Yarmouth middle school finalist for national environmental competition

The Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth has been named as one of 15 national finalists for the Samsung Solve to Tomorrow Grant. The environmental issue students focused on for the competition was the invasive European Green Crab that is currently having a negative impact on Maine’s shellfish industry and coastal environments. 

HMS will receive at least $35,000 worth of Samsung equipment for this accomplishment. Seventh-grade math/science teacher and 2011 Milken Educator Award recipient Morgan Cuthbert, Instructional Technology Integrator Mike Arsenault and two seventh-grade students will travel to Austin, TX to present the work they have completed with a group of 14 seventh-grade students to a panel of judges at the South by Southwest EDU Conference. If HMS is selected as a national winner, the school will receive $140,000 of Samsung equipment, Adobe software and a grant from DirectTV.

Part of the grant process is national voting and Mainers are encouraged to go to http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/projects/taking-care-of-crabiness.html to view the video submission created for this grant and to vote for HMS. Each email address can vote once per day during the voting period, which ends March 14. Once you vote you’ll receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to click on the link in that email to complete the voting process.

A second part of the voting will include social media. Those withTwitter, Facebook and/or Instagram accounts are encouraged to promote the link to vote for the Yarmouth project and include the hashtags #SamsungSolve and #TeamFHHMS.