Last May, we posted that the Youth Energy Summit (YES!) program had received a statewide award for environmental education. Now, I’m excited to share that one of our YES! teams is receiving national recognition through a video contest – and is still in the running for an amazing grand prize! Here’s the announcement we received Monday from Springfield science teacher and YES! coordinator Amanda Meyer.
This fall, the Springfield High School Youth Energy Summit team entered a competition to design a video for the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” contest. We were given a lap top, camcorder, and Adobe software to produce a video about how science and technology can help the environment. We enlisted the help of some Elementary students and highlighted the EMP program in our video.
I found out this morning that our school’s video has been selected as one of the top ten in the nation! This guarantees some fabulous technology prizes for the school, and also puts us in the running for a grand prize worth over $100,000 in technology and grant money! In order to win the grand prize, we need to gather online votes. I’m hoping you would be willing to help with this with this by printing a story about our award.
The website to view the videos and vote is www.samsung.com/solvefortomorrow or at Samsung USA’s Facebook page under the “Solve” tab. Public voting will commence today Jan. 17, 2011, and run through Feb. 18, 2011. Once you register your vote with your e-mail address, you can vote up to five times a day!
Please help us show the nation how a little school in Southern Minnesota has great kids that can make a big difference!
Springfield High School teacher
What an amazing testament to the great things happening in southern and southwest Minnesota. The partnerships created, student leaders developed and career opportunities explored through YES! combined with individual team accomplishments make this a program that our entire region can be proud of. Join me in congratulating the Springfield students and helping them receive MANY votes.