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Jonesboro students receive free bikes for Christmas

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Santa came early for some Jonesboro Math and Science Magnet School students.

Academy Sports surprised 31 first and second graders with brand new bikes Thursday.

Their teachers chose students who have the best grades, attendance and behavior. The kids couldn't wait to try on their new helmets and bikes.

One teacher said many of these students put a bike at the top of their Christmas lists.

"We're really fortunate that Academy Sports contacted us this year, so we could do something nice,” giveaway coordinator Kylene Lichucki said.

Math and Science is the only school in Jonesboro to receive the bikes, but Academy Sports will donate about 3,800 of them company-wide this year to various schools.

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