Two Columbia schools jointly seeking $50,000 grand prize

Nov 19, 2012

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Columbia’s Ridgeway Elementary and Battle High schools have jointly applied to a national voting competition for a grant to help fund ongoing educational programs. The Clorox Power a Bright Future grant program is granting a 50-thousand-dollar grand-prize to the school that receives the most votes on its website.

Principle Ben Tilley says Ridgeway Elementary School is looking to use the grant to purchase materials for a possible summer program: “The idea would be the materials that we purchased be used throughout the school year," he says. "We would love to purchase some additional computers for our building, some foreign language material, some drama materials. We would like to garden with kids.”

Tilley says Ridgeway Elementary is currently ranked 26 out of nearly 400 schools. Adults and children 13 and older can visit www.PowerABrightFuture.com to vote. Voting ends December 19th.