Promethean and National PTA announced Tupelo Christian Preparatory School in Belden, Mississippi, as the winner of the 2011 Great School Fundraiser Contest. Edging out six other finalists, Tupelo Christian Preparatory School’s “Up, Up & Away Hot Air Balloon Festival” was awarded the top prize for being the most successful and creative fundraising activity by a local PTA. The school will be presented with the top prize – a Promethean ActivBoard System. The 2011 Great School Fundraiser Contest generated a number of inspiring successful fundraising submissions from communities who had to find creative and effective ways to raise funds to overcome recent budget shortfalls. The Tupelo Christina Preparatory School’s PTA teamed up with two local community groups to host the Hot Air Balloon Festival, which included balloon rides, games, live music, food, art vendors, educational exhibits from NASA, and the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. Funds raised from the overall festival were used to support the school’s technology program.

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