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5/1/2008
Forsyth Country Day School Receives a Special Gift for their My Harris Teeter Jingle Contest Entry


What:       
Forsyth Country Day School Receives a Special Gift for their My Harris Teeter Jingle Contest Entry

When:      Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.

Where:     Forsyth Country Day School
                 5501 Shallowford Road
                 Lewisville, NC 27023-0549

Photo Op:  Harris Teeter will donate $2,500 to Forsyth Country Day School students for their commitment to helping underprivileged children throughout the world. The second grade music class will also perform their My Harris Teeter Jingle contest submission.

Harris Teeter just concluded its third annual My Harris Teeter Jingle contest and will be recognizing some very special second graders at Forsyth Country Day School for their efforts. On May 5, 2008, representatives from the grocery store chain will donate $2,500 to the FCDS second grade music class during a special school assembly at 8:30 in the morning.  

Harris Teeter just concluded its third annual contest and will be recognizing some very special second graders at Forsyth Country Day School for their efforts. On May 5, 2008, representatives from the grocery store chain will donate $2,500 to the FCDS second grade music class during a special school assembly at 8:30 in the morning.  

The idea to enter the jingle contest came from FCDS second grader Zoe Kurtz.  When she saw the advertisement for the My Harris Teeter Jingle contest, she knew what $10,000 could mean to children in Africa.  Zoe went to her music teacher, Beth Frack, and asked if her music class could enter the contest and donate the winnings to the Amani Children’s Foundation.  The Amani Foundation is focused on serving children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa. 

"For the past two years, students in our after school choir, Give Me The Beat, sang on two CDs that were made by several local children’s choirs," said Frack.  "The proceeds from these CDs went directly to the Amani Children’s Foundation.  This past fall the Give Me The Beat choir took on the challenge to record their very own CD, When Children Sing, with all the proceeds going to Amani. The children are extremely committed to this project, and it has created an awareness for the entire school, encouraging children to think of new ways to help others."

The rules for the jingle contest state that the winner must be 18 years or older.  However, when the judges viewed the FCDS submission, they knew they wanted to recognize the children’s efforts in some way. "We are thrilled that Harris Teeter is recognizing how committed and caring our students are to a world outside their own," Frack says. Immediately following the check presentation, the second grade music class will be performing their My Harris Teeter Jingle entry for the entire school.