Bozeman Kohl's Grand Opening Features Mount Ellis Academy

Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) students and faculty had the opportunity to personally thank Kohl's for a $500,000 grant during the Bozeman, Mont., store's grand opening on Sept. 28.

The grant, awarded by the department store chain at the conclusion of a Facebook competition, was won largely due to MEA students asking their friends to vote in the competition, asking the community for votes and even posting short comedic videos on Facebook.

Students participated in the Kohl's grand opening by holding the ribbon for cutting and displaying a banner and handmade signs thanking Kohl's for support. Jeremy Vandenboer, MEA vice principal, thanked Kohl's and the community for helping make the grant a reality for the academy.

The funds donated by Kohl's will be used to update the school's sewer system, which was built more than 50 years ago. MEA students and staff continue to thank God for providing a big miracle for their small school.

December 01, 2011 / Montana Conference