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“Green Street Academy Honor Scholars Secure Fourth State Win in Samsung’s ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ Contest”

Feb 13, 2024

Green Street Academy (GSA) is excited to announce that for the fourth time, its honor scholars are the state winner in Samsung’s “Solve for Tomorrow” contest.

GSA competed with hundreds of other schools statewide to achieve top honors and to capture financial in technology prizes for the classroom as well as mentoring opportunities directly from Samsung employees.

The top prize was handed down to GSA scholars after they invented a new process making both paper and plastic from sustainable resources. The scholars’, sustainable and biodegradable products are designed to help curb pollution in local waterways, reduce the amount of waste headed to local landfills and trash incinerators, and become a cheaper alternative to traditional wood-based paper and oil-based products.

GSA’s honor scholars are now aiming for a $100,000 prize as they move into the national contest in late spring.

Scholars will be competing against state winners from all 50 states.

To be eligible to compete, schools must identify an environmental concern in their community.  Scholars then must figure out how to solve that concern sustainably using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).