Giving Back to Our Schools

Congratulations to our Exceptional Schools!

At the heart of our promise to be exceptional is inspiring others to be exceptional too. It’s inspiring greatness not just in ourselves, but in everyone around us. This commitment to being exceptional knows no age bounds.

In a stride towards nurturing brilliance from the ground up, we were excited to hold a special contest to donate $1,000 each to six deserving local high schools. We reached out to our dedicated community to help select the schools.

After thousands of votes cast, the winners are:

  1. Catawba Rosenwald Education Center
  2. East Lincoln High School
  3. Challenger Early College High School
  4. Alexander Central High School
  5. Lincolnton High School
  6. Bunker Hill High School

Celebrating Community Spirit: A Heartfelt Story for Catawba Rosenwald Education Center

At Peoples Bank, we believe that education is a cornerstone of thriving communities. That’s why held the Exceptional Schools contest. While the response was incredible, but what truly touched our hearts was the selfless dedication of several schools that rallied support for a deserving cause, the Catawba Rosenwald Education Center.

Catawba Rosenwald Education Center is a secondary alternative school in our community, serving students who often face unique challenges. What sets this school apart is not just the quality of education it provides but the unwavering determination of its students, staff, and the community that supports it.

The Underserved Heroes

Catawba Rosenwald Education Center is a school that often operates in the shadows, quietly making a significant impact on the lives of its students. What sets this school apart is its ability to empower students who may have struggled elsewhere. But it’s not just the school itself; it’s the people who make it special.

No PTO or Booster Organization

One of the challenges faced by Catawba Rosenwald is the lack of a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) or booster organization. These groups often play a crucial role in fundraising and support for schools, but for Catawba Rosenwald, it’s the school staff and the community that step up.

Community Comes Together

During our recent contest, something beautiful happened. We witnessed several local high schools going above and beyond to rally votes for Catawba Rosenwald Education Center. These schools recognized the exceptional work being done at Catawba Rosenwald and the unique needs of its students.

Their efforts, their dedication, and their belief in the mission of Catawba Rosenwald were nothing short of inspirational. It was a testament to the strength of community spirit, the value of education, and the power of lending a helping hand when it’s needed most.

A Well-Deserved Victory

In the end, Catawba Rosenwald Education Center secured a well-deserved victory as the top vote-getter. The $1,000 donation is more than just a financial boost; it’s a recognition of the extraordinary work they do and a testament to the heartwarming support of our community.

As we celebrate this victory, we also want to extend our gratitude to the schools that rallied behind Catawba Rosenwald. Your actions showcase the true essence of community, and we are proud to have you as part of our extended Peoples Bank family.

How You Can Help

If you’re inspired by this story, reach out to schools in your area. They may have various needs, from school supplies to mentorship opportunities. Your assistance, big or small, can make a world of difference.

At Peoples Bank, we’re committed to fostering a community where education thrives, and we’re honored to share this heartwarming victory with you. Let’s continue to build a brighter future, one school, one student, and one community at a time. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey.
The list of schools selected by the Bank for voting was determined based on proximity to our bank’s branch office locations. Voting opens at 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Voting closes at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page at by 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Winning schools will be contacted directly.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Peoples Bancorp and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of voting for high schools to receive the donation.