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With College tuition going up every year, any kind of financial support is greatly appreciated.  Ball State University offers one Freshman every year a chance to win free tuition for their first year…The only catch is that they have to make a near-impossible half-court basketball shot!  The University has been doing this for a few years now, but nobody has successfully made the shot.  Markus Burden now has 11,084 (which is how much his tuition is) reasons to be excited now after he became the first student to sink the half-court shot!  An emotional Burton called his mother to tell her the exciting news, as she was equally pleased.  The whole crowd went crazy when he sunk the shot…take a look! J

 

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

 

Reference: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/ball-state-freshman-sinks-half-court-shot-free-155533237.html?vp=1

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Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers asked for his coaches autograph after practice on August 6th.  Coach Jack Bolton got the chance to be the Carolina Panthers honorary coach for the day.  I forgot to mention…Coach Jack Bolton is only 8-years-old! 

 

Jack Bolton has spinal muscular atrophy, but that’s never deterred him from having the dream to be an NFL coach.  On this day, through the Make-A-Wish foundation, Coach Jack finally got his opportunity to be on the sidelines of an NFL team. 

 

 

Steve Smith, the Panthers wide receiver even went over to the 8-year-old coach and asked him if he could get the quarterbacks to throw more passes his way!   The star coach even had a touching speech that he read to the team before practice started.  He let the team know that he’d be “looking for mistakes when I’m on the field watching you guys”! 

 

Hopefully the Panthers listen to Coach Bolton’s advice and use it towards winning some games this year!

 

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy
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Carissa Yip is not your typical chess expert.  While other children her age are playing video games, Carissa is dominating the chess game.  At 9 years old, she is already one of the best chess players in the world! 

How did she get so good?  Her father originally taught her and within a year she started beating him!  Then she took her skills outside the home, playing competitively at the MetroWest Chess Club and then the Wachusett Chess Club where she is currently the best player.  This December, she will play in the Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates.

Carissa is said to be pretty intimidating when she plays.  She can even play without looking by calling out the moves and keeping track of the positions in her head!

The U.S. Chess Federation ranked her in the top 7% of all registered players, and the top 2% of female players.  Carissa's overall goal is to be the first female chess champion!

And that's what's good,

Jon

References: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57595858/carissa-yip-a-9-year-old-from-mass-becomes-youngest-u.s-chess-expert/

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