The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Follett Challenge will be selected from among an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska; a middle school in the Bronx, N.Y.; and a high school in Durham, N.C. In an online announcement today, organizers of the Follett Challenge unveiled the seventh annual competition’s three diverse Semifinalists, as well as the 10 People’s Choice winners.
The Follett Challenge again will reward $200,000 in products and services from Follett to the schools/districts that nominated their innovative educational programs which teach 21st century skills to students. A total of 133 schools/districts entered this year’s competition. The 2018 Semifinalists are:
- Elementary: Tudor Elementary School; Anchorage School District; Anchorage, Alaska; video: “Young Global Citizens”
- Middle: MS 343 – Academy of Applied Mathematics and Technology; Bronx, N.Y.; video: “Why We Debate”
- High: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics; Durham, N.C.; video: “When Your Classroom Spans the State”
From the three, one Grand Prize winner will be chosen and announced April 27. The overall winner will earn a $60,000 prize in Follett products and services, plus a celebration at their school. The other two each will earn $30,000 in products and services.
The video announcement also revealed the 10 People’s Choice winners – those schools whose video submissions received the highest number of online votes from the public. Each of the winning schools earns $8,000 in Follett products and services.