" I sometimes think it's a dream, like there's no way that I could have won the car, with that small of an odd", said Fair View High School Junior Karysa Cox. Cox hit a lucky streak Friday when she became the new owner of a 2011 nissan versa donated by Chico Nissan Hyundai. Karysa won the car out of thousands of eligible students from Glenn and Butte counties as part of a raffle by Golden Apple Insurance and Financial Planning. It was a win that many say was well deserved. " They don't come any better than Karysa in terms of doing a 180, of taking something that was going bad and turning it into something that's fantastic", said Fair View High School assistant principal David Mckay.
Karysa didn't always excel in school, she used to barely attend classes and says she's been through things in her life that haven't been easy. But after attending Fair View High School that's all changed. She now represents Fair View at Chico Unified school board meetings, has excellent grades and has hopes of becoming a motivational speaker one day. She credits most of her new found success to her family at Fair View High. " I'm gonna do everything I can to show that I can make it and that I'm gonna be successful because that's what I know that I can do because they've showed me that I can", said Cox.
The new car is also going to allow Karysa to help her family. Having 7 brother's and sister's and just one family car, she say's her new nissan, which she's happily named Molly, will change her family's life. " Thank you Nissan Hyundai for giving me this opportunity", said Cox. A big thank you from young girl that many say was destined to win this car. " Just trust me, the best person won that car, it couldn't of happened to a more deserving person in the Untied States of America", said Mckay.