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Duck Brand’s Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest

Duck Brand is hosting the “Stuck at Prom” scholarship contest. High school students are to create and accessorize their prom outfits using duct tape and wear them to the prom. Winners and their schools can win up to $5,000. The ten finalist couples will be judged on worksmanship, originality, use of color, accessories and use of duct tape. There is also a singles category, and honorable mentions will be given in best purse, best corsage, best shoes, best tie, best jewelry and best props categories as well. Check out the official site for full contest rules.

Elementary Principal Gets Duct Taped to Wall

Who knew duct tape could be used as a learning tool? A principal in Ohio challenged the students at his school to read for 40,000 minutes during Ohio Right to Read Week, with the incentive that if they reached the goal they could chose what they wanted to do to him. The students actually read 58,596 minutes and their choice was to duct tape the principal to the wall.
Principal Jim Carpenter said “You have to be able to put yourself in these situations because it’s fun for the kids. Anything that gets them excited about reading, I’ll do.”
Check out the link for more info: Strongsville elementary principal sticks to promise, gets duct taped to wall