Technology rocks!
Beverly Woods Elementary, Quail Hollow Middle and Hough High are the top winners in the second Rocking the Belk Bowl contest. The schools received $25,000 each for technology and the awards were announced during school assemblies on Dec. 10.

To compete, students had to create educational and Belk-bowl themed designs on school rocks or bulletin boards. The contest ran from October to November.

“A group of fifth-graders worked really hard on this project,” said Cheri Lowe, talent development teacher at Beverly Woods Elementary. “Thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest.”

This year, five additional schools won $15,000 grants for technology. The runners-up are Cornelius, Hornets Nest, Elon Park and Rivergate elementary schools and Piedmont Middle.

“We were ‘bowled over’ by the imagination and creativity of the schools that entered our Rocking the Belk Bowl Contest this year,” said Jon Pollack, Belk, Inc. executive vice president, sales promotion, marketing and eCommerce. “The contest is a great way for the schools to demonstrate their passion for technology and sports and for Belk to support education in this community as part of our Belk Bowl activities.”

The schools will use the grants in various ways. Beverly Woods will buy 40 iPads, Hough will buy tablets and Quail Hollow will purchase graphic design software and iPads.

In addition to the grants, each of the three first-place schools will receive tickets to the Belk Bowl game on Dec. 28 at Bank of America stadium. All winning schools will be featured on Belk websites.

The winning designs are below:

Beverly Woods' winning designQuail Hollow's winning designHough's winning design