Boone Co student dream to cure cancer wins $1k college savings account

Photo courtesy Boone County School District
Photo courtesy Boone County School District

BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - The family of a Boone County fourth-grade student won a $1,000 college savings account after their son shared his dream to cure cancer.

Sam Eppley submitted a poem for the "Dream Out Loud Challenge" offering how he would change the world after college by becoming a doctor and curing cancer.

The Challenge invited students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade to submit an original poem, drawing, video or essay.

"You always told me I would be whatever I wanted to be," Eppley wrote. "So watch, as I become a doctor who finds the treatment, slays your enemy."

A ceremony will be held for Eppley at Mann Elementary School at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

He was one of eight students across Kentucky whose families won the $1,000 college savings account.

Mann Elementary will also receive $500 for participating in the Challenge.
Read the winning submissions.

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