Mize Elementary up for $100,000 in national grants

Mize Elementary School is up for a total of $100,000 in grants with voting under way for one and about to begin for the other.

Each grant that Mize is a finalist for is worth $50,000 and would go toward interactive learning technology.

Voting for the Clorox Power a Bright Future grant competition began Monday and will continue until Dec. 9. Community members can each vote for Mize up to twice a day by visiting powerabrightfuture.com or texting clorox9019 to 44144.

Voting for the Pepsi Refresh Project grant begins Nov. 1 and continues until Nov. 30. Community members can vote for Mize up to four times each day, either online or by text message. Online voters can make their selection at refresheverything.com or by texting a code that will be revealed on Nov. 1 to 73774.

The school began its campaign for the two grants in August by going viral, posting a music video on YouTube filmed by the school.

By Stephen Montemayor

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