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 Classroom Contest:  If We Were President

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Classroom Contest: If We Were President

Congratulations to Our Winner, Heather England!

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We asked teachers to share how their students would lead the country from the Oval Office and how they would want to change the world, and the entries rolled in! We are pleased to announce our grand-prize winner: Heather England and her third-grade students at Smithfield Elementary. Heather and her class will receive a special Inauguration Activity Day Party, $500 worth of Pearson products, an Apple® iPad2, and more!

Heather’s class earned the greatest number of votes for its inspiring and catchy take-off, “Vote Me Maybe.” Students grouped themselves into four committees, including wardrobe, technology, song writers, and props, and collaborated to practice and perform the song with choreographed moves.

Our kudos to Heather and her students, as well as to all the teachers who encouraged their students to stand up for their opinions and share their creative talents. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! And thank you to our sponsor, Pearson.

Contest Details
  • For Grades K-12
  • One Entry Per Class
  • Entries may be any media you can upload, i.e, video, podcast, poster, song, essay, etc.
Apply By:
October 17
October 30 - November 9
Winner(s) Announced:
November 16
How It Works
  • Work with your class, as a team, to answer the question “If We Were President.”
  • Submit your class’s team entry by October 18, 2012.
  • All entries will be reviewed by a merit panel of fellow educators who determine the contest finalists. Finalists will be announced October 30th, 2012.
  • All finalists then go to voting October 30th – November 9th 2012. If your class project is chosen as a finalist, rally your colleagues, friends and students to vote!
Prize Package
Grand Prize Package
  • An Apple® iPad2™
  • $500 worth of Pearson products
  • A classroom presidential Inauguration Activity Day Party including:
    1. President-based activities for the winning class
    2. Refreshments
    3. Student prizes and gift bags!
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