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

One winner will receive $2,500 to support K-12 science, technology, engineering and math projects

March 1, 2023 – PhoenixValuNet Fiber invites schools and organizations serving K-12 students to enter its 5th annual “Dream Bigger” social media campaign for the opportunity to win $2,500 to fund their science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) project or club. 

K-12 schools and organizations throughout the Emporia community may enter to win simply by sharing a photo and written entry outlining how the money will be used to fund their technology project – whether for equipment, competition fees, curriculum development, field trips or other materials – and how it benefits students. One winner will receive a $2,500 donation.  

“ValuNet has long recognized the importance of STEM education in equipping students with the skills to overcome the digital divide,” said Trish Niemann, Vice President of Communications Strategy. “Our annual Dream Bigger contest helps support STEM-based curricular and extracurricular initiatives that get children interested in STEM concepts early on, sparking an interest that could last a lifetime.”

Entries will be accepted March 1 through March 22 at Five finalists will be selected by ValuNet and the winner will be determined by public voting from March 24 through March 31. The finalists, as well as the winning school or organization, will be highlighted on ValuNet’s social media channels, including Facebook


About ValuNet Fiber
ValuNet Fiber is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million customers in 24 states. ValuNet provides Emporia, Kansas consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including all-fiber high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service.

Michelle Portillo
Director, Corporate Communications