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Richmond Hill Middle School needs your votes to win $100,000 grant

Richmond Hill Middle School is a Top 15 finalist vying for a $100,000 grant in the Dream Big Teacher Challenge sponsored by Farmers Insurance.

But they need your votes to win.

Visit to vote for the school’s proposal “Environmental Studies – Wetlands.”

Upon entering the website, click on “Vote Now" link” then “$100,000 Proposal.”  You'll see the picture of Dana Letson and information about the RHMS Proposal. Click again the "Vote" link. Enter a valid email address and submit. Be sure to verify and confirm your vote by clicking on the link sent to your email.

You can vote daily until the contest ends.

Richmond Hill Middle School officials said their “main vision is to create a mock wetland on our campus that will allow students from all grade levels to collect and analyze data from the wetland and be exposed to real life applications using STEM.”

Officials said “each grade level will study different aspects of the wetlands and other environmental concerns.  Our proposal fosters real world learning and will allow students to become citizen scientists.  The proposal will foster a deeper understanding of the environment, its function, and how to positively impact it.  Developing a passion for STEM and the environment will benefit all learners, allowing them to be an advocate for positive change. “

 The five proposals that receive the most votes will receive the $100,000 grant. Winning this proposal will offer a wonderful experience for the students within our community, school officials added.

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