Representatives from Cellular One visited the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus recently to recognize nursing student Sean Wallace as the “#BeUNLIMITED Scholarship Challenge” winner. The goal of the scholarship challenge is to honor the hard work and perseverance of students.   

Dominique Mayes and Dominic Vigil of Naked Mobile presented Wallace with a check for $1,000, a new cell phone and free phone service for one year. Wallace’s winning entry included an essay and a text message that represent his philosophy on life and learning.

It read, “Easy is not an option. Greatness is not a God-like feature, only the special among us will ever taste it; it truly exists in all of us. Dreams don’t work unless you do.” 

In accepting the award, Wallace very eloquently acknowledged the support of his family. “I wish my mom and grandmother could be here on campus to see me today. They are my biggest supporters. I hope my essay and text message influence people to keep going.“