This is probably not the kind of morale-sucking news you want to read on a Monday morning, but too bad. News is best fresh, and so is our snark. And if you’re reading this as 14-year-old Kenzie Deaton of Fort Worth, Texas, just let it be known that there are thousands of grown men and women out there who wish they won a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro in a raffle from getting good grades in high school.
According to MSNBC, Byron Nelson High School — where Kenzie currently attends as a freshman — holds an annual raffle at the end of the school year, where high-school students earn tickets to compete in the drawing from things like good grades and attendance. The winner gets a brand new car, and the envy of thousands. Despite the face that she’s not old enough to drive her new pony car on her own, her parents have elected to see that the Camaro is put through the paces in the meantime. Oh, and the 24 runners-up didn’t walk away empty-handed, but rather each received a Dell Streak 7 tablet.
Think how many car nuts would be valedictorians if they had the chance to win a brand new car.