Clearing out our in-box after last week’s break, we noticed this item: There are still a few more days to help East Side Community High School win $500,000. You might have noticed the article in the Daily News last Thursday, which noted that East Side’s principal had been sleeping in a tent outside the school, on 12th Street, to draw attention to the “Kohl’s Cares” competition. The 20 schools across the country garnering the most votes on Facebook will win a half million dollars each.
The principal, Mark Federman, says he would use the cash for many things, including: new computers, a gym, improving arts and dance programs and field trips. Right now, the school is ranked #34 on the list. You can vote until Friday by heading to the school’s web site and clicking to the Facebook link. Also check out East Side’s YouTube video: