BROKEN ARROW--Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy in Broken Arrow will be getting a big makeover thanks to the fifth grader who won a recipe contest.
The principal of the academy held a big assembly in the gym Friday morning with all 150 students.
Then, representatives from “Uncle Bens” surprised fifth grader Maya Jacob with a $15-thousand dollar check for her and her family.
They awarded another check of $30-thousand dollars to the school .
Maya entered Uncle Ben's beginner's contest with a family recipe of spicy kabob rice.
“There's lots of recipes that we make that our family makes, so we kind of put them all together and decided to make the recipe,” Maya said.
“It's a little bit of fusion of south Asian and a little American, a little bit of everything,” said Jane Jacob, Maya’s mom.
Uncle Ben reps say the goal of the contest is to encourage families to cook healthy meals together.
The principal of the school says this award comes at a perfect time to make new changes to the cafeteria.
Out of 500 entries, Maya was one of five grand prize winners.