AN APPEAL FROM A DAD
Update: Hey, thanks to all those who voted. You guys are great.
My daughter, Sophie, is taking part in a project at her school, Carver Middle in Miami. They could use your help, if you have a couple of minutes.
Here's an explanation from Mrs. Blog:
Sophie is heading to Austin, TX, with one other student and her science teacher next week as Carver Middle School is one of 15 national finalists for a $140,000 SAMSUNG grant. There were 2,300 applicants, and Carver already won the state contest ($20,000 of science equipment), and advanced to national contest, where they were selected Top 15. In Austin, they will present their project to SAMSUNG panel of judges and a convention of educators. Top 5 earn more grant $ up to $140,000 for first prize (Sophie goes to a public school, and they could all the help they can get). The project, which Sophie has been very involved in, is about testing local schoolyards and parks for lead and arsenic and compelling public officials to clean up where toxins are found. One of the 5 finalists will be chosen by Social Media voting. If you have a minute, and want to help, click here and vote for Carver. Takes 1 minute. They will ask for your e-mail address only to confirm that you vote just once per day:) Thanks.
If you watch the video, the first voice you'll hear is Sophie's.