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Call on your community to help win money for area schools

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From computers to classroom renovations-- the opportunities for schools are endless whenever they are awarded a money gift. From computers to classroom renovations-- the opportunities for schools are endless whenever they are awarded a money gift.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - From computers to classroom renovations-- the opportunities for schools are endless whenever they are awarded a money gift. As it turns out, you can help win a nice chunk of change for the school in your community.

The "Calling All Communities campaign" is returning for its fifth year.

U.S. Cellular is giving communities the opportunity to help improve education at 20 schools across the nation by challenging them to rally community support for the chance to win a share of $500,000.

The top 20 schools that garner the most community votes will each win $25,000 to use as they wish.

Currently, Sunset Park Elementary School in Wilmington is in 12th place in the nation and Williston Middle School Of Math Science Technology in 19th position.  While they are both in the running, the standings are changing daily. There is also still time for another area school to jump in and win. 
 
Calling All Communities is open to all K-12 schools — big or small, public or private in the U.S. Cellular footprint.

Voting will take place online so all you need is internet access and an email address to vote.

You can vote up through 11:59 p.m. CST on November 25 and community members can visit www.uscellular.com to cast a vote for their favorite school.

Voters can then check back daily to track their school's ranking and share school spirit on their social media networks to garner attention. With only one vote per person, it is important to get entire communities involved.

Using social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter will help spread the word online but don't forget to engage parent teacher organizations, alumni networks, sports teams, the school band or student groups to help spread the word.

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