Ringgold Middle School Student Wins Apple iPad Courtesy Of Northwest Georgia Bank

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
From left, are Jeff Fricks, RMS principal; Chloey Phillips, RMS student; and Deborah Payne, assistant vice president-branch manager, Northwest Georgia Bank
From left, are Jeff Fricks, RMS principal; Chloey Phillips, RMS student; and Deborah Payne, assistant vice president-branch manager, Northwest Georgia Bank
Ringgold Middle School student, Chloey Phillips, won an Apple iPad courtesy of Northwest Georgia Bank for her efforts raising money in the Catoosa County Public Schools’ seventh annual coupon book 
sale. The sale resulted in nearly $103,000 this year to help every school in the system with technology 
and supplies necessary to providing a world-class education. 

Northwest Georgia Bank has served as presenting sponsor since the fundraiser’s inception, donating overall more than $27,500 to support the fundraiser that has now earned over half a million dollars for the Catoosa County school system.

 

Chloey sold 30 coupon books and her name was randomly selected from the top sellers from each school.

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