Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in communities across the 21 states served by Cable ONE recently had the opportunity to win $3,000 to fund their technology project or club as part of the Cable ONE “Dream Bigger” social media campaign.
Cable ONE originally planned to award one winner, but with so many impressive entries, all five finalists were each awarded $3,000.
“Schools in the communities we serve are constantly trying to do more with less, but it’s critically important for today’s students to have hands-on experience with the latest technology,” said Trish Niemann, Cable ONE Corporate Communications Director. “Cable ONE is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We are excited to see how schools and organizations use these funds and look forward to seeing these students grow into the future leaders of our communities.”
The five winners include:
Dexter High School’s Student News Group, Bearcat News (Dexter, Missouri), which will use the funds to purchase updated equipment such as teleprompters, monitors, audio, and visual equipment. The news team records daily school announcements as well as a full program on Friday and PSAs – all with handheld cameras.
Girls Embracing Math and Science (GEMS) at Anniston Middle School (Anniston, Alabama), a program for girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, selected based on their State Assessment scores, who meet daily to work on their math and science skills as part of an intervention program. GEMS promotes self-esteem, confidence and proficiency in STEM areas. The donation will be used to help fund trips and experiences to enhance their education.
Joplin High School Math Department (Joplin, Missouri), which will use the funds to purchase Sphero Bolt Robots, providing students with a hands-on opportunity to apply lessons in calculus, trigonometry, geometry and algebra.
Long Beach High School Theatre Department (Long Beach, Mississippi), which produces up to eight shows a year despite limited funding. The donation will be used for production costs and equipment upgrades, including a new sound system computer and a projector.
White Mountain Robotics (Taylor, Arizona), a volunteer-run, non-profit afterschool community group that gives students ages 9-18 from Lakeside to Holbrook a chance to participate in FIRST Robotics – a worldwide, competitive robotics program. White Mountain Robotics will use the donation to fund equipment, competition costs and travel expenses.