A Christmas surprise for students at one Region 8 school

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A group of children at one Region 8 school got the surprise of their life Wednesday afternoon!

Academy Sports donated 30 bicycles to University Heights Elementary.

The school then put the names of all their students who have been good all year long in a hat and drew the winners.

Principal Cathelene Arnold said when she began notifying parents about the event there were a number of grateful responses.

"We had tears. One mother even told me that her child had a bicycle on the list, and she just couldn't afford it this Christmas," said Arnold. "So, Santa really did come so it's pretty exciting for our kids."

15 deserving girls and boys were chosen.

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