The Laurel High School Theater and Band Programs Need Your Help!

Posted: 11/06/2008 by that's Elbert in Laurel, Laurel Delaware, schools
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(press release)

The Laurel High School Theater 2 class has been selected as a finalist in the “eInteractive Classroom Makeover Contest” sponsored by Interwrite and eInstruction.

Laurel High School’s video is entitled “Help!” and was chosen as one of five finalists in the 9-12th grade category out of 91 High School entries coming from 40 states and 4 countries. There were 291 entries in all grade level categories. We are also the only Delaware High School entered into the contest, and the only Delaware school in the finals.

You can help by logging onto and registering yourself to vote for the best video in 3 categories: k-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Public voting lasts from 12noon on October 31st – 12 noon on November 14th. Public opinion counts as 30% of the overall score, and 70% a panel of judges who score on your effectiveness in demonstrating: How technology can improve classroom instruction, The collaboration between students and teacher, and Overall creativity in producing the video.

The winner will receive a package worth $25,000 of the latest in classroom learning technology, designed to help deliver instruction faster, and prepare our students for entry into the global workforce.

Please log onto and place your vote for the students from the Delmarva Peninsula. Contest rules stipulate that you must be 18 or older to vote in the contest, so encourage everyone you know of age to register and vote on all email addresses they have.

Voting Instructions

  • Go to
  • Click the button mid page that says “Click Here for Latest Entries”
  • SCROLL DOWN to see the 5 finalists in each category
  • Click the video’s title to open the video’s page.
  • To the right of the video is a button that says “Vote For This” Only click while the video you want to vote for is on the screen, otherwise you vote for another video


  • You must be registered to vote – and contest rules said that you must be 18 to vote.
  • You can register more than one email address. You can also still add comments below the video – In case you want to.

Thank you for taking the time to support us!

UPDATE from that’s elbert: This is the direct link to the video. Regardless of the fact that my son Josh was involved in the project (and made a brief cameo), I think the video is very good. It was no surprise to me that it ended up as a finalist. Go Bulldogs!!!

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