Walnut Elementary School needs your vote!
Several third-grade classes in the Renaissance and Visual Performing Arts magnet program made a video for the Scotties Trees Rock Contest, and out of thousands of submissions nationwide Walnut was selected as one of 10 national finalists. Walnut was also the only school from California selected into the final 10.
Students from Irene Hales, Sherri McMillan Lisa Chittim’s classes participated in the video.
The grand prize for the contest is $10,000 and a Trees Rock entertainment event and planting. Voting is now open and votes can be submitted until Feb. 14.
Voters must be 18 years or older. All voters are entered to win one of three Scotties brand home and personal care packages. Votes can be submitted once per day.
Principal Mark Holmes says the students worked very hard on the video and this is the first year Walnut students have entered this contest.
“So far we are off to a very good start,” he said.
The video features Walnut students speaking about the importance of trees in the Central Valley, as well as a catchy tune based off the popular song “When I’m Gone.”
At the end of the video the students explain some of the projects they would like to complete with the prize money.
“If we win we’d like to plant more trees around the playground to keep us safe from the sun’s harmful rays and to keep the slides cooler, and we’d like to save more trees by using less paper and typing on a computer instead,” students said.
To view the video and vote, visit http://www.scottiestreesrock.com/Ranking.aspx and select Walnut Elementary.