HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (KSDK) - High Ride Elementary is one of three schools from across the country to win money in a sweepstakes.
High Ridge, located in the Northwest R-I School District, entered the Kleenex Brand in the Classroom sweepstakes by going to TeacherLists.com and adding Kleenex brand tissues to their back-to-school lists. The login entered the school for a chance to win 250,000 eBoxTops, or the equivalent of $25,000.
More than 7,300 schools around the country entered the contest. Elementary schools in Alabama and Indiana were the other winners.
A High Ridge Elementary spokesperson said the money will be used to purchase much-needed new computers.
Since its inception in 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has awarded approximately $525 million to more than 90,000 schools for computers, library books, art supplies and playground equipment.