I am happy to announce that O’Neill is the Grand Prize winner in the 2015 Follett Challenge! We placed first in a nationwide contest and will receive $60,000 in books and educational materials from Follett Educational Products.
In February, we learned we were one of three finalists based on a period of public voting and the winner of the Middle School division. Our entry, for our program called Conquest of the Realm, was then judged by a panel from Follett and today we learned that we are the Grand Prize Winner!
I want to thank our LRC Director, Tasha Squires, who developed the program and submitted our entry and would like to thank everyone who voted for us back in February. We could not have won without your support.
Below are links to videos of today’s announcement.
An article that appeared in the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/downers-grove/news/ct-dgr-follett-win-downers-grove-tl-0507-20150430-story.html
More information can be found here: http://www.dg58.org