Sparks High School Students Wins a Car


She beat every one of her classmates in a reading competition, and sticking her nose in book after book, really paid off.

16-year-old Samantha Kirtley will now be rolling into the Sparks High School parking lot in her well-earned Ford Explorer that she won in a reading contest on Wednesday.

Now Samantha doesn't have her driver's license yet, but she says now she has a reason to get it.

The 1994 SUV was originally used as a work vehicle for Newmont Mining Corp. Then the company decided to donate it to the school in an effort to get kids to read: the car was cleaned, fixed up, and is ready to drive.

Other students who did well in the reading competition received school t-shirts, gift cards and games.

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