Casey Butterfield

Casey had been accepted to Cambridge University in England for a graduate studies program but was turned down for a scholarship. And, yet, her acceptance was contingent upon proving that she had 17,000 pounds to attend, money she did not, in fact, have. Then, a miracle occurred: she saw an ad in the paper for a game show called Word Slam that was offering the grand prize winner $35,000, pretty much exactly the amount she needed for Cambridge. Amazingly enough, Casey won that grand prize and got to attend Cambridge. We’ll hear more about the game show and the whole process that led up to it.

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October 5, 2011: Casey Butterfield