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Previous Challenge Winners

Fall 2014 Mighty School Challenge

Giveaway Winners:

Weekly Winners

Week 3: 

Congratulations to all the wonderful teachers who were nominated, and especially to these fifteen who were randomly selected to win $100 MightyNest Gift Certificates:

 April Huff, Circle of Seasons Charter School
Jenel Martin, Corvian Community School
Kimberly Wise, Westwood Elementary Foundation
Jodi Jones, Kloefkorn Elementary School
Angela Perry, Hartford High/Neosho Rapids Jr. High
Chie Fujie, Verdugo Woodlands Elementary
Tanya Wiitala, Rib Lake Elementary
Kathy Gill, Robert E. Willett Elementary
Giovanna Garcia, World Language Academy
Amanda Hamin, WRPS Pre-K
Amy Lindenbaum, Elwood Middle School
Lisa Rosenbach, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater
Kimberly Walton, Middleburg Montessori School
Barbara Ames, Golden Valley Charter School of Sacramento
Jason Prey, Mountain Ridge High School

The response to the Mighty School Challenge was thrilling, emotional, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming. What we learned is this: Every school is truly mighty. 15,000 supporters from over 8,000 schools participated, demonstrating support for their schools through comments, photos and votes:

200,000 volunteer hrs pledged
2 million disposable water bottles saved
2,982 teachers recognized

Week 2: 

In week 2, we asked supporters to show us how they sent love to school through homemade lunches. We received hundreds of inspirational photos and selected these 5 to win $500 for their schools and $100 MightyNest Gift Certificates for themselves:
Community Winners (most votes)

Mitsuko R. at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary
Jodie V. from Westwood Elementary Foundation

MightyNest Editor's Picks
Dana P. at Hoover Elementary School
Karen S. at The Magellan International School

Random Draw
Elizabeth M. at Lincoln Elementary School
Week 1: 

In the initial sprint of the challenge, we awarded $500 each to the top 10 schools who earned the most points:
1. Westwood Elementary Foundation
2. Corvian Community School
3. Desert Spring Children's Center
4. Golden Valley Charter School of Sacramento
5. Kloefkorn Elementary School
6. Verdugo Woodlands Elementary
7. Wade King Elementary School
8. Circle of Seasons Charter School
9. Peeples Elementary School
10. The Magellan International School

July-August 2014 Let's Do Lunch Giveaway

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to these three winners of a $1000 donation to their school and $250 of reusable lunch gear for themselves:

Mandy R. & Learning Tree Montessori School
Terre Haute, IN 

Claudia S. & Wallace Elementary
Wallace, NC 

Heidi B. & Betty McElmon Elementary School
West Long Branch, NJ

14 million healthy lunches
5 million pounds of trash saved

During the summer of 2014, 40,000 parents joined us in pledging to "do" lunch and equip their families with reusable lunch gear for their healthy lunches. That's 14 million lunches sent in healthy containers. And since the average kid's school lunch creates 67 pounds of waste per year (based on EPA data), that's millions of pounds of trash saved from the landfill this school year!

June 2014 Savor the Summer Challenge

Get Fresh Challenge Winners

Mighty Schools were out for Summer, but they continued making healthy changes as they Savored the Summer.

Families tried homemade popsicles, pizza on the grill, learned how to select the best eggs, and how to use an entire coconut. Wade King Elementary in Bellingham, WA took home the grand prize.

May 2014 Get Fresh Challenge

Get Fresh Challenge Winners

Mighty Schools from around the country learned fresh, safe new ways to enjoy Spring.

Families swapped out dryer sheets for amazing wool Dryer Balls, and found creative ways to use ice trays, flavor waters, pickle veggies, and cook pizza on the grill. $4,000 in prizes were awarded, and newcomer Lasalle II Language Academy in Chicago, IL took charge by engaging 118 families in their first month as a Mighty School!

April 2014 Earth Day Challenge

Earth Day Leaderboard

The Earth Day Challenge celebrated mindful ways to support the planet as a family.

Between reducing idling time and cutting out plastic water bottles, families made a tremendous impact on their schools and communities. $4,000 in prizes were awarded to the top 10 schools. Circle of Seasons Charter School in Fogelsville, PA rallied over 100 families to top the charts.

September-October 2013 Mighty School Challenge

During back-to-school 2013, thousands of participants pledged healthy actions that also help make their school a mighty place. 

$5,000 Grand Prize Winner

Westwood Elementary, San Diego, CA (35,025 points)

$500 Runner-up Prize Winners (2nd and 3rd place)

Ecole Bilingue De La Nouvelle Orleans, New Orleans, LA (23,505 points)
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans, New Orleans, LA (21,490 points)

$250 Prize Winners (finishing in 4th - 10th place)

Alamo Elementary (Alamo, CA)
St. Jerome School (Chicago, IL)
Mt. Shasta Elementary (Mount Shasta, CA)
Eagle River Optional Program (Eagle River, AK)
Belchertown Community Preschool (Belchertown, MA)
PS 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen (Forest Hills, NY)
Belair Elementary (Jefferson City, MO)

$250 Participation Prizes
(for schools under 100 students earning a minimum of 3,000 points)

Grand Island Cooperative Nursery School (Grand Island, NY)
Greater Warsaw Cooperative Preschool (Warsaw, IN)
Parents Day Out (Evanston, IL)
Montessori School Of Middleburg (Middleburg, VA)