SHARP® AWARDS $100,000 OF TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS TO COLEMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT AS PART OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

01/17/2013

MAHWAH, NJ, January 17, 2013 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has announced the company's Centennial School Contest winner. As part of the company’s 100 year celebration, Sharp held a contest open to all K-12 accredited schools in the United States. The prize: $100,000 of state of the art Sharp products for the school's classrooms, including interactive displays, copier/printers, professional projectors, calculators, LCD TVs and air purifiers.

Coleman School District of Coleman, WI, was selected from an overwhelming number of outstanding submissions that Sharp received. "After reviewing the district's submission and watching their video, we knew we had found our winner" said Doug Albregts, President of SIICA. "Coleman’s response demonstrated the district's need for advanced technology, as well as their understanding of how Sharp's products could enhance the learning experience of their students."

Coincidentally, like Sharp, Coleman also celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2012. "What a great way for all of us to celebrate", said Coleman School District Superintendent, Brian Walters. "We are in desperate need of updated technology in all of our classrooms. Budget cuts have made keeping up with technological advancements a real struggle. This award from Sharp will benefit our students tremendously. At the end of the day, what we do here as educators is all about them. We couldn’t be happier or more excited for the future."

This award is a true testament to Sharp's commitment to future generations. David Alai, Corporate Vice President, commented on the announcement, "As we celebrate our achievements over the past century, we are continuing to look ahead for opportunities to make the next one hundred years even better, not only for Sharp but also for the next generation of citizens. At Sharp, we are strong supporters of education and know this worthy cause will contribute greatly to the success of Coleman School District and its students for years to come."

Watch the Coleman School District video submission

$100,000 boost for Northwoods school district - video courtesy of FOX News 11

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit www.sharpusa.com/documents.

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About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass, to enhance scanning reliability and help preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering one of the most secure suites of MFP applications.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions, AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.

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