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Winners announced in Dolan Automotive Group $50,000 “Class Project” giveaway“

By ThisIsReno

The votes are in and the checks are ready for the 20 winners of Dolan Automotive Group’s  second annual $50,000 Class Project. The annual contest encourages area public school teachers to submit a classroom project concept on behalf of students during the month of September. Teacher proposals are then voted on by fans of the Dolan Automotive Group Facebook page in October and the top 20 vote-earners receive $2,500 to help bring the idea to life. Sixty-two entries were received and more than 25,000 votes were cast by northern Nevada community members.

“We would like to extend special congratulations to the 20 teachers and classrooms with the most votes in this year’s Class Project,” said Ryan Dolan, CEO of Dolan Automotive Group. “We would also like to thank all of those schools that participated. The dedication of the teachers, students, families and community members from across northern Nevada made this a successful and exciting project for a second straight year and we look forward to seeing the Project grow year after year.”

The winners of the second annual $50,000 Class Project and the corresponding vote count are:


VotesProject NameTeacherSchool
1683The Discovery of ScienceMr. LindquistLenz Elementary
1653Project SoundMr. WoodReno High School
1236VC ShutterbugsMrs. StaffenHugh Gallagher Elementary School
1177Library for Upper Elementary and Middle SchoolMrs. FrostHigh Desert Montessori School
988Reaching Multimedia LearnersMrs. RobinsonCoral Academy of Science
974Alyce Taylor Gators Need Non-FictionMr. DoetchAlyce Taylor Elementary School
916Physical Education RevitalizationMr. WatsonCarson Montessori School
893Speaking HandsMrs. WeaverCarson High School
888Going Green at McQueen!Mrs. BeckamMcQueen High School
867Cougar Cadets Care for the CoyotesMr. Colonel CogerSpanish Springs HS
861“Getting Connected”Ms. CalhounPine Middle School Gifted and Talented
845Orchestra Video Education UpgradeMrs. NeidholdBillinghurst Middle School
837Published WritersMiss KuhnSilver Stage Elementary
791Helping our Music Program sound GREAT!Mr. SchifferdeckerDamonte Ranch High School
765Just for Clicks and GigglesMr. ShaferFernley High School
749STEM Projects in the Physical SciencesMr. EnglishWooster High School
702Learning By Leaps With Laptops- Team Dibble and SchlatterMrs. Schlatter*and*DibbleHunsberger
686iPads for 1st gradeMrs. CzerwinskyKate Smith Elementary School
664Outdoor ClassroomMrs. Leahey/KillingsworthSilver Lake Elementary School
661“Active” LearningMrs. DreelanSpanish Springs High School


Each classroom is to be presented with a $2,500 check during the weeks of October 29 and November 5, 2012.

In 2011, the inaugural $50,000 Class Project awarded 20 classrooms with $2,500 each, resulting in 101 teacher proposals and more than 27,000 votes. It was followed by Dolan’s “Giving Thanks” promotion, which awarded a total of $6,000 to individuals for community service projects, and the $30,000 School Upgrade Project that gave $10,000 each to three different schools to be used for major improvements that benefit the entire student body.  In August 2012, Dolan Automotive Group held its second annual FanFest Free Car Giveaway, rewarding one lucky fan with a brand new Toyota Tacoma.

For more information on Dolan Automotive Group, visit www.DolanAutoGroup.com.


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