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Midlothian high school student scores $25,000 'once-in-a-lifetime chance'

Posted at 6:53 PM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 18:53:36-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Manchester High School student on a mission to give a voice to the voiceless received the surprise of her life last week.

Jasmine Brockington, a senior who is active in the mass communications program, was delivering a broadcast when something was slipped into her script.

Her name appeared in the teleprompter and she learned she would be receiving a $25,000 scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation.

Jasmine, who works at a Taco Bell in Midlothian and is planning to attend Hampton University in the fall, said the scholarship will help her achieve her goal of becoming a journalist.

“I never thought me, just a girl from Virginia would win this much money, I just thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance,” she said.

The foundation announced $8 million in scholarships for young customers and their restaurant employees nationwide.

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