Paris student wins Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway
(KXII) - Paris High School student Tate Lewis competed in the “Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway” during the SEC football championship game, and walked away with a massive scholarship.
In a competition to see who could throw the most footballs through a target shaped like a Dr. Pepper can, Tate narrowly defeated his opponent in overtime. For winning the competition, which aired during the halftime show, Tate was given a scholarship worth $125,000.
This wasn’t the first time Tate faced a hard fought battle. He suffers from a heart condition, which has required a number of surgeries.
Lewis plans on using the scholarship towards earning his business degree. He also hopes to show other kids with disabilities that anything is possible.
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