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William Penn HS benefits from alum's sweepstakes win

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A lucky sweepstakes player wins on behalf of a New Castle high school.

Dr. Carolyn Moore enters sweepstakes for fun as a hobby.

Dr. Carolyn Moore: "I've done it for years. I started in 1993, and I enter about 20 a week."

The 74-year-old graduate of William Penn High School says the biggest prize she ever won was $10,000 for herself, and this time, she's won it for someone else: the students of her alma mater.

Moore: "I got a lot from this school. They gave me support when I was going to school. I got a chance to participate in the band; I played sports, and I just wanted to give back."

And that's why the school's band, the women's sports program, the ROTC honors ground flight program, and the elementary activities at the Fall Homecoming Festival will each get $2,500 from Moore's big win in the Walgreens Back-to-School Sweepstakes. Because Moore says it's extracurricular like these that matter most.

"Moore: I can't tell you who my English teacher was, but I can tell you exactly when I won a game against Middletown in basketball!"

And she tells students now it's your turn.

Moore: "When you get where you're going in life, pay it forward, and lend a helping hand to the next generation as I am today."

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