ROCKY POINT, NC - Rocky Point Elementary School was one of ten grand prize winners in the Michael & Son's Services Jingle Sing-Off contest.

A grand prize check for $5,000 was recently presented to the school after music teacher Laura Black submitted an entry for the contest. 

"These funds will go towards purchasing instruments for the Rocky Point Elementary Orchestra program," said Ms. Black. "We were also just awarded a $1,000 grant from The Mockingbird Foundation on June 13th." 

"People have always told us how they love the jingle, and I said what better way to brand the jingle than host a contest for kids," said Basim Mansour, owner of Michael & Son's. "It's honestly a lot of fun visiting the school and seeing the whole community get engaged. The money that we give out, I know is going to things that these schools need. It's a blessing."

According to the company, 29 elementary schools created unique versions of the company jingle and submitted a video entry. Entries were then posted on Instagram and YouTube, and votes (likes, comments, shares) were then tabulated. Rocky Point Elementary School competed against other schools located in the Wilmington, NC region.

The Virginia-based company started the Jingle-Off contest to support schools and show appreciation for elementary school teachers and their students.