The students and staff of Furr High School here in Houston got some pretty amazing news today…they were chosen to receive a $10 million grant through a nation-wide contest!
According to the Houston Chronicle, “The competition, called XQ: The Super School Project, launched last year with a pitch to school leaders to join with students, staff and community members to develop plans to reinvent high school. It was sponsored by Lauren Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.”
The Chron goes on to say ‘Furr was among 10 winners nationwide, standing out among nearly 700 applicants vying for part of the $100 million pot. The local school will get the money over five years.’
You guys, this is amazing and we here in Houston are so proud of you! Way to go Furr High School!
Read more about the contest and their big win >>> HERE!