Students at local schools and already have bright futures ahead, but your votes could make them just a bit brighter if they're enough to win Clorox's "Power a Bright Future" program and the grant money it may bring.
In a move to fund school programs that "are vital for educational development," the Clorox Company's Power A Bright Future program will award four $25,000 grants and one $50,000 grant to schools nationwide.
Until early last week, parents and teachers from across the country were able to nominate schools by sharing how a grant would be used at their school.
Crabapple Middle School said it would use the funds to bring classroom technology into the 21 Century, go to the website to cast your vote for Crabapple.
"Our school would power up with new technology, stand together to improve student achievement and reach out to diverse learners through differentiated instruction," the application said.
Mimosa Elementary School wrote that it would use grant money toward building a mobile science and computer lab, go to the website to cast your vote for Mimosa.
"Our students need multiple ways to experience and build background knowledge. The Sci-Tech Mobile Lab will give the kids a chance to experience science through different modalities," stated the application.
Now, voters will help decide which schools deserve the money. Anyone over 13 years of age may vote, once per day, via e-mail, text, Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
Voting began Monday and as of late Tuesday afternoon, a school in California had recieved over 1,600. Clorox will close voting on Dec. 9 and announce the winners in January of 2012.