Lemoore High School seeks the public's votes in $200,000 National Education Contest. Votes counted Jan. 21 through Jan. 25

Lemoore High School seeks the public's votes in $200,000 National Education Contest. Votes counted Jan. 21 through Jan. 25

Lemoore High School needs your votes and a lot of them. The local high school has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of 13 prizes to be awarded recognizing unique and inventive K-12 programs. To win, Lemoore will need plenty of votes.

Video voting begins January 21, 2019. Lemoore High School’s video is now posted on the Follett Challenge website (www.follettchallenge.com) at the following link: http://follettchallenge.com/videos/1179.

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Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to Pre K-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers, and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks, and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks.

The school is applying for the grant to assist the library. Twenty percent of the points needed to win come from votes for the school's video. The voting window is from Jan. 21 to Jan. 25.

After registering, users can cast one vote per day from January 21, 2019, through January 25, 2019, when voting ends.  Not only are the public’s votes significant in the video-voting portion of the contest, but they also will play a role in the overall rubric as twenty-percent of each school’s final score is based on the number of votes generated for their video.

In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, Lemoore High School also submitted a short video to promote its program – Senior Exit Interview Day – an LHS program that teaches students the 21st-century skills they need to be prepared for life.

Ten of the prizes, valued at $8,000 each, to be given away are from the People’s Choice category and will solely be based on how many votes applicants have received for their videos from the public.

“We hope our community will support us by viewing our video and voting for our submission,” said Lemoore High School Principal Rodney Brumit. “Participating in the Follett Challenge recognizes our educators for the great job they are doing with the resources they have, should we win, reward them with resources to do more. It also will give our educators here a platform to share their innovation with other schools across the country and throughout the world.”

With a total prize value of $200,000 in products and services from Follett – a global education solutions leader – the overall winner will earn a $60,000 prize, plus a celebration at the school featuring New York Times Bestselling author and NEWBERY medal-winner, Kwame Alexander. 

Each of the other two Semi-Finalists will earn $30,000 prizes. The 10 People’s Choice awards are worth $8,000 each in products and services and will be announced February 27, 2019, along with the Semi-Finalists. This year’s Follett Challenge will honor Semi-Finalist winners in three categories: elementary, middle and high school.

The judges will be seeking applications that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration between students and among teachers and other members of the school staff. The 2019 Grand-Prize winner will be announced April 24, 2019.

For more on the Follett Challenge, visit www.follettchallenge.com.

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