Letter: Gurganus Elementary appreciates support during contest

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 03:16 PM.

On behalf of the students and staff of W.J. Gurganus Elementary School in Havelock, I would like to say a huge “thank you” for your votes in the “Calling All Communities” U.S. Cellular Nationwide Campaign. 

Your overwhelming support of WJG allowed us to be 10th in the nation and receive the prize of $25,000. Our students were so excited when the top 20 winners were announced on Dec. 10, and they saw our school’s name flash on the screen!

All of the $25,000 will be used to purchase playground equipment beginning with the kindergarten-first grade playground and working our way around to the other grade levels. 

We know that we would not have been as successful if it were not for the support of our community, families, friends, and fellow educators.  Thank you again for supporting our school and showing everyone the positive impact that can occur when we all work together!

Debra Hurst, Principal, W.J. Gurganus Elementary

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