Jacqueline Murphy was working the drive-thru at a Chick-fil-A in Charlotte, North Carolina, last Thursday when the restaurant operator and company leaders rolled up with a giant check for $25,000 made out to the young employee. Murphy’s friends and family were waiting nearby to surprise her after the company presented the award.
The generous check is part of Chick-fil-A’s scholarship program, called “Remarkable Futures,” that awards $14.5 million to worthy team members nationwide each year.
According to WSOC, Murphy, a student at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and seasonal manager at the fast food chain, took the job to overcome her shyness. While she’s been employed at the chicken restaurant, Murphy has reportedly gone above and beyond by coming to work on her days off to shadow team members and learn how to become more engaged with guests.