Eighteen schools across the country each win $2,000 donation of school supplies

Heathrow, Fla. – (April 1, 2010) – After more than 36,000 votes from parents and public schools eager to fill needs in the classroom, Remington College is proud to announce the winners from its inaugural Adopt Our School program.

Schools competed for up to $2,000 worth of school supplies of their choice, courtesy of Remington College. Any public school in a Remington College campus market was eligible to compete.

Here are the winning schools for each Remington College campus:

Baton Rouge: St. Helena Central High School

Cleveland: Oliver Hazard Perry Elementary School

Cleveland West: Union School

Columbia (South Carolina): Camden Elementary School

Colorado Springs: Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy

Dallas: Ed Hodges Elementary School

Ft. Worth: Elkins Elementary School

Honolulu: Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind

Houston: O’Donnell Middle School

Houston Southeast: Park Place Elementary School

North Houston: Humble High School

Lafayette (Louisiana): Woodvale Elementary School

Little Rock: Little Rock Preparatory Academy

Memphis: Southern Avenue Charter School

Mobile: Orange Beach Elementary School

Nashville: Holloway High School

Shreveport: Bossier High School

Tampa: Pine Grove Elementary School

Remington College is now working with the winning schools to purchase the items that the schools want – and need. Remington College will be supplying everything from band instruments to school uniforms to backpacks.

“As educators, we know how important it is to have the resources that students need,” said Jack Forrest, Remington College President and CEO. “We want to help schools in our local communities by helping fill the gap created by budget pressures. In the final analysis, nothing is more important to the health and future of the community than an educated citizenry.”

Remington College will hold another Adopt Our School competition in the fall, with another $2,000 worth of school supplies for the winning schools.

The Adopt Our School program is part of “Remington College Reaches Out,” a series of community initiatives and charitable efforts to mark the college’s 25th anniversary in 2010.

Based in Heathrow, Florida, Remington College offers diploma and degree programs at 20 campuses throughout the United States, including a new online campus. Its mission is to provide career-focused education through a variety of programs, including nursing, cosmetology, business office management and criminal justice.

For more information, call 1-800-448-6405.

About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/

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