December 22, 2010

French Toast Reveals Winner of $15,000 Grand Prize For 'Show Us The Real 'U' in Uniform' Contest

Tennessee High School Sophomore Wins $10,000 Cash Prize; Her High School Gets $5,000 in French Toast School Uniform Voucher

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- French Toast (www.frenchtoast.com), the leading supplier of school uniforms, today announced the $15,000 grand prize winner of its "Show Us The Real 'U' in Uniform" contest. The contest, which was open to students who attend a school with a dress code and ran from the summer through mid-September, gave students an outlet to show their individuality and what makes them special and unique.

Adrienne Lim, a sophomore at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville, TN, is the grand prize winner and recipient of $10,000 in cash. Her school will receive $5,000 in French Toast school uniforms. Lim, who is interested in studying forensic anthropology and medicine in college, said she plans to put all of her prize money in a college savings fund. When she's not in school, the highly focused and motivated 16-year-old enjoys writing, drawing, playing the piano and reading.

"French Toast is thrilled to award the grand prize to Adrienne Lim, a very goal-oriented and driven young woman, who exemplifies the can-do spirit of our contest," said Michael Arking, president of Frenchtoast.com. "We're confident that Adrienne will continue to strive for excellence and we hope the prize helps her to achieve her goals."

A total of 10 finalists were chosen on November 1, based on the originality, creativity, authenticity and quality of the photos/video submitted. Voting was then open from November 1 – November 21, and the grand prize winner received the most votes. The five students with the next highest number of votes won the first prize and will receive $500 and their schools will be given $100 in French Toast school uniform vouchers. The four second prize winners will each receive a $100 gift card.

"We want to thank all of the children and their parents for the many great submissions," added Frenchtoast.com's Arking. "On behalf of French Toast, we appreciate the time and effort that everyone put into their submissions."


About French Toast
Since 1953, French Toast has provided families with quality children’s wear and school uniforms at great prices. Schools and school districts across the country also turn to French Toast for information and tools that can help them adopt their own school uniform and dress code policies.
French Toast Uniforms can be found at major retailers or at www.frenchtoast.com.  Parents can also request a catalog by mail by calling 1-800-FRENCHTOAST.
For school inquires about adopting a uniform program and to request our free Partnership for Education kit call 1-888-55 SCHOOL.
 
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