MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon Township High School senior received a $100,000 scholarship to the school of his choice after being named the winner of a national scholarship contest.
Max Zinzilieta won the Michelin #PennyForAFreeRide scholarship sweepstakes, a contest developed to help young drivers pursue their dreams while also reminding them to practice safe driving habits.
Zinzilieta says all he had to do to enter was check his tire tread.
He’ll attend college SIU-Edwardsville in the fall to study computer science and linguistics.