Farnsley Middle School is top 10 finalist for America's Greenest School - Vote now!

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Posted on March 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 2 at 11:49 AM

(WHAS11)  - Louisville has one of only 10 schools in the country still competing for the title of "America’s Greenest School".
 

Farnsley Middle School is looking for your help to make them number one and win a coveted title; one that comes with some major prizes.
 

Students at Farnsley have been putting their creative skills to good use.  They are competing with schools all across the country in an effort to prove themselves “America’s Greenest School.” 
 

Marsha Burger, a seventh-grade science teacher at Farnsley said, “I recognized the talent that was in my homeroom.  The kids were telling me they had gotten Green Screens for Christmas.  When we were doing projects, they were doing videos and editing them; and they had special effects.  I just thought it was something we could really do, and I thought we could really win this.”
 

So, they submitted a video. It was so impressive, that out of 1,000 entries, the students at Farnsley are now in the final 10.  So who decides the winner?
 

Robert Louis Stephenson, principal at Farnsley said, “It’s like American Idol, in that the school with the most votes wins.  Now we are in the running to win a $150,000 hybrid bus, a $20,000 energy audit and also student scholarships.  So we are very excited.  This is an awesome opportunity for the state of Kentucky, Jefferson County Schools and the community.  So we are really looking forward to this opportunity.”
 

Now, the students at Farnsley need your help to win. The voting is online at www.americasgreenestschool.com
 

Burger added, “This area… Kentucky, Louisville and southern Indiana, back their basketball teams and back their sports teams.  If they would support us with even a fraction of that enthusiasm and help us by voting every single day up until April 2, we would be able to catch up and make up the difference and win this for the community.”
 

The voting ends on Friday, April 2.
 

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