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Students with perfect attendance get chance to win bikes

Posing with bicycles they won Thursday morning are Park School students, from left: Brianna Allison, Briana Perez, Andrew Calderwood and Robert Calderwood. Four students at each elementary school in Great Bend USD 428 won bikes donated by local residents and businesses. Their names were entered i...

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For the second year, Great Bend USD 428 elementary students were given a chance to win a bicycle if they posted perfect attendance during the past school year.
The tradition started when Dale Shaner, Great Bend, wanted to recognize local students for the planning and preparation that goes into making it to school every day, on time. He shared his idea with his wife Karen and some friends, and together they purchased 10 bikes through Golden Belt Bicycle Company.
This year even more adults got involved and they purchased twice as many bicycles: four for each of the five elementary ...

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