Bath County High School Named State Finalist in the $2 million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest
School will receive two Samsung Galaxy® Tabs and the opportunity to win additional prizes
Bath County High School announced that it has become a 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. In addition to being awarded two Galaxy® Tabs, one teacher received a professional development course from PBS TeacherLine.
Bath County High School has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to address difficulties in winter weather prediction in a rural, mountainous county. Bath County High School is one of four other schools in Virginia to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, a Mertz Career and Technical Center at Bath County High School teacher will create a lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting. 51 state winners will be announced in early December.
This is Bath County High School’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 www.samsung.com/solve.
Mertz Career and Technical Education Center at Bath County High School provides students with 21st century skills that they will need to be successful after graduation from high school. The center focuses on hands on, project based classes that cover skill areas from automotive, to electrical, to carpentry, to culinary, to business and to computers and technology. Students not only learn valuable skills that can gain them the same certifications that adults working in the field are receiving, but are also learning workplace readiness skills. The workplace readiness skills are areas identified by Virginia Employers as critical to employment success. Becoming a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest demonstrates the commitment that the faculty at Mertz have for getting their students ready for 21st century jobs that will require Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills.