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Southland schools seek $50K grant via online voting

Updated: December 3, 2012 6:16AM



Online voting starts Monday for more than a dozen Southland schools hoping to win a $50,000 grant from the Clorox Co.’s “Power a Bright Future” program.

The program “celebrates all activities, from academic to extracurricular,” according to the bleach company’s website, and schools were nominated for a grant in one of three categories: Play, Explore or Create. More than 2,500 schools nationwide were nominated.

The nomination with the most votes overall will receive a $50,000 grant. Nominations with the most votes in the individual categories will receive a $25,000 grant, and Clorox will pick a $25,000 grant winner from each category based on merit.

Southland schools nominated, and their intended use for the money, include Hazelgreen Elementary School in Alsip (new playground); Lemont Montessori School (updated computer lab); Hilda Walker Intermediate School in Tinley Park (tablets); Sandburg High School in Orland Park (green outdoor teaching and technology building); Willow School in Homewood (iPad 2s); Garfield Elementary School in Chicago Heights (hands-on learning lab); Arbury Hills School in Mokena (update technology); Central Park Elementary School in Midlothian (iPads and white boards); St. Alexander School in Palos Heights (upgrade technology); Frankfort Square School (upgrade technology); and Summit Hill Junior High School (tablets), Indian Trail School (upgrade technology), Rogus School (upgrade technology), and Hickory Creek Middle School (young readers program), all in Frankfort.

Voting goes through Dec. 12, and the winners will be announced later that month.

For more information, visit https://powerabrightfuture.clorox.com.

Staff reports



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