Just tell us how your favorite K–8 school would use $10,000 to build a brighter future for its students. Any parent, teacher, administrator, family member or friend, age 21 and over, can nominate a school.
Plus, 9 runner-up schools will win $2,500 each!
Plus, 9 runner-up schools will win $2,500 each!
How it works
NOMINATIONS
July 10 - Oct 31, 2017
Nominate your school.
JUDGING
Nov 1 - 17, 2017
Judges select ten (10) finalists.
See Official Rules for judging criteria.
VOTING
Nov 18 - 30, 2017
Public voting period.
Finalists announced on November 17, 2017.
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
On or about Dec 30, 2017
Winning and runner-up schools announced.
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Check Out Essays From Our 2016 WINNING SCHOOLS for Inspiration!
The Frigo® Cheese Heads® Build A Bright Future Contest is now in its 4th inspiring year.
Read last year's winning essays. Judges look for nominations that clearly spell out how the $10,000 could impact lasting change – for Bright Futures (equipment needs, building needs, etc.)
Bethlehem Elementary
Helen G. — Bethlehem, WV
Sahuarita Intermediate School
Jessica G. — Sahuarita, AZ
LaSalle Springs Middle School
Gina M. — Eureka, MO
Bethlehem Elementary
Helen G. — Bethlehem, WV
Bethlehem Elementary is a small pre—K—5th grade school. For being a small school, they have a big heart when it comes to the children. Would love to see them be able to update their library. It would be fantastic if they could receive new books and shelving. They have very limited space and it really needs an update since they've started the pre-K and k classes there. Reading is still very fundamental and it would be nice if they could have books for all age groups. Would love to see someone go in and make the most of the small space they have for the children. They are known as the Bethlehem Stars and I'd look to see each of them shine bright like they stars they are becoming. Reading could take them to places they might not be able to go to and what better way to invest in the future generation.
Sahuarita Intermediate School
Jessica G. — Sahuarita, AZ
There's music in the air! This year, our small rundown school was blessed with a passionate, talented, new music teacher. We were equally blessed to get our dilapidated locker room renovated into a new blank canvas. Our downfall is that it’s simply that...BLANK. We have no tools for this teacher to use to catapult her passion for music into our bright, young students. We have NO instruments, music, resources, or sound system. We are a Title 1 school, meaning we have many lower income families whom cannot afford music exposure outside the school. If our students are going to have the opportunity for the world of music to open up to them, it’s going to be here, now, with us. The wonderful thing is that it wouldn’t take a miracle to bring our dream to life. The kind hearts at Frigo Cheese could make our dream a reality. With $10,000 we could purchase a 55 instrument Drumming Package, a 49 Note Choirchime Set, 4 Xylophones, and much more! How can you help us build a brighter future for our students? Through music. We have the ambition, the expertise, and the drive. We simply need your help to get us there!
LaSalle Springs Middle School
Gina M. — Eureka, MO
A bright future has "deep roots" in sustainability. So, "lettuce" cultivate life together! LaSalle Springs Middle, in the heart of Midwest farm country, is the perfect spot for kids to learn that growth starts with a good plan, fortified soil, protection, and care. $10,000 can complete a midsize greenhouse and multiple outdoor raised garden beds. It is enough to even give a "green thumb" teacher an opportunity to earn more (supervising "Let's Grow") in the first season! This project would keep giving for years. Science and Math classes (STEM focus classes for Missouri) could help maintain the garden. Home Economics, Foreign Language - even summer school - could "dig in" to teach the lessons that grow from the ground up. Perennial herbs (Rosemary, Parsley) could begin seasoning the cafeteria plates season one. Perennial fruit (Strawberries, grapes), even some vegetables (asparagus) could begin making their way to the lunch table this year and beyond. Now THAT is organic! Ultimately, "Let's Grow" will teach kids the value of their land. Children will learn to grow and "spice up" their education here in America's breadbasket. After all, what is more important than a healthy, educated, bountiful harvest - our kids, our future.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Contest Period begins 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on July 10, 2017, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on November 30, 2017. Open to legal residents of the United States, age 21 or older. Void outside of the 50 United States and D.C. For Official Rules, visit www.CheeseHeadsBrightFuture.com. Sponsor: Saputo Cheese USA Inc. © 2017 Saputo Cheese USA Inc. All rights reserved. Frigo,® Cheese Heads® and all related indicia are registered trademarks used by Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
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