A Nashua-Plainfield High School graduate and current Wartburg student won a $100,000 scholarship at the Big Ten Championship game Saturday night (Dec. 1, 2018).

While viewers across the country tuned in to watch the college football game between Ohio State and Northwestern, residents in northeast Iowa watched an area student win one of four scholarships, thanks to Dr. Pepper.

Wanting "to eliminate global food insecurity" is what drove Caleb Lines to enter the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway. In his YouTube video, Lines stated: "I first learned about the severity of global food insecurity as a World Food Prize Youth Delegate, which fueled my desire to find a solution."

Lines and three other finalists were at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., this past weekend to compete in the tuition giveaway contest. Each finalist created a YouTube video for the challenge, explaining how winning the tuition would change the student and how they would change the world.

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Lines was raised on his family farm near Nashua, graduated from Nashua-Plainfield High School and is currently enrolled in Agricultural Studies, focusing on BioChemistry and Leadership, at Wartburg College in Waverly.

During the halftime break of Saturday's game on FOX, when Ohio State was leading Northwestern 24-7, Lines and another student -- Taylor Miller of Chicago -- took the field for the Dr. Pepper Challenge. The competing students were given 30 seconds to toss footballs through a two-foot diameter "target" hole cut into an over-sized Dr. Pepper can replica. Whoever threw the most, claimed a $100,000 scholarship. The runner-up won a $25,000 scholarship.

When the buzzer sounded, Lines had out-tossed Miller 6-3. Later, Ohio State claimed the Big Ten title, beating Northwestern 45-24.

To find out more about the next challenge, click the Dr. Pepper Tuition Challenge and help another student impact the world.

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