Recently, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced the 10 National Finalist schools and innovations in the 11th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. This event is a nationwide education competition that challenges students in grades 6-12 to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills to address local issues and inspire change in their communities. We are so proud to share that the team from Hickory Middle School (HMS) is one of the 10 finalists and will receive $65,000 in Samsung technology and classroom supplies and will also present their projects to a panel of judges as they compete for the grand prize!
Our HMS team, mentored by Ms. Paula Labbe, created a contactless, automated door opening and locking system activated by student badges to mitigate school security risks and the spread of disease. They will participate in a virtual pitch event at the end of this month where they will present their project to a panel of judges in hopes of selection as one of three National Winners and take home $130,000 in Samsung technology and classroom supplies. We encourage you to watch these remarkable students pitch their project ideas on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. EDT at www.samsungsolvefortomorrow.com
Samsung invites the general public to elect two Community Choice Winners from the pool of National Finalists to receive an additional $15,000 for their school. Anyone throughout the country can vote online for their favorite school and project. Please vote for our students at HMS. To participate, simply view the student-created videos on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow website and cast your vote. Voting is permitted once a day until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 3, 2021. We also encourage you to share that you voted for HMS by sharing your vote on social media.