Rock, Paper, Scissors May Be Worth 50K To Kennesaw Student
Emma Gay, a Kennesaw State University Psychology major, is on her way to Vegas and a possible purse of $50,000. All she has to do is win at rock, paper scissors.
As a recap, rock, paper, scissors is the childhood game where two people face each other and, at the count of three, toss out either a fist (rock), an open palm (paper) or two fingers (scissors). Paper covers rock, rock crushes scissors, scissors cut paper. Simple. And, if Gay’s streak continues, profitable.
After winning at a local pizzeria in Kennesaw, Gay went on to compete against 60 other winners at Turner Field in Atlanta. Now, it's off to Vegas and the national championship. A win there, and Gay will travel to the international championship in Beijing China.
“This is cheesy,” she admits, “but ever since I saw the Olympics when I was a little kid, I’ve wanted to represent my country at something. Wouldn’t it be funny if I represented my country at the international Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament?”