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Red River Advances in Samsung’s National STEM Contest

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

December 4, 2018

Red River Advances in Samsung’s National STEM Contest

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Red River High School has been named one of 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

The nationwide competition challenges students in grades 6-12 to create real-world, creative solutions to issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Sarah Boese-Noreen’s 9th grade classroom was selected based on their proposal for students to learn and work with agriculture by determining ways a greenhouse at Red River High School could be used by different classes, clubs, and the community.

As one of five state finalists in North Dakota, Boese-Noreen’s classroom will receive a Samsung tablet.

Red River now has the opportunity to advance in the competition for additional classroom technology prizes. Boese-Noreen is currently working on an activity plan outlining how the students will execute their project.

“The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest showcases the talents of student innovators who are identifying and addressing issues impacting their individual communities,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America. “We are inspired by the desire of these students to ignite lasting change in their communities and look forward to seeing how their STEM projects unfold in the coming months.”

Fifty state winners will be selected to submit a video of their project in action. For achieving state winner status, 40 of those schools will receive a $20,000 Samsung technology package, including a Samsung video kit to produce their video. The other 10 will progress to the national finalist stage. The 10 national finalists will be selected to attend a Pitch Event where they will pitch their project to a panel of judges. For achieving national finalist status, seven schools will receive a $50,000 Samsung technology package. The other three will progress to the national winner stage. Three national winners will be selected and each will receive a $100,000 Samsung technology package. Additionally, the general public will select one winner from the 10 national finalists who will be eligible to win an additional $10,000 Samsung technology package.