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  • Taking action for a better school

  • Climax Springs R-IV School District is in the running for $10,000 to improve their building thanks to three enterprising students who decided to apply for the grant, did research on the project and produced the video application.
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    • How to vote

      1. Visit MTI's Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/MTISpringfieldMO (you may also find more about the program by going through MTI's website, www.midwesttech.edu).


      2. Select a program: Cli...

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      How to vote

      1. Visit MTI's Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/MTISpringfieldMO (you may also find more about the program by going through MTI's website, www.midwesttech.edu).



      2. Select a program: Click the $10,000 High School Grant Program at the top right of the Facebook page.



      3. Like MTI's Facebook page.



      4. Click on View Entries to see all the videos from the region.



      5. Click on the video to watch. The Vote button is on the right side of the page. Click to Like the video and support the school.

  • Climax Springs R-IV School District is in the running for $10,000 to improve their building thanks to three enterprising students who decided to apply for the grant, did research on the project and produced the video application.
    After getting information on the grant from the counselor, high school business teacher Katie Siegel presented the Midwest Technical Institute's High School Grant in conjunction with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation to her multimedia class which consists of just three seniors this year.
    Twins Dalton and Dakota Mullins and Ryanna Lee were definitely excited about the prospect of a $10,000 grant for the district, according to Siegel.
    The small school has had multiple tax issues to construct a new building fail with voters though an engineering inspection has found significant structural and system issues with the current facility.
    After doing some research and talking with Superintendent Nathan Barb and community leaders, the students determined that they wanted to apply for money for the gym — mainly the bleachers which are filled to capacity by the K-12 student population without adding in family, other community members who might want to attend events at the school or fans of visiting teams.
    "We have wonderful students at Climax Springs who deserve to have a gym and a community that deserves a gym that is more useable with more room at graduation and at games — more room to come and enjoy the wonderful things that go on at the school," said Siegel.
    With the school's nomination accepted in February, the trio of seniors started filming interviews with the superintendent and a member of the community, shots of the gym and groups of students as well as an all-school assembly in the gym with students chanting Vote For Us. They then edited the video pieces together for the final application, posting the video to the Springfield, Mo. MTI campus Facebook page in March for voting by the public.
    Climax Springs is competing with several other applicants from this Springfield campus area. According to MTI's website, all voting must go through Facebook "Likes". Each Facebook account is allowed one vote. The applicant with the most votes will receive the grant. Voting will close April 27 and the winner will be announced April 28.
    The Cougars' 2 minute and 44 second video appears to have touched a chord. It is currently in first out of 16 on the Springfield campus Facebook page, receiving 1,236 votes as of Wednesday morning. The school's total enrollment for K-12 averages around 230-250.
    The next closest school, Ozark Finley River in Ozark which wants to open a coffee shop, had just 785 votes.
    To keep Climax Springs in the lead, they ask the lake community to go to the MTI Facebook page and vote for their video.
    Page 2 of 2 - With the video running through alumni of the school, the community and even outside the Climax Springs area via Facebook, the grant application has sparked additional momentum for the district as some of the commentators look to be pledging donations to help the booster club raise money to fix the gym floor which has several dead spots.

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