Reagan wins $1,000 thanks to student entry in Boston Store anti-bullying contest

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School will be presented with a $1,000 check from Boston Store after a Reagan student entered the retailer’s STOMP Out Bullying promotion.

The check will be presented on Thursday, September 27 at 10 a.m. at the school, 4965 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee 53221. Media are invited to attend.

Student Liz Konkolowski entered the contest, netting her a $250 shopping spree and the school’s $1,000 gift to supplement anti-bullying efforts at the school.

Reagan student's entry in anti-bullying promotion

Reagan student’s entry in anti-bullying promotion

Boston Store has partnered with STOMP out Bullying™, a National anti-bullying program, to bring awareness to school age children, their parents and teachers about the harmful effects of bullying in schools.   All stores are selling a specially designed “Blue Shirt” to support the cause. $8 from every regular priced sale will benefit STOMP out Bullying.  The goal is to raise $100,000! Bon-Ton Stores is the exclusive online and in-store retailer of the official “Blue Shirts.”

Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving 80,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King International School and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher than the rate for the class of 2000.