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Texting Contest Leads to $1,000 Scholarship From Dr. Pepper for Finley Senior

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Riverview High School senior Cody Hand and his family won a contest set up by Dr. Pepper and the popular store in the area, the Finley Shopper. Riverview High School senior Cody Hand and his family won a contest set up by Dr. Pepper and the popular store in the area, the Finley Shopper.

FINLEY, WA - Who knew you could win money for college with a simple text message. It happened in Finley Tuesday afternoon.

Riverview High School senior Cody Hand and his family won a contest set up by Dr. Pepper and the popular store in the area, the Finley Shopper.

Back in December, Riverview students and their families were asked to text a specific number to enter.

Cody's dad Don ended up winning, but Cody gets the money to help with his college education.

Cody said, "This is a great scholarship and I hope you guys can do it again next year for our school. I know it'll help future students just as much as it's going to help me."

Over 3,000 people from Finley entered the contest. People from Dr. Pepper said they hadn't seen that many entries from a community that size, so they sent a representative to present the check.

"We're a company that's involved in sports, athletics, kids, it's just fun. Business is business, but it's fun to do stuff like this as well," said Greg Schreck of Swires 7UP/Dr. Pepper.

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