Congratulations to our ten team finalists! They will each receive up to $100 to make their idea happen, and have through the end of March to document their progress. Come back April 15-19 to vote on their video submissions–the team with the most votes will receive $2,500!
Team Mac & Cheese
Planes for Vanessa
Picnic at UGM
Holding for Laughs
Sandpoint High School Interact Club
The Grizzly Care Bears
Check back in for more information about our finalists.
Students from Central Valley High School’s Technology Student Association received their first-place check for winning the 2012 hundred dollar project video contest. Their video was shown to members of the Spokane school’s staff and faculty.
Congratulations to Team Sandpoint Interact for their second place entry, which earned them $1,500. We visited the team at their club meeting on Wednesday, May 9 to present them with their check. Here are a few photos…
Congratulations to all of the teams who made change in the community by participating in the 2012 hundred dollar project. More than 1,500 qualified votes were received and the results are in:
1st place: Central Valley HS Technology Student Association ($2,500)
Central Valley High School’s Technology Student Association held a stuffed animal drive at their home basketball games, asking attendees to toss their animals into containers on the court during half-time. Over 1,000 stuffed animals were collected and donated to Catholic Charities’ Christmas Bureau, with the intent of bringing joy during the holiday season to those in the community who are less fortunate.
2nd place: Sandpoint Interact ($1,500)
Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival was the perfect opportunity for Team Sandpoint Interact to sell hot cocoa and snacks, raising money to purchase basic school supplies for students in Ecuador. The event is well-known and attracts both local community members and tourists. They used the hundred dollars to help offset the cost of purchasing the beverages and snacks.
3rd place: Simply Nutritious ($1,000)
Utilizing educational, hands-on presentations, this team shared the financial and health benefits of simple nutrition with their community in Ephrata, Washington. They shared tasty food samples, take-home recipes, menu ideas, and budget-friendly options to help people eat better.
4th place: Inspire
These students at West Valley High School in Spokane, Washington created a clothing store that provides apparel to low-income families. They partnered with Plato’s Closet to provide some of the clothing but needed more support, and raised about $550 through the hundred dollar project. A new initiative, tumblers, which are colored by children at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Spokane, will be sold at the school to raise money for the kids.
5th place: Where There’s a Well, There’s a Way
Inspired by her teacher at Central Valley High School, Sarah Matlack wants to build a well in Buwambo, Uganda to provide water for its residents. She’s gathered a team of students and partnered with Hope for Kids International to organize fundraising events which will cover the costs ($10,150) to dig the well. They sold water during lunch at CVHS and also put on a Zumba event.
6th place: Fleece
Kira’s Closet was started in Odessa, Washington when the school librarian’s daughter, Kira, passed away suddenly from a brain tumor. The closet distributes clothing and other much-needed items to children in the area. Team Fleece purchased low-cost fleece to make blankets and donated them to Kira’s Closet.
Six finalist teams completed their projects during the month of March and submitted their videos. Each team had $100 to make a difference in the community–and the world–and now it’s your turn to vote, and decide who will win $2,500. Visit the VOTE page to watch each of the videos, enter your name and email address, and select which video/team you want to win, and then click the vote button. Be sure to share this with your friends and family…voting is open to everyone…but hurry…voting ends at the end of the day on Friday, April 20, 2012!
Our finalist teams are busy wrapping up their projects–for now at least–and preparing to submit their highlight videos. We’ll be posting them to the website and asking everyone to vote for their favorite. The team’s video that receives the most votes will win $2,500! Be sure to check back during the week of voting, April 16-20, 2012, to participate!
Finalists: You’ll soon be receiving instructions for submitting your videos, so be sure to check your email regularly! Good luck and please contact us if you have any questions.
Does your team have questions about the next steps you should be taking while working on your projects? Do you want to promote your team’s work and the hundred dollar project? We have a Finalist Resources you can download (ZIP file) which includes all of this information and goodies for you to use.
Congratulations to our ten team finalists! They will each receive up to $100 to make their idea happen, and have through the end of March to document their progress. Come back April 16-20 to vote on their video submissions–the team with the most votes will receive $2,500!
Central Valley High School Technology Student Association
Where There’s a Well, There’s a Way
emBRACE the World
No Friends Left Behind
You can read more about all of the teams who submitted entries here.
With recent growth in the Pullman area, Team Pullman Camp Fire, wants to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. Their plan: create and sell paintings of nature and wildlife scenes, with the proceeds going to the Palouse Discovery Science Center.