Four years of hard work paid off for a Purnell Swett graduate Thursday night, as Shakylia Hunt won a new car thanks to her scholastic efforts in the Robeson County Driven 2 Excel program.

Hunt won a 2022 Honda Civic LX in Beasley Media Group’s Driven 2 Excel program, sponsored by Lumberton Honda.

“I didn’t know how to feel,” Hunt said after name was pulled. “There wasn’t a secret, I just stayed on top of my stuff.”

Hunt said she does plan to go off to college, with aspirations of being a veterinarian, but for now she’s looking forward to just working.

Beasley Media of Fayetteville (Foxy 99, WKML, My Kiss Radio, Sunny 94.3, 96.5 BOB FM, 107.7 JAMZ) awarded Hunt the car from Lumberton Honda for her academic and attendance achievements this school year. To qualify, Robeson County Schools students had to maintain a GPA of 3.2 for each grading period of the 2021-2022 school year, and have had no more than five unexcused absences.