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Georgia United CU Making Improvements at Local Schools

Photo: DeKalb County School District Regional Superintendent, Region III, Ms. Rachel Zeigler and Rock Chapel Elementary Principal, Ms. Lisa Green, are pictured with faculty and students at Rock Chapel Elementary on May 15. Rock Chapel is named as the 2018 Georgia United School Crashers® grand prize winner and will receive a school facility makeover on July 20 and 21.

Duluth, GA – Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the winners of its fifth Annual School Crashers® program. A total of eight schools across the state have been named to receive facility improvements over the summer, with grand prize awarded to Rock Chapel Elementary School.

In the spring of 2018, Georgia United opened their School Crashers program nominations to all accredited K-12 schools in Georgia. Interested schools were required to include a photograph along with a 250-word statement explaining why their school should receive a makeover.

This year’s winners are Title 1 schools with compelling needs that are not typically met through school system SPLOST or capital improvement programs.

Grand prize winner, Rock Chapel Elementary, was nominated by first-year Principal, Ms. Lisa Green. Located at 1130 Rock Chapel Road, Rock Chapel originated in 1825 as a one-room log house before being reestablished in 1940 at its current location. The school’s 540 students and 90 faculty and staff members will receive multiple improvements to their learning environment on July 20 and 21, before the new school year in August.

In addition to the top prize winner, three schools will receive mini-makeovers to their facility. Enhancements are planned for the playground areas and will include safe areas for children with special needs.

Georgia United partner Mohawk® has awarded four schools with carpet grants. Each school will receive new carpet in their media centers.

Congratulations to all eight recipients of the 2018 School Crashers program.

School

City

Students

Project Request

Rock Chapel Elementary

Lithonia

540

Multiple Areas/Courtyard Classroom

Bob Mathis Elementary

Decatur

436

Special Needs Play Space

Coker Elementary

Chatsworth

700

Playground Improvements

Hightower Trail Elementary

Conyers

670

Multiple Areas/ Playground

Sequoyah Middle School

Doraville

1,700

MOHAWK® Carpet Grant

Briarlake Elementary

Decatur

420

MOHAWK® Carpet Grant

Evansdale Elementary

Doraville

600

MOHAWK® Carpet Grant

Hightower Elementary

Doraville

750

MOHAWK® Carpet Grant

“The School Crashers program brings together communities to support their local schools,” said Shawn Turpin, Executive Vice President of Sales and Service. “Over the last four years, School Crashers has provided 25 makeovers with improvements valued in excess of $800,000. We look forward to our fifth year of serving our local communities by improving school facilities for the youth of today.”

The schools will work with Georgia United this summer to complete their requested improvement projects.

Visit gucu.org/schoolcrashers to learn more about volunteering or donating supplies after June 1.

About Georgia United Credit Union 
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over $1.3 Billion in assets, 160,000 members and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service community minded financial institution, they offer competitive products and services including financial literacy programs for all ages to help members achieve their financial goals.  Visit gucu.org to learn more or follow the credit union on Facebook at facebook.com/GeorgiaUnitedCU, Twitter @GAUnitedCU and Instagram @gucucares.


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