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UNCW student wins brand new car

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Getting the keys to her new car. Getting the keys to her new car.
Getting the feel of her new ride. Getting the feel of her new ride.
Rachel Gracy with her new car. Rachel Gracy with her new car.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – One UNCW student is getting around a little easier tonight thanks to her win in the Parent Relief Program.

Rachel Gracy picked up the keys to her brand new 2014 Mazda 3 from Stevenson Mazda Friday afternoon. She also won a $5,000 scholarship from UNCW.

Gracy submitted a TV spot for the car dealership in a contest held by WECT. Her concept was to use voice recognition technology to help her find a place to buy a new car. Little did she know her commercial would turn out to become a reality.

"It truly is a huge deal to be recognized for my work," Gracy said. "We all go through those days in school, where it's how am I doing, is this really my path, should I be doing production, will I get a job? And then just to be recognized with Hey you're doing a good job, keep it up."

Gracy's plans are to go into video production after she finishes up at UNCW. Her winning submission will be part of a TV campaign for Stevenson Mazda in the near future.

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