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BHS Senior Cat Hoyt: Creator of this year’s Follett Challenge Video Entry

Editor’s note: The post below originally appeared on BHS Help Desk Senior Cat Hoyt. At the end of the post, I have embedded the video which Cat created for her 20% time project. I am incredibly proud of the initiative Cat took to create this video. She dedicated many hours of filming and editing to produce what I think is an exceptional product and one that clearly demonstrates what the BHS Help Desk is all about. It’s important to note that Cat completed this project completely on her own. I periodically checked in throughout the process, but it wasn’t until I saw the final video (which made me tear up!) that I truly realized how much passion she had for this project. Thank you in advance for voting for Cat’s video and supporting the mission of our student genius bar.

Today’s the day! (Well, this week is the week!)

It’s finally Monday, January 19th which means today is the first day that voting is open for the Follett Challenge! The ten videos which receive the most votes win $8,000 and the score for the semifinalist and grand prize winners which are $30,00 are partially based of the video voting as well. My promotional video titled “Burlington High School Help Desk” is found HERE and all you need to vote for it is to select either Vote with Facebook or Vote with Email.

You can vote for my video by CLICKING HERE. You can vote once a day, every day for the next twelve days and I strongly encourage you to do so!

I would like to remind everyone of the purpose of the Follett Challenge. Follett’s goal was to provide educators with opportunities to receive publicity and recognition for the unique programs and accomplishments being implemented in their school systems. Upon submissions of the videos, Follett encourages those who have submitted videos to promote their video excessively. Their reasoning for this is because regardless of wether a submission were to win or not, the program would have received global recognition. That being said, I am quite competitive and would really like to win, SO at the risk of sounding like a broken record I encourage you to share these images, send out tweets, Facebook statuses, chain emails, and anything that will get the word out to the Burlington Community. It’s just as easy as one click so let’s come together as a team Burlington and win some money (and some bragging rights) for our schools!

The link to my post about my video entry in the Follett Challenge is found here. Check it out for more information!




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