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McKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – McKinney Boyd High School is one of five Texas schools named finalists in the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a competition that encourages teachers and students to solve issues in their community using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for a chance to win a share of $2 million in technology.

The 255 State Finalists will create lesson plans that put their ideas into action.

From there, 51 State Winners (representing all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.) will be selected and receive $20,000 in technology for their school. State Winners will be revealed in December.

From the pool of 51 State Winners, 15 National Finalists will be selected. The National Finalists will then pitch their idea live in New York to a panel of judges and America will be able to vote on their favorite ideas.

Five National Winners will be named and honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they will also get the opportunity to meet their Congressmen and Senators.


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