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Lowndes High student earns new car

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A Lowndes High teen received a brand new car for being an outstanding student.

Tenth Grader Rickey Young got a Pontiac G6. He got to choose between three cars.

For five years, Lowndes High teachers have put their own money into a student incentive program called "Where there's a wheel, there's a way."

 This year they collected $25,000. A lot of other students also got lap tops, video recorders, and mp3 players.

"I'm in awe shock," said Young. "It's just really hard to describe. It's just amazing. It's like electricity going through my body."

He got the car but can't drive by himself yet. He'll get his driver's license in August.

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