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Reno teen shares story on receiving scholarship through Vax Nevada Days program

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 09:30:19-04

RENO (KTNV)  — A middle schooler in Reno says she just wanted to do the right thing by getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

And in addition to being protected against the virus, she's also walking away with a college scholarship.

Kaylee, 13, was automatically entered in the Vax Nevada Days program - a giveaway of cash, prizes and scholarships for those who get the shot.

But she didn’t know about being added to the program. So, the initial call came as a bit of a shock.

“My mom was at the beach with me, and she was like what a weird spam call,” Kaylee said. “But we talked to dad, they went to the website and the next morning I found out that it was a $20,000 scholarship.”

And while she doesn't know exactly what her college plans are currently, but says she knows that a savings account will come in handy with the scholarship money.

The Vax Nevada Days promotion runs until Aug. 26.