Greensboro high school graduate wins car for hard work

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- One Greensboro high school student has a new set of wheels thanks to his hard work.

Michael Wood graduated from Andrews High School more prepared than most for the challenges of college because of all the Advanced Placement classes he took.

Now, his hard work is paying off and he's got a new ride to get him to class.

Wood jumped up and down after winning a 2015 Scion TC at Guilford County Schools' "Cool to be Smart" event.

“It feels amazing. It feels great. I feel very blessed,” Wood said after winning the car.

Wood plans to study engineering at NC State University in the fall.

He was one of 659 seniors invited to the event after passing at least five AP exams, IB exams or earning at least a B in five qualifying college courses during their high school careers.

“They had a multitude of AP classes to take at Andrews, and I took advantage of them,” Wood said.

According to a release, 2015 graduates passed a total of 4,490 AP and IB exams.