2017-2018 Samsung State Finalist

Press Release

Contest Web Site:
List of Selected Schools

Email Message:
From: Solve for Tomorrow
Date: November 22, 2017 at 8:57:41 AM CST
To: Bergstrom, Robert
Cc: Solve for Tomorrow
Subject: Congratulations on being selected as a Solve for Tomorrow State Finalist!

Congratulations, Robert!         

We are thrilled to share that we received nearly 3,000 impressive applications for the 2017-2018 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, and you have been selected as one of the five State Finalists to represent South Dakota!

We were presented with incredible, innovative ideas this year, so we applaud your dedication to inspiring your students and improving your local community through STEAM. To reward you for becoming a State Finalist, we will be sending you a Samsung Chromebook for your classroom!

As a State Finalist, you qualify to move onto the Second Phase of the contest where you will compete for the State Winner title against four other State Finalists from South Dakota. The next step in the Second Phase of the contest is to complete a brief Activity Plan that will serve as the outline for your project. Your Activity Plan will be judged based on the following criteria: Originality, Sustainability, Community Involvement/Impact, Need for Technology, and Application of STEAM studies/procedures.

Winners of Phase Two will receive a Video Technology Package to help produce the video for Phase Three. It is important to note that you will be required to follow the Activity Plan you submit in Phase Two to create a video with your students in Phase Three.

Activity Plans are due on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by 11:59:59 PM EST.

To help you share the good news, attached please find sample social media content you can use on your school's or district's social media channels. Also attached is a template press release you can use to alert local media about your achievement. Making it this far is a big deal let everyone know the good news! We encourage you to celebrate the good news with others by sharing your story.

If you have any questions or concerns moving forward, please do not hesitate to contact our contest administrator, Stephen Brown. Also, please add Stephen's email to your safe senders list to ensure you receive all Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest emails.

Congratulations again, and good luck! We look forward to reviewing your Activity Plan.


Victoria Bogosian

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Team

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