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Two Pee Dee teachers land Sonic Drive-In Limeades for Literacy grants

November 8, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Two Pee Dee Schools scored grants from Sonic Drive-In as part of the company’s Limeades for Learning program.

The program allows the restaurant’s fans to go online and vote for a project they found inspiring, according to a release from the company

“Through Limeades for Learning, teachers from all over the country can submit project requests to philanthropic partner DonorsChoose.org for the classroom resources they need to create an inspiring learning environment for their students,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president for public relations for Sonic through a release on the awards.

“Each week, teacher projects that earned the most votes received a piece of Sonic’s $1 million donation. Teacher projects ranged from materials like books, flexible seating, and art supplies to robotics kits and Chromebooks, reflecting the innovative learning solutions teachers provide to their students,” Woodworth said through the release.

Greenwood Elementary School in Florence One Schools received a grant of $2,400 and East Elementary School in Dillon County School District Four received a grant of $419.20. The grants were awarded as part of the company’s fall voting campaign for which voting closed on Oct. 28.

At Greenwood, teacher Valerie Mcelroy landed four grants, according to the release. They were for Extending Our Day With Games, Arts, and Crafts, SOAR On, Keeping With the Basics and Backpacking With a New Backpack.

At East Elementary, Mary Jane Coward was awarded the grant for her project, Christmas With the Pirates.

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