HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 28, 2010 – High Point University is helping to make things happen at Montlieu Elementary Academy of Technology. The university has raised more than $500 for the school as part of the One Million Books campaign. This campaign is one of many community outreach activities throughout the year that HPU is involved in that total more than 30,000 volunteer hours.
The money raised in the campaign helps to fund the purchase of new books for the elementary school children through the Scholastic Warehouse Sale, as well as provide each child with a brand new book.
Through the program, students will start participating in a “weekly book swap,” on Jan. 7. Each week, children can bring a book and swap out for another book.
“We have more than 1,000 new titles in our school thanks to High Point University,” says Jill Hall, principal of Montlieu Elementary. “This is incredible.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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