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Marshfield students compete for money for school

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- Columbus Catholic high school students may soon find themselves in the driver's seat to win ten thousand dollars, but they need your help to win the money. It's an opportunity teachers and students at Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield couldn't turn down.

"Just a great time to get our name out there. The kids are so creative so it's nice to give them an outlet to do different things like that."

The chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money for their school just by making this commercial. Ford Motor Company kicked off a campaign this year to promote its 2012 Ford Focus, and asked high schools around the country to help create a promotional video with a grand prize of 10 thousand dollars. Teachers and students at Columbus Catholic High School said they know exactly how that money will benefit their school.

"Now, we're looking to buy a projector, and maybe a smart board for the school," said Choir and Drama teacher, Amanda Kraus

"And if we make all this money we're trying to improve the sound system on our stage, so we sound better and not so like a 60's garage band, like we pretty much do right now, but it should help a lot," said student Zack Strobel.

 Amanda Kraus is a teacher at the high school and the lead organizer for the video. She said if they win, it will be helpful at a time when schools are hurting.

"It's just a nice way to get some funds for the school because with our economy and stuff like that it's hard to get money for smart boards and more expensive things like that," said Kraus.

V and H Autos in Marshfield donated 500 dollars to the school to help them with the project. Officials at Ford said it's a great way to give back to the community.

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 Online Reporter: Courtney Fasano

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