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Campbell High named a state finalist in STEM contest

By Staff | Dec 5, 2013

LITCHFIELD – Campbell High School was among the 255 state finalists announced recently by Samsung in its nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest.

The contest is a commitment to raise awareness of and interest in science, technology, engineering and math learning across America.

Five winners from every state will benefit, receiving two Samsung Galaxy Tabs, as well as the opportunity to advance in the contest and receive additional products and software from Samsung and program partners DirecTV and Adobe.

Other New Hampshire schools chosen were Bow High School; Hillside Middle School, Manchester; Bethlehem Elementary School; and Hillsboro-
Deering Middle School.

“We congratulate this year’s state finalists and are excited to see a variety of innovative approaches to solving real-life issues in communities across the country,” said David Steel, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics North America. “By promoting STEM education, we not only help bolster the economy, but also brighten the future of our children.”

The 255 state finalists were chosen from more than 2,300 applicants. This year’s ideas ran the gamut from harnessing wind energy across the Alaskan tundra to reviving the coral reefs of the Florida coast, all to address the various needs of local communities.

In the next stage of the competition, the state finalists will be evaluated on the lesson plans they submit, and the 50 state winners, plus Washington, D.C., will receive a technology package valued at $20,000.

From that pool of 51, the public can vote for their favorites from Feb. 14-March 13 to determine the 15 national finalists, which will each receive technology packages valued at $35,000.

The five national winners will each receive a prize package valued at $140,000, and be honored in April at an awards ceremony in Washington.

For more information, visit www.samsung.com/solve.


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