Heritage moves closer to $500,000 giveaway

Students, their families and alumni of Heritage High School are working hard to spread the word about their chances of winning half a million dollars for the school in the Kohl’s Cares for Kids $10 million Giveaway. And, they are asking for county-wide help.

The contest, which started in July and runs through early September, gives 20 schools across the country the opportunity to win $500,000 each. All people have to do is log onto the contests’ FaceBook page and vote for their favorite school. Each person voting has up to 20 votes to use, and they can only use up to five votes on any one school, meaning they can vote for up to four different schools. The top 20 schools with the most votes when the contest ends on Sept. 3 win the money. Kohl’s will announce the winners Sept. 7.

Heritage has rocketed from where it debuted at 81st the last week of July to 22nd as of Monday night, organizer and Heritage High School business technology teacher Sherry Walker said.

The teacher said students and their family and friends are recruiting people throughout the area and even in other parts of the world to help Heritage place in the top 20.

“We had an exchange student from Italy last year who corresponds with one of our seniors, Eva Adams, and the exchange student is signing people up in his community,” Walker said.

Walker said the Clayton Homes is also sending out an email asking people to vote for Heritage, as is the Metropolitan Airport Authority. “We’re also going to restaurants and giving fliers to servers to hand to customers. Food City, all three locations, the cashiers are handing customers fliers with their grocery receipts. Our students are being challenged to sign up five new Facebook users each,” she said.

For information on voting for Heritage High School in the Kohl’s Cares for Kids $10 Million Giveaway, visit www.blountk12.org, click on the homepage and click “Read more Directions” to get further instruction on accessing the Kohl’s Facebook page.

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