FJH named 2nd in Follett Challenge

Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) was named the second place People's Choice winner – with a total of 3,520 votes – of the recently held Follett Challenge, bringing home $8,000 from the foundation for books to libraries and classrooms. Through the national contest winners could receive up to $60,000 in prizes. In December Fairfield Junior High School students, led by Digital Media teacher Tammy Gawryszewski, entered a five minute video and five written components describing how the district's innovative program prepares students for the demands of the 21st century. Three semi-finalists – one in elementary, one in middle school, and the third in high school – were determined by a mix of judges' rubric (80 percent) and popular votes (20 percent). Each of those winners received $30,000 in Follett products and services.


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