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Local kids receive free bikes for perfect attendance during 2018-2019 school year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- Hundreds of local kids were rewarded with a free bicycle for their perfect attendance during 2018-2019 school year. Students ...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com)- Hundreds of local kids wererewarded with a free bicycle for their perfect attendance during 2018-2019school year.

Students came together for the6th annual bike presentation on Tiger Lane Saturday.

The program is part of ShelbyCounty District Attorney Amy Weirch’s “Every Day in School” program, whichtargets 30 schools with a high level of truancy.

Matthias Green, a 7th graderwith Hickory Riddle told Local 24 News, “Collecting my reward for perfectattendance all year.”

Sponsor and District AttorneyAmy Weirch said, “To reward those kids and parents and grandparents who haveworked hard this year who are making the right choices and doing the rightthing.”

After students got their newbikes, volunteers were on hand to help show them how to ride a bike and takecare of it.