Lamar Student Wins Scholarship Essay Contest

Meridian, Mississippi A student at Lamar School was awarded a scholarship today that only fifty people in Mississippi received.

Devon Goszkowicz received a $1,000 scholarship from the Get2College Center in Mississippi. The agency gives out scholarships to essay contest winners. The topic of the contest was "Pay It Forward." Devon will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she will study material science and engineering.

"I wrote about my experience as a military child, and the countries that I visited and how that's affected me as a person and how it's enforced my beliefs at school," said Goszkowicz.

She says the scholarship will help her get to spend a little bit of free time during this summer.