Create a Video, Win Technology Money for Your School

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Discovery Education have teamed up to bring a "Connected Community" Video Contest, with a grand prize of $2,500 towards classroom technology. The contest is open to rural schools, grades 4-12.

Teachers will lead student teams of up to 3 students in creating a 1-2 minute video that demonstrates how their rural community is similar to or different from a rural community in a different part of the US or world. Schools can sponsor more than one team.

"This is an excellent program for rural youth," states Jacque Beckman, Nex-Tech's Youth Services/Community Development Coordinator. "Students will use broadband technology to create, upload, view, and stream their videos. Participating schools will receive a free, 60-day trial of Discovery Education's many online educational services."

The contest begins January 14 and ends March 15, 2013. Winners will be announced at the end of April.

Details concerning this contest are available through the following links:


As a member of the Foundation for Rural Service, Nex-Tech is pleased to offer this program to area schools. For further information, please contact Jacque Beckman at 877.567.7872, Ext. 1170.

Nex-Tech is a subsidiary of Rural Telephone Service Company, Inc. and provides a full line of voice and data services to residential, government, education and commercial clients. In addition to its Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) services, Nex-Tech also provides a host of other services including long distance, VoIP, Internet, Digital TV and home security. Nex‑Tech prides itself on bringing affordable, state-of-the-art technologies to central and western Kansas.


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