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FHS Team Named Finalist for $10K National Grant

Posted by Alan on January 27, 2010 8:49 AM | Filed in News |

ignition.pngA team of teens from Fayetteville  High School now finds itself among 11 finalists for an additional grant of $10,000, as the 2010 Project Ignition Award winner.  The FHS team was awarded a $2000 grant in September from State Farm and the National Youth Leadership Council, being selected as having one of the top 25 project proposals in the nation in the "Project Ignition" competition.  A team from Mansfield High School, Mansfield, AR was also in this year's top 25 schools.

Project Ignition (www.sfprojectignition.com), sponsored by State FarmĀ® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, is a program that involves high school students in safe driving and travel education campaigns in their local communities. From the top 25 competing schools, finalists are chosen to travel to the National Service-Learning Conference in San Jose, CA, which will be held March 24-27.  A grand prize winner is selected at that conference for having the most effective campaign.  FHS and the other finalist schools will each receive $5,000 to cover travel expenses to the conference.  This announcement places FHS in the final round of competition for the $10,000 winner's grant.

The Fayetteville High School team was sponsored by teacher Connie Crisp.  Their campaign theme was "It Only Takes a Second".  The other finalist schools in this year's competition are listed below.  .

Eureka Senior High School, Eureka  CA     
Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville    AR     
Gibson City- Melvin-Sibley High School, Gibson City IL     
Harry D. Jacobs High School, Algonquin IL     
Ionia County Intermediate School District, Ionia   MI     
Northern Secondary School, Toronto Ontario
Owen Valley High School Spencer IN     
Payson High School, Payson  AZ     
Ridgemont High School, Ridgeway        OH     
Rushville Consolidated High School, Rushville       IN     
Yelm High School, Yelm    WA