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West Greene Elementary School needs help to secure grant

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 18, 2012 1:50 AM

SNOW HILL -- West Greene Elementary School is asking for the public's support in obtaining a grant to pay for improvements to its playground.

The grant money is available through the Clorox Corp. which is offering grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 for educational projects.

But the grants are very difficult to come by, with hundreds of schools across the country competing for them.

West Greene is competing for a "Power a Bright Future" grant in the "play" category and will be competing against more than 2,500 schools across the U.S. for the top prize of $50,000.

Your vote could mean the difference. Even if West Greene Elementary does not have the highest over-all votes during this competition, the school will still be eligible to win one of six $25,000 grants.

Voting will run daily until Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The students and faculty of West Greene would like to build a walking track, add extra swing sets, develop sports fields for soccer and softball/ kickball, and build a shelter to be used for an outside classroom or picnic area for outdoor lunches or field day festivities.

To support the school, area residents are asked to vote daily by going online or using an Internet capable phone and visting https://powerabright future.clorox.com/nominees/detail/ ?nid=1120.

Underneath the ram logo, click on the blue box labeled "vote for this."

Or, you may text pabf1824 (the "keyword" for West Greene) to the number 95248 using your cell phone.

For more information, visit the school website at http://wg.gcsedu.org/ or call 252-747-3955.