'Calling All Communities' enters last week of voting

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WVLT)-- For the 4th year in a row, U.S. Cellular is giving away 1 million dollars to schools across the county and the Seymour community is trying to get their middle school to the top.

Since September 14th, communities across the country have voted for their schools with hopes to win some big bucks.

Jack Brundige of U.S. Cellular said "The school in first place will get $150,000 to use for whatever they need and the next 17 top schools will get $50,000 each."

As of October 9th, there are 10 schools in the top 100 from Tennessee:

#1- Seymour Middle School
#12- ALgood Elementary School in Cookville
#16- Pickett County High School in Byrdstown
#21- Northwast Elementary School in Cookeville
#22- Clay County High School in Celina
#27- Tazewell New Tazewell Primary School in New Tazewell
#29- Sevier County High School in Sevierville
#43- Baxter Elementary School in Baxter
#47- Petros Joyner Elementary School in Oliver Springs
#57- Pigeon Forge Middle School in Pigeon Forge

Seymour Middle School sits high at the top but still needs votes to stay there to win the grand prize of $150,000.

Dr. Faye Nelson Seymour Middle School principal said "We want to buy new computers, update software and get some new band equipment for the students. They have all worked so hard to use to the top so we hope to stay there".

You can place your vote by simply going to a U.S Cellular store and picking up a voting code. Then go online and enter that code and place your vote for your school of choice.

The voting ends Sunday October 21st and the winners will be announced in November.

Visit the link below for more information about voting!


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