After a little marketing and a lot of neighborhood help, Woodrow Wilson HIgh School teacher Mike Moran’s effort to win a $200 grant and a Flip video camera appears to be paying off. A week or so into the competition, Moran’s request is the leading national vote-getter thanks to a spirited get-out-the-vote effort by the Woodrow community.

Moran supervised the school’s yearbook last year, and I can tell you from looking at lots of past Woodrow yearbooks, the quality had deteriorated significantly until Moran’s effort. His goal is to bring more video and multimedia to the 2009-2010 yearbook, and based on the way things are headed these days, he’s going the right direction.

To help out, click here and vote for Moran’s project — it takes about 15 seconds. I can’t determine exactly how many other grant proposals are up for the 10 top spots, but from the looks of the website, there are several hundred competitors. We’ll let you know how it turns out.

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