OGDEN -- Newgate Mall is contributing $68,000 to area schools that collected the most receipts and points in the mall's "My School's Cool' program.
Last week T.H Bell received the $12,000 cash prize for the shopping center's 2012-2013 junior high division. Seven other awards will be presented over the next several weeks. Specific awards will be announced at each school.
Newgate Mall's "My School's Cool" program began in 2010 with six schools participating and $20,000 in prize money. This year participation included 13 junior and senior high schools incorporating both Ogden and Weber school districts with a doubled award winning program. Each school will receive a portion of the new increased winnings of $68,000 committed to by Newgate Mall. Newgate Mall representatives will award the money to the top four junior and senior high schools with the largest overall point totals, with the two grand-prize winners receiving $12,000. Schools have been earning points since May 2012 for shopping and dining at the mall. In addition to shopping, points were awarded for creative "My School's Cool" program promotional ideas.