255 Schools Nationwide Named State Finalists in $2 Million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – November 12, 2015 – Samsung Electronics America (SEA) today announced the 255 state finalists in the 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.

The 255 state finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 4,100 teachers 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.

“At Samsung, we believe that embracing a community-based approach to learning is a powerful platform for inspiring the next generation of thought leaders and creators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Ann Woo, director of corporate citizenship, Samsung Electronics America. “We congratulate this year’s state finalists and all of the Solve for Tomorrow entrants on their innovative ideas for solving real issues affecting their communities in order to foster change and impact.”

In the next phase of the contest, the state finalists will submit activity plans detailing how they plan to address the issue they identified in their community using STEM skills. From that pool, 51 state winners (representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C.) will be selected. The next phase will select 15 national finalists to present their projects to a live panel of judges in March 2016. Five national grand prize winners will then be selected by a panel of judges, Samsung employees and public online voters in the spring of 2016.

Five schools in every state, and the District of Columbia, will each receive two Galaxy Tab® 4s and the opportunity to move on in the competition and win additional prizes. In addition, BrainPOP, a leading STEM education digital destination, will be providing a 1-year subscription to their digital platform and educator resources to all 51 state winners. Program partner Adobe will also be contributing their signature software to the 15 national finalists.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest was created in 2010 to encourage innovation while addressing the technology gap in classrooms across the country. The competition is the flagship Samsung Solve for Tomorrow initiative which aims to engage students nationwide in active, hands-on STEM learning. Since 2004, Samsung has provided more than $17 million in technology to more than 1,000 public schools in the United States.

Please see below for list of State Finalist schools.

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About Samsung Electronics North America

Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.

 

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SCHOOL NAME

City

STATE

Akiuk Memorial School

Kasigluk

AK

Homer High School

Homer

AK

Paul T. Albert Memorial School

Tununak

AK

Romig Middle School

Anchorage

AK

University Park Elementary

Fairbanks

AK

Cleveland High School

Cleveland

AL

Fairhope High School

Fairhope

AL

Lawrence County High School

Moulton

AL

Mary G Montgomery

Semmes

AL

Mountain Brook Junior High

Birmingham

AL

eSTEM Public Charter Schools

Little Rock

AR

Fayetteville High School

Fayetteville

AR

Greenland High School

Greenland

AR

Har-Ber High School

Springdale

AR

Harmony Grove High School

Haskell

AR

Camelback High School

Phoenix

AZ

Centerra Mirage STEM Academy

Goodyear

AZ

Clarendon Elementary School

Phoenix

AZ

Marana High School

Tucson

AZ

Trevor G. Browne

Phoenix

AZ

Los Osos Middle School

Los Osos

CA

Mission Valley ROP/James Logan High School

Fremont

CA

Pinacate Middle School

Perris

CA

San Diego High School

San Diego

CA

Thomas Starr King Middle School

Los Angeles

CA

Delta High School

Delta

CO

Green Mountain High School

Lakewood

CO

Horizon Middle School

Aurora

CO

Poudre High School

Fort Collins

CO

Rocky Heights Middle School

Littleton

CO

Crosby High School

Waterbury

CT

Engineering and Science University Magnet School

Hamden

CT

Engineering and Science University Magnet School

Hamden

CT

Mansfield Middle School

Storrs

CT

Wilbur Cross High School

New Haven

CT

Eastern Senior High School

Washington D.C.

DC

Eliot Hine Middle School

Washington D.C.

DC

H D Woodson

Washington D.C.

DC

Phelps ACE

Washington D.C.

DC

Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School

Washington D.C.

DC

Caesar Rodney High School

Camden

DE

Middletown High School

Middletown

DE

Polytech High School

Woodside

DE

Selbyville Middle School

Selbyville

DE

William Penn High School

New Castle

DE

Countryside High School

Clearwater

FL

Meigs Middle School

Shalimar

FL

Northeast High School

Oakland Park

FL

South Miami Middle School

South Miami

FL

Walker Middle School

Orlando

FL

Career Academy

Lagrange

GA

Thomson Middle School

Centerville

GA

Tucker High School

Tucker

GA

Tucker Middle School

Tucker

GA

Walton High School

Marietta

GA

James Campbell High School

Ewa Beach

HI

James Campbell High School

Ewa Beach

HI

Kalani High School

Honolulu

HI

Kapaa High School

Kapaa

HI

Waipahu High School

Waipahu

HI

Atlantic High School

Atlantic

IA

East High School

Sioux City

IA

Interstate 35 C. S. D.

Truro

IA

Maquoketa

Maquoketa

IA

Sigourney Elementary

Sigourney

IA

Hobbs Middle School

Shelley

ID

Lakeside Jr/Sr High School

Plummer

ID

Leadore School

Leadore

ID

Nezperce School District

Nezperce

ID

North Idaho STEM Charter Academy

Rathdrum

ID

Hufford Junior High

Joliet

IL

Jewel Middle School

North Aurora

IL

Monticello Middle School

Monticello

IL

Peacock Middle School

Itasca

IL

Thornton Township High School

Harvey

IL

Carmel Middle School

Carmel

IN

Clifford Pierce Middle School

Merrillville

IN

Clifford Pierce Middle School

Merrillville

IN

Columbus Signature Academy New Tech High School

Columbus

IN

Northwest High School

Indianapolis

IN

Hadley Middle School

Wichita

KS

Jackson Heights High School

Holton

KS

La Crosse High School

La Crosse

KS

Wellsville High School

Wellsville

KS

Edmonson County Middle School

Brownsville

KY

Magoffin County High School

Salyersville

KY

Murray High School

Murray

KY

South Oldham Middle School

Crestwood

KY

Walton-Verona Middle School

Walton

KY

Baton Rouge Magnet

Baton Rouge

LA

Brighter Horizon

Baton Rouge

LA

Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah Towles Reed

New Orleans

LA

West Feliciana High School

St. Francisville

LA

West St. John High School

Edgard

LA

Dr. Paul Nettle Middle School

Haverhill

MA

Feacteau Leary Jr. Sr. Alternative High School

Lynn

MA

Fuller Middle School

Framingham

MA

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School

Oak Bluffs

MA

Newton North High School

Newton

MA

Gwynn Park High School

Brandywine

MD

James Madison Middle

Upper Marlboro

MD

Oxon Hill Middle

Ft. Washington

MD

Towson High School

Towson

MD

Worcester Technical High School

Newark

MD

Acton Elementary School

Acton

ME

Maine School of Science and Mathematics

Limestone

ME

Noble High School

North Berwick

ME

REAL School

Falmouth

ME

Wells High School

Wells

ME

Comstock STEM Academy

Kalamazoo

MI

Escanaba Area High School

Escanaba

MI

Mount Clemens Middle School

Mount Clemens

MI

University Prep Science and Math High School

Detroit

MI

Warren Consolidated Schools

Warren

MI

Anoka Middle School for the Arts

Anoka

MN

Apple Valley High School

Apple Valley

MN

Fertile-Beltrami

Fertile

MN

North Intermediate

St. Peter

MN

Shakopee Senior High School

Shakopee

MN

John Thomas School of Discovery

Nixa

MO

Malden R-1

Malden

MO

Ridgewood Middle School

Arnold

MO

Summit Technology Academy

Lee's Summit

MO

Union Star R-2

Union Star

MO

D'Iberville Middle School

D'Iberville

MS

Nicholson Elementary

Picayune

MS

Provide High School

Jackson

MS

Senatobia High School

Senatobia

MS

South Jones Elementary

Ellisville

MS

Capital High School

Helena

MT

Deer Creek Elementary, District #3

Glendive

MT

Jefferson High School

Boulder

MT

Lewistown Junior High School

Lewistown

MT

Sleeping Giant Middle School

Livingston

MT

Bridges School

Morehead City

NC

Carver Middle School STEM Academy

Laurel Hill

NC

East Duplin High School

Beulaville

NC

JP Knapp Early College High School

Currituck

NC

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Winston-Salem

NC

Des Lacs-Burlington High School

Des Lacs

ND

Dunseith Public School District #1

Dunseith

ND

Grant County High School

Elgin

ND

Legacy High School

Bismarck

ND

Minto School District 20

Minto

ND

King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School

Omaha

NE

Nebraska City Middle School

Nebraska City

NE

Omaha Northwest Magnet High School

Omaha

NE

Potter-Dix Schools

Potter

NE

Winside Public School

Winside

NE

Elm Street Middle School

Nashua

NH

Hillsboro-Deering High School

Hillsboro

NH

Oyster River High School

Durham

NH

Windham High School

Windham

NH

Winnisquam Regional High school

Tilton

NH

Belleville High School

Belleville

NJ

Dr. Micheal Conti School (PS 5)

Jersey City

NJ

Lakeland Regional High School

Wanaque

NJ

Sparta High School

Sparta

NJ

Veterans Memorial Middle School

Brick

NJ

Espanola Valley High School

Espanola

NM

Holloman Middle School

Holloman AFB

NM

McCurdy Secondary

Espanola

NM

Mescalero Apache School

Mescalero

NM

Taos Middle School

Taos

NM

Anthony Saville Middle School

Las Vegas

NV

churchill county high school

Fallon

NV

Findlay Middle School

North Las Vegas

NV

Silverland Middle School

Fernley

NV

Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Las Vegas

NV

Berlin High School

Cherry Plain

NY

Brooklyn Technical High School

Brooklyn

NY

Gregorio Luperon High School

New York

NY

Iroquois High School

Elma

NY

Ulster County BOCES

New Paltz

NY

Akron Public Schools: MIller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts

Akron

OH

Coventry High School

Akron

OH

Maumee Valley Country Day School

Toledo

OH

Maysville Middle School

Zanesville

OH

NIHF STEM HS

Akron

OH

Ben Franklin Science Academy

Muskogee

OK

Dewey Middle School

Dewey

OK

Marble City School

Marble City School

OK

Olive Public Schools

Drumright

OK

Wewoka Middle School

Wewoka

OK

Benson Polytechnic High School

Portland

OR

Culver High School

Culver

OR

Gateways High School

Springfield

OR

Mt. Tabor Middle School

Portland

OR

South Salem Senior High

Salem

OR

Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

Bala-Cynwyd

PA

Burrell High School

Lower Burrell

PA

Central Cambria

Ebensburg

PA

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy

Erie

PA

Palmyra Middle School

Palmyra

PA

Burrillville Middle School

Harrisville

RI

East Greenwich High School

East Greenwich

RI

Martin Middle School

East Providence

RI

West Warwick High School

West Warwick

RI

Westerly High School

Westerly

RI

Espanola Valley High School

Espanola

NM

Holloman Middle School

Holloman AFB

NM

McCurdy Secondary

Espanola

NM

Mescalero Apache School

Mescalero

NM

Taos Middle School

Taos

NM

Anthony Saville Middle School

Las Vegas

NV

churchill county high school

Fallon

NV

Findlay Middle School

North Las Vegas

NV

Silverland Middle School

Fernley

NV

Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Las Vegas

NV

Berlin High School

Cherry Plain

NY

Brooklyn Technical High School

Brooklyn

NY

Gregorio Luperon High School

New York

NY

Iroquois High School

Elma

NY

Ulster County BOCES

New Paltz

NY

Akron Public Schools: MIller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts

Akron

OH

Coventry High School

Akron

OH

Maumee Valley Country Day School

Toledo

OH

Maysville Middle School

Zanesville

OH

NIHF STEM HS

Akron

OH

Ben Franklin Science Academy

Muskogee

OK

Dewey Middle School

Dewey

OK

Marble City School

Marble City School

OK

Olive Public Schools

Drumright

OK

Wewoka Middle School

Wewoka

OK

Benson Polytechnic High School

Portland

OR

Culver High School

Culver

OR

Gateways High School

Springfield

OR

Mt. Tabor Middle School

Portland

OR

South Salem Senior High

Salem

OR

Bala-Cynwyd Middle School

Bala-Cynwyd

PA

Burrell High School

Lower Burrell

PA

Central Cambria

Ebensburg

PA

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy

Erie

PA

Palmyra Middle School

Palmyra

PA

Burrillville Middle School

Harrisville

RI

East Greenwich High School

East Greenwich

RI

Martin Middle School

East Providence

RI

West Warwick High School

West Warwick

RI

Westerly High School

Westerly

RI

Carvers Bay Middle School

Hemingway

SC

Chesnee high school

Chesnee

SC

Gerogetown Middle

Georgetown

SC

Lower Richland High School

Hopkins

SC

W.J. Keenan High School

Columbia

SC

Alcester-Hudson High School

Alcester

SD

Edison Middle School

Sioux Falls

SD

Newell High School

Newell

SD

Rosholt High School 54-4

Rosholt

SD

Wagner Community School

Wagner

SD

Dickson County High School

Dickson

TN

Glencliff High School

Nashville

TN

Northeast High School

Clarksville

TN

Rucker Stewart Middle School

Gallatin

TN

West End Middle School

Nashville

TN

Anderson  High School

Austin

TX

Crownover Middle School

Corinth

TX

Cummings Middle School

Brownsville

TX

Graham High School

Graham

TX

McKinney Boyd High School

Mckinney

TX

Lakeridge Junior High School

Orem

UT

Manti High School

Manti

UT

South Cache

Hyrum

UT

Utah Military Academy

Riverdale

UT

Willowcreek Middle School

Lehi

UT

Bland County High School

Rocky Gap

VA

Dan River Middle School

Ringgold

VA

Lanier Middle School

Fairfax

VA

Loudoun Valley High School

Purcellville

VA

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Alexandria

VA

Fayston Elementary School

Fayston

VT

Irasburg Village School

Irasburg

VT

Lake Region Union High School

Orleans

VT

U-32 Middle and High School

Montpelier

VT

U-32 Middle and High School

Montpelier

VT

Chimacum Middle School

Chimacum

WA

Friday Harbor Elementary

Friday Harbor

WA

John R. Rogers High School

Spokane

WA

Warden High School

Warden

WA

Waterville High School

Waterville

WA

Frank Elementary

Kenosha

WI

Green Bay Southwest High School

Green Bay

WI

Mercer School

Mercer

WI

Omro High School

Omro

WI

Waterford Union High School

Waterford

WI

Andrew Jackson Middle School

Cross Lanes

WV

Bluefield High School

Bluefield

WV

Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

Grantsville

WV

Herbert Hoover High School

Clendenin

WV

Wildwood Middle School

Shenandoah Junction

WV

Frontier Middle School

Casper

WY

Glenrock High School

Glenrock

WY

Newcastle High School

Newcastle

WY

Wheatland Middle School

Wheatland

WY

Whiting High School

Laramie

WY

 

 

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