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Alexander HS Semi-Finalist in Million Dollar Contest

Alexander High School has been named a semi-finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest, which could earn the school $1 million.

Alexander High School of the Douglas County School System has been chosen as a top 75 semi-finalist in Samsung’s third annual $1 million national education contest, Solve for Tomorrow.

Kimberly Laver’s AP Biology class will receive a video creation kit, which includes a Samsung camcorder and laptop and Adobe editing software to create videos that answer Samsung’s challenge: " Show how can science or math help improve the environment in your community.” Of the top 75 classrooms, 15 schools will win technology grants worth approximately $40,000 and their videos will be placed on Samsung’s website for the public voting round.

For their project, Laver plans to use the class field trip to the Dog River Water Reservoir and Dog River sites for their video project. Students will learn more about the aquatic ecology and gain firsthand knowledge about their environment. The planned result is a public service announcement for the community about their drinking water.

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