ValuNet Fiber to Award $2,500 to Support STEM Education Through Its 6th Annual “Dream Bigger” Contest

One winner to receive $2,500 to support K-12 STEM project

February 22, 2024 – Phoenix – ValuNet Fiber® invites schools and organizations serving K-12 students to enter its 6th annual “Dream Bigger” contest for the opportunity to win $2,500 for their science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) project or club.

K-12 schools and organizations throughout the Emporia community are eligible to participate. Entries can be made at by sending a photo and written summary outlining how the funds will be used for a technology project or group and how it will benefit students. One winner will receive a $2,500 donation.

“STEM education helps students develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed for academic and career success,” said Trish Niemann, Vice President of Communications Strategy. “Through ValuNet Fiber’s annual Dream Bigger contest, we are proud to help fund STEM-based initiatives that encourage students to develop these skills and find their passion within this rapidly growing career field.”

Entries will be accepted from February 22 through March 12, 2024, at Five finalists will be selected by ValuNet Fiber, and the winner will be determined by public online voting from March 14 through March 21 at the same site. The finalists, as well as the winning school or organization, will be highlighted on ValuNet Fiber’s Facebook page.

For more information or to enter, visit


About ValuNet Fiber  
ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1 million residential and business customers across 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas, consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced WiFi solutions, cable television and phone service. 

Michelle Portillo
Director, Corporate Communications