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Knox County Schools 2016 Coupon Book Campaign Results

The numbers are in! Knox County students sold 151,767 Original Knox County Schools Coupon Books during the 2016 campaign, raising $1,340,102.61 to benefit students by funding school needs identified by parents, teachers and administrators.
 
Gibbs Elementary was the top performing school, selling 7.42 books per student.
 
Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy, Northwest Middle School and Fair Garden Family Center saw the largest percent increase in sales; each of these schools will receive a $3,000 gift from presenting sponsor Rusty Wallace Automotive.
 
Thirty schools sold more books this year than last year, and the First Tennessee Foundation will award each $1 per book sold over last year’s amount for a total gift of $4,767.
 
Kailey Bostick from Farragut Middle was recognized as the System Wide Top Seller/System Wide Top Middle School Seller. She sold 654 books—the most ever sold by one student—singlehandedly raising $5,232 for her school and joining the “500 Club” for the second year in a row.
 
Nariah Mullins from Ritta Elementary sold 250 books and was recognized as the System Wide Top Elementary School Seller. Cassie Norris from Halls High sold 234 books and was recognized as the System Wide Top High School Seller.
 
In its 28th year, the coupon book still costs only $10, but provides over $11,500 worth of savings to purchasers. Schools keep $8 from each coupon book sold; 70 cents goes toward supporting schools with a high economic need; and 13 cents funds the purchase of e-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries. Since 1989, almost 4 million coupon books have been sold to raise more than $30 million for students in Knox County Schools.
 
Knox County Schools’ leaders, public officials, school administrators and staff, business partners, parents and top selling students attended a luncheon on Nov. 3 at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue) to celebrate this year’s campaign success. Representatives from presenting sponsor Rusty Wallace Automotive and corporate sponsor First Tennessee Foundation were also in attendance. Other corporate sponsors include Junk Bee Gone, The UPS Store and Stanley Steemer.
For more information about the Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book, visit knoxschools.org.