Students at the Vilonia Middle School are hoping to make $25,000 to go toward school technology upgrades by clicking, uploading and performing community service work.
"We want you to think about community service projects," principal Cathy Riggins told the students Tuesday during their first assembly of the year. "We already do a lot of service learning projects. It’s not new to us."
She issued the challenge on the heels of a surprise presentation of a $1,000 check and two new computers to the school by Brooke Cochran and Click the Dog, representing Windstream Communications.
Cochran told the students the check and computers are being awarded as a project of the SchoolsWin program. All schools, she said, in Windstream’s residential service areas are also encouraged to get involved in a community improvement project and may be awarded to the tune of $25,000.
"We want you to take photos and upload them and videos to our website," Cochran said. Also, she said, schools are encouraged to share the details of the SchoolsWIN campaign with their friends from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.