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Students Get Full Rides to College

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

The third annual becoming event took place at Lynn Camp High School tonight. The event encourages students to follow their dreams by going to college. More than two million dollars worth of scholarships were given out to students in the area.

It was a night of encouragement to follow their dreams for high school seniors in the area during the annual becoming event.

"Sparking innovation. Sparking creativity. Sparking passion to go out and do something so that was the thought behind all of that," said Jason Creech, the event coordinator.

There was dancing, motivational words and lots of music, but most importantly, there were scholarship give-away's. Fifteen seniors received full rides to Lindsey Wilson College.

"It's the best feeling in the world knowing that I'm going to be able to go to college and I'm not going to have to worry about the debt and I can make something of myself," said Samantha Patterson, a scholarship recipient.

"I don't have to worry about paying for anything or getting money together from FAFSA or other scholarships. It takes a lot of the worry off," said Ulis Lingar, a scholarship recipient.

One of the scholarship winners also won a new car.

"I can't even begin to describe the process, my mind is still out of it, it's just great. I'm just too happy," said Brandon Patterson, the winner of the new car.

Everyone walked away a winner. All of the other scholarship applicants also received a 5,000 dollar scholarship to Lindsey Wilson College.
Officials say more than one thousand students from 15 high schools in the area applied for the full-ride scholarships.

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