Chesapeake Math & IT Academy, a sixth- to eighth-grade public charter school with over 350 students located in Laurel, is entered to win a 50,000 grant in the Clorox Grant Giveaway and is asking the public for help.
"Please support Chesapeake Math & IT Academy with a daily vote, wrote parent volunteer Linda Landau in a news release. “You can text daily votes and/or vote on your computer for Chesapeake Math & IT Academy in Laurel. Voters must be age 13 or over. Visit https://powerabrightfuture.clorox.com, click on view nominees, and enter 'Laurel' under search tab. You will see our school as the picture says, 'help us'. We are in competition for a 50,000 grant from Clorox and we are one of four schools entered from Prince Georges County."
"If we get the most votes, we could win $50,000," said Landau. The school will also be eligible to win a $25,000 grant from Clorox if it doesn't win the main prize.
Voting continues from now through Dec. 12, she said.
Votes can also be entered by texting "95248" and entering “2404PBF”, Landau said.
Landau said the grant money will be used to help build a gymnasium at the school. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.