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Sparklight to award 5 schools $3K each for STEM projects

Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in Sparklight communities have the opportunity to win $3,000 to fund their science, technology, engineering or math project or club as part of the internet service provider’s annual “Dream Bigger” social media campaign.

K-12 schools and organizations in communities throughout the 21 states Sparklight serves can enter to win simply by sharing a photo and written entry outlining how the money will be used to fund their technology project — whether for equipment, competition fees, field trips or otherwise — and how it benefits students. Five entities will be selected to each receive a $3,000 award.

“The diverse and innovative ways students in the communities we serve utilize technology both inside and outside of the classroom is impressive and paves the way for our future,” said Sparklight Senior Director of Corporate Communications Trish Niemann. “In an increasingly digital world, made more evident during the coronavirus pandemic, we are excited to see how technology is helping students dream bigger, and we want to do our part to help make those dreams happen.”

Entries will be accepted from March 1-19 at sparklight.com/contest. Ten finalists will be selected by Sparklight and the winner will be determined by public voting from March 22 through March 31. The finalists — as well as the schools and organizations selected to receive the award — will be highlighted on Sparklight’s social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.