The fifth year of the Hundred Dollar Project has been the biggest thus far: 40 idea submissions, 15 different schools, 20 finalists, 14 video submissions, more than 4,000 votes, and a HUGE impact on the community!
Each year the Hundred Dollar Project challenges high school students to start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life, and change the world. The students are asked to dream up projects that could change the world. Teams with the best ideas get $100 to carry them out and document their efforts.
1st place, earning $2,500: Toasty Tots: Odessa High School FBLA
The Odessa FBLA used the $100 to purchase supplies such as paint, glitter, and ribbon to decorate 100 small pumpkins. They asked for $5.00 donations for the decorated pumpkins and raised over $1,400 to purchase warm winter clothing for Odessa children
2nd place, earning $1,500: Dodge Ball for March of Dimes: Cheney High School FBLA officers
The FBLA officers coordinated a schoolwide dodgeball tournament to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes. Over 100 people participated, raising $697 to donate to the March of Dimes.
3rd place, earning $1,000: Flags for Aryanna: Lewiston Senior High School
Students at Lewiston High School made reflective flags for several crosswalks in the area in honor of an 8-year-old who was killed while crossing an intersection next to an elementary school.
You can still watch all submissions to the contest.
Great job to everyone that submitted, participated, and voted in the project!