Doraville, GA May 26, 2016 – The Post Reports – Georgia United Credit Union has named Oakcliff Theme School in Doraville as this year’s winner of the 3rd Annual School Crashers Makeover program. Oakcliff was chosen from among hundreds of nominations from schools across the state. Nominated by current Oakcliff 3rd grade student, Chloe Riggins, Georgia United’s School Crashers judges agreed that her nomination essay reflected her love for her school and articulated many opportunities for community involvement and facility improvements.
The winning school was announced today with Debbie Smith, CEO of Georgia United, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green, Oakcliff Principal Dr. Delores Paschall, Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman and numerous parents and faculty at the end of 3rd grade honors assembly.
“I am extremely proud of Oakcliff earning this prestigious achievement,” said Mayor Pittman. “I want to thank Chole for her enthusiasm as a student at Oakcliff Theme School and what it means to her.”
School Crashers is a unique program from Georgia United, which offers local schools the opportunity to apply for a facility “makeover.” The goal of the program is to bring communities together to support local schools and their school systems. Any public, private or parochial school in Georgia was eligible to submit a 250-word statement explaining why their school should receive a makeover.
Oakcliff Theme School, built in 1965 and converted to a theme school in 1996, is located at 3151 Willow Oak Way in Doraville and has 740 students and 80 faculty/staff. They will receive their School Crashers makeover project Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, so the project will be completed before the new school year in August.
There will be opportunities for community members, educators, parents and students to join Georgia United employees to volunteer for this School Crash event. Check out gucu.org/schoolcrashers to learn more about volunteering.
Five additional runner-up schools were named to receive School Crashers mini-makeovers. These schools will work with Georgia United this summer to complete their requested improvement projects: Hambrick Elementary, Stone Mountain; Norcross Elementary, Norcross; Dutchtown Elementary, Hampton; Tunnel Hill Elementary, Tunnel Hill; and Browns Mill Elementary, Lithonia.