Schoharie students go to Washington
4/23/12 - 12:05 pm
Top: Schoharie Central School students and staff receive the top prize in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow grant contest in Washington, D.C. From left to right: David Steel, EVP of Corporate Strategy, Samsung Electronics North America; Tanner Stone, Schoharie student; John Legend, Grammy-winner and philanthropist; Garrett Marbot, Schoharie student; Amie Hausmann, Schoharie teacher; Linda Nevulis, Schoharie Director of Curriculum; Y.K. Kim, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. Photo from Weber Shandwick.
Last month, Schoharie High School beat out some fierce competition to win the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow grant competition. Last week, the school collected part of its prize -- a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Samsung representives, big-name US politicians, and Grammy-winner songwriter John Legend.
On its website, the school posted a photo of the students having a grand old time in front of the Capitol (see right). School officials also posted an account of the highlights of the trip:
In addition to being formally honored and touring our nation's capital, the students were treated to a very special site: the final transport of the space shuttle Discovery, which flew overhead attached to a jumbo jet on its way to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. They also saw the president's motorcade pass in front of them.
In addition to the all-expenses-paid trip to D.C., Schoharie High School is getting $100,000 in equipment and a classroom assistance dog for getting the most votes in the contest. Once again, I should add, thanks to you.
Below: Schoharie Central School students and staff with John Legend. Photo from Weber Shandwick.
Bottom: A Flickr photo set of Schoharie High School students meeting U.S. Representative Paul Tonko, courtesy of Tonko's office.
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