Teen wins car, gives it to friend

A Utah teen won a contest, but instead of keeping her prize, she gave it to a friend in need.

A set of wheels puts these two high school grads on the road to new opportunities. They've been friends since they were two, but they've taken very different twists and turns. Kennedee's often bumpy, Jessica's mostly smooth.

So when the teens were in their senior year at Woods Cross High and asked by their English teacher to enter an essay for extra credit, Kennedee turned it down and Jessica got to work. The winner would get a car from Bountiful Mazda.

In the essay, Jessica would have to answer the question, "What would you do with a car?"

"This isn't right, I can't say I need this car, because I don't, and I just twirled around in that chair and thought, 'Ya know what? Kennedee needs this car.' So I erased what I had written and wrote a whole 'nother one. I would love to win, but not for me," she said.

"I would love to win the car, but if I did, I would give it to my friend, Kennedee Black. She works more than 30 hours and sometimes more than 40 to help her mother support her brothers at home," Jessica wrote.

Her essay won.

Now she had a car, but it was a stick shift, and Kennedee didn't know how to drive a manual.

Jessica could help, but there were some big roadblocks and detours, but once the two were off, the long-time friends were ready to cruise.


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