[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/06/art.massa.irpt.jpg caption=”Sam Massa, 18, started a business to convert diesel-powered vehicles to run on vegetable oil.”]
Don’t look away. We are going to talk about oil prices. But it’s positive, I promise. This “pain at the pump” story starts with a dyslexic student who had a hard time in high school.
Sam Massa had such a hard time with dyslexia, he eventually dropped out of high school to get his GED and pursue his independent spirit of entrepreneurship. He started small with mowing lawns then he started a DJ company, eventually making enough money to buy his dream car — a yellow Hummer.
Gasp! Here comes the gas prices part — Sam couldn’t afford the gas to keep up the Hummer. So, he started a business, Massa Green Enterprises, to convert diesel engines to run on veggie oil. He tours with his Hummer across the country, filling up with leftovers from fast food restaurants. How will the story end? Sam, 18, hopes it will get more people talking about veggie oil prices.
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