Keshawn Morgan, a senior at Evans High School, had never been to a concert before. So he was thrilled Wednesday when his local Boys & Girls Club — where he’d been going since second grade — invited him to the Beyoncé and Jay-Z show that night.
When club leaders told him and the other teenagers who had been invited that they had V.I.P. seating, he was even more excited.
But when DJ Khaled, who opened the show at Camping World Stadium, told the audience he had a surprise $100,000 college scholarship to announce, the 17-year-old didn’t think much about it at all.
Until the performer began to describe the winner, saying he was ranked third in his class and was president of the Spanish honor society; then a puzzled Keshawn thought, “What? That’s me.”
A video of the event shows his mouth drop and his hands briefly cover his face as he realizes he’s the winner, and then his name is announced. He and his friends erupt in cheers, as they jump up and down and hug him.
“Oh my gosh,” a stunned Keshawn said in the video posted on Facebook by the Boys & Girls Cubs of America. “I can’t believe this. I want to be a lawyer. I can’t believe I won this.”
In a phone interview Thursday, he still sounded stunned.
“I really couldn’t believe it,” he said.
“I couldn’t even like put it in words,” Keshawn added. “It was crazy.”
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