Braum’s has announced D. Brian Ward, of Oklahoma City, and his niece, Deighton Howell, of Edmond, have won the Braum’s Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Prize of $1,000.
Ward is a local artist, graphic designer and photographer. He entered the contest and won, but it is his niece who is going to benefit. Ward is gifting the prize to her. Howell is a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she is studying biomedical science and forensic science.
“Since I completed all my schooling decades ago, I get to pass this gift to Deighton,” Ward said. “Every little bit towards tuition costs helps, and I know that she is very thankful to receive it.”
Ward was taking his kids for ice cream after school when he saw a sign for the contest.
“This contest has become a big morale booster among our customers and employees,” said Drew Braum, Braum’s president and CEO. “We’re so humbled to be able to help others achieve their educational goals and wish all the winners success in their future.”
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