Gunston Day School in Running for Big-Tech Money

Gunston Day School is in the running to win a $210,000 technology package and has already won at least $10,000 from BestBuy. Last November, Head of School Christie Grabis submitted a 100-word essay to Samsung Four Seasons of Hope 2009 Education Essay Contest. Her essay, which focused on the need for technology in the modern classroom, was selected from a pool of essays submitted by public and private schools nationwide. Twenty-one essays were selected as finalists, which advanced her and Gunston to the third tier of judging and the final level of the contest. Grand prize winners will be determined through a combination of online votes from the public, which accounts for 30-percent of the final score, and the originality and creativity of the essay, which accounts for 70-percent of the score.