A few weeks ago Erik brought home an envelope from school for the Chevy Perfection Isn't Easy Celebration. To be selected students had to have 98% attendance during their senior year with no unexcused absences. 22 Students from Lincoln Southeast qualified but Erik was the only one who decided to go. All the students who attended were entered into a drawing to win prizes ranging from $50 gift cards and external hard drives up to 32 inch LCD televisions and Apple iPods. Erik was the first name drawn and when he stuck his hand in to pick his prize he pulled the 32 inch tv. After they gave away all those prizes, they put the winners back in and drew for ten students to have a chance at winning a 2012 Chevy Cruz. Once again, Erik was the first name called. He didn't pick the right key to win but it was a pretty amazing night.
We talked all the way home about the statistical probability of being drawn first in a crowd of 400 students twice in 90 minutes and asked him if he thought we should stop for the powerball on our way home. It has been a very exciting senior year!