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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