BOOM! Pottstown Chemists Want Explosive Win

POTTSTOWN PA – Chemistry class students taught by Sara Miller at Pottstown High School are hoping something explosive will happen by next Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2018), and they’re also encouraging the public to be part of the mayhem.

That explosive reference? It’s the opportunity for Pottstown to win a chemistry laboratory make-over.

The class has been competing during recent weeks in a contest sponsored by Lanxess, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, for the make-over prize. It’s the company’s way of observing Oct. 5 as Manufacturing Day worldwide. The contest required the class to create a video, which it titled “Chem U Help Us?,” to promote its equipment and space needs, Miller reported in an e-mail.

“It shows some of the old and out-dated materials we have in the chem lab. You may recognize many of the students in it,” she said.

Well, BOOM!: the video (see it here), produced by district Social Media and Communications Specialist Emily Overdorf, blew away initial judging. “We beat out tons of other schools across the country,” Miller proudly proclaimed, and Pottstown was chosen as one of the top 10 schools in the country needing a chemistry lab refurbishment.

Here’s part two, and it’s where the public participates. Pottstown’s video needs voter support.

The top three of 10 finalist schools that get the most votes win one of three cash prizes for a make-over, Miller explained. There’s only one week to vote, and voting began Wednesday (Oct. 24) at 2 p.m. It’ll end Tuesday at noon. Votes can be cast only once every 12 hours, “so lets getting voting and win this for our students,” she pleaded.

Can you, will you, help? If yes, cast your vote here.

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