This story is ridiculously cool!
A California high school senior has turned a single tweet into a $20,000 college scholarship.
The Twitter entry from 17-year-old Amanda Russell was selected Wednesday from more than 2,800 tweets that competed for the scholarship offered by a foundation for the Louisville-based KFC restaurant chain.
The winning tweet refers to the chain’s late founder Colonel Harland Sanders and says: Hey Colonel! Your scholarship’s the secret ingredient missing from my recipe for success! Got the grades, drive, just need cash!”
Russell has compiled a 3.9 grade point average and plans to major in biology.