Posted: April 27, 2014 6:00 p.m.

In all of my years of education, I never got a *prize* for showing up *almost* all of the time. I don't get bonuses at work for merely being there every day, either.

Geez...I think the one poster was right...nice bit of advertising for the car company, and yet another group of kids who are going to show up in my office some day expecting a raise for being on time "most of the time" (yes, we've seen this). Not for excelling, or going beyond the minimum required, but merely for *showing up for work* *ALMOST* all of the time.

ricketzz: Posted: April 28, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Perfect attendance perhaps. Almost perfect attendance you almost win a shiny new Datsun.

17trillion: Posted: April 28, 2014 8:04 a.m.

Not sure how many school days there are, but lets say 200. 97% attendance means they could miss up to 6 days and still qualify. As a business owner, someone missing 6 days in a year is not exactly the kind of quality employee I'm looking for. What happened to perfect attendance?

DMeyer: Posted: April 28, 2014 2:54 p.m.

Leave the IRS alone.

President Obama has already declared that there is "not a smidgen of corruption" at the IRS.

cms96: Posted: April 30, 2014 11:01 a.m.

So, basically nobody earned this new car from volunteering, saving somebodies life, helping an old lady walk across the street/ All they had to do was simply do what they are supposed to do and wake up in the morning, shower, get dressed and go to school. God I love todays society!

Unreal: Posted: April 30, 2014 11:09 a.m.

Good grief! So a student gets a car and others get a scholarship. The company gets some good advertising and a tax write off. What is the problem?
As any employer will tell you they would rather have someone who can be counted on to "show up" every day then someone who is extra bright but cannot be counted on.

In life, people do get free cars in SCV (for the past several years) and
get money for school. There are people out there who care (not just about advertising) and want to help others.

Employers do give bonuses for being dependable.

cms96: Posted: April 30, 2014 1:02 p.m.

Unreal, you must be under the age of 40.

Unreal: Posted: May 1, 2014 1:20 p.m.

cms96: Not even close.

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