A smashing way to fix their auditorium

Lawrence High School in the running for $3,000 gift card


Lawrence High School is one of three New York-area schools that are among 30 selected as finalists for a $3,000 gift card that can be used to repair or improve a school’s performance space as part of the “Make a Musical Competition” sponsored by the NBC television show “Smash” and Lowe’s the home improvement franchise.

The Cedarhurst high school’s auditorium was flooded in Hurricane Sandy. Water seeped under the stage and the carpeting and seat cushions had to be replaced. The school was closed on Jan. 16 as the electrical system was deemed potentially inoperable after saltwater from Sandy flood waters corroded the wires. The high school is scheduled to reopen on April 3.

The other New York Schools are Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Park and the Sherman Central School in upstate Sherman.

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Five out of the 30 receiving the most votes will receive the gift card. Anyone can vote from a single computer every 24 hours by visiting www.makeamusical.org

Voting ends April 10. The winners will be announced the next day.