The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 19, 2013

Rosedale Elementary in running for prize

By Cody Neff
Register-Herald Reporter

— One local group of little ones is attempting to earn their chunk of $25,000 big ones.

Rosedale Elementary in Oak Hill is in the top 100 schools in the running for a shot at the big prize. According to the “Calling All Communities” voting site, Rosedale is just one of over 3,800 schools competing for $25,000. Rosedale is No. 85 in number of votes.

According to a press release from U.S. Cellular, voting started Nov. 4 for the fifth “Calling All Communities” campaign. The release says the campaign gives communities the opportunity to help improve the education of students by giving them money to fund their education needs.

“Calling All Communities gives schools the opportunity to earn the funding they need to invest in the areas most critical to their students’ learning experiences,” U.S. Cellular Mid-Atlantic sales director Jack Brundige said. “We are active members of our communities where we live and work and we believe this campaign is a great way to bring people together to work towards a common goal.”

The press release from U.S. Cellular says the “Calling All Communities” campaign has awarded $4 million to 56 schools around the United States since it started in 2008. It says many winning schools have bought new computers, renovated gyms, upgraded kitchens and science labs, and provided scholarships to graduating students.

“Calling All Communities” is open to all K-12 schools, public or private, and all voting is done online. To vote for any school, visit www.uscellular.com/callingallcommunities and click “Vote.” Once you’ve made it to the “Calling All Communities” website, just search for your school using the search bar at the top of the page and click “Vote.”

— E-mail: cneff@register-herald.com