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William Perry Elementary Receives $15,000 from Box Tops for Education

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General Mills and Martin's handed over a $15,000 check to William Perry Elementary School General Mills and Martin's handed over a $15,000 check to William Perry Elementary School

Parents clipping box tops off cereal and juice are helping support classrooms in Waynesboro. General Mills and Martin's Food Markets handed over a $15,000 check to William Perry Elementary School Wednesday.

The Box Tops for Education award is the largest private donation ever to Waynesboro Public Schools.  William Perry plans to use the money to enhance health and fitness programs for its students.

"We're always looking for ways to help support our students and make it the best experience for them during the school year. And often times those ideas are linked to funding. So when you get some funding like this you can make some of those things come to life that you've been trying to plan and make happen," said Julie Zook, principal of William Perry.

To earn the $15,000, the school turned in 150,000 box tops.

The second-grade class that collected the most box tops joined the check presentation.

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