Saputo Dairy USA’s Frigo® Cheese Heads® is furthering the nourishment of children throughout the States as it invests $30,000 into schools. Recently, Frigo Cheese Heads announced the winning schools in its 8th annual “Build a Bright Future” program, which is aimed at helping schools improve their learning experience and environment through funding for equipment, materials, and renovations.
“Giving children the tools and environment to thrive in school starts with the little things like proper equipment, access to nutritious food, and other needed supplies and upgrades to help the incredible teachers and school staff who guide their learning,” said Saputo Dairy USA Vice President, Marketing and Innovation David Cherrie. “We are proud to support education through the Frigo Cheese Heads ‘Build a Bright Future’ program and look forward to seeing the impact this funding will have to benefit the schools, their teachers, and their students.”
According to the release, schools across the country could be nominated for the chance at a grand prize of $10,000, followed by 10 runner-up awards. The runner-up schools received $2,000 each. A total of 945 nominations from K-8 schools nationwide were received this year.
Desert Star Elementary in Goodyear, Arizona, nabbed the top spot as the grand prize-winning school, and the announcement included a surprise visit and a check presentation from the Frigo Cheese Heads mascot.
“We are extremely proud of our community and the support we received during the voting period for the Frigo Cheese Heads ‘Build a Bright Future program.’ Our students deserve the best, and that is what we plan to do with our new lab—give them the best science experience so that they can grow as thinkers, problem-solvers, and communicators,” said Desert Star Principal Jessica Worthington.
The runner-up schools were:
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