Duplin County School Wins $100,000

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.

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  • by Tracy Location: Albertson on Feb 24, 2010 at 05:02 AM
    Yeah!!! So proud of our community. Congratulations B.F. Grady
  • by Suzanne Location: Greenville on Feb 23, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    Congratulations...so happy for you B.F. Grady! What an awesome award. I'm sure this will help the school tremendously. Best wishes to you.
  • by NOutlaw Location: Duplin on Feb 23, 2010 at 05:06 PM
    So glad BFG got this. I know it will help out in many, many ways. CONGRATULATIONS to BFG and our community!
  • by NKennedy Location: DUPLIN on Feb 23, 2010 at 04:43 PM
  • by BBurgess Location: Duplin on Feb 23, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    Way to go B. F. Grady Panthers!! Thank you, B. F. Grady Parents, Students, Faculty and Community for helping us win the competition! A huge thank you also goes to our school's leaders, our principal and assistant principal. Your enthusiasm and support is greatly appreciated. Lastly, thank you U. S. Cellular for providing us this opportunity. Your dedication to giving back to the community will greatly benefit many!! Proud to be a B. F. Grady Panther!

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