Clinton County Middle School wins $8,000 People’s Choice award

Posted April 17, 2019 at 7:51 am

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Several students, and Clinton County school Library staff sponsor, gathered last week to show off the plaque they received recently after being named one of 10 winners in the Follett Challenge contests. The school was named a People’s Choice winner, earning $8,000 in products and services. Pictured above, left to right, are: Ms. Presley Sutton, McKenna Moons, Lex Marcum, Mailee Boils, Christian Burchett, Evan Irwin, Wyatt Whitley, Braden Fulton, Alex Duvall, Megan Neal, Abigail Stinson, Alex Duvall, Ms. Brittany Talbott, Andrew Goodman, Keara Lowe.

Students at Clinton County Middle School will benefit from an $8,000 boost for the next school year, after being informed earlier this month that it had been named as a People’s Choice winner in the Follett Challenge contest.

The award, according to Brittany Talbott, a CCMS Library Aide, will be in the amount of $8,000 and will allow the library to boost its supplies inventory.

Talbott told the Clinton County News that the funds used from the award will concentrate on purchases of books, technology and other supplies for the library.

The award came after the challenge sponsored by the Follett company, a corporate firm that deals in educational and library related supplies for schools, announced that Clinton County Middle School’s entry had earned one of the 10 awards given by the company as a People’s Choice category winner.

The contest saw CCMS complete and submit a 5-minute video project that promoted its program that teaches students the 21st Century Skills they need to be prepared for life.

The video was submitted by Talbott from the Middle School Library and it promoted Presley Sutton’s new news media class – CCMSN.

The People’s Choice award was the result of the CCMS project receiving one of the contest’s largest number of votes from the public, after the video had been posted on the Follett Challenge website earlier this year.

Talbott told the Clinton County News last week that she was extremely grateful to the community for getting behind the students and this project and taking the time to cast votes in the contest, which put CCMS over the top among the entries.