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South Adams Middle School wins state STEM award with winter roads proposal

BERNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — An Adams County school is getting recognition for proposing a way to solve an issue many people face.

Winter roads can get slick with freezing rain, ice and snow. That is why South Adams Middle School is proposing a GPS tracking device to find safe routes to travel by connecting to GPS trackers on vehicles like snowplows.

That was the school’s proposal in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest. This contest encourages teachers and students to solve issues in their community with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

The school is among the nation’s 50 state winners out of thousands of entries nationwide. By winning the state level competition the school will get $20,000 in technology. They will also get a Samsung video kit to make and submit a three-minute video showcasing the project development and how it addresses that local issue.

The school will go on to the remaining phases. These are a national finalist phase, with three national winners will receive a $100,000 Samsung technology package and a Community Choice award where one of the 10 national finalists can be selected by the public to win an additional $10,000 Samsung technology package.

Jacob Burbrink

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