Enterprise Adventist School Wins iPad Sweepstakes
What are the odds that someone who rarely enters a contest would ever win? Who knows. But that is exactly what happened when a member (name withheld by request) of the Enterprise (Ore.) Church entered a nationwide Labels for Education sweepstakes on behalf of the Enterprise Adventist School in early September 2013.
No one thought the school would win. This church member was tenacious though, and since the sweepstakes allowed an entry every day she did it as often as she could — usually about four times a week, through the month of September.
Dan Webster, school principal, received a letter in October indicating that the Enterprise Adventist School was a potential grand prize winner in the 2013–2014 Labels for Education Back to School Sweepstakes.
The grand prize winner would receive five iPad 16GB tablets and $500 worth of iTunes gift cards for apps. This looked promising, but still no one really expected the school to win.
A small package arrived in December containing five $100 gift certificates to the Apple iTunes store. This looked even more promising. Sure enough, a few days later, the five iPads arrived. Webster spent time during the Christmas Break strategizing how to optimize these for academic use in the classroom.