Princess Anne Middle seeks Facebook votes to win science lab

Princess Anne Middle School is looking help to win a $100,000 state-of-the-art science lab, but supporters need to act fast: The online votes must be cast today.

The school has been named one of 20 semifinalists nationwide in the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs science classroom makeover contest.

The foundation will provide grants of up to $100,000 for science lab makeovers at five schools across the country. The winners will be selected based on the number of votes they receive on the foundation’s Facebook page. The candidate schools are split into groups of four, with each group up for vote on a different day this week. The school with the highest vote total from each day will win a grant.

Princess Anne Middle is competing today against Benjamin Syms Middle School in Hampton; Harrington Middle School in Mt. Laurel, N.J.; and Willets Middle School in Brunswick, Ohio.

Beach Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence asked the community to help.

“We have the opportunity to bring an asset to the school division that will yield endless benefits for generations of students to come,” he said in a release. “I know I’ll be logging on early Monday morning to vote. I hope you will do the same, and I ask you to help us share the message to bring this lab to Princess Anne.”

The school was one of 20 semifinalist schools selected from a group of 200, according to Northrop Grumman. Princess Anne Middle sent in a video, photos, an essay and an dream lab description as a part of the application.

The foundation said it chose the top 20 schools based on what resources the school already had, the level of need at the school, how many students a lab renovation would help and how difficult the plans and upgrades would be to carry out.

Those interested in voting can do so here.

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