Follett Challenge Semifinalists, Video Winners Announced

Contest organizers have announced this year’s four semifinalists of the the $200,000 Follett Challenge. Also announced were the “People’s Choice” winners —those schools whose video submissions received the highest number of online votes from the public.

From the four semifinalists, a grand-prize winner will be selected and announced May 16. The overall winner will earn a $60,000 prize in Follett products and services, while the other three semifinalists will each earn $30,000 in products and services.

In today’s webcast, Tom Schenck, president and COO of Follett School Solutions, announced the four semifinalists:

·Elementary School CategoryAlbert P. Terhune Elementary School; Wayne Township Public Schools; Wayne, N.J.; video: "Augmented Reality Book Trailer Program"

·Middle School CategoryMemorial Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Fair Lawn Public Schools; Fair Lawn, N.J.; video: "Dynamic Math Connections"

·High School CategoryBelleville West High School; Belleville Township High School District 201; Belleville, Ill.; video: "A Community of Readers"

·Magnet/Parochial/K12 CategoryWayland Union Schools; Wayland, Mich.; video: "Media and Technology at Wayland Union Schools"

Ten $5,000 prizes (also in products and services) will be awarded to the “People’s Choice” winners.

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