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ZANESVILLE -- The month of May just got

Published: June 5, 2011 12:02 AM

ZANESVILLE -- The month of May just got a little greener for seven local schools.Cash awards totaling $20,000 were announced by Colony Square Mall, promoter of the My School's Cool rewards program.Since August, local schools have been competing for the funds by collecting mall receipts and participating in mall programs. Their efforts are converted into points, which determine each school's standing in the competition.After calculating each school's percentage of the total points earned, the $20,000 pot was divided accordingly among the seven participating schools: Bishop Fenwick Elementary, Falls Elementary, Franklin Local Community School, Hopewell Elementary, John McIntire Elementary, New Concord Elementary and Zane Grey Elementary.The top performing school, Bishop Fenwick, earned $5,961.12; New Concord was second, earning $4,372.49; a close third was Franklin Local Community School, which earned $4,223.35. Hopewell Elementary earned $2,944.57; John McIntire earned $2,342.63; Zane Grey received $124.29 and Falls earned $31.55.My School's Cool will return for the 2011-2012 school year. Schools will compete September through April for a share of $20,000. Schools interested in participating can call Kevin Pinson, program coordinator, at (740) 454-3255, ext. 1030.Colony Square Mall is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, one of the nation's largest shopping center owners. GGP has ownership and management interest in 169 regional and super regional shopping malls in 43 states. The company portfolio totals 172 million square feet of space. A publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.

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