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Home » Archives » December 2018 » FH High Finalist In National STEM Contest

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12/03/2018: "FH High Finalist In National STEM Contest"


Friday Harbor High School is one of the five Washington schools that are among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Friday Harbor High School is one of the five Washington schools that are among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The state finalist schools were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning., a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The state finalist schools were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning.


All 250 teachers selected as state finalists will receive one Samsung tablet for their classrooms and have the opportunity to advance in the competition for additional prizes and educational opportunities.

With $2 million* in technology on the line, teachers from the five state finalist schools will submit a lesson plan outlining how students will tackle the local issue using STEM skills to ultimately improve the greater community.
The Washington state finalists:

1. Innovation High School, Spokane
2. Sammamish High School, Bellevue
3. Lynden Middle School, Lynden
4. Foster High School, Tukwila
5. Friday Harbor High School, Friday Harbor

50 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 as a national finalist

• National finalists: 10 national finalists will be selected to attend a Pitch Event where they will present their project to a panel of judges. For achieving national finalist status, 7 schools will receive a $50,000 Samsung technology package. The other three will progress to the national winner stage

• National grand prize winners: 3 national winners will be selected, and each will receive $100,000 in classroom Samsung technology and supplies

• Community Choice Award: The general public will elect one winner from the 10 national finalists who will be eligible to win an additional $10,000 Samsung technology package

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