For the second year, Plant City High School has taken first place – and the $10,000 top prize – in a contest sponsored by Sweetbay Supermarket.
The school has already put the combined $20,000 winnings over two years to good use.
Plant City High bought a digital sign for the front of the school and fixed up two other signs at other places on campus.
The digital sign replaces a marquee that required the manual placement of letters.
“Naturally, it didn’t get changed often enough,” College and Career Counselor Sherrie Mueller said.
The digital sign is controlled by computer within the school, so Principal Colleen Richardson or another member of her staff can change the message with a few keystrokes.
The new sign is a lot easier to read, Mueller said. The sign will be used for all kinds of messages, including advertising Raiders sporting events.