As finalists in the 2014 Bookmans School Challenge, Dobson High School in Mesa, Pueblo Magnet High School in Tucson and Safford K-8 Magnet International Baccalaureate World School in Tucson secured $3,000 for their schools and continue to vie for the top prize of $15,000 in cash. All of the video submissions from the semi-finals illustrate creativity and community support, but only three schools could move to the final round.

“Every school has a compelling story and we want to help share those stories,” says Sheila Kressler-Crowley, Marketing Director for Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. “This year Dobson, Pueblo and Safford told us stories about how they foster a love of learning in the face of harsh funding realities and mandates. We look forward to visiting their campuses and seeing their programs first-hand.”

To select the final three, Bookmans called for a fan favorite in addition to two internally selected schools. With a convincing 32% of the votes in Bookmans’ Facebook poll, Dobson emerged as the popular choice. The School Challenge committee appreciates the strong support for publicly funded schools and the school pride exemplified in the video submissions and Facebook comments. Bookmans encourages all the schools who applied to keep us up to date on their programs.

Keep up with the Bookmans School Challenge team as we visit each school by following us @Bookmans on Twitter. Bookmans will announce the School Challenge winner, who will receive the $15,000 giant check, on Monday, March 3. For more information on the Bookmans School Challenge visit our School Challenge page.