Turning a ‘screw up’ into college

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 09:33 AM.

When Pittman’s plaque arrived at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, however, Butts and others noticed the name imprinted.

“Josh Butts.”

Knox and Principal Jeremy Knapp did some investigating in Tallahassee with the foundation.

Turns out the essays by Pittman and Butts were sent to different judges for scoring.

The judges sent them back with identical scores – a tie.

“We would never have known if not for the plaque,” Butts said.

When the results came back to the folks in charge of the contest, selecting one as the scholarship winner seemed tacky so the decision was made to award two scholarship packages.



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