As a high school student with a part time job, Kayla Childs had no idea how she’d scrape together the money to watch her young cousin dance on a cruise ship next year.
And now, as the third daily winner of the Mercury’s iPhone app competition, she doesn’t have to.
‘‘It’s a huge relief to win, because I really wanted to go but didn’t know how I was going to do it,’’ the 17-year-old Berkeley teen said.
She was thrilled to win $1000 to put towards her ticket to watch her six-year-old cousin Ella Venegas dance with Unanderra troupe Theatrix on a cruise ship in Fiji and Noumea next year.
‘‘I was shaking when I got the phone call and straightaway ran to tell my mum,’’ Kayla said.
‘‘I can’t wait to tell Ella I’m coming.’’
Kayla is the third winner in a series of five giveaways to celebrate the launch of the app.
Marty and Bianca will announce one winner on the i98FM Breakfast Show daily until Friday.