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Voices & Vibes: Butler High senior is finalist in Las Vegas competition

AUGUSTA -- As an honor student, Tremayne Dixon is on top of his work, as member of the band, he is always honing his skills and as a carhop at Sonic, he is a finalist in the Sonic's "So You Think You Can Skate?" competition in Las Vegas.

"I was at Sonic, and at first it was kind of rocky," Dixon said."When I went in on my second day, I had to take an order out to a customer, and I accidentally kicked their car."

Dixon got a job at Sonic in January and learned how to skate for his carhop position in March.

"Tremayne is a very determined student. When he puts his mind to it, he is going to complete it," said Regina Thomas, the band director at Butler High School.

Others describe him as driven, which is why he constantly practiced and became a skilled carhop in only three months.

"Everytime I got a break, I went out into the parking lot to practice," said Dixon.

With college level courses, a position on his high school band, a job after school, and time to stay in shape, he found a way to better himself at skating and found himself as a finalist in the Las Vegas competition.

"At first I didn't believe him until he showed me his video," said Thomas.

Dixon's goals are not only to win in Las Vegas, but to raise his 3.5 grade point average to get more college acceptance letters from universities across the country and continue to succeed in everything he does.

"You don't get the victory in falling down. You get the victory on getting back up after you fall," said Dixon.

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