Long Beach Polytechnic High School student Amanda Russell wins KFC scholarship
LONG BEACH, Calif.—A Long Beach Polytechnic High School student won a $20,000 scholarship with 140 keystrokes in a KFC "tweeting'' contest.
Amanda Russell's winning tweet was: "Hey Colonel! Your scholarship's the secret ingredient missing from my recipe for success! Got the grades, drive, just need cash!''
The 17-year-old started a Twitter account just to enter the contest and bested more than 2,800 other applicants.
"I am so excited. I just can't believe it,'' she said.
The entries ranged from the lyrical—"If you give a girl a drumstick, she'll want wings. Give her wings, she'll get a degree, take flight, and change the world''—to the heartwarming —"1st to go to college in my Family. KFC can be the 1 st to change my future. Being the victorious KFCScholar will feel S-O G-DOUBLE-O-D Good!''
The winning "tweeter,'' the daughter of teachers, is considering a medical career. She's on her school's swim team, loves to scuba dive and volunteers at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
KFC ist accepting applications for 2011 scholarships through Feb. 9. Seventy-four additional scholarships will be awarded for next year. Visitwww.KFC.com or www.KFCscholars.org for more information.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Long Beach high school football star who spent more than five years behind bars for rape but was exonerated after his accuser recanted her story came closer to his dream of playing in the National Football League today when he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.
Brian Banks, 27, gushed thanks on his Twitter page to the team’s management and players, saying, “Thank you for accepting me into the family.”
(BlackNews.com)—Finding college funding can be tough for students, but one organization is aiming to solve that problem. The National Online Directory of Scholarships (NODS) has launched a new web site at www.ScholarshipsOnline.org to help students easily find scholarship opportunities and education grants.
ENCINO, Calif.—Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was free on $30,000 bail today after being arrested in Encino on suspicion of felony battery.
Bradley, 33, was booked at the Van Nuys jail following his arrest about 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff’s department records. He was released on bail about eight hours later, and was tentatively scheduled to appear in court in Van Nuys on Oct. 18.
ENCINO, Calif.—Seattle Mariner outfielder Milton Bradley was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats today after a woman called the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Station.
Officers went to Bradley's home in the 5300 block of Oak Park Avenue at 10:40 a.m. and arrested him, said Officer Gregory Baek.
Seven hours later, Bradley's $50,000 bail was posted and he was released from custody, Baek said.
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