Sherman school wins cereal box contest, gets $10K

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. ― Some St. Mary’s Catholic School students spent six months collecting cereal box tops to win $10,000. They were presented with the prize by general mills representatives on Thursday.

Students at St. Mary's Catholic School collected 20,000 box tops to win a General Mills contest. St. Mary's is one of three Texas schools that will receive $10,000.

Administrators say there are only 155 students attending St. Mary's, and they are amazed at what they were able to accomplish so quickly.

"What we can do as far as giving back to the community that support our products, it’s just one of those things that is the right thing to do, and we try to do it every opportunity we get," Junior Sconce with General Mills says.

School administrators hope to use the money for new playground equipment.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 at 04:56 PM
    There's probably enough families receiving WIC in the city for them to be able to donate all those box tops (Cheerios is one of the cereals allowed on WIC).
  • by Anonymous Location: Bonham on Apr 3, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    Jamie, only 1 of my 3 children went to St. Mary's, the other two (younger by 10 years) went to Sherman Schools. I couldn't afford the school for the younger ones after I divorced their cheating, good for nothing, non-child support paying father. Sulphur teachers, being in a small town, probably do have a an opporunity to teach more than just the ABC's. In Sherman, there are armed law enforcement officers patroling the halls at High School....does that tell you something? I now have grade school age grandchildren who live in Sherman , and due to the economy, they can't go to St. Mary's.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 at 03:55 PM
    watch out don't let the superintendent get his hands on it!
  • by Peggy Location: Sherman on Apr 3, 2009 at 02:23 PM
    That's a great accomplishment and a super lesson for the children. And, they now will get to play on something they earned on their own and not out of the church or school coffers.
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Apr 3, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    Too bad the school can't get some of that $900 Million that Barack Obama is giving to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    Awesome job, kids!!!!! Way to go!
  • by Jamie Location: Sulphur on Apr 3, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    Anon...I dont know who you are, but yes children in PUBLIC schools are taught that hard work pays off!!! We participate in the same challenge your school did, but everyone can't be winners...however our children are still rewarded for there great efforts!
  • by SnappyMom Location: Sherman on Apr 3, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    My daughter went to public school and learned very well how much hard work pays off. You get out what you put in.......
  • by Anonymous Location: Bonham on Apr 3, 2009 at 04:01 AM
    Great job! The children also learned an important lesson not taught in public schools... hard work pays off ! My daughter attended St. Mary's and it's a wonderful school.
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