Batavia High School LRC needs your vote for the Follett Challenge

Submitted by Aimee Miller
Updated 1/6/2020 7:55 PM

The Batavia High School Learning Resource Center has entered a $200,000 USD national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 19 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most inventive K-12 program.

In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, Batavia High School LRC also submitted a short video to promote its program that teaches students the 21st-century skills they need to be prepared for life.


Ten of the prizes, valued at $5,000 each, to be given away are from the People's Choice category and will solely be based on how many votes applicants have received for their videos from the public.

Video voting begins Monday, Jan. 20.

Batavia High School's video is now posted on the Follett Challenge website ( at the following link:

After registering, users can cast one vote per day through Jan. 24, when voting ends.

Not only are the public's votes significant in the video-voting portion of the contest, but they also will play a role in the overall rubric as 20% of each school's final score is based on the number of votes generated for their video.

"We hope our community will support us by viewing our video and voting for our submission," said Aimee Miller, Batavia High LRC Director. "Participating in the Follett Challenge recognizes our school for the great job we are doing with the limited resources we have and, should we win, our students have generated many more ideas of what can be done. It also will give our school a platform to share our innovation with other schools across the country and throughout the world."

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With a total prize value of $200,000 USD in products and services from Follett, a global education solutions leader, the overall winner will earn a $30,000 USD prize. Each of the other eight Semi-Finalists will earn $15,000 USD prizes. The 10 People's Choice awards are worth $5,000 each in products and services.

This year's Follett Challenge will honor a total of nine semi-finalist winners, three winners in each of the following categories: elementary, middle and high school.

The judges will be seeking applications that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration between students and among teachers and other members of the school staff.

The winners of the 2020 Follett Challenge, including the grand-prize winner will be announced March 23, 2020.

For more on the Follett Challenge, visit


About Batavia High School

Batavia High School is a 9-12 school in the western suburbs of Chicago that serves approximately 2000 students.

About Follett's K-12 Business

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About Follett Corporation

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology and services, and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,200 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company. For more, visit

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