Andrew Jackson Middle School Named State Finalist in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

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  • Kanawha County Schools
  • 11/26/2014

Andrew Jackson Middle School has become a West Virginia state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities.

"We are very pleased with this honor and look forward to the benefits provided to our students from participating in this STEM project created by our teacher,” said Principal Rhonda Donohoe. “Mr. Mike Field, science teacher, submitted an entry in early September and was chosen from more than 3,100 applications in the state."

Andrew Jackson Middle has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to address problems related to the recent water crisis occurring in the previous year. Andrew Jackson is one of four other schools in WV to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, Mike Fields, science teacher, will create a lesson plan and video project for students to address the issue in an educational setting. Fifty-one state winners will be announced in early December.

This is Andrew Jackson’s first time as a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. To learn more about the competition and past winners, please visit