Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Berlin: High School Named State Finalist in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Berlin High School has been named a New York 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. 

Berlin High School was awarded two Samsung Galaxy tablet computers for the school. In addition, teacher and team coordinator Dawn Wetmore will receive a PBS TeacherLine professional development course. Berlin is one of five schools in New York to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest.

Berlin High School has moved on to the next round of the competition for its interest in using STEM to create an engineering design project that alerts parents when their child is approaching the roadway. During the next phase of the competition, Wetmore will create a lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting. Should Berlin High School
win the state competition, the school will receive a video technology kit and a technology package valued at $20,000.

The 51 state winners will be announced this December.

“We are thrilled to announce Berlin High School as a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest,"said Berlin High School Principal Dr. Catherine Allain. "I applaud the work and innovation of those students and teachers involved who seek to improve the community through STEM. We look forward to bringing the project to the classroom with Mrs. Wetmore’s lesson plan.”

To learn more about the competition and past winners, visit

--Jennie Grey

--Please note my new contact information below--

Education reporter
The Saratogian and The Record newspapers
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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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