"Survivor" Contestant in Ashford

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A local television celebrity is teaching some area kids the importance of going to college.

Bobby Jon Drinkard was at Ashford Academy on Thursday, promoting post-secondary education.

Drinkard, who was featured on two “Survivor” series, began his job as a student recruiter with Troy University last April.

"I came here today on behalf of Troy University to explain not only the importance of choosing education, but also how important Troy really is, things Troy offers and the direction we're going in. We want them to be a part of the family" says Drinkard.

The Troy-native now lives back in his hometown and travels to high schools and junior colleges recruiting for Troy University.