The Gannett and USA Today Network are sponsoring “A Community Thrives” (ACT) contest. According to the USA Today website, this contest is “a new approach to social impact programs that was developed through a collaboration across the entire USA Today network. While most initiatives designate funds or give support to great charities, [USA Today is] going to instead fund and support great ideas.”
The Haywood County Schools Foundation responded with its “Citation Awards for Education,” a program supported by Dr. Doris Hammet.
The Citation Awards are given to students for academic achievement, and to teachers and people in the community who have contributed time, leadership and inspiration involving education. The school foundation gives $25 to the school system in the name of the person who received the Citation Award.
The school foundation submitted a 3-minute video entry. With enough votes, the entry will be among 10 finalists in its division.
Voting will take place from April 12 through May 12. The first place winner will receive $100,000 and the second- and third-place winners will receive $50,000 each.
Visit http://act.usatoday.com/ and search for “Citation Awards for Education” to vote. Vote every day to give the foundation a fighting chance.