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CASIO AWARDS LOCAL TEACHERS WITH FUNDING FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Casio Student Scholarship Sweepstakes Values Education
DOVER, NJ, July 21, 2009 - In recent months, parents are finding it more difficult to provide their children with essential educational tools, school systems are facing extreme budget pressures and, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, requests for financial aid are expected to grow by 20 percent this year. During this challenging time in education, Casio America, Inc. is proud to assist local educators and students through its Student Scholarship Sweepstakes.
At the 2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., math supervisors and school leaders had the opportunity to enter Casio's Student Scholarship Sweepstakes for the opportunity to win thousands of dollars worth of Casio product and money to be placed in a student scholarship fund of the winner's choice. Rose Mack from Pinellas City Schools in Largo, FL was awarded the grand prize of the Student Scholarship Sweepstakes and will receive $5,000 to be placed in a student scholarship fund and will also receive $5,000 worth of Casio product for the Pinellas City school system.
Casio additionally awarded three first prize winners in the Student Scholarship Sweepstakes. Kris O'Clair from Denver Public Schools in Denver, CO, Valerie Schovanic from Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, NE and Margaret Nelson from South Bend Communication School Corporation from South Bend, IN will each receive $2,500 to be placed in a student scholarship fund and $2,500 worth of product for their school systems.
"Casio strives to 'Put Value Back in the Equation' for school districts, teachers, parents, and students and this program allows us to do that in a couple of different ways," says Matt Weiss, General Manager of Casio's Education Division. "Everything we do is aimed at assisting schools and students in obtaining the necessary educational tools to reach their full potential."
Casio recognizes the financial hardships currently facing many college-bound students and their parents. The "Put Value Back in the Equation" campaign not only benefits these students, but also provides schools with funding for Casio calculator products to be used in their math and science classrooms. With graphing calculators required on many national and state mathematics assessments, Casio aims to provide affordable products and free educator support programs to help implement those products in the classroom. This is especially true when the products are approved for use on the same exams and have the same functionality as competitive product offerings.
A total of $25,000 was awarded to one grand-prize winner and three first-prize winners who were randomly selected from the entrants at this year's NCTM Annual Meeting. For more information, visit www.CasioEducation.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.