Tucker Middle named finalist in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Standing/on screen L to R: Kylie Slone, Rebecca Larkin, Elizabeth Gates, Kayla Armstrong, Anant Yoganathan Kneeling L to R: Lindsey Wilson, Anusha Sharma, Katelyn Nawyn. Photo provided by Tucker Middle School

Tucker, GA — Tucker Middle School is one of 10 finalists in the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a national contest for grades six through 12.

It challenges students to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to address local issues, a press release says.

Tucker Middle School designed a device for airplane bathrooms that alerts the flight crew of a human trafficking victim on board, while dispensing an adhesive RFID tracker chip to the victim, the press release says.

The device was also featured in a story on Fox 5.

Each of the 10 finalists will get $65,000 in Samsung technology and classroom supplies, the press release says.

“The 10 National Finalist classrooms will participate in a virtual pitch event at the end of this month where they will present their project to a panel of judges in hopes to be one of three National Winners and take home $130,000* in Samsung technology and classroom supplies,” the press release from Samsung says.

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