Sunset Park Elementary School was one of two New Hanover County Schools to win U.S. Cellular's Nationwide "Calling All Communities" campaign, receiving $25,000 to use toward enhancing their educational experience. (Source: Heather Miller)
Williston Middle School was one of two New Hanover County Schools to win U.S. Cellular's Nationwide "Calling All Communities" campaign, receiving $25,000 to use toward enhancing their educational experience. (Source: Heather Miller)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Both Sunset Park Elementary and
Williston Middle School have won big in a communities campaign put on U.S.
The two schools will each receive $25,000. They earned the
most from U.S. Cellular's Communities Campaign. It called for the communities
surrounding schools to vote in order for the school to win. The schools can use
the money any way they wish to enhance their educational experience.
Jakki Jethro, principal of
Sunset Park Elementary School and Dr. Jerry Oates, principal of Williston
Middle School were both bursting with joy at the announcement. "Sunset Park is
ecstatic about this news! We plan to invest in technology, playground
equipment, a part-time tutor, and staff incentives! Thank you so much,"
"This recognition is truly
a blessing and a testament to the shared vision and commitment of the Williston
students, staff and community at large. This singular event will have an
immeasurable and unquantifiable effect on the culture of our school. We are grateful
to those who voted and to U.S. Cellular for giving back to this community,"
There were 20 winners
across the county. Four schools from North Carolina were among the winners.