High School Eco-Club advances in national technology competition
Posted December 23, 2022 at 12:47 pm by San Juan Update
The San Juan Island School District shares good news about the Eco-Club at Friday Harbor High School.
Friday Harbor High School has been named one of 300 finalists in the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.
Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition that challenges U.S. public school students in grades 6–12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math can play in solving some of the biggest issues in their local communities.
The high school’s Eco-Club students put together a pitch to build a more robust emergency information and resource app for our community to help prepare for earthquakes, stronger storms, and potential wildfire events. They have won $2,500 to help start implementing their idea, and if selected as the state winner will get a $20,000 prize and a potential $50,000 bonus for the highest-impact-idea award. The national award winner receives a $125,000 prize.
The competition engages students in active, hands-on learning that can be applied to real-world problems, making STEM more tangible and showcasing its value beyond the classroom.
Other schools participating in this year’s competition have proposed ideas to tackle geopolitical matters, climate change, school safety, personal safety, mental health, school bus commuting, and more.
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