Christmas came early for about 30 students at Jackson Elementary School.

Each received a new bicycle from Academy Sports and Outdoors in Baton Rouge during a random drawing.

The students are Dojo Masters, children who display outstanding behavior and citizenship while at school.

“We are thankful to Academy Sports for recognizing some of our students in this generous way,” Principal Megan Phillips said. “It was obvious from the smiles on their faces that they were going to be having a particularly merry Christmas.”