Lauren Danner was nominated for Teen.com's Here Comes the Boom $10,000 contest and after being named one of three finalists and a voting period, the North Branford High School science teacher came out on top.
Danner was nominated by a student who said, "Mrs. Danner was the first not to give up on me when others had. I know I can't say much but I am grateful for what she has done for me."
The prize money is earmarked for extra-curricular activities and the contest promoted the movie Here Comes the Boom:
In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler,) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
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