Schools get online chance to vie for new computers

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Posted: Oct 21, 2010 11:36 AM
Schools get online chance to vie for new computers

NBC.com and Microsoft are offering an extreme computer makeover for one U.S. school.

An online competition tied to NBC.com's "My School Pride" initiative will provide a new computer lab with 25 computers for the winning campus. Five finalists will get a laptop computer.

A five-part online series will track the contest from submissions to computer installation. The contest is part of "My School Pride," a website created by NBC.com to give visitors ways to boost school spirit in their towns.

Monday is the deadline for posting a video or a photo with a short essay explaining why a school should get the new computer lab. Later this week, five finalists will be chosen and, through Nov. 29, people can vote for a favorite on the website.

The winner of the new lab will be announced Dec. 1.

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