OAK HILL - Rosedale Elementary School was $25,000 richer after they were named a champion in U.S. Cellular's 2013 Calling All Communities Campaign.
The school received the money Wednesday at a check presentation ceremony. More than 37,000 ballots were cast during this year's voting period. Teachers said they're thrilled that little Rosedale was able to win a national contest.
"It's amazing, a small community comes together, makes it happen for the kids," said kindergarten teacher Laura Sedlock, "we didn't think we had a chance and by the end we were one of the top 20 schools."
"We're so excited," said first grade teacher Lori Ward, "we can't believe that a little school like Rosedale, I mean we've got below 250 students, that we can win a national contest like this, we are just thrilled to death and so grateful."
U.S. Cellular has awarded $4.5 million to 76 schools across the country since the program began in 2008.