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Wesley Chapel Elementary wins Bealls $10K Black Friday Contest
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Wesley Chapel Elementary wins Bealls $10K Black Friday Contest

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- Bealls Department Store’s Karen Filips, director of marketing operations and media, and Kimberly Highland, promotions and graphics supervisor, surprised Wesley Chapel Elementary School Principal John Abernathy today with a $10,000 check for getting the most votes in the Bealls Black Friday promotion.

After Mr. Abernathy received the check, he escorted Filips and Highland, along with School Board Member Allen Altman and Assistant Superintendent Ray Gadd, to the media center to share the news with a group of teachers meeting for professional development.  After cheers and high-fives, they all moved to the TV studio where they made an announcement on closed-circuit television to the entire school.  Cheering could be heard throughout the facility.

Assistant Principal Chris Twardosz and the teachers shared with the Bealls representatives that they campaigned to win the prize.  Wearing school pride shirts and armed with chocolates and coupons, teachers greeted Wesley Chapel Bealls store customers and urged them to cast a vote for the school to win.

According to Filips, Wesley Chapel Elementary School had the most votes of any school out of the 84 Bealls Department Store Florida locations.

The funds will be used to purchase much-needed technology for the school. 

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