Socorro High School is taking part in a nationwide contest and needs your help to win a $60,000 prize.

The Lower Valley school is trying to win the annual Follett Challenge, a competition created and hosted by the educational resources provider to find and reward schools who are applying “innovative ways to teach skills needed in the 21st-century.”

As part of the competition, students create a short video about what makes the program at Socorro HS unique. They decided to highlight the district's DNA 1:1 Laptop Initiative, which provides incoming 9th grade students at Socorro, Pebble Hills, El Dorado, and Americas High Schools a laptop computer.

With your vote, the SISD school could be one of 13 rewarded for its effort -- a potential grand prize of $60,000 in Follett products and services. You can vote once a day through this Friday, January 27.

To support Socorro High School:

1. Visit the SHS Follett Challenge page.
2. Click the “Vote with email” button
3. Enter your email address and click “Submit Your Vote!” button
4. Check your email for the voting pin
5. Enter the pin on the Socorro High page.