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SFA student finalists in Folgers jingle contest

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

SFA Junior Josh Birdsong and four of his classmates used their music and production talents to depict how a cup of coffee can make your day.

And what started as a class assignment could win them a $25,000 prize.

"We actually tried because there is potential for winning this thing," said Birdsong.

The jingle project has been assigned for the past three years and this is the first time students have made it to the finals.

"We kept improving as the seasons went by with different contest and I think this time it just all bubbled up at the right moment," said Dr. Kevin Kelleher, Instructor.

Birdsong says he and his writing partner Ben Smith developed a catchy tune first and then they wrote about what they know.

"It became about college started coming up with lyrics about tests, due dates being late in the morning stuff like that and then coffee rushes in and saves the day," said Birdsong.

Cinematographer Herbert Midgley says he collaborated with the band to help bring their vision to life and he hopes their dreams will soon become a reality.

 "They have a really good opportunity and chance the jingle is very good along with the visual parts of it," said Midgeley.

BIRDSONG SAYS HIS DREAM IS TO PERFORM A SHOW IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS AND HIS INSTRUCTOR KEVIN KELLEHER SAYS HE BELIEVES THEIR TALENT.

 "They can achieve that type of deal if the work really hard and are persistent and stick with it," said Kelleher.

The students are a part of the contest's top 10 the last day to vote is June 19th.

To vote visit http://www.folgerscoffee.com/folgers-jingle/finalist/ben-s

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