Watertown Middle School has entered a national education contest that has the potential of paying out up to $70,000 in prizes, but in order to win… they desperately need your help!

The Follett Challenge is an annual contest, that requires students and teachers to develop an innovative program to get their student body engaged in reading, exchanging ideas, and honing in on their technology skills.  In addition to completing an online application and submitting their idea, Watertown Middle School, also submitted a short video to promote its idea.

At the end of the contest, a total of $200,000 in prizes will be awarded to those schools with the most unique and inventive idea.  Ten of the prizes, valued at $8,000 each, will be given away in the “People’s Choice”.  Winners will be based solely on the number of votes their video receives from the public.

Video voting runs from TODAY, January 22nd-26TH.  Please go to the link that’s posted below, and vote for Watertown Middle School’s video once daily, between now and Friday!

Watertown Middle School Follett Challenge Video

Not only are the public’s votes significant in the “People’s Choice” category, but they’ll also play a role in the grand prize, worth $60,000!  21-percent of the school’s overall score will be based on the number of votes received from the public.

Thank you for your support of Wilson County Schools!