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United ISD, Sames Kia Launch 7th Annual Kia in the Klassroom Program


Posted Date: 08/30/2019

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(Laredo, TX: United ISD) Sames Kia of Laredo continues to promote the importance of daily school attendance as they announced the 7th Annual “Kia in the Klassroom” Car Giveaway program. Details of the program were discussed this morning at a press conference held at the Sames Kia Dealership located at Mann Road and IH-35. One lucky United ISD high school student who has perfect attendance will win the keys to a brand new 2020 Kia Soul at the end of the school year.    

“Sames is delighted to offer this program for the 7th year in a row,” said Evelyn Sames, Dealer Principal for Sames.  “Throughout our 109 years in business, we are very proud to say that we’ve been a great supporter of education and our students.”

At the press conference, students from J.B. Alexander, L. B. Johnson, United, United South High Schools, student activity coordinators and school administrators were present.   

The winner of this year’s Kia Soul will also have the tax, title, and license paid for by the Laredo Federal Credit Union. A& K World Class Driving School will offer a driver’s education package to the winner. 

“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I sincerely thank Sames Kia for continuing to offer this great incentive to our students. It’s a remarkable partnership that we want to continue to have for many, many years to come,” said United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos.

The Sames “Kia in the Klassroom” program was created in 2013 to encourage the importance of daily school attendance at the high school level throughout the school year.  Each time a student has perfect attendance for at least one nine-week period, they will be given a special voucher to drop off at the Sames Kia dealership which will be entered into the drawing for the 2020 Kia Soul. 

A total of 16 semi-finalists, four from each high school, will be selected for the final phase of the give-a-way. The other 15 semi-finalists will receive a tablet, courtesy of Sames. The program is open to all high school students enrolled in United ISD high school, from 9-12 grades. 

Previous winners of the program were Angelica Fierro from United High School from the 2013-14 school year and Ingrid Jimenez from United South High School for the 2014-15 school year. Leobardo Vasquez from Lyndon B. Johnson High School won the Kia Soul for the 2015-16 school year, Victoria Davila from United South High School won the Kia Soul for the 2016-17 school year, Mariana Pedroza from Lyndon B. Johnson High School won the 2017-18 Kia Niro, and most recently Guadalupe Zapata from United South 2020 Kia Soul.

For more information on the Sames “Kia in the Klassroom” program, high school students can visit with their student activity coordinator at the campus or talk to their campus administrators.

Photo, L-R: United ISD Superintendent Roberto J. Santos, Sames General Manager, Thomas Piña,  Karla Gonzalez, Sames Marketing Director, Gloria Rendon, United ISD Associate Superintendent For Administration at the 7th annual press conference to announce Sames Kia in The Klassroom program.​

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