Tomahawk High School came up just short in a Technology Prize, but will still receive prize money for their effort.
Last month the high school competed in Cellcom’s “Project Innovate” with other northwoods high schools. The students used social media to get votes from the community through November 18.
In the end, Tomahawk ended up 166 votes behind Antigo. That second place finish will get the school $15,000 for technology use. The top prize was $30,000.
Schools can use their winnings to equip classrooms with SMART boards, LCD projectors, lap tops, software for games or virtual simulations, tablets, net books, or other technology to advance learning. Cellcom says that providing these tools to teachers and students will inspire innovation and increase academic achievement.
District administrator Roger Rindo says that Cellcom will be at a school assembly next week to present the grant money.