​Northeast High School State Winner in Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” Contest

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Congratulations to Northeast High School for being one of 51 state winners in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” Contest, a nationwide competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging students and teachers to tackle critical community issues across the country. Northeast High will receive $20,000 worth of Samsung equipment, as they prepare for the next round of the yearlong competition.

The 51 schools (representing all 50 states and Washington, DC) were chosen from 4,100 entries for their approach to exploring how STEM subjects address issues that affect their lives and their regions, ranging from water pollution to health and safety. Each school team will receive Samsung technology products and software, which they will use to create a two-minute video about their project that addresses the contest's challenge – show how STEM can help improve your community. The Northeast High team addresses the issue of rip current accidents.  

Judges will review the videos and select 15 national finalists, who will each receive $40,000 for their schools and the opportunity to present their projects to a panel of judges in March. Five national winners will receive $120,000 for their schools.

“We are very excited and proud of our STEM students who have created an incredible project showcasing the talent at Northeast High,” said Principal Anthony Valachovic. “Winning the state award validates the commitment that our students and teachers have made in our classrooms.”


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