Polk Early College advance in video contest 

Published 10:40 pm Monday, February 25, 2019

Members of the Polk Early College Science Club have once again created a video that placed them in the voting round of the Spark Biogen Foundation Video Contest. This is the second time these students have entered this contest and both times the video they produced have made it to this final round. 


Middle schools and high schools from Massachusetts and North Carolina were offered the opportunity to submit a three-minute video about biotechnology from September 14 – January 10. Twenty videos were chosen for the voting round. 

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These videos will be posted online for public voting from March 1st to March 31st at https://spark.biogenfoundation.com/ (or you can Google Spark Biogen Foundation Video Contest). Individuals can vote for one video per category once per day. The schools that had videos to enter this round wins $1,000.00, but the Grand Prize winners will receive $10,000 for their schools and three GoPro video cameras for the students who created and starred in the winning videos. The school that earns the most votes through the month of March will receive the grand prize. 


We are a small school, around sixty students, competing against schools with 1,000-2,000 students. We need everyone’s help to bring this prize to western North Carolina. 


You can show your support by spreading the word to your schools, places of business, clubs, organizations, family and friends to vote each day and every day in March. Voting begins March 1st. If you use more than one email, you can vote each day using each email. 


The video to vote for is entitled PCEC Biotech Video in the NC High School Category. 


These are awesome students who work hard and help others and are active at school, home and their community. Please show your support by voting for their video every day in March, and spread the word!

Science club members either worked on the video contest or created sensory boards for Polk Central Elementary School as a service to the community.