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Teen sells newspapers for 5 years, earns enough to pay off college before he even starts

COLLEGE BOUND: Kevuntez King

COLLEGE BOUND: Kevuntez King

A TEENAGE boy in Tennessee used hard work, planning and dedication to earn enough money to pay for college before he even starts.

From age 12 to 17, Kevuntez King sold newspapers with one goal: earn enough to pay for his entire college education. And he did just that.

He earned $200 every Sunday for five years straight and was just accepted into Tennessee State University.

Kevuntez said he grew up in a single-parent home with him mother, whose influence paved his way to success.

“She just taught me how to be independent like she had it, (and) she just wanted me to go get it myself,” he told WHBQ.

He added: “When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school.”

King has this piece of advice to share: “Make sure you surround yourself with people that’s trying to go up in life and not trying to bring you down. Just stay positive and always believe in yourself and push for it.”

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