Social studies teacher William White appears in the video with the students, which was part of the contest requirement. He said, "Lake Erie Academy is a small charter school doing great things with little funding. It's not a school with a big district budget or thousands of students. I doubt that the other schools in this contest are strapped like they are. Although they had a ton of fun entering this contest, this wasn't just some fun activity for these guys; they truly need this stuff."
The group is one of five finalists in the high school category. There are also five finalists in both K-5 and 6-8. The winner in each category will receive a grand prize package that includes an interactive white board and an Insight 360 instruction system that includes 32 tablet-like devices.
Winners will be announced on December 11.
Lake Erie Academy is a charter school located on Central Avenue.