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Murray High School named State Winner in National STEM Competition

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

Murray High School has been named the Kentucky State Winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that aims to raise enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects by encouraging teachers and students to solve issues in their community.

Murray High School is one of the 51 state winners representing all 50 states and Washington D.C.

The school will receive $20,000 in technology tools. They now have a chance to become one of the contest's 15 National Finalists. After that, they will have a chance to be one of five national winners that will be named and honored in an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. Each winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 and ATIV Book 9 laptop to help create a video showcasing their proposed solution to the local problem. 

Bryant Harrison, teacher of 9-12th grade students, will have the next several weeks to bring the projects to life and create videos of the classrooms in action.

The local problem they are looking to help solve is that housing costs have almost doubled while wages have not kept up with inflation and families are struggling. Bryant and his students will use STEM-skills to create housing plans for more effective ways of housing using industry standard tools like AutoCAD and Revit. 

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