An Eastern Carolina school is $100,000 richer today.
B.F. Grady Elementary School in Duplin County was crowned the seventh champion in the U.S. Cellular's "Calling All Communities" campaign. The winning can be used however the school sees fit. Principal Douglas Hill says the school plans to allocate $10,000 each to grade levels K-8 for teachers to spend, and the remaining $10,000 will be shared by the PE, music and art departments.
“Albertson is one of many close-knit communities across our state that is committed to education,” said Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton. “The residents worked hard to earn this win and should be very proud of this phenomenal accomplishment.”
The schools win by having the most call in votes. The cell phone company will award 10-$100,000 prizes in this latest campaign. Just last week Wayne County Day School in Goldsboro also cashed in with a $100,000 prize as well.