Katie Janiga, a recent graduate of Freedom High School in Tampa Bay, is the winner of a very special Scion xD.
About 160 high school graduates qualified for the drawing because they received perfect attendance during the second semester of the school year, according to Mark Ackett, supervisor of attendance for Hillsborough County's School District.
A slip was pulled out of a jar, and the name on it was called out. That student would pull a key out of a fish bowl and try to unlock the xD.
"It's so nice," Janiga said of the car, which has a sticker price of $17,099. "It's so cute."1
Janiga was accepted at the University of Tennessee in January. She acknowledged her friends sometimes encouraged her to skip classes to go to the beach. But she insisted on attending. "Even if I was the only one in my class, I'd sit there and do something," she added.2
Want a Scion xD of your very own? Check out all the latest models at Lawrence Toyota Scion, 2871 US-1, Lawrenceville, NJ.