North Shore Bank Selects Finalists for Video Contest

Votes will determine top four local school projects in honor of 95th anniversary

11/08/2018

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced that it has selected twelve finalists for its “Make Change Happen,” a video contest to help support school initiatives in the local communities. The contest is part of the bank’s 95th anniversary celebration. There will be four winners, one from each region the bank serves. Winning organizations will receive $1,923, matching the year the bank first opened its doors.

The following twelve projects have been reviewed by a panel of judges and chosen as the contest finalists:

North Region Finalists:

  • Preble High School – “The Hive”
  • Glenbrook Elementary – “The Wild Card Team”
  • Horace Mann Elementary School – “Hydroponic Garden”

Central Region Finalists:

  • Stellar Collegiate – “Social Emotional Learning Program”
  • Bayside Middle School – “Threads and Things”
  • Milwaukee Jewish Day School – “Community Garden Project”

Central (MPS) Region Finalists:

  • Congress K8 School – “PBIS Awards”
  • Ronald Reagan High School – “Reagan Stage and Production Crew”
  • Milwaukee Marshall – “Multimedia Production”

South Region Finalists:

  • Wadewitz Elementary School – “The Waddy News Report”
  • Racine Montessori School – “After-school Child Care Program”
  • McKinley Elementary School – “5th Grade Camping Field Trip”
Watch all of the finalists’ entries and vote here. Now through Monday, Nov. 12, the public have the opportunity to go online to vote for the organization they best think embodies “Make Change Happen.” Winners will be announced the week of Nov. 12. Complete contest rules and instructions are available at https://www.northshorebank.com/about-us/make-change-happen-voting.aspx.

“North Shore Bank was founded by a group of teachers in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and as we honor our 95th anniversary, we wanted to continue to support projects that support education and benefit children in our local communities,” said Susan T. Doyle, North Shore Bank’s senior vice president of retail banking. “As a community-minded bank, we have a long relationship and history with schools, and we recognize the need to back efforts that benefit students and encourage lasting life skills for success. Selecting the finalists from the many creative and worthwhile initiatives that we received was not easy, but each of these twelve projects are incredibly deserving of the funds, we can’t wait to see who the community chooses.”

Entrants had to be school, classroom, academic, arts, athletics, technology and club initiatives that have a positive impact on public or private school students from 4k to 12th grade. To enter, students or teachers had to submit a video no longer than two minutes, explaining why their project deserves $1,923 to benefit children and how the funds will be spent. Video entries were considered for their creativity, enthusiasm, and passion in petitioning for the donated funds, as well as, the need and degree of merit it possesses for supporting local students.

North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, has assets of $2 billion and 44 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wisconsin locations are in metro Milwaukee, Ozaukee County, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, Green Bay and surrounding areas, Burlington, Union Grove, Muskego, and Door County. Locate a North Shore Bank office. You can also connect with the bank on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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