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South High Team Named Semifinalist in Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Student members of the South High Solve for Tomorrow team and their faculty advisors are photographed during a recent meeting

A team of students from South High School has been named a Semifinalist in the national Solve for Tomorrow competition, sponsored by Samsung. The South High team is one of 75 Semifinalists nationwide and will advance in the competition.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow program challenges students to demonstrate how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be applied to create a solution to a real-world problem.

Members of the South High Solve for Tomorrow team are: Sarah Bernstein, Elia Botros, Isha Chugh, Andrew Dea, Sabrina DePaulis, Yonathan Eilon, Reid Fleishman, Benjamin Huh, Dana Kagan, Eden Katz, Eli Newman, Melody Song, Joy Yang, and Olivia Yeung. Faculty advisors are science teacher Dr. James Truglio and math teacher Andrea Zinn.

The Semifinalist award includes a $15,000 prize package for the school, consisting of Samsung technology and classroom resources. Semifinalists advance in the competition, and ten teams will be announced as National Finalists later this spring.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition is open to public school students in grade 6–12. The program promotes STEM education, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills.