Local schools compete for $500,000 in Kohl’s contest

In celebration of Kohl’s Corporation’s Kohl’s Cares program’s tenth anniversary, the company announced it will award 20 schools across the country $10 million, $500,000 each. As the contest nears its deadline, four local schools have made it to the top 100.
“At Kohl’s we are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program by giving back to the communities that we serve. As kids and parents think about the new school year, we want everyone to dream big about how half a million dollars could impact their favorite school,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We believe that when communities thrive so does business. We feel so strongly about this program and the positive affect it could have that we have made it the cornerstone of the company’s Back-to-School campaign.”
Schools and their supporters can visit www.facebook.com/kohls and become a fan to vote for their favorite school and discuss how the funding could be used. Voting will end on Friday, Sept. 3.
Pius XI High School in Milwaukee is ranked 41 with 13,807 votes, Mitchell Middle School in Racine is ranked 43 with 13, 807 votes and St. Marcus School in Milwaukee is ranked 44 with 13,298 votes. Homestead High School in Mequon comes in at number 100.
Five other schools from the Appleton area also ranked in the top five, and Milwaukee-based La Causa Charter School and La Causa early childhood have also received votes in the competition.
The winning school must serve children between kindergarten and high school and have at least one submission about how the funds might be used. Fans can vote up to 20 times for their favorite school, with a maximum of five votes for an individual school.
The top 20 schools that have completed the guidelines for the contest will be announced in late September.

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