Deep Creek Middle School is the Virginia state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition that challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills to find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities.
Out of thousands of schools that entered the contest, the finalists were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning. Deep Creek Middle School will receive $20,000 in technology for its achievement. The school will also receive a Samsung video kit to create and submit a three-minute video showcasing their project development and how it addresses the issue in hopes of advancing to the next phase of the contest and win additional prizes and educational opportunities.
In the months ahead, students will work on a project with community partners to identify and assist students in need of corrective lenses.