GRAND PRIZE #1: $60,000

Henry M. Gunn High School/Palo Alto Unified School District - Palo Alto, CA

Being named one of the Grand Prize winners in the 2013 Follett Challenge was an amazing experience for Meg Omainsky at Gunn High School. “To know that we are considered a model is so rewarding. I felt really proud to represent my district this way,” she shared. “It’s a real validation to know that this work is inspirational, and it’s so wonderful to know that I can inspire other libraries around the country through my work.”

Omainsky worked for three years to overhaul an underused library into a hub of excitement and activity that gets students involved, enthused, and working every day on 21st century skills that equip them for college and career.

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