Aaron Parker Elementary School was recently awarded $4,000 as the grand prize winner of the Little Debbie Back to School Contest.
Teacher Britany Creamer and her classroom were chosen as the grand prize winners after creating a 30-second Little Debbie commercial that showcased the talent and creativity of the classroom. The contest was sponsored by Little Debbie® snacks, America’s No. 1 selling snack cake and brand of McKee Foods Corporation, a family-owned bakery, located in Collegedale, Tenn. The video also showed what needs would be met if chosen as the winner of the contest.
The school plans to use the money to help purchase playground equipment, books for the school’s new STEM Library as well as using funds towards the school’s Sky Ranch, an annual summer camp program that is part of the school district, North Lamar ISD. The awarded money was announced on Friday, Dec. 21, and was presented by Little Debbie District Sales Representative, Gary Brooks, after the school’s Christmas Program.
“I found out about the contest only a few days before it was due and posed the idea to the class,” mentioned Britany Creamer, gifted and talented teacher at Aaron Parker Elementary. “They jumped right on it once they heard! We didn’t know if we had winning material, but we had fun working together to create the video. We were so excited to hear that our video was the winning submission. Our classroom will be able to purchase necessary supplies, and contribute to the construction of the new STEM Library at Aaron Parker.”
In order to be chosen as the grand prize winner, entrants submitted a 30-second video or a photo to Little Debbie showing how their school could use the $4,000. For 14 days, schools across the nation had the opportunity to submit for a chance to win. With over 160 entrants, the winner was chosen based on creativity, school need, school spirit and how well they exhibited the Little Debbie voice, mission and values. An additional top 20 winners received Little Debbie snack packs filled with favorite products such as Oatmeal Creme Pies and Zebra® Cakes. The contest was in conjunction with the seasonal product line, Little Debbie Back to School, which was available August through mid-September.
“Choosing Aaron Parker Elementary and knowing the funds are going to help their classroom, is a great feeling and has been very exciting for the company,” said Jennifer Cummins-Askew, McKee Foods’ Creative Services manager. “We had several excellent submissions that went above and beyond our expectations. Aaron Parker Elementary was ultimately the winner, and we are just as excited as them to see the funds used toward their classroom needs.”
For more information about past or current contests, the Little Debbie brand and products, please visit www.littledebbie.com.