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ALLAN GUEI WINS $40,000 SCHOLARSHIP AND GIVES IT AWAY TO 7 CLASSMATES

ALLAN GUEI WINS $40,000 SCHOLARSHIP AND GIVES IT AWAY TO 7 CLASSMATES

A high-school basketball player conducted a lesson in generosity after winning $40,000 in scholarship money from in a free-throw competition – then giving it all away to the other seven teens who’d taken part.

The shoot-out took place at Compton High School in Los Angeles in March this year, with 18-year-old Allan Guei emerging victorious and claiming the big-money prize.

However, when he learnt that he’d earned a full basketball scholarship to California State University Northridge, he decided his fellow classmates needed the money more.

Guei’s good grades earned him the chance to take part in the free-throw contest along with seven other randomly selected students who’d done well in their exams.

Guei shooting one more ball into the hoop than his closest rival allowed him to scoop the jackpot.

However, Guei had other ideas. He asked Compton High’s principal, Jesse Jones, to announce to the school at the end-of-year graduation ceremony that the $40,000 (£25,000) would be distributed among the runners-up in the shoot-out. (more)

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