Horizon Middle School in Aurora has won $120,000 in technology in the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.
Horizon was named one of the five grand prize winners – selected from a pool of more than 4,100 applicants.
The contest challenged public school students in grades 6 through 12 to tap into their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to solve a problem in their community.
The students at Horizon engineered custom prosthesis for local veterans and active military in the community. The goal was to make the devices more comfortable to wear.
Then the students had present their project at the Pitch Event at Samsung 837 in New York City on March 15.
Horizon Middle School and the four other grand prize winners will be honored at an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. on April 27. They will also have the opportunity to meet their Congressional representatives.
Check out this video to learn more about their project:
We're so proud of these amazing students and grateful to Mel Possehl, the teacher who guided their efforts!