Laughter literally filled the hallways of one Birmingham school, as it received a special visit from comedian, author and syndicated radio personality, Steve Harvey. Box Tops for Education enlisted the help of the Steve Harvey Morning Show to award one school 100,000 Box Tops in the national Principal-for-a-Day contest. Phillips Academy’s principal, Mark Sullivan, relinquished his daily responsibilities, allowing Steve Harvey to serve as the school’s principal.
The principal swap was the result of a nationwide essay contest sponsored by General Mills’ Box Tops for Education. Listeners had the opportunity to write to the Steve Harvey Morning Show, explaining why their child’s school deserved the grand prize.
Angela Strozier’s eighth-grade daughter attends Phillips Academy. She entered the contest expressing the additional support needed by Box Tops to assist her daughter’s school after devastating tornadoes hit the Birmingham area last April.
In addition to the visit by Steve Harvey, Phillips Academy also was awarded with 100,000 Box Tops valued at $10,000. The school will purchase computers, gym equipment and band uniforms as well as investing in additional teacher trainings and tutoring programs.
In photo at top: Steve Harvey with kids from Phillips Academy in Birmingham, Ala.