Help Princess Anne Middle School win a $100,000 grant

Princess Anne Middle School (PAMS) has been named one of 20 semifinalists nationwide in the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs science classroom makeover contest. If selected, PAMS will receive a state-of-the-art science lab worth $100,000.

In order to get that lab, the school needs your vote.

On Monday, Nov. 16, PAMS will be part of an online voting campaign. The school with the most votes at the end of the day will receive the lab makeover.

“We have the opportunity to bring an asset to the school division that will yield endless benefits for generations of students to come,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. “I know I’ll be logging on early Monday morning to vote. I hope you will do the same, and I ask you to help us share the message to bring this lab to Princess Anne.”

In order to become a semifinalist, Princess Anne’s teachers and administration shared about the school through video, photos and a brief essay, and the school also sent in their ideas for a dream lab.

According to Northrop Grumman, more than 200 submissions nationwide were reviewed by a team comprised of Flinn Scientific and an independent consultant. The top 20 semifinalist schools were chosen based on a scoring system that included existing classroom/lab resources, level of need, students impacted and the feasibility of upgrades and plans proposed.
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