Madison, NE, November 12, 2014 – Madison Middle School announced today that Mrs. Middleton’s sixth grade class has become a Nebraska 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. In addition to being awarded two Galaxy® Tabs, Mrs. Middleton received a professional development course from PBS TeacherLine.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for our school,” said sixth grade teacher Bobbi Middleton “It’s not every day that a small school like Madison is able to be recognized as one of 255 schools in the nation competing for additional funding to assist science education.”
The sixth grade class has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to address what the Internet has dubbed as “Life Hacks” and their validity. Madison Middle School is one of four other schools in Nebraska to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, a Mrs. Middleton will create a lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting. 51 state winners will be announced in early December.
This is the first time time Mrs. Middleton’s class has been chosen as a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. To learn more about the competition and past winners, please visit www.samsung.com/solve.