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Columbine High seeks votes in online competition

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School competing for technology grant

By Ramsey Scott

 Columbine High School is hoping to power its students to a high-tech future with a little bleach.

The school is currently third in Clorox's Power A Bright Future competition, which will award a $50,000 grant to the school that gathers the most votes online, and $25,000 grants to the next six vote-getters.

Columbine is currently third in the “explore” category, which focuses on enriching students' learning experience. If Columbine wins the $50,000 grant, it plans to purchase 60 iPads and Apple TVs with HDMI cables for every teacher.

"This will give each student the opportunity to access the ever-expanding world of mobile knowledge and technology that is essential to prepare them for a future of success," Mary Tedford, director of the Frank DeAngelis Columbine High School Academic Foundation, said in a news release.

Tedford said the school's current technology is outdated and in need of a serious upgrade.

The voting will continue until Dec 19. To register to vote, visit  http://www.PowerABrightFuture.com/" \n _blankwww.PowerABrightFuture.com/nominees/detail/?nid=1341. Supporters can vote once a day. Votes can also be cast by texting 1341pbf to 95248.

Contact Ramsey Scott at ramsey@evergreenco.comor 303-933-2233, ex