High schooler wins BMW for perfect attendance but can’t drive it home

A Texas high schooler won a BMW for perfect attendance, but couldn’t drive it home because he doesn't have a license.

Dustin Do, 16, scored the 2012 BMW 128 Coupe, but it was his parents who were feeling lucky: They get to drive the $36,000 car until their son comes of age. Dustin, a sophomore at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, was one of 10 local students randomly selected from a pool of students who didn't miss a day of school for the last six weeks. Three of the students didn't show up to see if the key they were given worked on the car, and Dustin was almost a no-show, too.

"If today was, like, a busy day, you should know that, like, I wouldn't have gotten close to this BMW," the winner told MyFoxDFW.

MyFoxDFW reported that one qualifier was out of the country, one had a church event, and one parent admitted to forgetting the date of the contest.


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Moritz BMW of Arlington, which donated the car to the district, has provided the prizes to students as perfect attendance incentives for the past four years. Two of the four winners have been unlicensed.

"We just thought it would be something to get behind the kids in high school," Moritz BMW sales manager Richy Harder, told FoxNews.com. "This is a very positive thing we do for the school district."

The "It Starts with Perfect Attendance!” contest held by the Arlington Independent School District, was part of the "Score a Goal in the Classroom" program, which also honors outstanding school employees and hosts reading programs.

The district reports attendance was up to 95 percent this year.