Mon Yough Catholic working to win $50,000 grant

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Mon Yough Catholic School parents and teachers are looking for online votes to help the school win a grant of as much as $50,000.

The Clorox Power a Bright Future grant would be used to purchase iPods for the White Oak school's 103 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.

Gwen Sutton of the Mon Yough Catholic Parent Teacher Guild said the school is seeking the grant to "prepare [students] for all the technology they'll be using in the future, especially when they enter college or the workforce."

Seven nonprofit schools will win Clorox grants this year, Ms. Sutton said. Schools with the most votes will win.

Mon Yough Catholic has been seeking votes from members of all of the parish churches that send children to the school, including those in Elizabeth, Liberty, Port Vue, Glassport, McKeesport, East McKeesport, White Oak, North Versailles and Wilmerding.

Other votes are also appreciated. Voting began Monday online at https://powerabrightfuture.clorox.com.

Votes may be cast once a day online or by text. For details, check the website.

Voting for the grants was supposed to start last week but was delayed because of Superstorm Sandy. Voting will continue through Dec. 19.

This is the first year of a merger between the former St. Angela Merici Catholic School in White Oak and the former St. Joseph Regional School in Port Vue, now closed.

Students from both schools now attend school at the St. Angela Merici building, renamed Mon Yough Catholic School.

The school, which offers programs for preschool through eighth grade, has 331 students.

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Anne Cloonan, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com.


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