One Hart District student to win new car this year

The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal
The William S. Hart Union High School District. Dan Watson/The Signal

As an extra incentive to increase students’ grade point averages, one William S. Hart Union High School District student will walk away from this school quarter with a new car.

AutoNation, in partnership with the Hart District, will reward one sophomore, junior or senior with a 2017 Honda Fit EX if he or she increases his or her third quarter Grade Point Average (GPA).

To qualify for the “Hart Wheels” giveaway, students must improve their first quarter GPAs by 0.3 of a point in the third quarter.  For example, a student with a 2.7 GPA must increase it to 3.0 or better to qualify.

Students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher will automatically qualify for the giveaway.

Dave Caldwell, public relations officer for the Hart District, said the partnership between the company and the district began about a year and a half ago when Mark Osmers, AutoNation’s west coast marketing director, came up with the idea.

“We have a great relationship with AutoNation,” Caldwell said.  “In addition to this, they are providing a car to the WiSH Education Foundation.”

With the Hart Wheels giveaway, Osmers told Caldwell that his main objective is to help students improve in school.

“That was something that Mark said to me when we were talking, with the goal being what can we do to help students do better in school, give them some motivation, incentivize them,” Caldwell said.

All sophomores, junior and seniors from the district’s nine high schools are eligible for the competition.

The four-door hatchback, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19,535, will be given to one student on April 27 at Canyon High School’s Harry Welch Stadium.

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