By Stephanie Elam and Frava Burgess
NBC Los Angeles

The kids at Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School had quite the pep rally today.

Supermodel and media mogul Tyra Banks and Power 106 surprised the students as a reward for their excellent attendance record.

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Taking part in the Get Schooled Foundation’s nationwide attendance challenge, the Mustangs raised their attendance by 2 percent in two weeks.

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“That high school diploma is super, duper important,” Banks said.

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