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Strawberry Crest grad drives away a winner

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Jose Sanchez-Flores is the winner of the fourth annual Toyota of Tampa Bay New Car Giveaway. Jose Sanchez-Flores is the winner of the fourth annual Toyota of Tampa Bay New Car Giveaway.
Jose Sanchez-Flores, 19, stands next to his new 2014 black cherry Scion XB vehicle. Jose Sanchez-Flores, 19, stands next to his new 2014 black cherry Scion XB vehicle.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Jose Sanchez-Flores' commitment to school paid off in a big way Saturday.

The 19-year-old Strawberry Crest High School graduating senior won a new 2014 Scion XB vehicle because of his perfect school attendance record.

Sanchez-Flores drew the winning car key during the fourth annual Toyota of Tampa Bay New Car Giveaway Saturday.

His dedication to school made Sanchez-Flores an ideal candidate for the car giveaway sponsored Toyota of Tampa Bay on East Fletcher Avenue. 

The last time Sanchez-Flores missed a day of school was more than two years ago, he said.

More than 350 recently graduating seniors who attended school every day during either the first or second semester of their senior year were eligible for the contest. Each contestant selected a car key from a fishbowl to try to open the car door.

Only the key selected by Sanchez-Flores, who was the tenth name drawn, fit.
 
Sanchez-Flores said he came to the United States from El Salvador in 2009. He had never owned a car before.

Sanchez-Flores plans to attend Hillsborough Community College in the fall.  
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