An 8th grader from Lansing is $5,000 closer to getting a college education.
Victoria Judd at Windemere Park Charter Academy was one of four winners in the 2014 National Heritage Academies College Bound Scholarship essay contest.
She had to write about how her morals helped someone else, so she choose to write about a girl she met online who was thinking about committing suicide and how she managed to talk her out of it.
Victoria tells us the money will make a real difference in her future plans. "I'm really glad that I did do it, because it's great for the people who have a harder time getting into schools", says Judd. "It will allow them to have a better chance of going for their goals."
Victoria tells us she hopes to be a psychologist one day.