Tempe student gets $12K for best milk mustache

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 08:36:00-05

We've always been told milk helps kids grow big and strong, but it's also helping them pay for college.

Nate Marshall, a Corona del Sol High School senior, won a $12,000 scholarship for the best milk mustache in the "Is Your 'Stache Worth the Cash?" contest.

Marshall is a 4.0 student and is a member of the basketball team. He is planning to study engineering at Arizona State University or the University of Arizona.

According to Marshall, it only took him two tries to get the perfect milk mustache. His sister took the photo for him.

The contest, sponsored by the Arizona Milk Producers, also gave local students Johnny Schmidt and Jenny Butzbach, scholarships for second and third place.

According to a press release on the Tempe Union High School District website, Arizona Dairy Farmers have been rewarding milk-mustached students with scholarships for nearly 50 years.