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Kids come to school for a chance at a grand

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

October 28, 2008

DECATUR COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Having perfect school attendance in school isn't easy. But some south Georgia students have a big incentive to achieve that goal.

The South Georgia Circuit District Attorney's office is giving out five $1,000 scholarships for kids who never miss a day.

Today District Attorney Joe Mulholland talked to 5th Graders in Decatur County about why coming to class is so important.

Many kids with perfect attendance raised their hands, excited about their chance for a grand.

The DA's office gets 10% of the money seized from drug dealers and this year those dealers will help pay for education.

One student from each county....Decatur, Grady, Mitchell, Baker, and Calhoun will receive a scholarship through the "invest in Your Future" program. A raffle will be held at the end of the year to determine the winners.

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