Local School Wins National Contest

It's quite an honor for a Duplin County elementary school.

Last month we told you how Brett Lanier's fifth grade class at Chinquapin Elementary school was in the running to win $25,000 in technology in a national video contest.

Students submitted the video in the competition sponsored by e-instruction.

Wednesday came word the class won that $25,000 technology makeover plus a $1,000 check for the school and a party for the school.

More than 290 schools from across the country participated.


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  • by Mom of a Chinquapin Indian Location: Chinquapin NC on Dec 5, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    I am so glad Chinquapin won! It put us on the map!! We do need the upgrade. GREAT JOB!
  • by Lisa Location: Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida on Dec 5, 2008 at 03:13 AM
    Congratulations! You deserve it.
  • by Janet Location: Sand Ridge Elementary, Hubert on Dec 4, 2008 at 06:59 PM
    What an honor to be chosen the winner of a $25,000.00 tech. makeover! Mr. Lanier and students, you have paved the way for others to follow. Congratulations on your ingenuity, creativity, and awesome talent. You have made Southeastern North Carolina proud!!!
  • by Morton Elem Mom Location: Jacksonville on Dec 4, 2008 at 06:50 PM
    Congrats Chinquapin! Great work!
  • by Mary Location: North Carolina on Dec 4, 2008 at 02:24 PM
    What wonderful news!! Great job!!
  • by proud Location: goldsboro on Dec 4, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    Congratulations!!!Way to go guys.
  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on Dec 4, 2008 at 05:47 AM
    Congratulations to the students and teachers. WITN, please move this story up and share the good news.
  • by Daisy Location: Bath on Dec 4, 2008 at 05:33 AM
    I watched the video and thought it was great. The kids deserve this award. They did a fantastic job along with the teachers who put it all together. Congratulations!!
  • by Della Location: Northwoods Park Middle, Jacksonville on Dec 4, 2008 at 05:26 AM
    I am so happy your school won.
  • by john Location: east nc on Dec 3, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    I think it's great the school won, I just hope it wasn't b/c they were in the most need of an upgrade. What time's the party?
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