OAKLAND, CA - Oakland Charter High School has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 13 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most unique and inventive K-12 programs. In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, they also submitted a short video promoting their program, Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R). The overall winner will earn a $60,000 prize, plus a celebration at the school, while each of the other two Semi-Finalists will earn $30,000 prizes. Ten of the prizes, valued at $8,000 each, will be given away solely be based on how many votes applicants have received for their videos from the public.
Video voting begins TODAY, January 22, 2018 through January 26, 2018.
VOTE FOR OCHS HERE
Oakland Charter High School's video is now posted on the Follett Challenge website. After registering, you can cast one vote per day through January 26, 2018. Not only are our 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.
We will be sending reminder e-mails each day to show our support. Thank you for taking the time to vote for OCHS! Go Matadors!