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Ford Awards $55K to 10 Great Lakes High Schools for Winning Videos in Focus on Schools Program
Sep 09, 2011 (02:09 PM EDT)
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Today Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced the 10 winners of the Focus on Schools contest which challenged high school students to create informative yet entertaining videos featuring the redesigned 2012 Ford Focus and its leading technologies. The winning school, Park Christian, in Fargo, N.D., will be presented with a $10,000 check later this month for earning the most votes for its video, "You Need to Focus." Other winners, Lumen Christi High School (Jackson, Mich.), West Jessamine (Nicolasville, Ky) and Pendleton Heights (Anderson, Ohio), will receive their checks today. See list below for check presentation dates for the remaining six winners.
"This program was an excellent opportunity to support local schools and allow kids to be creative in media arts while learning about our technologies and the new Focus," said Jim Farley, Ford vice president for Marketing, Sales and Service.
Great Lakes area Ford dealerships provided local high schools $500 to create their videos for a total of $100,000 invested in the Focus on Schools program. The top 10 winners received awards totaling $55,000. The videos were posted online and votes were cast for the top effort. The program received more than 6,500 "likes" on Facebook and more than 55,000 total votes for submitted videos.
To view the winning videos visit www.fordfocusonschools.com.
In addition to raising much-needed revenue for schools, the program introduces Ford's redesigned 2012 Focus featuring cutting-edge technologies including:
The 2012 Ford Focus delivers smart features, spirited performance and up to 40 mpg on the highway.
A total of 203 schools submitted videos, supported by 199 dealers from around the Great Lakes region. Here's a list of the top 10 winners, their videos, supporting dealerships and check presentation dates:
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.fordmotorcompany.com.
SOURCE Ford Motor Company