Standout Student: Jacob Peterson

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This August, Jacob Peterson received a life changing phone call.

“First I was shocked.  I was completely shocked.”

Last year Nicki Minaj announced on the Ellen Show she was giving away scholarships to college students.  Jacob a student at Southern University Shreveport decided to write them a letter.

 “I said a lot pertaining to my life issues that I’ve had growing up as a child and issues that I deal with as a student now going into college.”

Fast forward to 2018 and Jacob was presented a $50,000 check by Nicki Minaj on the Ellen Show.

“It was amazing.  A lot of people, especially where I come from and my background, we don’t have that kind of opportunity to get flown out to LA and be able to meet A list celebrities.”

Now he’s ready to graduate and continue pursuing a career in music.

“Going to perform on multiple stages across the world and entertaining people and just bringing people from all cultures and backgrounds together just to vibe and have a good time.”

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