GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Nine students started out Bob 93.3's Tuition Mission this week with the winner being announced Thursday live on WITN.
The winner is Quadeshia Batts, a psychology major at Winston-Salem State University.
Batts received $5,000 for tuition and $1,000 for books.
The runner up was Bridget Kuna. She's a communications major at Coastal Carolina Community College.
Kuna received a new laptop.
Our radio partner had all of the contestants take part in various competitions, including bobbing for lemons out of sweet tea, and delivering the best forecast based on the weather graphic on the green screen at WITN.
Congrats to all who took part.
Several students have taken their first steps toward several thousand dollars in tuition money and it's all part of our radio partner's, Bob 93.3, Tuition Mission.
Nine competitors started the quest Wednesday for $5,000 for college tuition and $1,000 for books.
After bobbing for lemons out of sweet tea, the second leg of the competition brought the remaining eight contestants to the WITN studio.
The competitors then had to put their meteorology cap on and deliver the best forecast based on the weather graphic on the screen.
Each one brought their own unique brand of humor to the job, not unlike our Chief Meteorologist Matt Engelbrecht.
Bob 93.3 radio personality Austin Moore knows just how much this prize means to these students. "Well I graduated in January, I know that college is expensive and I'm paying it back now, so I know this is a great opportunity, kind of easy and fun way to make that money."
Following another elimination after their time at the studio, the seven contestants headed to Carolina Ice Zone in Greenville for their next challenge.
There they tried their luck navigating an obstacle course on ice skates.
Thursday, another competition will be held at the WITN studio, so be sure to tune in to watch the competition continue.
WITN's radio partner Bob 93.3 is once again holding "Tuition Mission," and the challenges are underway now.
Contestants will be taking part in competitions in and around Greenville.
Two of the challenges will be held at WITN.
The winner gets $5,000 for college tuition and $1,000 for books!
You can keep up with all the action on Bob 93.3's website and social media. You can also check out all the competitors here on witn.com.
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Bob 93.3's Tuition Mission contest is managed solely by Bob 93.3 and Alpha Media. Any and all questions regarding the contest should be directed to them at 252-639-7900.