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Young Richmond Hill girl wins college savings in summer reading program

RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) -

A 9 year old from Richmond Hill is already putting a dent into her college savings account.

Katey Atkins, a student at McAllister Elementary School, was one of the big winners in Georgia’s Path-to-College summer reading program sweepstakes.

She received a little over $1,500, and her library, Richmond Hill Public Library, also won $500.

Katey’s parents said she dreams of attending college to become a teacher.

"She still loves getting on the iPhone and iPad's, but staying into the books and reading black and white text. It's nice to see that still hold true to what it should be," said Ryan Atkins, Katey’s dad.

This is the sixth year the Path-to-College Plan and Georgia Public Library Service have partnered, and the second time a winner came from Richmond Hill. 

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