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Create a Video, Win Technology Money for Your School

Nex-TechThe Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Discovery Education have teamed up to bring a "Connected Community" Video Contest, with a grand prize of $2,500 towards classroom technology.

The contest is open to rural schools, grades four through 12.

Teachers will lead student teams of up to three students in creating a one to two minute video that demonstrates how their rural community is similar to or different from a rural community in a different part of the US or world. Schools can sponsor more than one team.

"This is an excellent program for rural youth," states Jacque Beckman, Nex-Tech's Youth Services/Community Development Coordinator. "Students will use broadband technology to create, upload, view and stream their videos. Participating schools will receive a free, 60-day trial of Discovery Education's many online educational services."

The contest began January 14 and ends March 15. Winners will be announced at the end of April.

Details concerning this contest are available through the following links:

As a member of the Foundation for Rural Service, Nex-Tech is pleased to offer this program to area schools. For further information, please contact Jacque Beckman at 877-567-7872, Ext. 1170.

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