Five Anchorage School District high school students find out winner of new Jeep Compass at Drive for Perfect Attendance finale event


May 5, 2015


The following news release is shared on behalf of Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge and GCI. ASD staff and community members are welcome to attend.



Contact: Stephanie Plieness, Thompson & Co. PR

Phone: 907-561-4488




Ed Graff, Superintendent Anchorage School District

Troy Jarvis, General Manager of Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage

Lexie Mizeras, GCI Senior Manager of Sales and Marketing

Cheri Spink, Anchorage School District School Business Partnerships

Five Anchorage School District High School perfect attendance finalists, including:

-        Piyares Thongkerd (12th grade, Bartlett High School)

-        Harlan Bronson (11th grade, Eagle River High School)

-        Hayden Hanson (11th grade, Dimond High School)

-        Katelyn Bushnell (11th grade East High School)

-        Abigail Gamboa (11th grade, East High School)



On Tuesday, May 5th, five Anchorage School District high school students will meet at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage.


These five students were selected from 386 junior and seniors district-wide who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2014/2015 school year.


On Tuesday five Jeep Compasses will be parked in a semi-circle.  The finalists will pick keys, and then pick vehicles.  On a countdown the finalists will try to start the Jeeps.  The student whose key starts a Jeep is the winner and new owner of that vehicle.  The four finalists whose keys do not start the Jeep will win 50,000 Alaska Airlines miles from GCI.


According to Anchorage School District, this year 386 juniors and seniors had perfect attendance, and 1,700 juniors and seniors had attendance of 95 percent or better.


WHEN:           Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.


WHERE:        Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage

                        9600 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, Alaska



Interviews and photos with finalists as well as representatives from Anchorage School District, Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage, GCI and the Anchorage School District Business Partnership will be available. Media interested in attending should contact Stephanie Plieness by email at or by phone at


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