Euharlee Elementary gets $2,000 grant from Big Lots
by Mark Andrews
Aug 12, 2012 | 2125 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Euharlee Elementary fifth graders Kody Bishop, left, and McKenna Trapheagen, were on hand Saturday at the Cartersville Big Lots to receive a check from Big Lots District Tom Nichols and Cartersville Big Lots Manager Garson Cornwell. Euharlee Elementary School Principal Sharon Collum, far right.
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Euharlee Elementary fifth graders Kody Bishop, left, and McKenna Trapheagen, were on hand Saturday at the Cartersville Big Lots to receive a check from Big Lots District Tom Nichols and Cartersville Big Lots Manager Garson Cornwell. Euharlee Elementary School Principal Sharon Collum, far right. MATT SHINALL/The Daily Tribune News
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Euharlee Elementary School saw a $2,000 donation Saturday through the Big Lots Lots2Give campaign. They were the only school in the state to receive the scholarship based on a video submission.

“A lot of people have put hard work into the video — it’s very cute and you just have to see it,” Counselor Heather Barton said.

The video, which can be found at www.biglots.com/lots2give, is titled “Euharlee Elementary on Strike,” and stars students appealing to the need of upgrading technology at the school. Adairsville Middle School also applied for the grant with their video “A Library Behind the Times.”

“We’d love to have our technology updated and so [the grant] will be great,” Barton said.

The school currently is planning specifically how it will be implemented to update technology, but Barton said ideas for new technology include projectors, promethean boards and new computers.

According to a press release, “Big Lots asked participating schools to put their creativity to the test by submitting a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. Cash prizes include 30 $2,000 third-place prizes, four $5,000 second-place prizes, two $10,000 first-place prizes and one $20,000 grand prize.”

“The Lots2Give program allows us to connect with schools in need of financial support across the country,” said Steve Fishman, Big Lots chairman, chief executive officer and president, in the press release.