Thursday, November 7, 2013

Calling All Communities

Vote early and vote often.

Under normal circumstances, that would not be good advice, but it’s perfectly legal when voting for Van Buren School in the U.S. Cellular Calling All Communities Sweepstakes. Van Buren Principal Stephanie Pajerski is urging everyone in our community to get behind the Van Buren students and vote for the school in the nationwide competition.

Here’s what’s at stake. If Van Buren is among the top 20 schools in the nation based on supporters’ votes, the school will receive $25,000 to develop 21st Century Classrooms by adding Smartboards, iPads and mobile computer labs. The last time I checked, Van Buren was running first overall! Let’s keep those votes coming in.

I have a word of caution on the “vote early – vote often” concept. You can vote multiple times as long as you vote with a different email address every time. In other words, if you have five email addresses, you can vote five times.

Voting is simple. Just log on to and follow the instructions. You will receive an email from U.S. Cellular confirm your registration. You can then vote from that email.

Last year, Lori Burns and Monroe School turned votes of support into $50,000 for the school’s 21st Century classrooms. This year, the top prize has been limited to $25,000, an amount that’s able to make a valuable contribution to Van Buren’s efforts to move technology forward.

A vote for Van Buren is a vote for Janesville schools and the Janesville community. Only one Janesville school, Van Buren, is in the sweepstakes.

No purchases are necessary, and you do not need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to register and vote. The only requirements are you must be 18 years of age and have email accounts.

So get out there and vote early and often – once for every email account – now through Nov. 25. It’s a great way to help our students continue to excel and grow.

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