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Box Tops schools honored

5/2/2014, 6 a.m.

The DeKalb Academy of Technology & the Environment is Box Tops “Top Earning School” for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Stone Mountain school picked up the award for earning $2,700 from General Mills on April 26 at a Box Tops for Education ceremony at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta.

It was among a number of selected schools and coordinators recognized for their outstanding performance during the school year.

Award categories and winners include:

n Most Improved School – Drew Charter School in Atlanta, which went from $9 to $700 this school year.

n Outstanding Coordinator – Sarah Juarez from Hawthorne Elementary School in Atlanta.

n Elite Coordinator – Parents Terri Weekes, Valerie High and Jennifer Thompson.

n Community Partner Awards – National Urban League, 100 Black Men and Wayfield Foods.

Since 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has helped schools across the United States earn cash for the things they need by clipping 10 cents Box Tops from hundreds of products. Schools can use their Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need most, from books to field trips to playgrounds. Eligible schools can earn up to $20,000 cash per year from the Clip Box Tops program. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for more information.