Barro’s Pizza is excited to announce the winner of the 2019 Arizona Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, Kaylee Kallas, who was awarded the $10,000 tuition prize.

Kallas is 18 years old, an Arizona native and currently resides in Mesa. Graduating from Red Mountain High School in May 2020, Kallas will be attending Arizona State University next fall. She wants to pursue a career in communications and public relations. When she’s not in class, she works part-time as a sales associate for Celebrity Tanning.

“Being the daughter of a single mother, winning felt like a bunch of weight had been lifted off my shoulders,” said Kallas, “I actually cried happy tears when I heard the news! It was amazing to know at least my first year of college was paid for thanks to Barro’s and Dr Pepper!”

With 44 restaurants throughout Arizona and 40 years in business, the Barro family prides itself on finding ways to support and improve the communities they serve. “Having a college degree will open a lot of doors for students like Kaylee, but it is also a huge financial burden for families,” said Mike Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “We are proud to support Arizona students pursue their dreams through our continued partnership with Dr Pepper.”

The Barro’s Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has awarded $75,000 to students in Arizona since 2012. Submissions were open to all Arizona residents 18 years or older, and a winner was chosen at random out of approximately 25,000 online and text-to-win entries.  The winner can use the money to pay for current expenses such as tuition and books or to pay off outstanding student loans. For more information about the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, visit