I can't imagine a full year of perfect attendance, much less the 12 years that some CPS students have managed. See below for details about the event honoring them tonight at the Hilton.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2006
Hundreds of CPS Students with Perfect Attendance Honored
Nike Presents a Pair of Shoes to Every Student
WHO: CPS Elementary and high school graduates with perfect attendance
Arne Duncan, CPS Chief Executive Officer
Domingo Trujillo, Chief Officer, Office of Instruction and School Management
Rufus Williams, Member, Chicago Board of Education
Roxanne Ward, Member, Chicago Board of Education
WHAT: Awards banquet honoring students with perfect attendance. This year Nike will provide every student with a new pair of shoes.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Hotel
720 S. Michigan
Elementary and high school students will receive awards for four to 12 years of perfect attendance. Lap-top computers will be awarded to 23 eighth-graders, and nine twelfth-
graders with perfect attendance for their entire school career.
For the first time, Nike will present a new pair of shoes to every student in the Chicago Public Schools with perfect attendance. Students with 12 years of perfect attendance will design their own shoes via on-site internet technology.
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