Catonsville High earns $8,000 through Giant A+ program

Catonsville High earns $8,000 through Giant Food program

Catonsville High School was among the top 13 schools in Maryland that earned the most money through Giant Food's 2011-2012 A+ School Rewards Program, according to a release from Giant.

Catonsville earned $8,435.59, putting it just ahead of The Woods Academy, in Bethesda ($8,379.62), and behind Walt Whitman High School, in Bethesda ($9,474.97).

Mater Dei School, in Bethesda, earned the most of the 1,307 Maryland schools with $19,869.21.

Also in the top 10 were: Herbert Hoover Middle School, in Potomac ($14,024.33); St. Mary's Elementary School .in Annapolis ($11,517.52); Little Flower School. in Bethesda ($10,532.04); Severna Park High School ($10,378.77); St. Louis Catholic School, in Clarksville ($10,273.66); St. Pius X Regional School, in Bowie ($10,252.10); Atholton High School. in Howard County ($10,085.41); Luxmanor Elementary School ,in Rockville ($9,651.23) and St. John the Evangelist Schoo,l in Silver Spring ($9,550.50).

Giant Food presented nearly $2 million to schools in Maryland, Virginia,Washington, D.C., and Delaware through its 2011-2012 A+ School Rewards program.

Schools earn funds to support school programs and enrichment activities when customers make a purchase using their Giant card in their neighborhood Giant food store. Customers can designate up to two schools to benefit from their purchases.

Mater Dei, a small independent school, used the money from Giant to purchase computers for the school's library and install Smart Boards in all of its classrooms, according to a release from Giant.

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