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Westover High students surprised with $20,000 scholarship

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Westover High school student is left almost speechless when she learns she's the winner of a $20,000 college scholarship. 

We were there Monday afternoon when 17-year old Laura McCurdy was surprised by her family and teachers.

 She was one of 10,000 students who signed up for a Costa Rica school tour in June 2015 through E-F Tours education fest. 

 The company put all the names in a drawing for the scholarship.

 McCurdy was overwhelmed when she found out her name was selected.  "I'm still surprised," said McCurdy.

Mother Debbie McCurdy said "Lately she has really gotten interested in picking colleges. And she's even looking into the military.  And she's sorta leaning toward the Navy.  So this will all be great helping her get there."

     McCurdy's parents and teachers found out she won a few months ago, but kept the secret until Monday's surprise announcement.

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